Focus on Drying Seminar

featuring student and member awards
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 2:00pm-9:00pm CDT
Event format: 
In-Person / Local
Posted by Tom Blackwood
Engineers' Club
4359 Lindell Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108
United States

Our April meeting will focus on drying technology with a seminar presented by Karl Jacob from 2 to 5 pm.  This seminar covers drying fundamentals (equilibrium, psychrometry, kinetics and drying mechanisms), advantages and features of various types of drying equipment (primarily layer and dispersive dryers) and selection of the best equipment.  Using his extensive experience with virtually every type of dryer Karl will show how to maximize their performance and make a smart selection.  Karl will follow dinner with a talk on troubleshooting dryers and diagnosing typical problems to improve your dryer.

During this meeting we will recognize our members with over 25 years in AIChE with a memento.  Also, MYNAH has commited to sponsoring our outstanding student awards.  For more information click on the MYNAH link.

Attendees will receive 3 PDHs for the seminar and 1 PDH for the dinner talk.

Karl Jacob is a chemical engineer with The Dow Chemical Company. He is a Research Scientist/Technical Leader in Engineering Sciences and founded the Solids Processing Lab at Dow in Midland, Michigan. For the last three decades, he has worked on a vast array of particle technology problems, with particular expertise in silo/hopper design, powder mechanics, pneumatic conveying, particle engineering and drying.  

Karl has a B.SCh.E. from Case Western Reserve University. He is a former member of the AIChE Board of Directors, a Fellow and a past chair of the Particle Technology Forum.  Karl has been a member of AIChE for over 30 years and is active in the mid-Michigan local section.

WHEN:  Wednesday, April 23rd
1:30-2:00 Registration for the seminar
2:00-5:00 “Fundamentals of Drying Technology” by Karl Jacob
5:00-6:00 Seminar concludes, happy hour and registration for dinner
6:00-6:45 Dinner
6:45-7:15 Awards
7:15-8:30 Presentation on “Troubleshooting” by Karl Jacob

COST: $35 (Students - $5) for the seminar; $20 (Students $10) for dinner; $50 for both seminar and dinner

MENU: Caesar Salad, Orzo Pasta, House Made Baked Cannelloni, Chicken Piccata, Assorted Rolls, Coffee/Tea

RSVP: Tom Blackwood at 314-367-1260 or trblac@att.net no later than April 17th.  Please indicate if you are with ASME, ACS, AIChE or other organization in your RSVP.

Reservations made and not cancelled by noon, April 18, will be billed to you.