George Lai has a master’s degree in chemical engineering specializing in water and wastewater treatments. He is an Engineering Specialist in Drinking Water Treatment. He provides engineering/technical expertise and support into the development of government’s engineering design standards for drinking water treatment technologies and to municipal drinking water systems. Previously, he worked for companies such as Greer Galloway, Dillon Consulting Limited, Associated Engineering, MMM Group Limited, and Lavalin – MacLaren Engineers Inc., as a senior engineer and project manager in process/detailed design and study of a broad range of projects in water and wastewater treatments for both industrial and municipal sectors.
Achievements in the field: Ten States Standards Water Supply Committee Member; NSF Joint Committee Members on Drinking Water Treatment Units, Treatment Chemicals & System components; Former President of WEAO; Former OWWA Treatment Committee Member; Winner of 2011 WEF Arthur Sidney Bedell Award.
George is also a member of the following associations: PEO, WEF, WEAO, OWWA, CSA.
Program Outline (1.2 CEUs / 12 PDHs)
Day 1 - Conventional Water Treatment Processes - Chemically Assisted Filtration
Water Treatment Principles and Objectives
- Removal of Contaminants
- Removal or Inactivation of Pathogens
- Multi-Barrier Approach
- Assessment of Treatment Unit Processes to meet Water Treatment Objectives
Factors Concerning Source Water and Water Treatment Design
- Source Water Quality and Quantity
- Intake Location
- Source Water Protection
- Level of water Treatment Requirements
Basis for Water Treatment Plant Design Flow and Unit Processes and Hydraulic
- Water Demands
- Water Treatment Capacity
- Piping Design
- Reliability & Redundancy
- Intake Crib & Pipe
- Low Lift Pumping
Water Treatment Processes (Chemically Assisted Filtration Processes)
- Coagulation & Flocculation, Chemical Feed and Storage System
- Enhanced Clarification processes
Day 2 - Other Water treatment Processes, Residual Management and Disinfection
Other Filtration Processes
- Direct Filtration
- Pressure Filtration
- Slow Sand Filtration
- Membrane filtration
- Primary Disinfection
- Secondary Disinfection
- Disinfection By-Product (DBP) Control
Enhanced Dissolved Organic Removal, Taste & Odour & DBP Control
- Carbon Adsorption
Storage - Clear Well
High Lift Pumping
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5444 Dixie Rd
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