Ryan Hennessy Wastewater Microbiologt Training

Events & Training


Tuesday, July 23, 2024 | NWTC (NEW Lab Room SC-383, Main Entrance Welcome Center, then 3rd floor) 2740 West Mason Street, Green Bay, WI 54303

Sponsored by Ryan Hennessy Wastewater Microbiology

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Training Objectives (Hands on Portion):

  • Operation and Maintenance of Phase Contrast Microscopes
  • Slide Preparation for Low Power Microscopy
  • Judging Floc Characteristics
  • Judging/ Ranking Dispersed Growth
  • Identification and Role of Higher Life Form Organisms
  • Polysaccharide and Reverse India Ink Staining
  • Slide and Sample Preparation for High Power Microscopy
  • Filamentous Bacteria Type and Other Indicator Organism Morphotype Identification
  • Gram Staining
  • Neisser Staining

Training Objectives (Classroom)

  • Process Control PowerPoint Presentation
  • Common Operational Problems and Solutions
  • Troubleshooting Strategies
  • Discussion of Individual Treatment plants (depending upon time availability)


  • $110.00 (price includes lunch and 'Wastewater Microbiology, Filamentous Bacteria Morphotype Identification Techniques, and Process Control Troubleshooting Strategies' text book, $70 value)


  • 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

SPACE IS LIMITED TO 16 ATTENDEES and Microscopes ARE provided for this course.  MUST bring own safety glasses and rubber gloves.

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8:00 - 9:30 AM Low Power Microscopy (Discussion and Hands On)
9:30 - 9:45 AM Break
9:45 - 11:15 AM Intro to filament ID/Looking at Wastewater samples as a group
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM Lunch (provided by WWOA)
12:00 - 2:00 PM Higher Power Microscopy (hands on)
2:00 - 3:15 PM Group discussion/Hands on microscopy
3:15 - 3:30 PM Clean up

CEU hours applied for 6.0