The Casting Emission Reduction Program (CERP) has released information on its upcoming meeting, October 25-26 in Sacramento, CA, at the offices of Technikon L.L.C. Technikon is the independent research group that is contracted to coordinate and oversee CERP's research programs under contract.
CERP is a dual-use initiative by the U.S. Dept. of Defense (DoD) and private industry, that was established to research and validate the use of advanced materials and processes to reduce the environmental impact of metal casting operations, and to advance applications of metalcastings for new uses.
The October meetings include one day of working group meetings, and a half day Steering Committee meeting. In the working group meetings, tasked teams work in consecutive sessions to determine needs and directions of the research, and are briefed on CERP activities and results. The working groups are the Emissions Team, Casting Quality Team, Test Design Team, Energy Team, and Modeling Team.
The CERP Steering Committee is the voting group that guides the direction of CERP's research.
Current research initiatives underway by CERP include projects on reducing hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). New processes and materials are tested in a “real world” metalcasting setting, to bridge the gap between research and full-scale production. Metalcasting research is being conducted in iron, aluminum, light-weight casting technology, and process refinements, leading to energy savings and pollution prevention improvements.
For more information on CERP and the October meeting, visit CERP online. Or, call Jodie Crandall at Technikon, Tel. 916-929-8001 ext.234.