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WEFTEC 2018 - WRF Research at WEFTEC


Several project updates will be featured during the technical sessions at WEFTEC 2018. Below is a list of both papers and WRF technical sessions that will take place at WEFTEC 2018.

Monday October 1, 2018


206    Unlocking the Mysteries of Microbial Ecology of EBPR
Paper: Full-Scale Survey and Comparison Between S2EBPR and Conventional EBPR: Performance Evaluation and Microbial Structure (Annalisa Onnis-Hayden, Northeastern Univ) - U1R13
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Paper: Elucidating the Microbial Ecology of S2EBPR -  A Full-Scale Pilot Side-by-Side Comparison of Conventional and Side-stream EBPR Systems (Varun Srinivasan, Northwestern Univ) - U1R13
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Paper: Application of Agent-Based Modeling to Reveal the Populations Competition in Side-Stream EBPR (S2EBPR) Systems (Guangyu Li, Northeastern Univ) - U1R13
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

207    Evaluating Energy Use and Management Alternatives for Operational Efficiency at WRRFs
Paper: Advanced data management for energy and operational efficiency at water and wastewater utilities (Mohammad Badruzzaman, Stantec) - WRF 4271
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

222    Wastewater Carbon Management Strategies for Energy Optimization

Paper: WRF Project ENER5R12: Mainstream Anaerobic Treatment Process Using the UASB Process (Jose Jimenez, Brown & Caldwell) - ENER5R12
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Paper: Comparison of high-rate aerobic and anaerobic technologies for achieving energy neutrality (Mark Miller, Brown & Caldwell) - INFR6R11
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

208    Improved Digester Operations and Performance of Sludge Pretreatment
Paper: Impact of Substrate Structure Changes Caused by Thermal Treatment on Hydrolysis Rate Within Anaerobic Digestion (Elizabeth Manning, George Washington Univ) - U4R15
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Paper: How does THP fed anaerobic digester react to increased ammonia concentration? (Baoqiang Li, George Washington Univ) - U4R15
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

209    An Overview of the Department of Energy's Integrated Efforts to Advance Resource Recovery and Energy Efficiency in the Nation's Water System

Paper: Biofuels and Bioproducts from Wet and Gaseous Organic Waste Streams and Opportunities in Next Generation Water Processing: Sampling of Current DOE Projects (Mark Philbrick, US DOE) - LIFT6T14
1:30 pm - 1:40 pm

213    Staying in the Black and Out of the Red: Applying Asset Management Methods to Stormwater Systems
Paper: Developing Stormwater Strategic Asset Management Tools and Guidance on a National Scale: A Status Update on WRF's Targeted Collaborative Research Project (Mark Van Auken, ARCADIS) - SIWM Challenge
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

223    Water's Worth It, But What's Water Worth? Setting Stormwater Fees and Calculating Program Benefits
Paper: Framework and Tools for Quantifying Green Infrastructure Co-Benefits and Linking with Triple Bottom Line Analysis (Janet Clements, Corona Environmental Consulting) - SIWM4T17
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

217    Roadmap to Sustainable Wastewater Management for Small Communities

Paper: Long Term Management Options for Onsite and Decentralized Water, Wastewater and Stormwater Infrastructure (Albert Rubin, North Carolina State Univ) - SIWM
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

225    Get Smart: IOT and AI in the Water Utility Sector
Paper: Intelligent Water Systems: Who, What, Where? (Walter Graf, The Water Research Foundation) - IWS Challenge
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Tuesday, October 2, 2018

422    Microplastics in the Environment
Paper: Critical Research and Standardization Needs for Assessing the Ecological Risk of Microplastics (G. Allen Burton, University of Michigan) - WERF1C17
3:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Paper: No Lego in My Effluent Please - Danish Perspective on Microplastics
3:45 pm - 4:00 pm

Paper: Fate of Microplastics through North America WRRFs: an Initial Study
4:00 - 4:15 pm

Paper: Myth vs. Fact: Microplastics in Wastewater and Potential Policy Implications
4:15 - 4:30 pm

308    In Pursuit of Energy Neutrality: Development and Implementation of Energy Optimization Programs and Strategies at WRRFs

Paper: Electricity does not tell all: Approaches for quantifying sustainability with case studies spanning water, wastewater, and biosolids treatment (Stephanie Ishii, Hazen & Sawyer) - WRF 14-03
8:30 am  - 9:00 am

324   The Resource Recovery Playing Field: Product and Energy Recovery From Wastewater Solids

Paper: An Overview of Energy Recovery from Thermal Oxidation of Wastewater Solids (Webster Hoener, Black & Veatch) - ENER13T14
11:00 am - 11:30 am

425   Battle of the Indicators: Implications and Risk
Paper: Disinfection of Viral Indicators and Treatability Implications for WRRFs (Thomas Worley-Morse, Hazen & Sawyer) - U3R15
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Paper: Improving DPR Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessments Using Extensive New Pathogen Monitoring Datasets (Brian Pecson, Trussell Technologies) - Reuse 15-07
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

319   Spotlight on Treatment for Potable Reuse: Part I
Paper: Ozone-Biofiltration Design and Operational Considerations for Potable Reuse Projects (Vijay Sundaram, Stantec) - Reuse 15-10
10:30 am - 11:00 am

Paper: Direct Potable Reuse Using Ozone-Biological Filtration Without Reverse Osmosis (Denise Funk, Gwinnett County) - Reuse 15-11
11:00 am - 11:30 am

320   Overcoming Regulatory Reuse Water Issues
Paper: Are TOC and COD Limits Appropriate for Regulating Potable Reuse? Analyzing Organics through the Domestic Water Cycle: Results from WE&RF Project-15-04 (Jason Assouline, CH2M) - Reuse 15-04
8:30 am - 9:00 am

Paper: Reclaimed Waters Fingerprint Tracking Nutrient Loading into Waterways (Harold Schmidt, Stantec) - Reuse 13-11
9:00 am - 9:30 am

328    Intelligent Water Technology Control Strategies for Potable Reuse
Paper: Direct Potable Reuse: NDMA Control Strategies (Roshanak Aflaki, LA Sanitation) - Reuse-15-13
10:30 am - 11:00 am

Paper: Attention! Instrumentation, Process Controls and Algorithms to Manage Supply Water Quality Risks in Potable Reuse Treatment (Sandeep Sathyamoorth, Black & Veatch) - Reuse 13-12
11:30 am  - 12:00 pm

416    Practical Tools for Improving Stormwater System Maintenance Outcomes
Paper: Operation and Maintenance Cost Tracking Protocols for Stormwater BMPs: Development of a National Cost Database (Jane Clary, Wright Water Engineers) - SIWM22T17
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

315    Put Your Watershed on a Diet: Nutrient Reduction

Paper: A New WE&RF Process and Tool for Screening Nutrient Responses in Streams (Clifton Bell, Brown & Caldwell) - LINK4T17
8:30 am  - 9:00 am

Paper: Data Needs for Using Water Quality Models to Establish Nutrient Goals (David Dilks, LimnoTech) - LINK3R16
9:30 am - 10:00 am

329 Resiliency: Crystallizing the Uncertain Future
Paper: Developing Green Infrastructure Typologies: Community Planning for a Resilient Ca Martin Pena (San Juan, Puerto Rico) (Jason Bernagros, US EPA) - CLASIC Project
11:30 am  - 12:00 pm

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

600    Knowledge Development Forum: Establishing Successful University-Utility Collaborative Partnerships
Spotlight of the university-utility guidance document, with a focus on case studied from the document
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

503    Advances in Aerobic Granular Sludge

Paper: Aerobic Granular Sludge Bioaugmentation in Low-SRT Flocculent Activated Sludge: Bench-Scale Demonstration and Pilot Testing (Bryce Figdore, HDR) - TIRR3C15
8:30 am - 9:00 am

605    Mainstream Deammonification: From Fundamentals to Control Solutions
Paper: Performance and Microbial Ecology of A Low Temperature (15oF) Mainstream Anammox Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor(MBBR) Process (Minxi Jiang, Columbia Univ) - STAR_N2R14
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

522    Quantifying and Managing Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Paper: New GHG Methodology to Quantify Sewer Methane (John Willis, Brown & Caldwell) - U5R12
10:30 am  - 11:00 am

Paper: Quantifying the GHG-Emission Reductions from DC Water's Digestion/Cambi/CHP Upgrades (John Willis, Brown & Caldwell) - U5R12
11:30 am  - 12:00 pm

529    EBPR Knowledge Development Forum Part 1: Sidestream EBPR for Improved and Sustainable Phosphorus Removal and Recovery
Project U1R13
8:30 am - 12:00 pm

606    Sidestream Impacts From Startup to Implementation

Paper: Integrating Sidestream Deammonification and Induced Struvite Precipitation at NYC's Wards Island WWTP (Dimitrios Katehis, City College of New York) - U4R12
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

621    EBPR Knowledge Development Forum Part 2: Sidestream EBPR for Improved and Sustainable Phosphorus 

Project U1R13
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

508    FUNdamentals of Digester Gas-to-Energy Systems

Paper: Using Synthetic Biogas to Evaluate Adsorbents for Effective Removal of Siloxane Contaminants from Biogas Streams under Varying Conditions (Clara Eichler, Virginia Tech) - LIFT7T14
11:00 am - 11:30 am

618    What Are Those BNR Folks Doing to My Solids System Now? Understanding the Solids-Side of Granular Activated Sludge Processes
Paper: Mechanisms Affecting Water Distribution and Dewatering Potential of Aerobic Granular Sludge (Rasha Faraj, University of Kansas) - U1R14
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

519    Moving SWIFT-ly to the Future

Paper: Effect of Multiple Advanced Potable Water Reuse Treatment Barriers on Microbial Community Structure and the Occurrence of Antibiotic Resistance Genes (Matthew Blair) - U1R16
9:30 am - 10:00 am

614    Leading Water Utility Innovation
Paper: The Not-So-Secret Ingredient for Innovation and People (Jason Carter, ARCADIS) - LIFT
1:30 pm - 2:10 pm

Paper: Leveraging Your Peer Network (Jeff Moeller, The Water Research Foundation) - LIFT
4:00 pm - 4:20 pm

500    Resource Recovery at Industrial Wastewater Treatment Plants
Paper: Upcoming Tools to Help Industry with Making the Business Case for Water Conservation Projects (Brian Moore, ARCADIS) - Reuse 15-03
8:30 am - 9:00 am

Note: All dates are subject to change. Please refer to the WEFTEC onsite technical program or www.weftec.org.