Point Clear, AL— “Let’s Have a Grand Time!” was the theme for the 2018 Annual Conference for the Alabama Water Environment Association (AWEA). AWEA’s 41st annual conference was held April 7–11 at the historic Grand Hotel in Point Clear, Alabama, on the eastern shore of Mobile Bay. The Constantine Group supported the conference again by attending and sponsoring the event.
Also, Constantine Senior Vice President—Joe Downey—participated in the technical program by presenting a paper on “The Evaluation of Pumping Equipment for Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG) and High-Strength Waste (HSW)”. The presentation was included in the Biosolids/Co-Digestion segment of the program and covered recent work by Constantine to evaluate and select materials-handling equipment for the storage, mixing, and co-digestion of FOG and HSW for enhanced biogas production. As municipal wastewater treatment facilities search for opportunities to become energy neutral, co-digestion of outside food and beverage wastes has become very feasible to increase biogas production for combined heat and power (CHP) generation. The work by Constantine will help municipal plants improve the reliability of FOG and HSW material handling.
Lastly, we are thrilled to announce that Mr. Downey has also been accepted to present at the Georgia Association of Water Professionals (GAWP) Conference in Savannah, as well as the Water Environment Federation’s Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) in New Orleans, LA.