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Committees Details - Illinois Water Environment Association
Nutrient Removal and Recovery Committee
Description:
IWEA Nutrient Removal and Recovery Committee (NRRC) has been established with the goals of information sharing, education and training, and advocacy focusing on regulations, policies, and technologies of nutrient removal and recovery. Similar to POTW's in other States, Illinois POTW's are facing the ever increasing likelihood of phosphorus limits and possibly, nitrogen limits on effluent discharges. Non-point sources that contribute nutrients to the receiving water bodies also face potential nutrient limits to achieve overall watershed water quality goals. Control of nutrient discharges to levels that do not impair water quality and in fact, improve water quality is critical in protecting and preserving receiving waters. Recovery of valuable resources such as phosphorus from wastewater is the future of sustainable water management. Sustainable practices with respect to nutrients will greatly improve the water quality without compromising the overall quality of life with respect to economy, environment, and social benefit. In the near future, the IWEA NRRC will focus on understanding the needs of the IWEA membership in terms nutrient removal and recovery, bring useful information to the membership through workshops and seminars, and be a platform for exchange of ideas and practices among the members.
Primary Contact:
Matthew T. Schlitz, P.E
Contact Email:
Committees Member Information
Matthew Schiltz
(Chair)
Daniel Small
(Vice-Chair)
Kam Law
(Board Liaison)
Greeley and Hansen LLC
Carl Fischer
Baxter & Woodman Inc
Brett Garelli
Mark Halm
Deuchler Engineering Corp
David Koch
Joseph Kozak
MWRD of Greater Chicago At Cicero Stickney WTP
Jane Schipma
Hanting Wang
Greely and Hansen LLC