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Event Information:
The History of Dry Cleaning Solvents and Their Fate in the Environment


Date and Time:
6/21/2017 at 3:00 PM, Duration: 45 Minutes


Description:

Dry Cleaning has been a part of American industry since the beginning of the 20th Century. During that time, a variety of solvents have been used in dry cleaning processes and these solvents have been released into the environment through normal cleaning operation and spills. A large portion of active environmental clean ups are currently associated with the impacts of dry cleaning solvents. This webinar will discuss the various solvents used in the dry cleaning industry in the United States and how the handling of these solvents has changed over the years. We will also discuss the fate of these solvents when released into the environment and the ramifications for environmental clean-up.



About the Presenter:
Jim Berndt

Jim Berndt is a senior manager with August Mack Environmental, Inc. in the Indianapolis, Indiana office. He has over 27 years of experience in quantitative hydrogeology, numerical modeling, site investigation and remediation at sites across North America, in South America and Europe.  Jim also teaches hydrogeology at the University of Indianapolis as a part of the adjunct faculty; he can be reached at 317-916-3174 or via e-mail at jberndt@augustmack.com.

 
 

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