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Course Name: Alternative Energy for Water and Wastewater Operations
Course Code: EQ0401WA23
Date: June 22, 2023
Time: 8:30 am – 3:45 pm EDT
Format: Live, instructor-led
Registration Fee: $275 per person
Multi-Person Discount Fee: $250 per person (Save when you sign up with a colleague!)
NJLWO Discount Fee: $137.50 per person (available for T, W, and VSWS license holders only)
Registration Closes: June 19, 2023 at 3:00 pm EDT
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Developed as an introduction to the rapidly growing field of non-conventional (non-hydrocarbon based) energy sources, this course will present information on the materials and devices used in alternative energy systems, conversion, storage, and generation. Case studies of real world utility applications right here in New Jersey will be presented!
- What Do We Mean by Conventional Energy vs. Alternative Energy? Sustainable Energy vs. Clean Energy?
- What are Photovoltaics and Fuel Cells?
- What are Batteries and Super Capacitors?
- How Can Energy be Stored Once it is Generated?
- What Other Energy Sources are Out There?
Who Should Attend?
Anyone who is interested in exploring sources of alternative energy for powering drinking water and wastewater treatment operations can benefit from participating in this course. Past participants have included:
- Construction Managers
- Environmental Engineers
- Environmental Safety and Industrial Hygiene Managers
- Laboratory Managers
- Maintenance Mechanics
- O & M Technicians
- Plant Operators
- Power Engineers
- Project Managers
- Public Works Superintendents
- Sewer Foremen
- Sewerage Authority Supervisors
- Utility Workers
- Wastewater Treatment Facility Managers
- Water Treatment Operators
Meet Your Instructor
Lisa Klein, Ph.D.
Dr. Lisa C. Klein obtained a BS in Metallurgy in 1973 and a PhD in Ceramics in 1977 from the Material Science and Engineering Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. With Rutgers since 1977, she became a full Professor in 1987. The focus of her research is materials for batteries and fuel cells. She has held visiting faculty positions at Sandia National Labs, University of Grenoble, and Hebrew University. In 1998, she received the Achievement Award of the Society of Women Engineers for “breakthrough contributions in sol-gel science and engineering, particularly sol-gel applications in electrolytes, electrochromics, membranes and nanocomposites.” In 2012, she co-edited the volume Sol-Gel Processing for Conventional and Alternative Energy, Springer (New York) with Mario Aparicio of Instituto de Cerámica y Vidrio, CSIC, Madrid, Spain, and Andrei Jitianu, Chair of the Department of Chemistry, Lehman College, City University of New York, Bronx, NY. She teaches “Introduction to Nanomaterials Science and Engineering,” with an emphasis on energy applications.
Most useful part of the course: “Understanding pros and cons of alternate energy devices and sources.”
– Past Participant
“[I learned] All the different ways to produce energy, how they work, and how they are used efficiently.”
– Past Participant
Most useful part of the course: “Discussing efficiency in pumps and reducing energy costs in various ways.”
– Past Participant
Continuing Education Credits
The Alternative Energy for Water and Wastewater Operations course is approved for 0.6 Rutgers CEUs, as well as the following credits from professional organizations.
NJ Certified Public Works Managers (CPWM): 4 Technical, 2 Management Contact Hours
NJ Drinking Water and Wastewater Operators: 6 TCHs (Approval # 01-011102-30)
NJ Professional Engineers: 6 Continuing Professional Competency (CPC) Credits
PA Drinking Water and Wastewater Operators: 6 Recert Hours
Course Requirements and Policies
This online course will be delivered via Rutgers Canvas learning management system and Zoom.
Equipment you will need to access this training:
- Laptop or desktop computers are required for this class.
- Speakers and microphone are not necessary as a call-in option is available.
Once you register with OCPE, you will receive an email from “Rutgers University Canvas” saying, “Click here to finish the registration process,” to create your new account in the Canvas Virtual Platform. If you do not see this message in your inbox, please check your junk/spam folder. The course shell will not open until a week before the start date of class. You will receive an email from Claudine Oleskin with directions and more details for the class.
A unique email address is required for each registrant to register and access our courses.
- If this is your first time registering with us, please provide your own unique email address when registering; do not provide an email address that you share with co-workers.
- If you have previously taken classes with us and have used an email address that you share with your co-workers or supervisor, your account must be updated with a unique email address. To do this, please send an email to us at email@example.com stating that your email address needs to be changed and include:
- Your full name
- The shared email address that needs to be changed
- Your unique email address
- A phone number where you can be reached if we have any questions
Photo ID Requirement
Each registrant will be asked provide a photo of him/herself holding their government-issued photo ID. This is required by credit boards so that you may receive credits for participating in this online course.
- You will receive a reminder email prior to the start of the class with further instructions. Wait to receive these instructions before you attempt to upload your ID.
- The photo must be clear enough that we can read your name and verify that the person pictured on the ID is in fact the person holding it.
- After an OCPE staff member reviews the picture and verifies your identity, you will have access to participate in the course when it begins.
Cancellations and Substitutions
A $75 cancellation fee applies for this course. Substitutions are permitted. View our cancellation policy.
Program Questions? We’re Here to Help!
If you have any questions about Alternative Energy for Water and Wastewater Operations, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
Assistant Director: Carol Broccoli
Administrative Assistant: Claudine Oleskin
For registration assistance, please contact our Registration Department at 848-932-9271, option 2 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.