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December 27, 1822: Birth of Louis Pasteur

This Day in Water History

1227 Louis PasteurDecember 27, 1822:Birth of Louis Pasteur. “Pasteur was a French chemist and self-taught microbiologist who was one of the most important founders of medical microbiology. He is remembered for his remarkable breakthroughs in the causes and preventions of diseases. His discoveries reduced mortality from puerperal (or childbed) fever, and he created the first vaccines for rabies and anthrax. His experiments and writings were responsible for the definition of the germ theory of disease. He was best known to the general public for inventing a method to stop milk and wine from causing sickness, a process that came to be called pasteurization. He is regarded as one of the three main founders of microbiology, together with Ferdinand Cohn and Robert Koch.”

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Advanced Wastewater Microbiology Filamentous Bacteria Identification – Online class

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Advanced Wastewater Microbiology Filamentous Bacteria Identification – Online class

Date: August 21st, 2014 – 11am – 1.30 pm (PT),  1 – 3.30 pm (CT) 2- 4.30 pm ET

Ryan Hennessy picturePresenter: CV Ryan Hennessy

Technical Service Specialist for Microbial Discovery Group located in Franklin, WI. Involved in wastewater microscopic analysis, ATP analysis, bio screening, and other laboratory analysis in addition to training, research, and presentations for clients and wastewater associations within the US and internationally.

Fee: $35 – payment can be made using any major credit card via PayPal
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fbTopic: applying microscopic findings for process control and troubleshooting.

Target audience: more experienced operators, superintendents, regulatory agencies, engineering/chemical companies

This event will utilize the Adobe Connect platform
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Conduct a test to ensure your computer is set up with the appropriate tools to participate in an Adobe Connect Meeting. To do this, click on the Test Meeting Connection URL located here:

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All WasteWater Education  Adobe events use VOIP for audio unless prior arrangements have been made for a telephone bridge.

This class has been approved for CEU Credit by the State of Wisconsin.


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Welcome to the forum. If you’d like, please share your story of why you got into wastewater and a little about your career

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Image of testate amoeba courtesy of Dirk Seghers

I personally (like many) never set out as a kid saying “I want to be a wastewater operator”. I got a job as a correctional officer (prison guard) and after about 6 months decided it wasn’t what I wanted to do for a career. With my background, I got into security. The first assignment the company had for me was to be the security guard for the Milwaukee Water Works plant. After meeting with the operators, I became interested in getting into the field. I ended up working as a wastewater operator for 7 years and have recently advanced to a full time consulting and technical service role. I was very fortunate to meet great people who mentored me, that I met through the previous forum waterandwastewater.com (now closed- shut down due to spam). I enjoy process control, troubleshooting plants, training operators, and presenting One very exciting thing about this field, is there is always more to learn. I look forward to sharing the knowledge that I have, as well as learning from others and networking through the forum.
best regards,
Ryan Hennessy