October 11, 2017

Chriso Petropoulou and Mark Willobee Present at 2017 Chicagoland Safety, Health & Environmental Conference

Chriso Petropoulou and Mark Willobee (Illinois) presented at the 2017 Chicagoland Safety, Health & Environmental Conference held in Naperville, Illinois on September 18-21, 2017.

Chriso's presentation was entitled ";Odor Source Identification and Abatement Technologies."; It highlighted Chriso's experience evaluating raw materials, manufacturing operations, and waste and wastewater generation and treatment to determine sources of odors at industrial facilities.

Mark's presentations were entitled ";Illinois EPA's New Industrial Stormwater Permit"; and ";Developing a Successful Industrial Stormwater Compliance Program."; They highlighted his experience assisting clients with compliance to NPDES stormwater requirements for construction sites and industrial facilities.
 
The Chicagoland Safety Health & Environmental Conference provided training sessions, and workshops that offer Basic, Intermediate and Advance level training that lasted 1.5 hours, 3 hours, or all day. Training sessions were led by highly qualified and knowledgeable speakers including lawyers, college professors, consultants, business owners, safety professionals, professional trainers, and others who have extensive and relevant experience.

Abstracts

Odor Source Identification and Abatement Technologies
Chriso Petropoulou, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE

Topic/Presentation Synopsis: Dr. Petropoulou will discuss her experience in evaluating raw materials, manufacturing operations, waste and wastewater generation and treatment to determine sources of odors at industrial facilities. She will also discuss stack sampling protocols to determine the concentrations of Total Reduced Sulfur (TRS) compounds, including H2S, mercaptans, carbonyl sulfide, carbon disulfide, dimethyl sulfide, dimethyl disulfide, dimethyl trisulfide; other VOCs, Volatile Fatty Acids (VFA) and amines. In addition, she will discuss the operation and performance of caustic/hypochlorite scrubbers and carbon adsorption systems for the removal of H2S and other odorous compounds.

At the end of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
1. Understand the sources of odors at industrial facilities
2. Understand the types of odorous compounds and applicable regulations
3. Odor threshold limits and odor control technologies

Illinois EPA's New Industrial Stormwater Permit
Mark Willobee, CPESC

The Illinois General NPDES Permit for Storm Water Discharges from Industrial Activities expired in 2014. The new permit became effective April 5, 2017 with many significant changes. Many of these additional requirements need to be in place six months from the effective date of the permit, October 30, 2017. This presentation will walk through the changes in the permit to assist permittees in maintaining compliance with the permit.

At the end of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
1. Understand the requirements of the new General NPDES Permit for Storm Water Discharges from Industrial Activities
2. Know what steps their facility must undertake in order to be in compliance, both short and long term
3. Know where to get additional help with the new requirements, if needed

Developing a Successful Industrial Stormwater Compliance Program
Mark Willobee, CPESC

Topic/Presentation Synopsis: The presentation will demonstrate how to develop a successful industrial stormwater compliance program ranging from one facility to multiple facilities located in multiple states. Program elements to be discussed will include documentation (e.g., Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan) standardization, information management and sharing, and conducting inspections/visual discharge observations.

At the end of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
1. Develop/plan a successful industrial stormwater compliance program
2. Train employees on how to perform visual discharge observations
3. Choose appropriate visual observation locations

More Information

Learn more about the event at: http://cshc.us/.
For consultation regarding Industrial Stormwater or Abatement Technologies, contact Chriso Petropoulou at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Mark Willobee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Learn more about Chriso at: https://www.geosyntec.com/people/chriso-petropoulou
Learn more about Mark at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-willobee-1440b0b/

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