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Emerging Water Pollution Concerns in Wastewater Treatment

This course is approved for 1 credit hour in:
  • Delaware - Onsite Septic System Contractors
  • Indiana - Professional Engineers
  • Iowa Onsite Wastewater Association - IOWWA - CIOWTS
  • Maine - Plumbing Inspectors
  • Maine - Site Evaluator
  • Maine - Voluntary Certification for On-Site System Contractors
  • Massachusetts - Soil Evaluator
  • Massachusetts - System Inspectors
  • National Environmental Health Association - NEHA
  • Nebraska - Onsite Wastewater System Contractors
  • New Hampshire - Designers & Installers
  • New Hampshire - Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS)
  • New York - Land Surveyors
  • New York - Professional Engineers
  • North Carolina - Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS)
  • Ohio - Sewage Treatment System Contractors

Join us for a FREE live webinar hosted by Infiltrator Water Technologies featuring members of our team. Please note all webinar times are Eastern Standard time.

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Wastewater treatment is partly responsible for the sustainability of humans on Earth without significant numbers of deaths related to diseases that proliferate without proper water sanitation. Historically water treatment has often been seen as a burdensome and costly endeavor. This mindset led to treatment strategies that satisfied minimum regulatory guidelines for discharge into the environment. Time has taught us lessons about the long-term impacts of releasing pollutants, whether historical nitrogen compounds like ammonia/nitrate or more recent “forever chemicals” (polyfluoroalkyl). As a result, regulatory constraints on discharge of untreated pollutants from wastewater treatment systems are soon expected to tighten in new efforts to protect human health and the environment. This presentation will discuss historical and emerging pollutants that are expected to be included in future regulatory guidelines and address their implications in context of decentralized wastewater treatment.

Speaker Biography

Emmy Radich, Ph.D., Wastewater Research Engineer 

Emmy has been focused on clean water since the beginning of her career in 2003 after graduating with her BS in Chemical Engineering from Mississippi State University. Initially she served as an environmental regulator for the state of Mississippi where she was born and raised, after which in 2005 she joined a startup bioenvironmental research lab focusing on wastewater, bioremediation, and consumer product biodegradability research. In 2009 she earned her MS in Chemical Engineering from Mississippi State University, and in 2014 she was awarded a PhD in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering in 2014 from the University of Notre Dame. She served as faculty in chemical engineering for nearly a decade working on integrating clean energy and clean water technologies, and in 2021 she brought her expertise in clean water process innovation to Infiltrator where she currently leads R&D into the process engineering side of advanced decentralized wastewater treatment. 

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