Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) Destruction in the US & Abroad
This online engineering PDH course discusses the sources of ozone depleting substances (ODS) in the United States and abroad and defines the best practices for the safe, environmentally sound collection, recovery, transport, and destruction of these substances. In addition, this course explains the challenges associated with the safe destruction of ODS and assesses the costs for the ODS waste management process.
The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (Montreal Protocol), finalized in 1987, is a global agreement to protect the stratospheric ozone layer by phasing out the production and consumption of ODS.
While the global ODS phaseout is underway, a large amount of ODS is in equipment and products such as refrigerators and air conditioners (as refrigerant and foam blowing agent), foam contained in buildings, and fire protection systems and fire extinguishers, as well as in stockpiles held by countries and industrial and commercial users. Together these sources are referred to as ODS banks.
This 4 PDH online course is intended for environmental, sustainability, industrial, and mechanical engineers, as well as others interested in learning about the best practices for destruction of ODS.
This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:
- Familiarizing with the sources of ODS
- Learning about the best management practices regarding the process of ODS destruction
- Familiarizing with ODS destruction technologies and facilities in the U.S. and worldwide
- Gaining perspective and metrics on the international efforts to destroy ODS
- Understanding the financial considerations of ODS recovery, transportation, and destruction costs
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