Industrial Assessments for Pollution Prevention and Energy Efficiency
Jim Newton, P.E., DEE
This ten hour course provides valuable information for those individuals who operate and maintain a variety of industrial operations. Completion of this course will provide the student the necessary information and testing to meet the continuing education requirements in order to renew their licenses. It was designed by an instructor who has developed and implemented numerous similar training courses. A companion course provides an introduction to pollution prevention (C280-An Introduction to Pollution Prevention).
This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to
enhance the understanding of the course materials.
At the conclusion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Understand what an industrial assessment is;
- Understand the benefits of an industrial assessment;
- Know who should participate in an industrial assessment;
- Understand the evolution of pollution prevention;
- Understand the benefits of P2;
- Understand the impediments to P2 use;
- Understand the steps in P2;
- Understand how P2 is defined;
- Understand the need for management support;
- Understand how to characterize energy usage and water consumption;
- Understand how to conduct an industrial assessment;
- Understand how to review program effectiveness;
- Understand pollution prevention hierarchy;
- Understand how to plan and organize an assessment;
- Understand how the assessment phase;
- Understand how to conduct a feasibility analysis;
- Understand implementation of an assessment;
- Understand how to determine current practices;
- Understand how to describe recommended opportunities;
- Understand how to evaluate energy conservation benefits;
- Understand how to evaluate pollution prevention benefits;
- Understand how to conduct a technical evaluation;
- Understand how to conduct an economic evaluation;
- Understand the sources of electric energy;
- Understand the use of fossil fuels;
- Understand alternate energy sources;
- Understand pollution prevention and waste generation;
- Understand regulatory requirements;
- Understand the sources of industrial wastes;
- Understand office operations issues;
- Understand material management and housekeeping issues;
- Understand facility maintenance issues;
- Understand metal working issues;
- Understand degreasing issues;
- Understand chemical etching issues;
- Understand plating operations issues;
- Understand paint application issues;
- Understand paint removal issues;
- Understand printing issues;
- Understand wastewater treatment issues;
- Understand issues related to motors;
- Understand issues related to lighting;
- Understand boiler issues;
- Understand heat recovery system issues;
- Understand heating system issues;
- Understand furnace and burner issues;
- Understand cogeneration issues;
- Understand thermal application issues;
- Understand HVAC issues;
- Understand ventilation issues; and
- Review a series of case studies.
The intended audience for this course is any professional who is involved in developing and implementing an energy management program.
Benefit to Attendees
Attendees of this course will understand how basic P2 concepts and how to implement P2 approaches.
Pollution prevention (P2) is one of the cornerstones of an ISO 14001 certified environmental management system (EMS). P2 has been evolving from a specialized environmental initiative to a mainstream business activity. P2 offers significant benefits to an industrial operation and can result in significant cost savings affecting the bottom line of the organization. P2 activities can also result in a safer work environment.
The associated course materials are contained in an Adobe Acrobat copy of the US EPA publication:
click on the above underlined hypertext to view, download or print the document
for your study. Because of the large file size, we recommend that you first
save the file to your computer by right clicking the mouse and choosing "Save
Target As ...", and then open the file in Adobe Acrobat Reader.
This course discusses the elements of an industrial assessment for pollution prevention programs including the basic concepts and various implementation approaches. A companion course provides an introduction to pollution prevention (C280 - An Introduction to Pollution Prevention).
information related to this subject, please visit the following websites or
Environmental Protection Agency
you finish studying the
above course content,
you need to
take a quiz
to obtain the PDH credits.
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contained in the online course are not intended as a representation or warranty
on the part of PDH Center or any other person/organization named herein. The materials
are for general information only. They are not a substitute for competent professional
advice. Application of this information to a specific project should be reviewed
by a registered architect and/or professional engineer/surveyor. Anyone making
use of the information set forth herein does so at their own risk and assumes
any and all resulting liability arising therefrom.