Technology Committees

Environmental Committee Activities

►Past Activities
  Conrad D’Costa (right) presented the ETC service plaque to
Dejan Zrelec (left).

The ETC met 6 May 2015, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
The following officers were elected:

  • Chair — Conrad D’Costa, ArcelorMittal Dofasco Inc.

  • Vice chair — Dave Gilles, Sage Environmental

  • Paper chair — Mike Allen, CLARCOR Industrial Air | BHA

  • Conference chair — Kevin Deliman, Baltimore Aircoil Co.

Meeting Highlights:
The ETC discussed  the 2015 Environmental  Solutions: System Optimization Technology Training Conference, which will be held on 1–3 November 2015 in Charleston, S.C., USA.

6–7 February 2014, Birmingham Ala., USA, co-located with the Modern Electric Furnace Specialty Training Conference. On Wednesday, 5 February, the ETC participated in a roundtable discussion with the presenters and attendees of the Specialty Training Conference. On Thursday, 6 February, the ETC meeting was held. Nominations for ETC officers were held, with final positions to be determined at the ETC meeting at AISTech 2014. 
The ETC sessions for AISTech 2014 were finalized, and the roles of session chair and papers chair were reviewed.
David Giles, ETC specialty conference chair, reviewed the final details of the Water Specialty Conference, to be held on 10–12 August in Louisville, Ky., USA. A joint specialty conference between the ETC and the Safety & Health Technology Committee is being planned for 2015. Kevin Austin is leading this effort.
On Friday, the group joined a tour of the CMC Steel Alabama facility. 

The ETC held its winter meeting in Ontario, Calif., on 28–29 January 2013. The agenda included updates from the AIST board of directors meeting, Leadership Conference and a review of the current Health and Safety data for 2013, which was provided by Bill Allan. In addition, the Environmental Technology Award for Best Paper, committee recruitment and nominations for the 2013–2014 ETC officer positions were discussed and finalized. The AISTech 2014 ETC Call for Papers topics were reviewed. Paul Sheehan gave an update of the Operation and Maintenance of Particulate Control Equipment and Systems, which is scheduled for 7–9 October 2013 in Merrillville, Ind. Kevin Austin gave a presentation on the California Steel Industries facility and also hosted a tour of the facility the following day. The next ETC meeting will be held during AISTech 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pa.