Webinar: Solvent Substitution or Optimization Can Save Money and Improve Safety

Tuesday, July 26, 2011 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CDT
Register at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/301946001

Solvents are expensive and, if hazardous, special handling and management requirements add even more cost.  Fortunately, many effective, nonhazardous alternatives are available.  The exact combination of solvent and cleaning techniques will vary based upon soils and materials being cleaned.

Heidi Wilcox is the field specialist at the Toxic Use Reduction Institute (TURI) lab and works integrating lab work with field work in different types of facilities. Currently her work focus is on the sectors using the MA designated high hazard substances TCE and PCE as well as the Green Cleaning Industry. She earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Microbiology from UMass Amherst and a Master of Science in Environmental Studies and Atmospheric Studies from UMass Lowell. Currently, she is a Doctoral student in the Department of Work Environment in Cleaner Production.

Marie Steinwachs is Director of the Missouri Environmental Assistance Center, which is a statewide pollution prevention program at University of Missouri.  Over the past 3 years, the center’s P2 intern program has helped companies, institutions and public facilities save almost $1 million in annual costs, reduce over 5.4 million kWh of electricity, conserve over 4.9 million gallons of water, and reduce the use and disposal of almost 128,000 lbs of hazardous waste. The EAC teaches the nation’s first, accredited on-line engineering course in pollution prevention and sustainable business practices.

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