Overcoming CCR Challenges: Solutions for Ash Pond Wastewaters

Available on Demand Until February 15, 2019

Duration: 60 Minutes

The continued implementation of the coal combustion regulations (CCR) in coal fired power plants is requiring the closure and dewatering of active and retired ash basins to be in regulatory compliance. Wastewater treatment can be customized to meet the unique requirements of each facility. Many options are available to reliably and economically reach the specific discharge limits of each facility.

After addressing pond remediation, water streams that were previously sent to ash basins will need to be managed. These include Low Volume Wastewater, Coal Pile Run Off, and FGD Purge Water. As an example, Non-Chemical Boiler Cleaning Wastewater presents a unique challenge which will be addressed during the webinar.

Selection criteria, project implementation, case studies and new, customized solutions will be presented.

What you will learn: 

In this webinar on water treatment related to coal combustion regulations (CCR), viewers will learn:

  • The types of contaminants that are typically found in ash basins.
  • What treatment options are available to manage the dewatering of the basin prior to closure.
  • How to manage a plants water streams after a basin has been closed.

Who should attend:

  • Executive/Administrative Management (i.e. CEO, President, VP, Board Member, Owner, etc)
  • Engineering & Operations Management (i.e. Division Head, General Manager, Superintendent, Section Head, Department Head, Manager, Chief Engineer, Shift Supervisor, etc.)
  • Environmental & Safety Management (Consultant, Manager, Supervisor, Technician),
  • Engineering & Design Staff (i.e. Consulting Engineer, Civil Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Environmental Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Planning Engineer, System Designer, etc.)
  • Operations (I.e. Foreman, Plant Operator, Boiler Engineer, Maintenance Crewman, Mechanic, Service Representative, Collection Systems, etc.)
  • Power Utilities (Coal, Electric)
  • Consulting/Contracting/Engineering Companies, and Federal/State/County Agencies

Hear from these experts:

Charles McCloskey 
Market Manager – Power 
Evoqua Water Technologies 

Charles McCloskey has more than 40 years of experience in developing industrial water and wastewater treatment solutions. At Evoqua, McCloskey has held the positions of Market Manager for Power and Director of Industrial Wastewater Projects, both in the Heavy Industry Division. He has held positions in technical service, sales, product management, and general management throughout his career. He has authored and presented whitepapers and case studies at dozens of technical conferences, including the International Water Conference, Energy Utility & Environment Conference, Pollution Control Users Group, WEFTEC, and World of Coal Ash Conference. McCloskey holds a Bachelor’s degree from Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania.

Max Swoboda 
Project Solutions – Coal Ash Ponds 
Evoqua Water Technologies  

Max Swoboda has 25 years of experience providing technical and water treatment solutions to power plants. His experience includes developing water solutions for many industries, ranging from ultrapure water production to providing water treatment services for fossil and nuclear facilities. Swoboda joined Evoqua in 2016, focusing on the wastewater needs of power plants, particularly coal-fired plants needing to stay in compliance with CCR and ELG regulations. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the Virginia Military Institute, where he focused on the environmental/water treatment track.


Aaron Larson
Executive Editor 
Aaron is an engineer who has worked at nuclear, biomass, and coal power plants, where he gained significant operations, maintenance, safety, financial, and management experience. He has also served in the Navy, earned a BS in nuclear engineering technology from Thomas Edison State College, holds an MBA in financial management from City University of Seattle, and is credentialed as a Chief “A” Boiler Engineer. Aaron writes news and feature stories on a variety of topics.
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