Environmental Solutions: Water Management
24–26 October 2023 • Charleston, SC, USA
About the Program
This two-day program provides a detailed review of one of the most important raw materials used in the steel industry – water. Water is an essential element for every steel manufacturing process and utility operation. This program will review water chemistry fundamentals and application demands with a focus on cooling water. Cooling tower system design, operation and maintenance will be featured, as well as microbiological fouling and control methods in cooling water loops. In addition, cooling tower and National Pollutant Discharge Elimination Systems permitting flexibility will be discussed. The seminar will also focus on physical treatment methods such as reverse osmosis, oil removal, and a recent innovation on macrofouling and zebra mussel treatment. A specific focus on water conservation and reuse (with case studies) will be presented along with a fresh look at the feasibility of zero liquid discharge treatment concepts. Sessions will include a combination of technical presentations with case studies to provide real examples.
Who Should Attend
The program is directed at mill personnel involved in any of the following activities: service water supply and treatment; process water management and treatment; non-contact cooling water management and treatment; wastewater collection and treatment; and compliance activities associated with process water, pretreatment discharge permits and direct discharge permits. Presentations have been designed to appeal to operators and supervisors; and entry- and mid-level process and environmental engineers and technicians.
Bring Your Own Young Professional (BYOYP) Program
AIST recently launched the Bring Your Own Young Professional (BYOYP) program to encourage our members to help boost the next generation’s involvement in AIST and the steel industry. If you are an AIST member and are bringing a Young Professional (age 30 and under) to the conference, you can receive a free gift. All you have to do is enter their contact information on the registration form when you sign up for the conference. Find out more information about the program here.
Professional Development Hours
This course may qualify for up to 15 Professional Development Hour (PDH) credits. Each attendee will receive a certificate listing the quantity of PDH credits earned for this course. This course is not approved for PDH credit in New York, Florida, North Carolina and Oklahoma.
AIST’s Environmental Technology Committee.
Previous Course Program
25–27 October 2022 • Orlando, FL USA