October 2018 Industry Insight Presentation

  • 17 Oct 2018
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (PDT)
  • Dave & Buster's – Irvine Spectrum • 661 Irvine Spectrum, Irvine CA


October 17 Industry Insight Presentation 


Michelson Water Recycling Plant
Biosolids and Energy Recovery Facilities Project


Steve Malloy

Principal Engineer
Irvine Ranch Water District


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Irvine Ranch Water District (IRWD) is currently constructing a $180 million Biosolids and Energy Recovery Facility at its Michelson Water Recycling Plant (WRP). Construction is almost complete, with startup testing set to begin later this year.

The project is expected to meet several key objectives for IRWD. In addition to beneficially reusing biosolids and biogas, IRWD expects to manage its biosolids at reduced cost, minimize the environmental impact of its plant, and sharply reduce hauling costs for biosolids disposal.

Our Industry Insight presentation for October will provide a comprehensive update on IRWD’s Biosolids Project, beginning with an overview of IRWD and the history of the Michelson WRP, followed by an in-depth discussion of biosolids treatment technologies and the design and layout of biosolids facilities. Special attention will be given to the construction progress to-date, along with the original schedule and costs for the project.

Attendees will gain a better understanding of the project, including how the new facility will meet IRWD’s strategic objectives for managing biosolids and biogas while saving costs for its customers. In addition, you'll learn the latest insights on the challenges inherent to building a large scale, complex biosolids facility, as well as some of the important lessons learned.

OCWA Members with Reservations:  $30.00

Non-Members with Reservations:  $45.00

OCWA Members without Reservations:  $45.00 (at the door)

Non-Members without Reservations:  $45.00 (at the door)

Reservations must be made by end-of-day, October 16,
to qualify for the Reservation Rate.
Cancellations received AFTER this date CANNOT be refunded.

About Our Speaker

Steve Malloy is a Principal Engineer at Irvine Ranch Water District currently responsible for leading the construction management team on the Michelson Water Recycling Plant Biosolids and Energy Recovery Facilities Project.

Steve started at IRWD in 1979 after graduating from Cal Poly Pomona and Stanford University with a degree in civil engineering.

Over the years, Steve has been engaged in the planning, design, and construction management of pipelines, pump stations, reservoirs, wells, contaminated groundwater remediation, membrane treatment plants, and water recycling plants.

Previous large projects he’s managed include the Deep Aquifer Treatment System, designed to remove color from groundwater, the Irvine Desalter Project, which is used to produce a new source of drinking water, and the Michelson WRP Phase 2 Expansion, which utilized membrane bioreactors and UV disinfection to produce an additional 10 million gallons per day of recycled water.

Steve is an OCWA life member and a California PE with a number just low enough to allow him to sign legal descriptions.

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