Decades before World Water Day was established to raise awareness to the water issues around the world, Manhattan College launched a summer institute focused on the study of water pollution control.
Decades before World Water Day was established to raise awareness to the water issues around the world, Manhattan College launched a summer institute focused on the study of water pollution control. The College’s environmental engineering program will sponsor its 57th annual Institute in Water Pollution Control from Monday, May 21 to Thursday, May 24.
This year’s Institute is offering a four-day course in Treatment Plant Operations and Process Control, and attendees are eligible for up to 28 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) or 28 New York State Wastewater Operator Contact Hours. Directed by Robert Sharp, Ph.D., P.E., professor of civil and environmental engineering, and Jeanette Brown P.E., DEE, adjunct professor in environmental engineering and former national president of the Water Environment Federation, the courses are taught by highly experienced professional engineers and licensed operators. This year’s topics include nutrient removal process control, anaerobic bio-energy production operations, odor control systems, health and safety, instrumentation, side stream nutrient treatment and more.
More than 2,500 professionals have attended these courses since the inception of the Institute in 1955, and attendees are often engineers, scientists and plant operators. Past instructors have included William Wesley Eckenfelder ’46 (deceased), Ph.D., a Manhattan alumnus and pioneering environmental engineer; and National Academy of Engineering members and former professors of civil and environmental engineering, Robert Thomann, Ph.D., Dominic DiToro, Ph.D., and Donald O’Connor (deceased), Ph.D.