4-Hour course registration fees include workshop materials, certificate of completion and coffee break
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CPC 201 :: Power Plant Wastewater Treatment to Meet the Effluent Limitation Guidelines
Date: Sunday, December 9, 2012 Time: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Room: S320A Cost: $400.00*
Hollie Scott, Water for Power Lead, CH2M HILL; Dennis Fink, P.E., Senior Project Manager, CH2M HILL; Tom Higgins, Ph.D., P.E., Technology Fellow, CH2M HILL
Who Should Attend
This course is designed for and has been favorably reviewed by power utility staff on multiple levels including:
:: Environmental staff
:: Project Engineering staff
:: Operations staff
:: In general, audience members have college degrees and, in some cases, graduate degrees.
Course Overview and Objective
This course is meant to focus on the key water management issues facing the power industry today and those that will present challenges in the near future. From unique internal water management techniques to new and adapted wastewater treatment technologies, the presentation will introduce
strategies to meet the water quality compliance challenges of today and prepare for those of tomorrow. An overview of the development of new and pending Environmental Protection Agency effluent limit guidelines and other regulations includes an explanation of why each new regulation may be enacted, how each may affect the power industry, and a timeline of when the new legislation will go into effect. The presentation also addresses how coal fired power plant utilities may expect to prepare for new regulation – modeling and water/chemical mass balance studies will determine a power
plant’s need for new wastewater treatment; modifications to waste generation may reduce wastewater treatment needs; and innovative technologies are available for treatment and removal of the newly regulated wastewater constituents. Specific topics to be covered include dry fly ash handling,
dry bottom ash handling, hydrobins for bottom ash and blowdown treatment, tank-based treatment for bottom ash and miscellaneous waters, FGD wastewater treatment, and modifying intake or outfall design or ensuring cooling water intake permit for thermal compliance.
Update of power plant water regulations:
:: Kingston Ash Spill putting a spotlight on the industry
:: Coal Combustion Byproducts rule and potential liability driving ash pond closures
:: Steam Electric Effluent Guidelines driving pollutant-specific limits, particularly on FGD discharges
:: Settlement agreement between EPA and environmental groups to issue regulations on cooling water intake structures (316b)
Wastewater treatment and reuse technologies and methods for responding to new regulation:
:: Dry fly and/or bottom ash handling
:: Hydrobins for bottom ash and blowdown treatment
:: Tank-based treatment for bottom ash and miscellaneous waters
:: FGD wastewater treatment (tank-based treatment, physical/ chemical/plus biological, natural treatment, Zero Liquid Discharge systems)
Hollie Scott, Water for Power Lead, CH2MHILL
Mr. Scott is the Water for Power Lead at CH2M HILL. He has over 30 years of experience in the water and wastewater treatment industry over the course of his career. Mr. Scott has been involved in technology selection and application for well over a thousand projects.
Dennis Fink, P.E., Senior Project Manager, CH2M HILL
Mr. Fink is an environmental engineer with nearly 20 years of experience at CH2M HILL including performing waste characterization studies and treatment system designs of utility and industrial wastewater treatment facilities. His focus in the past five years has been on FGD and ash pond wastewater management.
Tom Higgins, Ph.D., P.E., Technology Fellow, CH2M HILL
Mr. Higgins is a vice president and Technology Fellow with 40 years of experience at CH2M HILL. His focus in the past eleven years has been on air and water issues associated with FGD scrubbers. He has two patents pending on mercury and selenium removal technologies related to FGD scrubbers.
*Proceeds from this workshop will be donated to Water for People, www.waterforpeople.org