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Microbiology of Activated Sludge

Course Code: EO0501CA21

12 TCHs offered for NJ Wastewater Operators Only
(License S, C, N)

Microbiology of Activated Sludge

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Date & Time

CANCELED June 9-10, 2021
8:30am - 3:45pm (Check in time on Day 1: 8:00am)

Next offering TBD


This two-day course gives you the opportunity to discuss the workings of your treatment system with one of the experts in the field!  The course focuses on practical applications to help you better understand how the activated sludge process works, with bulking and foaming receiving particular attention.  

The afternoon of the second day offers a unique hands-on exercise that will apply the information presented directly to your work and facility. Using microscopes, you will examine and evaluate samples from your own treatment plant (and those from your classmates' facilities as well) and leave with a better understanding of methods of troubleshooting and process improvement.  

Course Instructor: Peter Strom, Ph.D.

Recommended Text:
Manual on the Causes and Control of Activated Sludge Bulking and Foaming
Cost is $155; please note on the registration form if you wish to order.


In addition to 1.2 Rutgers CEUs, this wastewater operator training course has been approved for the following credits:

NJ Licensed Wastewater Operators: 12 TCHs (Approval #01-010108-20)

NJ Licensed Professional Engineers: 12 Continuing Professional Competency (CPC) Credits

NJ Certified Public Works Managers (CPWM): 12 Technical

PA Wastewater Operators: 12 Recert Hours

Registration Fee TBD
Multi-Person Registration Fee (2 or more) TBD Register at the same time with a colleague and you both save!

Cancellation Fee


Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.


Continental breakfast and deli buffet lunch will be provided to you at no additional cost.

NOTE: If you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies, please alert us at least one (1) week in advance of the course start date so that we can make reasonable accommodations. We cannot guarantee accommodations for special requests made after that time.


GPS systems may not recognize campus addresses. Even if they take you to the correct building, they will not take you to the assigned parking lot. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you use the directions we provide.

Environmental and Natural Resource Building
14 College Farm Rd, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Directions, Parking Information & Map

All visitors must register their vehicles ONLINE to park on campus. Please follow the guidelines below. Failure to comply with these policies may result in a citation.

  • A link will be provided in your course registration confirmation email. Please be sure to complete this important step prior to traveling to campus.
  • When you park on campus, be sure that your license plate is unobstructed and visible from the driving aisle.
  • All Rutgers faculty/staff/students must use their regular Rutgers permit and park in the nearest lot assigned for their permit type.

Note: Pre-registration is required. We're sorry, but we cannot guarantee a seat, materials or meals for walk-in registrants. Location is subject to change; registrants will be notified in the event of a change.


Sorry, registration is not currently available for this course.

Would you like to be notified when the next offering is scheduled? 
Here are 3 convenient ways to be added to our email list:
1. Click here to join our email list (please reference "Microbiology of Activated Sludge" or Course Code EO0501) 
2. Call us at 848-932-9271, select option 3
3. E-mail us at ocpe@njaes.rutgers.edu

Program Questions? Contact Us!

Assistant Director: Carol Broccoli, 848-932-7207
Administrative Assistant: Claudine Oleskin, 848-932-7204

Attention U.S. Veterans

This course is approved by the New Jersey State Approving Agency for Veterans Training for educational benefits through the GI Bill®. For more information about the GI Bill, click here.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.