Biosolids and Environmental Management Consultant
Retired - Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago
Dan retired from MWRD Chicago after 30+ years of experience in biosolids management, beneficially utilizing over one million “dry” tons of biosolids throughout his career. Dan was the Biosolids Manager for Chicago and his management was responsible for annual operational cost reduction through chemical, energy and maintenance cost savings and other best management practices. Total savings at WRP’s and Solids Processing areas range from $2-6M. Under his management the District eliminated landfill disposal of biosolids and increased Class A biosolids product production. He also implemented a GIS program for tracking metals, nitrogen and other loadings on farmland and introduced two methods of composting to achieve a higher quality Class A product. He was also instrumental in legislative changes made in Illinois for biosolids acceptance and use.
Dan has served on an expert panel in Detroit for Biosolids Master Planning and has mentored various cities such as Houston, TX and Vancouver, B.C. in Environmental Management System implementation. He is the Illinois Water Environment Association’s Past President, serves on IWEA, WEF and NACWA Biosolids Committees, is a member of USCC and is the Chair of the National Biosolids Partnership’s Advisory Committee.
Wednesday, January 30
8:45 AM – 10:15 AM