November 22, 2021

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Joe Cleary, PE, BCEE to Present on Industrial Water Reuse Trends at Manhattan College

Joe Cleary, PE, BCEE (New Jersey) will present on Industrial Water Reuse Trends to graduate students in the class Environmental Sustainability: Water Reuse and Resource Recovery at Manhattan College on November 22, 2021.

Manhattan's environmental engineering program is nationally recognized for producing well-prepared environmental engineers. The program dates back to 1939 and proudly boasts that six alumni that have been inducted into the National Academy of Engineering and is the alma mater for many engineers working on projects within New York City. As a guest speaker and alumnus of Manhattan's Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Joe will be speaking to the class of Manhattan's Research Assistant Professor Jeanette A. Brown, PE, BCEE. D.WRE, Dist.M.ASCE, F.WEF.  Jeanette is a former President of the Water Environment Federation.

Joe Cleary is a Board-Certified Environmental Engineer based in New Jersey with more than 46 years of experience focused on industrial wastewater, water reuse, energy recovery energy, and the treatment of emerging contaminates including pharmaceuticals and per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

The course focuses on the fundamentals of wastewater reuse including: State and Federal water reclamation and reuse regulation; municipal, industrial and storm water reuse; public health aspects of reuse; and economics of reuse. It also brings in the design and operation of specific reuse technologies including membrane systems, advanced oxidation systems, etc.

Joe will provide a summary of his experience discussing Industrial Water Reuse Drivers and Metrics, Project Approach, Tools and Risk Assessment, Reuse Considerations and Quality Issues, Treatment Technologies and Case Studies in the food and beverage, pharmaceutical, data center and lithium battery manufacturing industries

As a subject matter expert in industrial wastewater treatment and water reuse, Joe continues to advance the state of the practice by both leading and participating in industrial workshops at the Water Environment Federation (WEF), New Jersey Water Environment Association (NJWEA) and leading universities and recently contributed WEF's new book "Industrial Water Reclamation and Reuse to Minimize Liquid Discharge."

He has held Chair positions for the Water Environment Federation's Industrial Wastewater Committee and the Microconstituents Community of Practice. Joe has delivered over fifty papers and presentations at various conferences and co-authored "Activated Sludge Technologies for Treating Industrial Wastewaters – Design and Troubleshooting" with W. Wes Eckenfelder, Jr., another distinguished Manhattan College alumnus.

Joe received the Water Environment Federation (WEF) Industrial Water Quality Lifetime Achievement Award and the Heukelekian Award for Outstanding Contribution in Industrial Waste Control from the NJWEA. He is a Board-Certified Environmental Engineer by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers. (AAEE) in both Water and Wastewater and Sustainability

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