Marquette University News Release

Industry reps to learn wastewater treatment techniques at Marquette

August 20, 2013

Conference to focus on anaerobic wastewater treatment

Marquette University College of Engineering will host international wastewater treatment and renewable energy professionals for a two-day course on anaerobic treatment of industrial waste, Sept. 4 and 5.

The program will feature Dr. Davis C. Stuckey, a biochemical engineering professor at Imperial College London. Stuckey, whose current research focuses on anaerobic wastewater treatment, has received the prestigious Royal Society “Brian Mercer Award for Innovation.” The conference will also feature professionals from Applied Technologies, ConAgra Foods, Unison Solutions and researchers from Marquette and U.W.-Platteville,

Presentations will address anaerobic microbiology and chemistry fundamentals, anaerobic process operation and design, biogas conditioning and utilization, construction/start-up guidelines and case studies of operating anaerobic treatment systems. Professionals from Coca Cola and the Packaging Corporation of America, who deal with high-strength industrial waste or operate and design anaerobic treatment processes, have taken the course in the past.

This is the eleventh year the College of Engineering has offered the anaerobic short course, which is organized by Dr. Daniel Zitomer, professor of civil and environmental engineering and director of the Water Quality Center at Marquette University. A complete schedule of the conference and registration information is available online.

Zitomer has performed research for the U.S. Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District, State of Wisconsin and others, and teaches graduate classes on anaerobic biotechnology, biological wastewater treatment and environmental chemistry. In 2008 he received the Gordon Maskew Fair Distinguished Engineering Educator Medal from the Water Environment Federation for outstanding service in engineering education.

Media interested in interviewing Stuckey or Zitomer should contact Andy Brodzeller in the Office of Marketing and Communication at (414) 288-0286 or

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