Monday 3:30 PM
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Room: Emerald

Phosphorus Sampling That You Need

This presentation will focus on the need to perform detailed sampling and testing for phosphorus in both the influent and effluent to ensure an accurate understanding of the forms of phosphorus present. First, general information on phosphorus and its chemical forms will be presented. Next, current techniques for controlling phosphorus at wastewater treatment plants will be reviewed. The presentation will conclude with a discussion of the importance of testing data for designing treatment process improvements for new effluent limits.

Moderator:  Greg Garbs


Jon Butt - Symbiont

Jon is a member of Symbiont involved with water and wastewater systems.  Jon has over 20 years of experience with primary, secondary, tertiary, and sludge treatment.  Jon is also active in Symbiont’s sustainability practice leading efforts to organize, plan, and analyze sustainability activities for both municipal and industrial clients.  Some of his activities in this area include studying the use of biogas at treatment facilities and ways to improve biogas production. 

Jon holds a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin along with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Cardinal Stritch University.  Jon is a Professional Engineer in the State of Wisconsin and a licensed wastewater treatment plant operator.  Jon a member of WEF and is currently serving as editor for a wastewater magazine in Wisconsin