Waste Treatment for Metalworking Fluids
Instructor: John M. Burke, Houghton International
Where: STLE University, live webinar event broadcast to your computer
When: Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 12-1:30 p.m. (90 minute presentation), with optional Q&A from 1-1:30 p.m. Central Time
Cost: $39 for members, $59 for non-members
Credits: 1.5 (see recertification policy for details, under CERTIFICATION tab)
Metalworking fluids are complex mixtures of chemicals that can be a significant contaminant burden to the receiving environment if not properly waste treated. Along with the challenges of treating the fresh or essentially un-used metalworking fluids, the used fluids can pick up additional contaminants adding even more challenges for disposal. Other contaminants are metals, tramp oils, cleaning solutions and floor soaps. This webinar will briefly discuss waste water disposal requirements for users of metalworking fluids in the United States. We will then discuss several methods of waste water treatment such as: evaporation, chemical treatment, membrane separation, biological treatment, vapor compression distillation, and finally waste oil recovery.
John Burke is the Global Director of Engineering Services for Houghton International. He received his engineering degree from the University of Dayton in 1971. He has 40 years of experience in the metalworking industry and has five US patents. John has been an instructor for STLE's Metalworking Fluid Education Course for the past 20 years. John is a CMFS. John became a Fellow in the STLE in 2011. He received the P.M. Ku Award from STLE in 2006. John received an award from President George Bush at the White House in 1991 for advances in waste minimization.
Phone: (847) 825-5536
Email: Kara Sniegowski at email@example.com
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