Open to the Public, Talks & Lectures, University-wide
21 Mar 2018
Altorfer 501 and online via Blackboard Collaborate

Pharmaceuticals in the Environment: Status and the Treatment Alternatives

Sustainability Seminar Series

George Hollerbach and Joseph Cleary

The spring Sustainability Seminar Series continues on March 21 with the talk "Pharmaceuticals in the Environment: Status and the Treatment Alternatives" by George Hollerbach of BSI EHS Services and Solutions and Joseph Cleary of Geosyntec Consultants.

Microconstituents in wastewater are composed of Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products (PPCPs) and Endocrine Disrupting Compounds (EDCs). This session will focus on the issues being evaluated by the pharmaceutical industry to advance its understanding of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) including EDCs and Antibiotic/Antimicrobial Agents and their release in the environment and some of the source control techniques and wastewater treatment alternatives that are working in practice.

Joseph Cleary is a national leader regarding Microconstituents in wastewater and has over 40 years in environmental engineering consulting specializing in industrial wastewater treatment and hazardous waste remediation. He has directed projects from treatability studies, process selection and design through engineering design and construction plus operation and maintenance services. His wastewater experience includes many major pharmaceutical, refinery, food and beverage, paper and electric and gas utility clients. Joe is a Professional Engineer in several states and is a Board Certified Environmental Engineer (BCEE) by American Academy of Environmental Engineers.

George Hollerbach is a highly experienced environmental engineer and project manager with over 35 years of experience working with pharmaceutical clients to provide value added solutions to complex environmental projects. As a founding Principal at Quantum Management Group (now BSI), a firm that helps its clients achieve their EHS goals and minimize long term liability, George’s specialty is managing EHS projects from the Owner's perspective focusing on providing environmental project / construction management services for the pharmaceutical industry. George is a Professional Engineer in several states.

For more information, please contact Dr. Dibs Sarkar at [email protected]

Attendance is free but seating is limited to 30 people. Please RSVP to Dr. Sarkar at [email protected]

For those who are unable to attend in person, the seminar will be live webcast via Stevens WebCampus and Blackboard Collaborate.

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