Sequencing Batch Reactor Operation, Make it Work for You - Course 1472

Sequencing Batch Reactor Operation, Make it Work for You


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  • CEUs: 1.4
  • TREEO FDEP OCP 04211022: CEUs 1.4 WW
  • FBPE Provider #: 0004021 14 CEHs
  • Time of Class: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. daily
Coordinator Areiole Williams     email:     phone: (352) 392-9570 or 352-294-3877


About the Course

Sequencing Batch Reactors (SBRs) are one of the fastest growing trends in the wastewater industry today. This workshop is designed to inform and educate the student on the history, design, equipment and operational concepts of SBR treatment technology. Subjects such as advantages and disadvantages as well as monitoring tests to control the SBR batch process are discussed. 

This class is intended to aid the operator of an SBR wastewater facility in improving the operation of the plant through process control testing and monitoring. Knowing what tests, when and where to collect the process control samples is half the battle in SBR operation and incorrect sampling and analysis could be detrimental to overall operation. Valuable information regarding process control testing, data interpretation, process adjustment and data trending is given to the participant of this class. General guides on SBR batch process time-lines are given, as well as process troubleshooting and discussion of real world experiences. 

Students should have a working knowledge of the activated sludge treatment process before taking this course.

Daily breaks are provided. You are on your own for lunch.

You must be present for entire course time to receive continuing education credit and a Certificate of Attendance.

Who Should Attend

  • Wastewater Class A or B professionals involved in the operation, management, or design of wastewater treatment processes.
  • Domestic wastewater representatives
  • Industrial wastewater representatives (including food processing, pulp/paper, chemical & petrochemical, tobacco, and refining)
  • Regulatory personnel
  • Design engineers

Course Instructor:

Ron Trygar, CET, is the Senior Training Specialist for Water and Wastewater programs at the University of Florida TREEO Center.  Previously he was the Wastewater Process Control Specialist at Hillsborough County Public Utilities in Tampa FL.  He has worked in the wastewater industry for more than thirty years in a variety of locations and positions. Ron became a Certified Environmental Trainer (CET) in 1998 and has since provided training for associations and regulatory agencies such as FDEP; FW&PCOA Short Schools; USABlueBook; FWEA sponsored training events and local school environmental programs. Working alongside the FDEP Northeast District, Ron helped begin the FRWA/FDEP joint operator certification review classes that are still given around the state today.  Ron holds a Florida class A wastewater treatment operator’s license and a Florida class B drinking water operator’s license.



Sequencing Batch Reactor Operation, Make it Work for You



Day One
8 to 8:30                  Introductions
8:30 to 9:30            History of fill and draw systems, SBR Basics and Equipment
9:30 to 9:50          break
9:50 to 11:45        SBR Basics and Equipment, cont’d
11:45 to 12:45      Lunch
12:45 to 2:00         SBR Level Control Operation
2:00 to 2:15           break
2:15 to 4:00           SBR Level Control Operation, cont’d; SBR Quiz, Q&A
4:00  adjourn day one
Day Two
8 to 9:45               Biological and Chemical Changes during SBR Phases
9:45 to 10:00        break
10:00 to 11:45      Process Control Testing
11:45 to 12:45      lunch
12:45 to 2:00         Process Timelines – how a batch of wastewater is treated    
2:00 to 2:15           break
2:15 to 4:00           Troubleshooting and case studies – actual plant operating experience, Q&A

4:00  adjourn day two