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august, 2019

07aug(aug 7)8:30 am08(aug 8)4:15 pm2-Day Filamentous Bacteria Identification Class


7 (Wednesday) 8:30 am - 8 (Thursday) 4:15 pm CST


Northeastern Wisconsin Technical College

2740 W Mason St, Green Bay, WI 54307

Event Details

Class Date & Time:

August 7th and 8th, 2019
8:30 a.m. – 4:15 pm

Presented by Midwest Contract Operations and METC Group, Incorporated


Rick Marshall of METC, and Ryan Hennessy of Midwest Contract Operations


14 hours


$800/2 day hands-on class


This is the only advanced filament ID class in North America, given by a premier authority in the field, where you get the chance to see all of the major filaments! Hopefully you do not get to see them in your sample at the same time!

Each participant will get to use their own phase-contrast microscope without sharing (no you can’t take this home afterwards).

Rick Marshall (of METC Group) and Ryan Hennessy (of MCO) will provide hands-on training in microscopic examination of activated sludge/aerated stabilization basin sludges. This class is also being promoted by Dr. Michael Richard (in process of retiring). The majority of the twenty major filamentous bacteria will be available for identification by the participants. Students will learn and apply the proper techniques in assessing floc characteristics, staining and identifying filamentous bacteria. Participants should bring their own sludges for analysis.

Class Outline:

Day 1:

  • 4 hours process control
  • Lecture
  • 4 hours hands-on training

Day 2:

  • 2 hours Troubleshooting
  • 8 hours hands on training

Breaks taken as needed both days