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Can your lagoon operate more energy efficiently and save on power costs? In this one-hour webinar, lagoon specialist Ben Shakman presents the fundamentals of energy consumption by wastewater facilities; how a variable frequency drive can save your facility money; how to evaluate the energy demands of lagoon technologies like aeration and nutrient removal; and case studies. You’ll also learn of resources that can help you to find wastewater energy efficiency support in your area.

0:00  Introduction
5:00  Fundamentals of energy consumption by wastewater facilities
15:00  How Variable Frequency Drives reduce energy consumption
20:00  Ensuring lagoon aeration efficiency
25:00  Power demands of nutrient removal technologies
30:00  Case study: Solar power in Indiana
35:00  Case study: SEDAC
40:00  How to find a program in your state
45:00  References
50:00  Questions and Answers
1:00:00  End

Approved in Iowa. Likely accepted in states that do not preapprove CEUs, such as Alabama, South Carolina, and Utah. Eligible for PDH credit in all states.

About the instructor

Ben Shakman has been in the water and facilities business for the last 8 years and holds an MBA from the University of Illinois.  His background includes high-purity, utility and wastewater experience at both Nalco and Evoqua.  Prior to entering the water business, he spent over 26 years in the Army.  Ben is the Midwest Regional Manager for Triplepoint Environmental.