Dan Marsch

Dan MarschEnvironmental Engineer

115 S.W. Adams Street, RM 309
P. O. Box 697
Peoria, Illinois 61652
phone: (217) 300-4199
djmarsch@illinois.edu

Dan Marsch manages ISTC's Peoria office, located within Illinois Central College’s Downtown Campus, Leon H. Perley Building. Dan provides pollution prevention technical assistance to industrial facilities in Central and Western Illinois with particular focus upon source reduction, raw material utilization, chemical substitution, process efficiency, water conservation, energy efficiency, waste minimization, by-product synergy and recycling.

He assists facilities in becoming more sustainable by reducing their environmental footprint while simultaneously improving profitability and increasing social responsibility.

He has collaborated in applied research involving: aqueous cleaning, enzymatic cleaners, performance contracting, metalworking fluids, membrane separation and biomass-to-energy. He has been with the Center since 2002.

Professional Experience & Education

Prior to joining ISTC, Dan has a broad base of industrial experience spanning 20 years in manufacturing, distribution, sales and customer relations. He holds a BA degree from Evangel University, Springfield, MO, with continued studies in business management and environmental science.

Current Technical Assistance Projects

Principal Investigator: Illinois Conservation of Resources – Economy, Energy and Environment (ICORE3)

From its inception in 2008, ISTC’s Illinois Conservation of Resources – Economy, Energy and Environment (ICORE3) project model has proven to achieve measurable energy and water conservation improvements in underserved small, rural municipalities and businesses, with particular focus upon the manufacturing sector. These communities are typically located in regions of the state that are economically challenged or have not had good access to previous assistance programs. ICORE engineers help them improve efficiency in:

  1. water consumption;
  2. wastewater generation;
  3. energy consumption; and
  4. greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Recent Professional Awards

three men in suits standing in a conference room, Dan Marsch - middle - is holding the MVP2 award plaque.Dan Marsch (center) and Mike Springman (right) receiving the MVP2 Award
  • National Pollution Prevention Roundtable MVP2 Award (2013), Illinois Conservation of Resources and Energy Program

About NPPR

The National Pollution Prevention Roundtable, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is the largest membership organization in the United States devoted solely to pollution prevention (P2). The mission of the Roundtable is to provide a national forum for promoting the development, implementation, and evaluation of efforts to avoid, eliminate, or reduce pollution at the source.

The MVP2 Award is designed to recognize outstanding and innovative P2 projects/programs. Awards are judged on the following five broad criteria: innovation, measurable results, transferability, commitment, and optimization of available project resources.

Funded Grants

  • U.S. EPA Region V - Pollution Prevention Grant Program
  • U.S. EPA Region V - Source Reduction Assistance Grant Program

Publications

Articles

  • Bierma, T. and Marsch, D., “Performance-Based Strategies Work in Tooling Management,” BNET, March 2008.
  • Nelson, W., Marsch, D., and Delawder, T., “Chapter 10: Enzymatic Microbial Degradation: In-Process Bioremediation of Organic Waste-Containing Aqueous Solvents,” Agricultural Applications in Green Chemistry, American Chemical Society, Symposium Series No. 887, 2004.

ISTC Research Reports

ISTC Fact Sheets