AIChE & A&WMA Web Forum: Electricity and the Environment: Existing U.S. Coal-Fired Generation and Future Technologies
- Type: Archived Webinar
Electricity generated by fossil fuel is a generally stable and low-cost commodity. Globally, electricity is being utilized in more areas of life than ever before, and the environmental impact of its generation is minimized through various technologies. This web forum reviews those technologies for both the researcher as well as the practicing engineer, including generation, non-catalytic and catalytic reduction of NOx, electrostatic precipitation, fabric filtration, desulfurization and acid gas control, and mercury control. Many of these technologies are inter-related, and the focus is on the system as whole. While these unit operations are sufficient for existing electricity generation, future technology development is also be discussed.
Noah D. Meeks is a Research Engineer at Southern Company, one of the country’s largest electric utilities and an industry leader in electric power research and innovation. He received his B.S. in Chemistry from Northern Kentucky University in 2005, and his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from University of Kentucky in 2012, under the direction of Prof. DB Bhattacharyya.
Since joining Southern Company after graduation, Dr. Meeks has led research efforts for environmental controls on coal-based electric power generation. These include development of mercury sorbent technology,...Read more
Mr. Jerrad Thomas is the carbon capture, utilization, and sequestration projects manager at Southern Company. He oversees carbon capture projects at the large pilot scale spanning a range of technologies, which are located at host sites throughout the Southern Company network. He previously held positions as project manager and project engineer at Forsythe and Long Engineering, a design/build engineering firm in north Alabama, and he holds two bachelor of science degrees from the University of Alabama, one in chemical engineering and one in physics. Currently, he is pursuing his...Read more
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