The Water Environment Federations Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC), located in New Orleans, Louisiana from October 1-3, 2018 is the largest conference of its kind in North America and offers both young and experienced water quality professionals from around the world, the best water education and training presently available. Organica Water attended the conference and had the opportunity to sit on panels, educate and present to fellow water industry professionals.
The Current Innovators Forum 2018 panel was just one of the many panels that took place at the conference on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 and Organica Water CEO, Ari Raivetz sat on the Current panel at the conference this year. Ari spoke about the importance of utilizing Digital Solutions in the water and wastewater industry to address the global demand for new infrastructure and intelligent operations. Digital is a critical part of the mission at Organica Water and we believe that this intersection of Software and Technology can bring tremendous value to the industry. As utilities and industries accelerate in their deployment of smarter water solutions, we’re excited to have had Ari speak about Organica and our mission, as we continue to globally transform how wastewater is treated in the industry. Check out this blog from Current about the panel.
Imre Tóth, Associate Director of Process Engineering & Modeling for Organica Water, presented at WEFTEC 2018 and discussed his written paper on wastewater aeration and process modeling at the on Monday, October 1, 2018. Wastewater aeration is the process of adding air into the wastewater to allow aerobic biodegradation of the pollutant components, therefore it is integral part of biological wastewater treatment systems. Aeration accounts for up to 50% of the energy consumption of a wastewater treatment plant. Because of this, it has been the focus of most process control related studies. The purpose of the paper is to provide sufficient information for the development of a standard evaluation tool that is simple enough and allows the user to determine adequate process control levels based on multi-criteria decision analysis.
Imre Tóth has 9 years of experience in process design, modelling, commissioning and operation of pilot and full-scale reactor systems. He is active in innovative technology development, national and international research grants project management, process control & optimization, laboratory-based analysis & data evaluation and filtration processes. At Organica Water, he leads a team of wastewater process engineers who are responsible for process sizing, designing, process modelling, commissioning, monitoring and optimization of wastewater facilities. Imre’s presentation went exceptionally well and Organica Water is proud of Imre’s accomplishment in presenting this year.