Submitted by: American Cleaning Institute (ACI)
Posted: Dec 03, 2010 – 01:44 PM EST
WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 03 /CSRwire/ -
Companies that make or use chemicals have a new tool at their fingertips to help forecast chemical concentrations in U.S. waterways.
The American Cleaning Institute® (ACI - formerly The Soap and Detergent Association) is offering a free webinar January 13, 2011 to outline iSTREEM™.
What is iSTREEM? It's a web-based computer model which will predict the concentration of a chemical used in "down-the-drain" products at the discharge of more than 12,000 wastewater treatment plants, at the intake of downstream municipal drinking water treatment facilities, and in approximately 28,000 river reaches covering over 200,000 river miles across the continental United States.
"iSTREEM is a valuable new tool to promote product stewardship and regulatory compliance for chemical suppliers and manufacturers of formulated products of all sizes," said Dr. Paul DeLeo, ACI's Senior Director of Environmental Safety.
The model has been scaled at both the national level (e.g., approximately 28,000 river reaches covering over 200,000 river miles) and at the regional/watershed scales (e.g., Trinity River, TX; Willamette River, OR).
Attendees will be provided access to iSTREEM for future use (at no cost) along with the underlying principles of its development and the necessary training to run simulations and manipulate the generated output.
Presenters will include Dr. Paul DeLeo, ACI; Dr. Scott Dyer, Procter & Gamble, and Dr. Xinhao Wang, University of Cincinnati.
The webinar will be held Thursday, January 13, 2011 from 2:00-3:30 pm EST. Space is limited, so reserve your webinar seat now at: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/379362435.
The American Cleaning Institute® (ACI - formerly The Soap and Detergent Association) is the Home of the U.S. Cleaning Products Industry® and represents the $30 billion U.S. cleaning products market. ACI members include the formulators of soaps, detergents, and general cleaning products used in household, commercial, industrial and institutional settings; companies that supply ingredients and finished packaging for these products; and oleochemical producers. ACI (www.CleaningInstitute.org) and its members are dedicated to improving health and the quality of life through sustainable cleaning products and practices.
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