The April 25, 2013 VLS meeting (9:00 PM US Eastern Daylight Time) will discuss the "Basics of Combustion, Fuels and Air Pollutants".
The presentation will cover air-to-fuel ratio, combustion temperatures, types of burners, burning conventional and waste fuels, and air pollution issues resulting from sulfur, halogens/chlorine, fuel bound nitrogen, inorganics and metals in fuels. Keynote speaker is Tom McGowan, president and founder of TMTS Associates Inc.
Tom has been involved in combustion of fossil fuels, exotic fuels and waste material for more than 40 years. TMTS Associates specializes in thermal systems and air pollution control. Tom was previously employed by RMT/Four Nines, American Combustion, the Georgia Tech Research Institute and Particulate Solid Research, Inc. Tom has a Masters degree in Chemical Engineering from Manhattan College in New York City, and a Masters in Industrial Management from Georgia Tech. He is a contributor to Perry's Chemical Engineers' Handbook, and has written widely in technical magazines and journals, and received the Chemical Engineering Magazine 2010 Award for Personal Achievement.
This meeting is approved to issue 1 PDH to Florida PEs for the combustion presentation.31 other states recognizes Florida's PDH approvals as compliant with their continuing education requirements on a 1 to 1 basis (1 hour of PDH credit). Anyone wishing to have PDH credit should send their name, PE registration state, and PE registration number to VLS Secretary Laura J. Gimpelson, email@example.com.