The City of Faribault Water Reclamation Facility is the featured Plant Profile in the Summer 2015 issue of the “Central States Water” magazine. Since the facility was constructed in 1954, it has gone through several upgrades, the most recent of which was the result of a complete facility plan and upgrade design led by Donohue & Associates. The extensive project assessed the facility’s existing treatment processes to determine the best-suited and most economical course of action.
Wondering what is going on in your water resource recovery facility? The answer to this question can be predicted by checking alkalinity levels as a diagnostic tool to help meet treatment goals. Learn “What Every Operator Should Know About Alkalinity” from the July 2015 issue of “WE&T” (Water Environment & Technology) magazine. Authored by Donohue’s Eric Lynne, PE, this article covers types and sources of alkalinity, how to measure it, and what processes affect it. The content is organized in an easy-to-read table format separated into columns for Knowledge, Principle, and Practical Considerations.
Donohue’s Michael Harvey, PE was the recipient of the “Outstanding Environmental Consultant” award from the Michigan Water Environment Association (MWEA) during their recent 90th annual conference in Boyne Falls, MI. This award is bestowed upon a worthy individual who has demonstrated outstanding dedication to their employer and to the MWEA, has excelled professionally, and has publicly promoted the water environment profession.
When our engineers aren’t busy in the office designing solutions for our clients, they are out and about giving back to the communities we serve. Most recently, a team consisting of five Donohue employees plus three of their friends and spouses took on the challenge of bicycling up to 62.5 miles to benefit the Sheboygan Area Salvation Army. The members of Team Donohue were Tammy Kuehlmann, TJ Bates, Amanda Kinney, Nic and Amber Marzahl, Eric Lynne, and Chris and Wendy Raisbeck (with Aiden and Elliot). Donohue is proud to support our staff members in events such as this and we look forward to participating for many years to come!
The Central States Water Environment Association’s (CSWEA) Annual Meeting brings together passionate professionals from throughout the wastewater industry to provide a forum for innovation, inspiration, and exchange of ideas. The meeting takes place this week (May 18-20) and Donohue is excited to be involved through presentations, sponsorship, exhibit booth, and other activities. Five Donohue professionals will be presenting on a variety of informative topics:
Jeremy Roschyk, PE joins Donohue & Associates with 15 years of civil engineering experience in water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure for large and small entities throughout Indiana. He will serve as the Area Manager based out of the South Bend office.
Donohue & Associates has assisted countless communities in developing nutrient removal plans to meet current and future requirements. When evaluating phosphorus removal techniques, strategies are developed with an “end-in-mind” focus. The specific end goal may be loosely defined but often ties to effluent permit requirements and operational preferences. The demands placed on the overall treatment facility can challenge specific nutrient removal goals, especially phosphorus.
Donohue’s Craig Heisel, PE, Joseph Pisula, PE, and Kendra Sveum, PE are among the presenters featured at the 36th annual conference and exposition held by the Illinois Water Environment Association (IWEA) on February 23-25 in Champaign, IL. Craig is a process engineer from Donohue’s South Bend, IN office and has two presentations; the first is “How Much Selector Zone Mixing Energy is Enough?” and the second is “Getting “Bang for Your Buck” – Maximizing Wet Weather Full Treatment Capacity.” Joseph is a vice president from Donohue’s Champaign, IL office and his presentation is “Enhanced Sludge Thickening at Decatur.” Kendra is process engineer from Donohue’s Chicago, IL office and her presentation is “How Aeration Basin Configurations Impact Nutrients, Aeration, and Biomass Health.”
Donohue’s Nathan Cassity is one of the presenters featured at the upcoming Wastewater Administrators Conference held by the Michigan Water Environment Association on January 22-23. Nathan’s presentation titled “Low Level DO Operations: Impact on Energy, Nutrients, and Ecology” examines two full scale facilities that operate consistently under low DO (dissolved oxygen) conditions (DO setpoints less than 1 mg/L): the Trinity River Authority (TRA) Central Regional Wastewater System (CRWS) Treatment Plant in Texas and the Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Wastewater Treatment Plant.
An article by Donohue’s Eric Lynne, Leon Downing, and Bill Marten in the January 2015 issue of “WE&T” magazine examines the expectations for disc filtration systems...