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Lecture to address wastewater treatment process

Clarkston, GA - December 01, 2011

The Green Technologies Academy of Georgia Piedmont Technical College and the Office of Sustainable Living & Environmental Studies of Georgia Perimeter College will present a lecture, "Wastewater Treatment Plants," on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, 6-7:30 p.m., at The Conference Center of Georgia Piedmont Technical College-DeKalb Campus, located at 495 N. Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston, Ga. 30021. The program is the seventh event of the colleges’ Joint Lecture Series.

Guest lecturer will be Dave Weigel, P.E. Weigel will discuss the wastewater treatment process–where wastewater goes after it leaves a home or business from sink and shower drains, washing machines, dishwashers and commodes, and how contaminants in it are then chemically removed, converted into an environmentally safe liquid and a solid waste which can be disposed of or reused as a fertilizer.

Weigel has over 30 years of experience in energy-conservation analysis, building automation, technical training, and analysis of renewable-energy systems. As a registered professional engineer, he has designed electrical, mechanical and control systems for new construction, renovation, and conservation-driven retrofit. Weigel holds an MBA and is a consulting engineer and trainer with Memphis, Tenn.-based Kele, Inc., a supplier of building automation products, services and solutions.

The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information or to register, call Georgia Piedmont Tech Industrial Technologies instructor Brian Lovell at (404) 297-9522, ext. 1265, or e-mail

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