Dan Elliott, Joseph Cleary, and Matt Basso Presented on Pharmaceuticals in the Environment at the American Chemical Society Meeting
Dan Elliott, Ph.D.; Joseph Cleary, P.E., BCEE; and Matt Basso, CHMM (New Jersey) presented "Pharmaceuticals in the Environment – The Chemical Basis for the Problem and Potential Solutions" at a meeting of the American Chemical Society's (ACS) Westchester Chapter at Westchester Community College in Valhalla, New York on December 5, 2019.
The presentation was well attended by students from Westchester Community College and Pace University, as well as ACS members. The presenters encouraged participation from students. The Westchester Community College Chemistry Chairman also attended and requested Geosyntec return to the college to present the same topic to students majoring in chemistry.
Dan is a Senior Consultant based in New Jersey with more than 25 years of global experience managing and performing environmental due diligence assessments, characterizing and quantifying environmental liabilities, managing remediation portfolios, and leading compliance audits. His industry expertise includes process wastewater treatment, hazardous waste management, multi-media (e.g. air, water, stormwater, etc.) permitting, environmental compliance and auditing, and remediation project management.
Joe is a Principal Environmental Engineer based in New Jersey with more than 44 years of experience focused on industrial wastewater, water reuse, waste to energy, and the treatment of emerging contaminates. Joe specializes in industrial wastewater treatment and his primary clientele are in the pharmaceutical, chemical, refinery, food and beverage, distillery, pulp and paper industries, and landfills.
Matt is a Senior Consultant based in New Jersey with more than 30 years of experience focused on environmental due diligence processes and environmental health & safety compliance auditing while employed in Fortune 100 corporations within the pharmaceutical sector. He has deep experience in Industrial Hygiene, with key strengths in site investigation and remediation.
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Microconstituents in process wastewaters, surface waters, and groundwater include a wide array of biologically-active pharmaceutical compounds which can exert significant deleterious environmental impacts to receptors. These emerging contaminants, known as active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) can elicit or contribute to serious environmental consequences such as anti-microbial resistance and feminization of fish. This lecture, featuring three environmental consulting practitioners that specialize in this area, will focus on the growing global concern over the pharmaceuticals in the environment (PiE) issue and delve into the chemistry which underscores the reasons that this problem has emerged as well as the strategies which may represent the solution.
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