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Webinar Series: Air Pollution Control: Design, Operation & Troubleshooting



Air Pollution Control: Design, Operation & Troubleshooting (Short Course)
Tuesday, August 25 and Thursday, August 27, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET

This webinar covers design, operation, testing and troubleshooting air pollution control systems to control particulates, organic vapors, PFAS/PFOS, acid gases, aerosols, metals, NOx and CO. The interactions between the front-end process and the back-end APC are covered in detail. Controls include cyclones, baghouses, venturi scrubbers, wet and dry acid gas absorbers, oxidizers, carbon adsorbers, ESPs, mercury removal, and SCR/SNCR for NOx. Design principals are provided for sizing components. Troubleshooting of systems is provided, along with input on how to design components to avoid outages and failures. The 45 years of the presenter's experience will aid the attendee in avoiding costly mistakes.
     $350 A&WMA Member; $550 Nonmember
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Part 1: Air Pollution Control - Applications and APC Equipment
Tuesday, August 25, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET

This webinar will include presentations on:
  • Overview of air pollution control applications and emissions (bulk solids, combustion, VOCs from tanks, transfers, utilities, steel, cement, and manufacturing, etc.)   
  • APC Systems, dry, wet, electrostatic, oxidizers, coalescing mist eliminators, hoods, fans
  • PM, NOx, PFAS, PFOS, VOCs, opacity, and acid gas control; combustion systems
     $198 A&WMA Member; $298 Nonmember 

Part 2: Air Pollution Control Spec Writing, Permitting & Troubleshooting
Thursday, August 27, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET

This webinar will include presentations on:
  • Writing performance specs, detailed specs to procure APC systems, heat & mass balances
  • Permitting, engineering pretests, compliance stack testing, dispersion modeling
  • Troubleshooting APC systems, controls, specific components, and ID fans    
     $198 A&WMA Member; $298 Nonmember 
Presenter: Tom McGowan, P.E., President, TMTS Associates, Inc.
Tom McGowan holds a master’s degree in chemical engineering from Manhattan College in New York City, and a master's in Industrial Management from Georgia Tech. He has more than 45 years of experience in air pollution control, combustion, bulk solids handling and industrial ventilation. He is a P.E., has contributed to Perry's Chemical Engineers' Handbook, and has written widely in technical magazines and journals. He founded TMTS Associates in 1998, working worldwide on environmental projects.
 
Moderator: Jason Midgett, Environmental Engineer, Placid Refining Company LLC
Jason Midgett is an environmental engineer for Placid Refining Company LLC in Port Allen, Louisiana, a small petroleum refiner. He is responsible for developing and managing regulatory air programs including air permitting and modeling needs. He is an active member of the Air & Waste Management Association and currently serves as the Louisiana Section’s Vice Chair. Midgett holds bachelor's and master’s degrees in Biological Engineering from Louisiana State University.