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Technical Specialist Spotlight: Fred Mueller, PE

As a technical specialist in wastewater treatment and modeling, Fred recently led planning and process design of major nutrient removal upgrades to three Connecticut wastewater treatment plants along with a 26 million gallon a day pump station with headworks. He is now involved in planning plant upgrades in New York, Massachusetts, and Maine.

“I enjoy working with plant operators and their managers because I love the challenge of understanding their problems and concerns to design creative and economical solutions to address them.” – Fred Mueller, PE

Fred’s love for optimizing wastewater treatment plants stems from his experience working at the Mattabassett District WCPF for seven years and has given him keen insight into designing optimized, energy-efficient, and operator-friendly plant processes as well as troubleshooting plant operations.  He developed a hydraulic model that allows the optimization of energy efficiency of wastewater pump stations and this has already been rolled out into pump stations with capacity totaling over 112 MGD and will soon be implemented in 11 more pump stations. For a sample see the information here.

Fred routinely presents classes in nutrient removal and other wastewater topics for NEIWPCC and ASRWWA in New England and New York. He also has master’s degrees in both electrical engineering and environmental engineering, is a Member of the Water Environment Federation, NEWEA, and is a Professional Engineer in three states.

You can view additional presentations about Fred’s work below:

Lessons Learned on Biosolids and Odor Control – Southington, CT

Achieving Stringent Nutrient Removal at One of the Last Municipal Powdered Activated Carbon/Wet Air Oxidation Plants in U.S. – Vernon, CT

Cost-Effectively Maintaining and Rehabilitating an 80-MGD Pump Station for Energy Efficiency – Waterbury, CT

Down the Drain: Trimming Energy Waste from a Wastewater Facility without Breaking the Bank – Simsbury, CT