Emissions Control, Power Systems, and Energy Conservation Expert

Technical Consultant #1903


Expertise

  • Process simulation and modeling using both ChemCad and ASPEN.
  • Dry flue gas scrubbing and related emissions control systems.
  • Combustion and power systems.
  • Biomass gasification and syngas/producer gas cleaning.
  • Fluidized bed technologies for chemical reactions.
  • Chemical and physical separations of submicron particles.
  • Carbon dioxide capture and energy integration.
  • Sorbent reactivity testing and selection for various emissions control systems.

Experience

Undisclosed Company, President, 2004 - Present

  • Founder of a company that provides consulting and testing services for the chemical, environmental, and power generation industries.

Undisclosed University, Energy Research, 1988 - Present

Assistant Adjunct Professor, Mechanical Engineering, 2010 - Present

  • Teach Power Generation Technologies and Combustion Phenomena courses.

Program Manager, 2005 - 2012

  • Senior manager responsible for pilot plant and process development projects within the power generation group.
  • Developed a utility industry consortium to research new methods for capturing carbon dioxide from fossil-fired power plants.
  • Developed methods and instrumentation for the efficient control of gasification and pyrolysis processes.
  • Developed a capacitive deionization process for cleanup of wastewater from power plants.

Senior Research Engineer, Center for Applied Energy Research, University, 1988 - 2005

  • Developed a variety of research projects including carbon management, biomass gasification, combustion, semi-dry FGD with circulating fluidized beds and gas instrumentation.
  • Worked with electric utilities and filtration vendors to solve site-specific process and particle separation problems.
  • Developed an innovative dry separation system for purifying waste streams of plastics, metals, and/or minerals.
  • Researched ultrafiltration techniques to recover catalyst from FT slurry.

East Kentucky Power, Winchester, KY, Production Engineer, 1984 - 1988

  • Project leader and design engineer for various power plant improvement and environmental control projects which included:
  • Modernization of power plant process control and sensor systems.
  • Retrofit of electrostatic precipitators.
  • High purity water system instrument up grade.
  • Waste water treatment plant up-grade and FGD scrubber optimization through computer models.

Kentucky Center for Energy Research Laboratory, Lexington, KY, Associate Engineer, 1981 - 1984

  • Primary engineer responsible for process control and instrumentation for a fluidized bed combustion pilot plant.

Honors & Publications

Publications and Patents

  • Author of over 30 articles in peer reviewed journals and college textbooks.
  • Currently hold 6 U.S. patents.

Education

  • Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
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