Clean Water Oxygen Transfer Testing

This 70-minute webinar examines the ASCE Standard for the Measurement of Oxygen Transfer in Clean Water and its role in determining lagoon aeration efficiency. We’ll cover why and how the test is performed and its relevance in aeration system design. You’ll also learn how to apply a critical eye to manufacturers’ efficiency claims.

  • Why conduct Clean Water testing? What testing data reveals about aerator performance
  • What is the ASCE testing process? About the standard; how clean water testing is performed
  • Aeration technologies: comparison of clean water testing performance of different aerator types
  • Clean Water testing as a basis for aeration design: calculation of SOTE and SAE, power demand, aerator placement; the alpha factor
  • A grain of salt: evaluating manufacturers’ efficiency claims; how the ASCE test can be gamed

0:00 Introduction
2:10 High level overview
3:03 Clean water OTE testing
15:22 Video
19:41 Agenda
23:57 Why is OTE testing important?
46:17 How: ASCE methodology
54:30 Aeration efficiency video
55:16 Aeration efficiency
56:12 Market trends
56:50 ASCE testing limitations
1:00:03 Limitations and manipulation
1:06:55 Independent ASCE testing resources
1:07:38 Conclusion
1:08:16 Q&A

Approved for 1 continuing education hour in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maine, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Ohio, South Dakota, Vermont, and Wyoming with the successful completion of the quiz and verified attendance. Likely accepted in states that do not preapprove CEUs, such as Alabama and South Carolina. Eligible for PDH credit in all states.

About the instructor

Braden Galbreath - O’Leary is a lagoon specialist for Triplepoint Environmental, a company dedicated to providing cutting edge and cost effective solutions for wastewater lagoons across North America. After graduating from the University of Notre Dame, Braden began his career with Sheaffer & Roland, a civil engineering firm focused on the design, build, and operation of wastewater treatment lagoon systems. He joined Triplepoint, based in Oak Park, IL, in 2007, and has since worked with hundreds of lagoon owners to help extend the life of lagoon systems, improve efficiency, expand capacity, and meet new effluent requirements.