Monday 4:00 PM
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Room: Emerald

Phosphorus Removal How To's

Over the past decade, several wastewater treatment plants in southwest Missouri and northwest Arkansas regions have added facilities for removal of phosphorus meeting effluent limits as low as 0.5 mg/l. The presentation will be focused on experiences gained from the operation of phosphorus removal processes at five different treatment plants in the region in order to meet low effluent phosphorus limits. These operating lessons provide a knowledge base that designers and operators of other treatment plants can use to plan for meeting low effluent phosphorus limits.

Moderator:  Greg Garbs


Steve Yonker, P.E. - Burns & McDonnell

Steve Yonker is a Principal and senior wastewater project manager in Burns & McDonnell's Water Group Kansas City Office.  Steve has over 30 years of municipal wastewater engineering experience all at Burns & McDonnell.  He has managed planning, design and construction phase services on a wide variety of municipal wastewater projects including new collection systems, collection system rehabilitation, large pumping stations, and advanced wastewater treatment facilities.  He has completed studies and designs of several treatment plant projects that include biological, chemical and physical treatment facilities for removal of nitrogen and phosphorus for plant capacities up to 80 MGD.

Randy Patchett - Burns & McDonnell

Randy Patchett is the Regional Water Global Practice Manager for the Burns & McDonnell Chicago and Downers Grove, Illinois offices.  Randy is a senior civil with extensive experience providing consulting engineering services on wastewater treatment and collection system projects for municipal, industrial and federal clients.  His responsibilities have included  include developing and managing projects involving a wide range of services in the areas of wastewater including  studies, modeling, master planning, design and construction management.