New Jersey Water Environment Association (NJWEA)

Below is a list of presentations offered at joint workshops during the NJWEA Annual Conference. Unless otherwise noted, all files are available as Portable Document Format (pdf).

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NJWEA 102nd Annual Conference
AAEES - Energy Management for Water and Resource Recovery Facilities


  • David A. Marabello, P.E., BCEE, CDM Smith
  • David Vaccari, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE, Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Jay Surti, P.E., Suez


08 - 09


Trends and Technologies for Energy Management for Industrial and Municipal Projects

Joseph G. Cleary, P.E., BCEE, Geosyntec Consultants (NJ)

Keys to an Effective Wastewater Treatment Plant Energy Audit

Robert Pape, P.E., AECOM (NJ)

Managing Water and Wastewater Utility Data to Reduce Energy Consumption and Cost

Mohammad Badruzzaman, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE, MWH Stantec

Assessing the Value of Microgrids for Water and Wastewater Utilities

Ajay Kasarabada, Black & Veatch (KS)

The Sustainable Wastewater Facility

Angela Hintz, P.E., Arcadis (NY)

Energy and Process Optimization at the Water and Resource Recovery Facilities

S. Rao Chitikela, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE, Johnson Controls, Inc. (OH)

Got Gas? Use it for Vehicle Fuel Under the Updated Renewable Fuel Standard

John Willis, P.E., BCEE, Brown & Caldwell (GA)

Mixing Steam and Sludge: Wastewater Treatment Plant Thermal Hydrolysis and the Systems that Power It

C. Douglas Werme, P.E., CEM, CEA and Brian McLean, P.E., LEED® AP, CDM Smith (NY)

Fluid Bed Municipal Sludge Incinerators and Steam Turbine to Generate Power

Levant Takmaz, Ph.D., Suez (VA)

Cost-Effective Utilization of Biogas

Alan Zelenka, Kennedy/Jenks Consultants (OR)

Mesophilic Deammonification - Low-Energy Treatment Process for High Ammonia Loading Side-Streams

Christophe Desmottes, Suez R&D Center (VA)

Torrefaction, Pyrolysis, and Gasification-Thermal Process for Resource Recovery and Biosolids Management

Jeanette Brown, P.E., BCEE, Manhattan College (NY)

Energy Use Optimization and Recovery Strategies to Strive for Energy Neutrality

Jay Surti, P.E., Suez (NJ)

Energy and Power 101 – Basics of Conversions and Calculations

David A.Vaccari, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE, Stevens Institute of Technology (NJ)

AAEES/NJWEA Wesley Eckenfelder Memorial Breakfast




Energy Management for WRRFs – Does It Matter? Should it Matter?

Art Umble, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE, MWH Stantec (CO)

NJWEA 101st Annual Conference
AAEES Workshop on Nutrient Recovery




Global Cycles of Nitrogen and Phosphorus - Resources and Leaks

David Vaccari, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE, Stevens Institute of Technology

Enabling Extractive Nutrient Recovery - a Disruptive Nutrient Management Strategy for a Circular Economy

Sam Jeyanayagam, Ph.D., P.E, BCEE, CH2M Hill

Recovery of Wastewater Nitrogen at Local-Scale: a Feasible Option?

Daniel Smith, Applied Environmental Technology (AET)

The Economics of Phosphorus Recovery at Wastewater Treatment Plants

David Kinnear, HDR

Simultaneous Recovery of Nitrate and Phosphorus with a Hybrid Ion Exchange Process

Chelsey Shepsko, Lehigh University

Towards a Zero Cost - Biorefinery Using a New Nutrient Recovery Model Library and Global Sensitivity Analyses

Celine Vaneeckhaute, Universite Laval, Ghent University SeLow - Sustainable energy Low Waste

Bang for the Buck: Which Interventions Best Conserve Phosphorus Resources?

David A. Vaccari, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE, Stevens Institute of Technology

Nutrient Recovery from Sewage Sludge Incinerator Ash

Peter Burrowes, P.E., CH2M HILL

Phosphate Recovery from Anaerobic Digester Effluents Using Dolomite Lime

Jie Ge, Stevens Institute of Technology

Industry Update for WASSTRIP on WRRF Nutrient Flows, Digestion and Dewatering of bio-P Sludge

Michael Ditton, Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies

Alternative Methods on Struvite Control

Krish Ramalingam, The City College of New York

AAEES/NJWEA Wesley Eckenfelder Memorial Breakfast
May 17, 2016




State-of-the-Art Recovery from Phosphorus from Wastewater

James L. Barnard, Black & Veatch

NJWEA 100th Annual Conference
AAEES Workshop on Water Reuse




Water Reuse Trends in the State of Florida

David Ammerman and Will Lovins, AECOM Water

Water Reuse Experience in Southern California

Brian J. Graham, P.E., Director of Technical Assistance, and Donald Distante, P.E., Director of Engineering Master Planning

How to Select Industrial Water Reuse and Energy Management Solutions

Joseph G. Cleary, PE, BCEE, Principal, Geosyntec Consultants

The Practical Side of the Water-Energy Nexus: Water Reuse in Power Plants

Joe Nattress, PE, Lee Tharps, PE, and Jerry Levine
CH2M Hill

Wastewater Treatment for Water Reuse That Offsets Potable Water Demand

Michele Braas, Project Manager, RETTEW

Integrated Water Resource Management: Past, Present & Future

Zach F. Gallagher, P.E., LEED AP, Vice President, Natural Systems Utilities

Ferrate(VI) as a New Water Treatment Agent for Wastewater Reuse

Yang Deng (Associate Professor, Ph.D., PE), Nanzhu Li (Ph.D. candidate), Department of Earth and Environmental Studies, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ

What Monitoring Tools do we Need to Ensure the Safety of Direct Potable Reuse?

Channah M. Rock (PI) and Shane A. Snyder (co-PI), University of Arizona; Kati Bell (co-PI), Allegra da Silva, and Jennifer Hooper, CDM Smith; Jeff Mosher, National Water Research Institute

Development of a Legionella Risk Management Strategy

Zia Bukhari, Ph.D., American Water

Purple Pipe Disinfection Challenges and Alternatives for Safe Reuse

Gary M. Lohse, P.E., Regional Sales Manager, Severn Trent Services

Technical Advances in Water Reuse: Groundwater Recharge without Membranes

Anni Luck, P.E., PMP, ENV SP and Ben Stanford, Ph.D., Hazen and Sawyer

Water Reuse and Mixology within the Biopharmaceutical Industry: A Case Study

Patrick Cyr, P.E., BCEE, AECOM

EPA Guidelines for Water Reuse 2012 - The New Guidelines and New Jersey

Paul R. Cabral, P.E., CDM Smith, Allegra K. da Silva, Ph.D., CDM Smith

Advanced Oxidation Processes for Control of Biofouling of RO Membranes

Michele Braas, Project Manager, RETTEW

NJWEA 99th Annual Conference
AAEES Workshop on 100 Years of Activated Sludge




Who Invented Activated Sludge?

Daniel Schneider, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Activated Sludge at 100 Years - What's Next?

Joseph G. Cleary, P.E., BCEE, Senior Vice President, HDR

Microbial Ecology of Activated Sludge

Kartik Chandran, Columbia University

Conversion of a Conventional Activated Sludge Facility to EBNR and Effluent Quality that will Surprise

Jane Madden, P.E., BCEE, Senior Vice President, CDM Smith

Advances in Nutrient Removal - Process Updates

Bill McConnell, CDM Smith

Electricity Directly from Wastewater - an Overview of the New Field of Electromicrobiology

Jurek Patoczka, Hatch Mott MacDonald

Start-up and Optimization of Portable, Packaged Wastewater Treatment Units for Drill Sites in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Vincent Shea, P.E., BCEE, ERM

Complete Mixing Activated Sludge

Dr. Ross McKinney

Opening the Black Box - Improved Process Design and Control with Increased Understanding of the Activated Sludge Ecosystem

Robert M. Cowan, Ph.D., Process Specialist, EnviTreat, LLC, Peter F. Strom, Ph.D., Professor, Rutgers University, and James C. Young, Ph.D., PE, General Manager, EnviTreat, LLC

Nitrogen Removal: The Anammox Process

Krish Ramalingam and John Fillos, The City College of New York, Allen Deur and Keith Beckmann, BWT, NYCEP

Next Generation Molecular Biology Methods for Advancing the Activated Sludge Process

Christopher M. Sales, Assistant Professor, Drexel University

r-RNA Subtracted m-RNA Metatranscriptomics of the Granular Annamox Process

Regina Lamendella, Ph.D., Juniata College

Ardern and Lockett Redux: What They Told Us About Activated Sludge

Brian P. Flynn, P.E., BCEE

The Sludge Age Concept and the Activated Sludge Process: A 45-Year Historical Review

Alonzo W. Lawrence, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE, Senior Consultant, Corporate Environmental Solutions, and Andrew C. Middleton, Ph.D., P.Eng., BCEE, President, Corporate Environmental Solutions

The Prehistory of the Activated Sludge Process

David A. Vaccari, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE, Stevens Institute of Technology

NJWEA 98th Annual Conference
AAEES Workshop on Disaster Recovery




Emergency Biosolids Management in the Wake of Super Storm Sandy at the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission

Robert G. Montenegro, Business Development Director, Synagro Technologies, and Ed Enright, Process Control Engineer, Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission

Emergency Response and Restoration of the Bay Park STP in the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy
Michael DeNicola, P.E., Vice President, Hazen & Sawyer, P.C. and Joseph Davenport, Nassau County Department of Public Works

Emergency Response at the Bayshore Regional Sewerage Authority During Hurricane Sandy

Robert C. Fischer, Executive Director, Bayshore Regional Sewerage Authority

Flood Recovery by the Book (While Writing It)
Bob Wimmer, P.E., Black & Veatch

Flood Recovery (Without an Ark) Derry Township Municipal Authority Clearwater Road WWTP

Wayne A. Schutz, Assistant Manager, Derry Township Municipal Authority

Lessons Learned for Utility Disaster Preparedness: Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Isaac, and Sandy

Adam Faschan, Ph.D., P.E., Associate, CDM Smith, and Christopher M. Munson, P.E., CDM Smith

Natural Disaster Response: Lessons Learned for Water and Wastewater Utilities

Gregory J. Welter, P.E., BCEE, Technical Director, O'Brien & Gere Engineers

The NYHOPS Forecast Model: 3D Hydrodynamics with Floatable and Plume Forecasting Capabilities

Nickitas Georgas, Ph.D., Senior Research Engineer, and Philip Orton, Ph.D., Research Scientist, Stevens Institute of Technology

NYC Wastewater Infrastructure: Response and Recovery from Sandy

Kevin F. Donnelly, P.E., Assistant Commissioner, and Jim Lauria, P.E., New York Department of Environmental Protection

Regional Wastewater Utility Response and Recovery from Hurricane Sandy

Keith B. Marcoon, P.E., Manager, Engineering & Construction, Ocean County Utilities Authority

A Regulatory Primer - Emergency Plans Revisited

Stanley V. Cach, Jr., P.E., D.WRE, BCEE, Manager, Division of Water Quality, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Mitzi Kaiura, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana Wastewater System - From Hurricane Katrina to Isaac: Case Study in the Implementation and Performance of Mitigation Measures

Christopher M. Munson, P.E., CDM Smith, and Adam Faschan, Ph.D., P.E., Associate, CDM Smith

Tips for Maximizing Disaster Recovery Funding

Jon Hoyle, President, Thompson Consulting Services

Urban Coastal Flood Risk Assessment: Putting Sandy into Perspective

Phil Orton, Ph.D., Research Scientist, Stevens Institute of Technology

NJWEA 97th Annual Conference
AAEE Workshop on Appalachian Shale Gas




General Introduction to Shale O&G Development & Environmental Challenges

Hunter Nolen, P.E., BCEE, President, Industrial Services Group, CDM Smith

Well Completion and Hydraulic Fracturing Methodology Explained

Kevin Rice, Baker Hughes Corporation

Protection of Groundwater During Natural Gas Development

David Yoxtheimer, P.G., Penn State Marcellus Center for Outreach & Research (M-COR)

Potential Relationships Between Deep Underground Injection of Liquids/Wastes and Earthquakes

William Leith, Ph.D., United States Geological Survey

An Operator’s Perspective on Successful Development of Appalachian Shale O&G (Presentation currently unavailable online.)

Andrew Place, EQT Corporation

Industry Participation in EPA’s Hydraulic Fracturing Study

Chris Hill, Chesapeake Energy Corporation

Natural Gas Development in the Delaware River Basin

Carol Collier, Executive Director, Delaware River Basin Commission

Natural Gas Development and the NYC Water Supply

Kathryn Garcia, Chief Operating Officer, NYC Environmental Protection

Water Treatment Technologies and Key Considerations in Shale O&G Development

Robert Kimball, P.E., BCEE, Technical Director Produced Water Treatment, CDM Smith

NJWEA 96th Annual Conference
AAEE/NJWEA Industrial Waste Preconference Workshop:
AAEE Workshop on Water Management in Marcellus Shale Gas Exploration & Production




DRBC Natural Gas Regulations - Water Management In Marcellus Shale Gas Exploration and Production Session

Bill Muszynski, David Kovach, Eric Engle, Delaware River Basin Commission

EPA's National Enforcement Initiative for Energy Extraction Sector Compliance with Environmental Laws

Andrew Stewart, Branch Chief, Special Litigation and Projects Division, Office of Civil Enforcement, USEPA

The How, Why and Truth About Hydraulic Fracturing

Thomas E. Suhy, P.E., Baker Hughes, Inc.

Key Considerations for Frac Flowback/Produced Water Reuse and Treatment

Bob Kimball, CDM

Marcellus Shale Water Management - An Operator's Viewpoint

Pete Miller, P.E., PMP, Range Resources - Appalachia, LLC

A Review of the Chemical Characteristics of Frac/Flowback/Produced Water

Somnath Basu, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE, AECOM Asia

Water Management in Unconventional Natural Gas Exploration & Production
An Important and Long-Term Challenge

C. Hunter Nolen, P.E., BCEE, President, Industrial Services Group, CDM

Water Quantity and Quality Regulations Concerning Marcellus Shale Gas Development

R. Timothy Weston, K&L Gates LLP

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