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 manufacturer InSinkErator announced that 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, held in Orlando, Fla., Nov. 19-23.

Each year 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.  

Keleman, 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.

Keleman 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 University in 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 specialist.

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 systems.

Source: InSinkErator