• Environmental Solutions

    17-18 October 2018 • The Hilton Indianapolis Hotel & Suites • Indianapolis, IN, USA

    Environmental Solutions

Environmental Solutions: Water Management

17-18 October 2018 • The Hilton Indianapolis Hotel & Suites • Indianapolis, IN, USA

Tour of Citizens Energy Group

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. The first day of the 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 (NPDES) permitting flexibility will be discussed. Sessions will include a combination of technical presentations on the specific topic with case studies to provide real examples. The second day will begin with a focus on mills that discharge to a municipality with a tour of one of Citizens Energy Group’s nearby treatment works receiving industrial waters for pre-treatment. The seminar will continue with a 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 (ZLD) treatment concepts.

Plant Tour

Citizens Energy Group is a broad-based utility service company that provides natural gas, thermal energy, and water and wastewater services to about 800,000 people and thousands of businesses in the Indianapolis area. The Belmont AWTP was commissioned in May 1925 and was the first large-scale activated sludge publicly owned treatment works (POTW) in the United States. Current hydraulic capacity is 300 mgd, and the average dry weather flow is approximately 90 mgd. Secondary treatment capacity was increased from 150 mgd to 300 mgd in 2012. The facility is designed for nitrification (ammonia-N removal) and is equipped with both ultraviolet light and chlorine-based disinfection, as well as with biosolids (sludge) incineration.
The site visit will be conducted on Thursday morning, 18 October 2018 and will include a presentation by Citizens Energy Group of its industrial pre-treatment program, an overview of the Belmont AWTP and a facility tour. Please be advised that AIST participants must provide their own safety gear to participate in the facility tour (hard hat, hard-soled shoes, safety glasses, hearing protection, long sleeves). 

Who Should Attend

The program is designed for 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, pre-treatment discharge permits, direct discharge permits. Presentations have been designed to appeal to operators and supervisors, 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 11.25 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.

Organized By

AIST’s Environmental Technology Committee.

Previous Course Program

10–12 August 2014 • Louisville, KY, USA