Simulations Teach Nutrient Removal

Posted on Tuesday, September 18th, 2018 | Posted in Connecticut,Maine,Massachusetts,New Hampshire,New York,News,Rhode Island,Vermont

Playing videos games isn’t what you’d normally expect in wastewater training, but for the twelve participants in NEIWPCC’s Hands-On Wastewater Nutrient Removal Class, game simulation was on the agenda.

Paul Dombrowski of Woodward & Curran led students as they navigated computer simulations covering multiple process control scenarios. The course is a combination of lecture and hands-on computer simulations.

First offered in 2017, participant feedback regarding the gaming portion of the class has been overwhelmingly positive.

The class is the first of thirty-five being offered across the region between mid-September and January 2019.  Classes are held in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont.

The fall schedule also includes two new training opportunities addressing emerging topics, Pollution Prevention at Breweries to Minimize Impacts at Your Facilities and Instrumentation/Cybersecurity.

The Joint Environmental Training Coordinating Committee (JETCC), NEIWPCC’s training arm in Maine, has also released its schedule. JETCC training begins October 2.

Instructor Paul Dombrowski of Woodard & Curran assisting students with the hands-on portion of the “Wastewater Nutrient Removal Using Process Control Simulators,” class held in Norwich, Connecticut, September 13.

Additional Information

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Course Catalog

Joint Environmental Training Coordinating Committee (JETCC)

NEIWPCC Environmental Training Program