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Illinois Water Environment Association



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37 Annual CONF EREN CE & EXPO SITIO N February 29 – March 2, 2016 – Champaign, IL

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

TECHNICAL SESSIONS

EXHIBITS

AWARDS

SPECIAL EVENTS

WELCOME On behalf of the Illinois Water Environment Association (IWEA), I am delighted to welcome you to the 37th Annual IWEA Conference and Exposition; Life is Good Water: Renew for the Future. IWEA prides itself on the content and quality of its conferences. This year is no exception. The Conference Committee has worked diligently in soliciting and selecting papers showcasing the depth Lou Storino - President 2015-2016 Illinois Water Environment Association and breadth of the water resource recovery industry. The Manufacturers Advisory Committee has brought together an impressive list of exhibitors that have come to showcase the technologies to serve the infrastructure needs of water utilities.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS Conference Center Facilities Map...................................... 3 Schedule at a Glance........................................................ 4 Special Guest.................................................................... 5 Networking and Amenities................................................ 6 Young Professionals Events............................................... 7 Illinois Sustainable Technology Center Tour....................... 8 Keynote Speakers............................................................. 9 Program Tracks and Course Schedule............................. 11 Technical Program.......................................................... 12 Exhibitors and Floor Layout ............................................ 22

IWEA is pleased to have Raj Bhattarai, Environmental and Regulatory Services Division Manager of the Austin Texas Water Utility, kick off the conference with a discussion on resource recovery. University students will be showcasing their research at the poster session on Monday afternoon. The operations challenge on Tuesday is sure to test your operations skills and knowledge. The exposition runs in parallel with the conference on Monday and Tuesday in two exhibit halls and offers you the chance to get up-to-date information from companies active in your area of interests. We are grateful to our sponsors and exhibitors for their interest and support of IWEA.

Exhibitors Directory......................................................... 23

I would like to extend special thanks to all who volunteered to make this conference possible. I would also like to thank all IWEA members and conference attendees. The organization is only as strong as the sum of its members. Together we truly ensure that life is good water. Enjoy the conference and bring back the wealth of knowledge you have gained to your organization to renew for the future!

Our Conference Sponsors............................................... 40

IWEA 2016 CONFERENCE PROGRAM

Operators Challenge....................................................... 27 I5S.................................................................................. 28 Past Award Recipients.................................................... 29 Scholarship Winners and Fundraisers............................. 33 Illinois Stockholm Jr. Water Prize Winner......................... 33 Executive Board and Committees.................................... 34 Technical Presentation Evaluation................................... 37 Calendar of Events.......................................................... 40

CONFERENCE CENTER FACILITIES MAP IWEA is pleased to hold its annual conference here at the iHotel. We strive to provide attendees with a venue that provides comfort, functionality and an exceptional learning environment. We w