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Scaling UP! H2O

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  • The podcast where we scale up on knowledge so we don't scale up our systems. Find out why working in Industrial Water Treatment is the best job in the world. Hear industry experts share their knowledge and stories. Learn about technologies, methods, and career journeys. Join podcast host Trace Blackmore, former AWT President, LEED, and CWT every Friday for a new episode.
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  • 326 Mastering the Certified Water Technologist Exam: Insights and Tips
    Sep 22 2023
    Are you ready to elevate your expertise and tackle the Certified Water Technologist (CWT) exam? Join us for an engaging episode that promises to supercharge your CWT study journey without adding additional stress! Trace Blackmore and Justin Reyes, Regional Manager at EAI Water, share their best advice for taking the CWT exam, unveiling a treasure trove of insights and expert strategies.  Tune in to discover: Behind-the-scenes insights into EAI's leadership team's CWT preparation.Managing time constraints and exam jitters for a stress-free test-taking experience.A sneak peek into the exam center setting and do's and don'ts for the test day.Unlocking your reference materials' potential for optimum preparation.Justin's empowering advice for confidence-boosting.Tailored testing strategies for technical degree holders.EAI's recognition and rewards for accomplished CWTs.Justin's personal recommendation: The Scaling UP! H2O CWT Prep Course. Trace and Justin's wisdom will steer you towards triumph as you embark on your mission to become a Certified Water Technologist. Scale up your knowledge today by tuning in to this career boosting episode.    Timestamps Trace Blackmore challenges you to get your Certified Water Technologist designation this year [1:00] Getting to know Justin Reyes, Regional Manager at EAI Water [6:00] Getting your Certified Water Technologist designation [13:00] Lighting Round Questions [41:30] Upcoming Events for Water Treatment Professionals [49:30] Periodic Water Table With James McDonald [51:05] Even more Events for Water Treatment Professionals [52:00]   Quotes “There’s over 5,000 questions that could appear on your CWT Exam; everyone’s test will be unique.” - Trace Blackmore “I enjoyed the CWT Prep Course and felt well prepared after taking it.” - Justin Reyes  “For your slow test takers, be careful. The clock never stops during the exam.”  - Justin Reyes  “Even if you don’t pass it, it’s a win because you are getting experience. You have a laser focused study approach when you retake it.” - Trace Blackmore “We believe in compensation. We encourage people to take the exam. We give employees a bonus for passing, and achieving, and becoming a CWT, and a merit increase or a pay raise too once they achieve it as well. As a company, we're putting our money where our mouth is by encouraging people to get their CWT and rewarding them as well.”  - Justin Reyes   Connect with Justin Reyes Phone: 909.841.7476 Email: Website: LinkedIn: in/justin-reyes-6118a7184/   Links Mentioned Episode 297 The Latest About Getting Your CWT (with Chris Golden) Episode 262 The One About Hiring the Best Water Treaters (with Chris Bellizzi) Episode 198 The One Where We Revisit The Entrepreneurial Operating System (with Mark Winters) Episode 146 The One Where We Bring EOS and Sales Together (with Adam Shapiro) Episode 85 The One With The Business Operating System (with Mike Paton) Episode 38 The One That Shows Us How To Run Our Business (with Mark Winters) The Rising Tide Mastermind Scaling UP! H2O Academy video courses Submit a Show Idea AWT (Association of Water Technologies)   2023 Events for Water Professionals Check out our Scaling UP! H2O Events Calendar where we’ve listed every event Water Treaters should be aware of by clicking HERE or using the dropdown menu.   Books Mentioned What the Heck Is EOS?: A Complete Guide for Employees in Companies Running on EOS by Gino Wickman The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable by Patrick Lencioni The Jack Reacher by Lee and Andrew Child   Periodic Water Table With James McDonald Today’s topic is a little basic, but what is borate?  What is it used for?  What’s its chemical formula?  Is there only one?  How are borate and borax related?  In what products is borate used?  What are typical dosages for borate?  How do you measure the level of borate within a system?  What are common pH levels maintained when using borate?  What could a high level of borate but a low level of nitrite indicate in a closed loop system?     
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    56 mins
  • 325 Rising Together: Conquering Challenges through Collective Support
    Sep 15 2023
    Venture beyond the confines of your comfort zone and embark on an exhilarating journey of personal growth and discovery, all through the power of public speaking. Are you prepared to embrace a challenge that promises to elevate both your professional path and life's trajectory? Our latest podcast episode is a resounding call to action, inviting you to step out of the ordinary and conquer the obstacles that hinder your progress. Picture this: a group of visionaries from The Rising Tide Mastermind, driven by their thirst for excellence, tuned in to the wisdom of Chris Anderson's masterpiece, TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking.  But they didn't stop at absorbing knowledge; they transformed Chris’ words into action. Fast forward to May 2023. Imagine a room filled with dozens of Mastermind Members ready to put their public speaking prowess to the ultimate test. Each Member presented on a topic they selected because it was important to themselves, and having that personal connection to the materials being presented shone through in their voices as they took the stage. Within this space, water professionals, much like you, embraced the TED Talk public speaking format, revealing their insights to an audience of peers and professionals. This dynamic event wasn’t just about sharing ideas; it was a celebration of pushing boundaries, fostering camaraderie, and nurturing growth. This special episode serves as a testament to what's attainable when you confront a fresh challenge, surrounded by kindred spirits who champion your triumphs. As a water treatment professional, you're no stranger to the transformative potential of processes, and this scenario is no exception. While you listen, keep in mind that the avenue to advancement often meanders outside of your comfort zone. Would you like to nominate a speaker from this episode for the illustrious TED stage? Your path to scaling up the water treatment industry begins below. ⬇️ Discover firsthand the heights achievable when determination meets unwavering support. It's an ode to what can be achieved when you set your intentions and lean on a supportive community to cheer you on toward greatness.   Timestamps Introducing this year’s Rising Tide Mastermind Live Event challenge [1:00] James Courtney The Importance of Global Fish Sustainability [22:00]  Mindy Petrocy Embracing Individuality and the Invisible Diagnosis [31:20]  Jill Cavano What are You Waiting For; Start Your Bucket List Today [38:20] Thomas Hardy It is never the right time to Volunteer [44:50] Brett Glenna Seeing The World with Chartreuse Colored Glasses [51:00] Connor Hanrahan Memento Mullet: The Story of Two Fish Learning to Swim [58:28] Closing Thoughts with Trace [1:08:00] Upcoming Events for Water Treatment Professionals [1:14:00] Periodic Water Table With James McDonald [1:15:30]   Nominate a Speaker from this episode to appear on the TED stage. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3: Follow the instructions in THIS link to Nominate a Speaker to TED Copy the Speaker’s professional profile, see links below, and paste the link into the “Please share a brief biography that includes information about this potential future TED speaker’s connection to their talk topic” sectionCopy this podcast episode link ( in the “Please provide links to online video or audio featuring the proposed speaker” section *Don’t forget to click the “Submit” button in the bottom right once you’ve completed your Nomination.    Speakers professional profiles: James Courtney: in/james-courtney-cwt-leed-ap-379a6877 Mindy Petrocy: in/mindy-petrocy-71b84599 Jill Cavano: Thomas Hardy: in/thomas-hardy-3410b728 Brett Glenna: in/brettglenna Connor Hanrahan: in/connor-hanrahan-6a19021b   Connect with Scaling UP! H2O Email Producer: Submit a show idea: Submit a Show Idea LinkedIn: in/traceblackmore/ Facebook: @H2OScalingUP YouTube: @ScalingUpH2O   Links Mentioned The Rising Tide Mastermind Scaling UP! H2O Academy video courses Submit a Show Idea AWT (Association of Water Technologies)   2023 Events for Water Professionals Check out our Scaling UP! H2O Events Calendar where we’ve listed every event Water Treaters should be aware of by clicking HERE or using the dropdown menu.   Books Mentioned The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking by Chris Anderson   Periodic Water Table With James McDonald Some of these words are fun to say and impress your family and friends.  But back to the subject at hand, EDTA.  What is it used for?  What’s its chemical formula?  What does EDTA typically react with?  It’s called a chelant, but does the word chelant mean?  What are the advantages of using EDTA in a boiler water system?  What are some warnings and precautions with using EDTA in a boiler system?  What are...
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    1 hr and 18 mins
  • 324 Endless Career Possibilities in Industrial Water Treatment
    Sep 8 2023
    Are you curious about the myriad career paths available within the realm of water? Join your host, Trace Blackmore, CWT, on an engrossing journey as he engages in a riveting conversation with Chelsea Farmer, the brilliant Product Manager at Radical Polymers and a distinguished recipient of AWT’s esteemed Rising Star Award. In this episode, we unveil Chelsea's unique expedition into the industry. Raised in a family deeply rooted in water knowledge and technology, Chelsea's trajectory into water wasn't entirely unexpected. Yet, armed with a recent degree in chemistry, biology, and entomology, her venture into the field took an unforeseen turn. Discover how Chelsea's diverse skill set, coupled with the allure of growth, propelled her into becoming a pioneer within this dynamic industry. Step into Chelsea's laboratory and witness the nexus of experimentation and ingenuity, shaping the future of water treatment technologies firsthand. Embark on a journey through the revolutionary realm of Tagged Polymers, as Chelsea unveils their game-changing potential—enabling meticulous tracking and profound customer insights. Unveil the secrets of new product development as Chelsea unravels the complexities, triumphs, and exhilarating odyssey of innovation. Delve into the meticulous testing protocols that underpin product effectiveness, pushing industry benchmarks to new heights and ensuring utmost customer satisfaction. Chelsea casts a retrospective gaze on the industry's most transformative breakthroughs, offering a tantalizing glimpse into its remarkable evolution. Engage in an insightful dialogue about the industry's deliberate pace of transformation and the myriad factors that mold its trajectory. Peer into the future of water treatment as Chelsea paints a compelling picture of forthcoming prospects, providing an all-encompassing view of the industry's boundless expansion. Whether you're navigating your career path, contemplating shifts, or seeking to enrich your water treatment acumen, Chelsea's wealth of experience and expertise promises a trove of insights for every podcast enthusiast. Chelsea Farmer's narrative, woven with unexpected twists and unwavering passion, shines a beacon on the limitless potential within industrial water treatment.   Timestamps 1:00 - Upcoming Events for Water Treatment Professionals  8:00- Captain H2O invites everyone to celebrate Industrial Water Week 2023  13:00 - AWT Convention and the AWT Rising Star Award  18:00 - Interview with Chelsea Farmer, Product Manager at Radical Polymers about Career Possibilities in Industrial Water Treatment  44:00 - Sponsoring the Scaling UP! H2O Podcast 49:00 - Periodic Water Table With James McDonald    Quotes “I never planned to work in this industry. I majored in chemistry and biology and went to grad school for entomology. When I finished graduate school I realized there was a great opportunity to learn a lot of new skills and there was a lot of room for growth and development in this industry. It has been a great opportunity, I’ve grown a lot and learned a lot.” - Chelsea Farmer “There's room for everybody out there in this field.” - Chelsea Farmer “I’ll never be done learning in this industry.” - Chelsea Farmer   Connect with Chelsea Farmer Phone: 423.883.1901 Email: Website:  LinkedIn: company/radicalpolymers Read or Download Chelsea Farmer’s Press Release HERE   Links Mentioned Industrial Water Week is Oct 2-6 IWC 2023 event Nov 12-16  Scaling UP! H2O’s Industrial Water Week Resources Page Water Cake Recipe  Episode 224 with Laith Charles Episode 62 with Laith Charles The Rising Tide Mastermind Scaling UP! H2O Academy video courses Submit a Show Idea AWT (Association of Water Technologies)   2023 Events for Water Professionals Check out our Scaling UP! H2O Events Calendar where we’ve listed every event Water Treaters should be aware of by clicking HERE or using the dropdown menu.   Books Mentioned The Liberal Redneck Manifesto: Draggin' Dixie Outta the Dark by Trae Crowder, Corey Ryan Forrester, Drew Morgan Calypso by David Sedaris Standard Methods for the Examination of Water & Wastewater, Centennial Edition   Periodic Water Table With James McDonald How is hydrochloric acid used in industrial water treatment?  How is its dosage controlled?  How is its concentration measured?  Is hydrochloric acid ever produced as a byproduct from other industrial water treatment applications?  What are recommended safety precautions when handling hydrochloric acid?  Why would hydrochloric acid be used instead of sulfuric acid in some pH control applications?  Are there material compatibility concerns when storing, pumping, and applying hydrochloric acid that you need to know?  How will the use of hydrochloric acid impact the level of chlorides in a water system?  Why is it sometimes called muriatic acid?  
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    53 mins

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