43rd Annual Conference
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43rd Annual Conference - February 12 - 14, 2018

Program Schedule - Monday, February 12th

 

8:30 AM Registration Opens / Continental Breakfast Served
8:30 – 9:00 AM First Timers Meeting and Greet - Room 301
9:00 – 9:30 AM Daily Announcement Session - Room 302/303
Rod Glosser, IRWA Board President
General Conference Information
9:30 – 3:30 PM

Breakpoint Chlorination (WT/WD)
How to Select, Dose and Monitor Phosphates
Room 302/303
Bob Spon, Spon Water Consulting
Combined chloramine residuals often mask themselves as false-positive ‘phantom’ free chlorine residuals, while using the DPD free chlorine test method. A detailed breakpoint chlorine diagram will be used during this session to help visualize the pros and cons between using combined or free chlorine disinfection methods. Chloramination treatment, disinfection byproduct formation, nitrification, and controlling chlorine taste/odor will be addressed in this session. Attendees will receive an article that summarizes all the formulas and tools, to return to the job and calculate chlorine demand, optimize chlorine dosage rate, and limit byproduct formation.

9:30 – 3:30 PM Wastewater Safety (WW)
Lagoons-Managing the Water Front
Filamentous Control Program
Solids Balance Basics
Chlorination
Room 312/313
Don Van Veldhuizen, USA Blue Book
11:30 – 12:30 PM  Best Tasting Water Luncheon - Ballroom B
12:30 - 3:30 PM

How to Select, Dose and Monitor Phosphates (WT/WD)
Room 302/303
Bob Spon, Spon Water Consulting
Phosphate chemicals have been used in drinking water systems for over 100 years, intended to control corrosion, lead/copper, iron/manganese, hard water, pipe scale, rust and dirty water.  Unfortunately, the phosphate chemistry, product ingredients, and optimal dosage and residual information are not openly shared among vendors, operators and engineers.  Everything you want to know about water treatment phosphates will openly be discussed during this session.  Questions regarding polyphosphates, orthophosphates, blended phosphates, reversion rates, chemical ingredients, dosage rates, analysis and residual monitoring, pros and cons, will be asked and answered.  Attendees will receive articles and summaries of proven tips and formulas ready to use when they return to their own system.  Bring your water quality reports, chemical records, MSDS paperwork, and product literature to this session, and get a jump-start optimizing your phosphate treatment program.

12:30 - 3:30 PM Wastewater Safety Cont'd (WW)
Lagoons-Managing the Water Front
Filamentous Control Program
Solids Balance Basics
Chlorination
Room 312/313
Don Van Veldhuizen, USA Blue Book
1:00 – 3:00 PM  Annual Membership Meeting - Room 311
1:45 – 2:00 PM Break - Training Sessions Pre-Function Area
2:00 - 3:00 PM

Active Shooter/Violence in the Workplace-What Should You Do?
Sargent Chris Mahlstadt, Des Moines Police

3:30 – 5:00 PM  Welcome Reception in Exhibit Hall
Chip and Dip Stations, Keg Beer, Games and Prize Drawings
** $500.00 Cash Giveaway **
* Topics subject to change.