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Air Pollution Control for Industrial and Utility Applications
Tuesday, August 22 and Thursday, August 24, 2023 • 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
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This course covers design, operation, testing and troubleshooting air pollution control systems to control particulates, organic vapors, PFAS/PFOS, dioxins, acid gases, aerosols, metals, NO, SO2, SO3/H2SO4 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, 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.
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Part 1: Tuesday, August 22 • 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
- 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
- Troubleshooting APC systems and specific components
Part 2: Thursday, August 24 • 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
- NOx control, PFAS, PFOS, VOC oxidizers and front-end driven combustion systems
- Writing performance specs, detailed specs to procure APC systems, heat & mass balances
- Permitting, engineering pretests, compliance stack testing, dispersion modeling
Course Instructor: Thomas F. McGowan, PE, President, TMTS Associates, Inc.
Tom McGowan is president and founder of TMTS Associates Inc., a firm that for more than 20 years has specialized in thermal systems and air pollution control. He was previously employed by RMT/Four Nines, Georgia Tech Research Institute and Particulate Solid Research, Inc. He has more than 50 years of experience in combustion and air pollution control and holds degrees in Chemical Engineering and Industrial Management. He is a contributor to Perry's Chemical Engineers' Handbook and has written widely in technical magazines and journals.
Moderator: Ron Huffman, QEP, Environmental Consultant
Ron Huffman, QEP, Environmental Consultant, has worked as an industry environmental manager and an Allegheny County Air Permitting Engineer. He has worked on air and wastewater projects for more than 40 years at several chemical production locations and at several corporate headquarters. He has been an active member of A&WMA since 1985. He served as the Chair of the Allegheny Mountain Section. He currently serves as the Vice Chair for A&WMA’s Webinar Committee and Secretary for the Tampa Bay Chapter.