Learn About Wastewater in KC!

Registration for this Event is Closed. Thank you to Those that Attended!


Date: Thursday, July 18th, 2019

Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (with Breaks)

National WWI Museum and Memorial
2 Memorial Dr,
Kansas City, MO 64108

  • Spend the Day at one of
    KC's Most Iconic Venues

  • PDH / CEU Eligible (6 Hours)

    KWEA (Unspecified Hours)
    MO DNR (3.5 Waste Water Credits)

  • Complimentary Box Lunch Provided


Schedule of Activities:


9:00  – 10:00 am: Grit System Overview

Presented by William Flores, Vice President, Smith & Loveless, Inc.
William Flores serves as the Vice President of Smith & Loveless Inc.’s Municipal Division, Customer Service & Field Service. He earned a Chemical Engineering degree from Texas A&M University and graduate studies from Baker University. He has worked at Smith & Loveless for more than 25 years.


10:00  – 10:30 am: Grit CFD and R&D

Presented by Lilunnahar Deju, PhD, Smith & Loveless, Inc.
Deju is currently a Mechanical Design Engineer with Smith & Loveless Inc. She is experienced in mechanical and industrial engineering, skilled in CFD Modeling and has been involved in numerous projects for design, evaluation and optimization of engineering equipment. Deju earned her PhD in Mechanical Engineering from RMIT University, Australia, focused in computational fluid dynamics of multiphase flow.


10:45  – 11:15 am: Treatment Process Overview

Presented by Gary Hunter, P.E., Black & Veatch
Gary Hunter is a senior process engineer in Black & Veatch’s Water Technology Group and is responsible for process evaluation for both domestic and industrial wastewater treatment facilities. With more than 30 years of expertise in the design, operation and application of various process systems, he specializes in liquid and residuals process trains of treatment plants as well as ultraviolet disinfection technology.


11:15  – 12:00 pm: On-Site Treatment

Presented by Murthy Kasi, PhD, P.E., Smith & Loveless, Inc.
Murthy earned his PhD in Environmental Engineering from North Dakota State University and is currently the Process Engineering Manager at Smith & Loveless. Murthy is a former Adjunct Professor at Boise State University where he taught Wastewater Treatment courses in the University’s Civil Engineering Program. He has previously worked as a Process Engineer for HDR and Moore Engineering.


1:00 – 2:00 pm: Hydraulic Pumping Fundamentals

Presented by John Mowen, P.E, , Smith & Loveless, Inc.
John Mowen has more than 50 years of experience in the wastewater industry and currently serves as the Pumping Products Coordinator with Smith & Loveless. He specializes in pump and pump station design, pump application and troubleshooting. He also has experience with wastewater treatment systems. He has been a Registered Professional Engineer in Kansas since 1972.


2:00  – 3:15 pm: Pump Station Design Considerations

Presented by Alex Tabb, National Manager, Smith & Loveless, Inc.
Alex Tabb is the Manager for Municipal Pumping Systems for U.S. & Canada at Smith & Loveless. He is experienced in mechanical and industrial engineering, specializing in Water Treatment, Water Quality and Pumps. He is a LEED Green Associate and serves on the Water Environment Federation’s (WEF) Marc Committee, Program Committee and Awards Committee. Alex holds master’s degrees in Business Administration, Water Engineering Management and Education.


3:15 – 3:45 pm: Turnkey Pump Station Case Study

Presented by Don Aholt, Vice President, Smith & Loveless, Inc.
Don Aholt serves as the Vice President of Smith & Loveless Inc.’s Industrial Division. He possesses more than 40 years of professional engineering experience in the wastewater management field, specializing in mechanical and process design of complete wastewater treatment systems. He has earned a master’s degree in sanitary engineering and a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

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