Michael Keleman, senior environmental engineer, was honored with the Wylie W. Mitchell Award for his presentation at the American Society of Sanitary Engineering (ASSE) Annual Meeting.
Food waste disposer and
instant hot water dispenser manufacturerInSinkEratorannounced thatMichael Keleman, senior environmental engineer,
was honored with the Wylie W. Mitchell Award for his presentation at the
American Society of Sanitary Engineering (ASSE) Annual Meeting, held in Orlando,
Fla., Nov. 19-23.
the Wylie W. Mitchell Award is presented to the individual speaker presenting
the most outstanding paper at the E.J. Zimmer Technical Seminar, held during
the organization’s annual meeting. The recipient is selected by conference
attendees, who are asked to critique each speaker’s presentation and overall
value of the information presented.
an environmental specialist, spoke to ASSE delegates about the role food waste
disposers play in a holistic approach to food waste management, and how these
widely used kitchen appliances are surprisingly overlooked and misunderstood.
Keleman provided research and technical information to support the fact that
disposers are an environmentally responsible alternative to transporting food
waste to landfills.
has more than 17 years of experience in the wastewater field, starting at a
laboratory, and eventually progressing to supervision and management of
wastewater facilities. Keleman obtained a Bachelor of Science from Purdue
Environmental Health Science and holds various certificates and licenses for
water and wastewater treatment operations, as well as registration with the
National Environmental Health Association as an environmental health
ASSE is a
nonprofit organization composed of individual and sustaining members who
represent all disciplines of the plumbing industry. Its mission is to
continually improve the performance, reliability and safety of plumbing
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