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Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) Destruction in the U.S. and Abroad

COURSE PROVIDER: Gilbert Gedeon, P.E.
Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) Destruction in the U.S. and Abroad
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH interactive presentation provides a general overview on the destruction of Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) in the United States and abroad.

The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, finalized in 1987, is a global agreement to protect the stratospheric ozone layer by phasing out the production and consumption of ozone-depleting substances. By joining, the Parties commit to phasing out specified ODS, thereby reducing their abundance in the atmosphere and protecting the earth's fragile ozone Layer. On 16th September 2009, the Montreal Protocol and its parent convention, the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer, became the first treaties in the history of the United Nations to achieve universal ratification.

This presentation discusses the sources of ODS for destruction in the United States and globally and the best practices for the safe, environmentally sound collection, recovery, transport, and destruction of these substances. In addition, this presentation identifies the technologies that are used to destroy ODS, and the challenges associated with safe destruction of ODS. This presentation also assesses the costs for the ODS waste management process and the primary funding sources for waste management projects.

This 2 PDH online interactive presentation is intended primarily for environmental, sustainability, industrial, and mechanical engineers, as well as others interested in learning about the best practices for destruction of ODS.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education interactive presentation is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Familiarizing with the sources of ODS for destruction
  • Understanding the best practices for the safe collection, recovery, transportation, and destruction of ODS
  • Gaining an overview of the technologies used to destroy ODS
  • Knowing the primary funding sources for waste management projects
  • Familiarizing with historical and current destruction trends for the type and quantity of ODS destroyed
  • Understanding the projections of potentially recoverable ODS
  • Assessing parallels for collection and disposal of hydrofluorocarbons
Course Document
For this course, you will need to go through the interactive presentation "Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) Destruction in the U.S. and Abroad". To access the presentation, you will need to log in or register and purchase the course. Following the course purchase, please click on the link provided in your account to view the presentation. The duration of this presentation is approximately 118 minutes.
This particular course document is accessible only after purchase.

Course Quiz

Once you finish watching the PDH interactive presentation, you will be redirected to your account to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 2 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on this interactive presentation.

The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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