2013 ASPE Webinar Series
"Water, Water, Water everywhere, nor any drop to drink."
Non-potable Water Reclaim System Review
Original Air Date: March 19, 2013
Earn Continuing Education Credits: This one-hour contact program provides 0.1 CEU or 1.0 PDH.
Of all the water on earth, 99.9% of it is unusable for human use, being locked in the oceans, ice, and atmosphere. With just a fraction of water available and with the ever increasing movement towards green technologies water recycling has come to the forefront in building design and integration. Over the past ten years these technologies have taken root in municipal, educational, residential and industrial buildings. A great deal of this emphasis has come from Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) where green building standards are requiring the use of water reduction and water recycling systems.
This presentation will walk through various aspects of rain water harvesting and reclaim water systems. The discussion will focus on quality and different state and national guidelines for treatment. In addition, the anatomy of the treatment process required for proper reuse of this water for both non-potable and potable water use will be explored. Focus will be on different treatment strategies depending on water quality and water source in addition to discussing some of the pitfalls in treatment process.
The Presenter: Mark Girgenti
Mark Girgenti is the Lead Sales and Design Engineer for Burt Process Equipment. He has spearheaded the design, integration, project management, and construction of water treatment equipment for wastewater, rain harvesting, graywater, and high-purity water systems in the government, institutional, and pharmaceutical industries worldwide. He brings a unique understanding to these projects from a process engineering and chemistry perspective as opposed to the traditional mechanical approach, using his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Master of Science in chemistry. Mark is a professional member of the Graduate Advisory Committee for Southern Connecticut State University and a volunteer faculty member.
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