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CEP: YPOV - Electricity and the Environment

July
2014

Electricity generated by fossil fuels is a relatively stable and low-cost commodity, and fossil fuels will continue to be an important source of energy for the forseeable future. The environmental impact of electricity generation is minimized through various emission-mitigation technologies. Chemical engineers are well qualified to develop these technologies; the field is especially exciting for young professionals, who can develop the technologies of tomorrow.


 

Author Bios: 

Noah Meeks

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

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