Join the Northern Illinois chapter for a 1 day Environmental Symposium. Learn about the upcoming changes that will affect your business.
Phosphates in Pretreatment
Speaker: Kirk Beaster, Chemetall
widely used in surface treatment chemistries, including; cleaners, conversion
coatings and acid pickles. The
enrichment of nutrients, such as phosphorus, is one of the leading causes of
water quality impairment in our watersheds and waterbodys. This has led to the establishment of strict
discharge limits by regulatory bodies, especially in the Great Lakes and
Mississippi River regions. This
presentation will describe how phosphates are used in industrial surface
treatment chemistries and what chemical suppliers are doing to eliminate the
phosphates from these chemistries.
Examples of the different phosphate free chemistries available in the
market will also be discussed.
Kirk Beaster has a Bachelor of Science degree
in Chemical Engineering. He has over 11
years of experience in various roles of technical support in the metal
finishing/surface treatment industry, having held the positions of Engineering
Specialist, Engineering Manager and Laboratory Manager. Kirk currently holds the position of Market
Manager, Surface Treatment at Chemetall US, Inc.
Removal of Phosphates in Wastewater Systems
Speaker: Mike Quandahl, DMP Corp.
If you have an existing wastewater treatment system, learn what modifications to chemistry and equipment are necessary to remove the phosphates to make the system compliant. If you do not have a wastewater treatment system, learn about the basic layout and rough costs based on basic 3-stage or 5-stage iron phosphate pretreatment systems.
Current Limitations for VOC's
Solvent Recovery & Recycling Systems
Speaker: Illinois EPA
Learn about the effects of VOC's on the environment and what the current limitations are for VOC's. Future changes that may be implemented soon will also be discussed.
Speaker: Mike Robbins, NexGen Enviro Systems, Inc.
This presentation will focus on the aspects of efficiency, reuse and thus money saving aspects of
automated in-house recovery covering the following topics:
- In-house solvent recovery lowers EPA profile by the re-use
of waste solvent.
- Automated solvent recovery is safe, easy and requires no
additional staff other than existing personnel.
- The recovery and reuse of waste solvent reduces the
transport of hazardous materials from our roads and actually provides cash flow
where expense formerly existed.
- Modern day systems can be tied directly to process systems
to eliminate extra handling and personnel exposure to hazardous waste by
automating the full cycle of manufacturing, waste production and solvent
- The use of in-house recovery increases the Green aspect of
manufacturing while enhancing the "Good Neighbor” profile of the company and is
well accepted process by environmental regulators.
- In-house solvent recovery turns expense into major cash
savings by lowering purchasing bills and reducing the volume of waste to solid
Mike Robbins is the President of NexGen Enviro Systems Inc. which has 25 years of experience
helping companies safely and efficiently reduce their solvent operational cost
and EPA profile. Since mid 1990, NexGen has installed and assisted over 8,000
organizations throughout North America, Central and South America with
distillations systems from 2 gallon batch operation through continuous units
recovering major quantities of waste solvent per day for reuse. As a side light NexGen also deals with water
treatment and large scale vessel washing in either aqueous or solvent based
Speaker: John McDowell, Eisenmann Corp.
This presentation will focus on fume incinerators for paint exhaust systems and how they work to remove the VOC's from the exhaust air.
9421 W. Higgins Rd.
Rosemont, IL 60018
Check-in for the event is 8:30 AM
Symposium will run from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
CCAI Members - $95
Non-Members - $125
(Lunch is included in the registration fee)
Click here to download the registration form. Send check payments to Bruce Bryan at Mighty Hook, 1017 N. Cicero Avenue, Chicago, IL 60651. Credit card registrations MUST be faxed to Bruce at 773-378-2083. Emailed credit card registrations cannot be accepted. All registrations need to be received no later than Tuesday, February 25th.
Space is limited, so please register early.