October 17, 2018

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Joseph Cleary and Daniel Elliott to Present on Pharmaceuticals in the Environment for New York Water Environment Association Chemical Society

Joseph Cleary, P.E., BCEE and Daniel Elliott, Ph.D. (New Jersey) are scheduled to present "Pharmaceuticals in the Environment: Status and the Treatment Alternatives" at Manhattan College in the Bronx, New York at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 17, 2018.

The seminar is organized by the New York Water Environment Association, Manhattan College Chapter, and the Westchester Chemical Society (a subsection of The New York Section of The American Chemical Society). The seminar is free and open to the public, and will take place in LEO Hall Room 215 at Manhattan College, 4513 Manhattan College Parkway, Bronx, New York, 10471.

Microconstituents in wastewater are composed of pharmaceuticals and personal care products and endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs). This presentation will focus on the issues being evaluated by the pharmaceutical industry to advance its understanding of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) including EDCs and antibiotic/antimicrobial agents, their release in the environment, and some of the source control techniques and wastewater treatment alternatives that are working in practice.

Joseph Cleary is a national leader regarding microconstituents in wastewater, and has more than 40 years of experience in environmental engineering consulting specializing in industrial wastewater treatment and hazardous waste remediation. He has directed projects involving treatability studies, process selection and design, and engineering design and construction, and also provides operation and maintenance services. His clientele for wastewater projects includes many major pharmaceutical, refinery, food and beverage, paper, and electric and gas utility companies. He is a professional engineer in several states and is a board-certified environmental engineer (BCEE) by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers.

Daniel Elliott is a highly experienced environmental engineer with more than 25 years of environmental affairs experience from the diverse perspectives of industry, consulting, and a major research university. At Merck & Co., Inc., he managed the 1.5 MGD industrial wastewater pre-treatment program for the Merck Chemical Manufacturing Division complex in Rahway, New Jersey, which featured five full-scale API manufacturing facilities for human and animal health pharmaceuticals. He also served as Corporate Environmental Engineer for American Standard Inc., managing environmental affairs for 100 manufacturing sites around the globe. As a consultant, he works for clients primarily in the chemical and pharmaceuticals industries.

The New York Water Environment Association, Inc. was founded in 1929 by professionals in the field of water quality as a non-profit, educational organization. It is a Member Association of the international Water Environment Federation.

The American Chemical Society, founded in 1876, is the world's largest scientific society, the mission of which is to advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Earth and its people.

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For consultation regarding pharmaceuticals in the environment, contact Joseph Cleary at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Daniel Elliott at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Learn more about Joe at: https://www.geosyntec.com/people/joseph-cleary
Learn more about Daniel at: https://www.geosyntec.com/people/daniel-elliott