Talks & Lectures
10 Oct 2018
Altorfer 501 and online via Blackboard Collaborate

Pharmaceuticals in the Environment: Status and the Treatment Alternatives

Sustainability Seminar Series

Joseph Cleary and George Hollerbach

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

The fall Sustainability Seminar Series continues on October 10 with the talk "Pharmaceuticals in the Environment: Status and the Treatment Alternatives" by George Hollerbach 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, 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 more than 40 years experience 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. He is a professional engineer in several states and is a board certified environmental engineer (BCEE) by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers.

George Hollerbach is a highly experienced environmental engineer and project manager with more than 35 years experience working with pharmaceutical clients to provide value added solutions to complex environmental projects. As a founding principal of quantum management group (now BSI Services and Solutions), a firm that helps clients achieve their EHS goals and minimize long term liability. His specialty is managing EHS projects from the owner's perspective focusing on providing environmental project / construction management services for the pharmaceutical industry. He joined Geosyntec in June 2018 and along with Cleary has opened up Geosyntec’s North Jersey office in Lyndhurst, NJ. He is a professional engineer in several states.

For more information, please contact Dr. Dibs 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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