SUEZ to open mobile water service center in Atlanta; WEF adds training series; LAN names lead

Sept. 24, 2018

Industry news: SUEZ to open mobile water service center in Atlanta; WEF launches new series of training resources for operators; LAN promotes Nakashima to lead firm’s wastewater practice.

SUEZ to open new mobile water service center in Atlanta

To better serve its customers in the Southeastern United States, SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions is opening a new mobile water service center in Atlanta. SUEZ’s large fleet of mobile water treatment systems can supply any water quantity and quality needed on a short-term, emergency or commissioning basis and for long-term service contracts. The new Atlanta service center will enable SUEZ to provide faster delivery of mobile water treatment systems for the Southeast, which equates to less downtime at a plant and increased cost savings.

The 62,800-square-foot facility will consist of a plant, office and storage areas, and it will begin commercial operation in the fall of 2018. The facility will create new jobs in the Atlanta area to support the service center operation, field services and direct customer commercial development. The new location will house a range of water treatment technologies to provide deionization, demineralization, resin regeneration, filtration, reverse osmosis, softening and deoxygenation treatment for raw water, process/makeup water and wastewater. Industries that commonly need mobile water solutions include power, pulp and paper, chemical processing and any business requiring high-water quality.

WEF launches new series of training resources for operators

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) released a line of training tools to equip operators with 21st-century wastewater treatment methods and practices. The series helps prepare operators for the first three levels of certification examinations and qualify for continuing education credits (CEUs). The first publication in the series, Wastewater Treatment Fundamentals I: Liquid Treatment, covers all aspects of liquid treatment processes. In addition to learning the basics of liquid treatment, operators will gain a thorough understanding of critical aspects of biological treatment, nutrient removal and disinfection. The book’s format provides a clear, easy-to-understand reference to the latest guidance on procedures to ensure compliance and equipment efficiency. Wastewater Treatment Fundamentals II: Solids Handling and Support Systems is expected to be published in 2019.

The peer-reviewed resources combine the expertise of hundreds of water quality professionals and align with the newest criteria from the Association of Boards of Certification. The products are in compliance with most state CEU requirements. The training is available in a combined print and online format or print-only.

Highlights of the Wastewater Treatment Fundamentals series include:

• Peer-reviewed

• Easy-to-read format

• Detailed visuals and infographics

• Comprehensive math examples

• Practice questions for each module with lots of variety

Highlights of the online course include:

• Final exam and CEUs

• Immediate feedback on practice test questions

• Chapter-level practice tests (unlimited retakes) to prepare for final exam

• Explanatory videos

• Excellent topic and word searchability

• Accesible via mobile devices

LAN promotes Nakashima to lead firm’s wastewater practice

Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN)  promoted Jeremy N. Nakashima, PE, to lead the firm’s wastewater practice. In this role, he will be responsible for building client relationships and expanding the firm’s wastewater practice around the country, ensuring the design quality of the firm’s wastewater projects and mentoring the engineers in the group. Nakashima has more than 23 years of experience as a project manager and design engineer. He joined LAN in 2010 and served as a regional manager responsible for overseeing the firm’s infrastructure projects in the Midwest area prior to this appointment. During his career, he has managed the design and construction of several water and wastewater facilities throughout the country.

Nakashima holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is a licensed professional engineer in multiple states. He is a member of the Water Environment Federation as well as the American Water Works Association where he serves on the standards committees for ball valves and butterfly valves.

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