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Originally Recorded: July 20th, 2017
Speaker: Brad Buecker, Senior Process Specialist, Kiewit Engineering & Design and Raymond Post, P.E., Director, Cooling Water Technology
Moderator: Traci Purdum, Digital Editor, Chemical Processing
Cooling towers are a standard feature at many chemical plants around the world. Yet, they are often given only passing attention, as engineers, operators, and other personnel focus on process chemistry. But, cooling system fouling, scaling, and corrosion can be enormously expensive with regard to materials replacement, efficiency degradation and perhaps even lost production. This webinar outlines modern techniques for cooling tower water treatment. Much evolution of technologies and water treatment programs has occurred in the last decade, in large part due to more stringent regulations regarding discharge and choice of makeup supplies.
Senior Process Specialist
Kiewit Engineering & Design
Brad Buecker is a Senior Process Specialist with Kiewit Engineering and Design Company, Lenexa, Kansas. He has over 35 years of experience in or affiliated with the power industry, much of it in steam generation chemistry, water treatment, air quality control, and results engineering positions with City Water, Light & Power (Springfield, Illinois) and Kansas City Power & Light Company’s La Cygne, Kansas station. Buecker has written over 150 articles on steam generation topics for technical trade magazines, including Power Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Energy-Tech, and has authored three books. He regularly presents at technical trade shows and meetings, including the International Water Conference, the Electric Utility Chemistry Workshop, and Power-Gen. Buecker has a B.S. in chemistry from Iowa State University with additional course work in fluid mechanics, energy and materials balances, and advanced inorganic chemistry. He is a member of the ACS, AIChE, ASME, and NACE.
Raymond M. Post, P.E.
Cooling Water Technology
Mr. Post has 40 years of experience in the development, application, and evaluation of cooling water treatment programs. Mr. Post is a licensed professional engineer and a member of the Cooling Technology Institute (CTI), International Water Conference (IWC) Advisory Council, National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE). He holds 2 US Patents and has authored more than 50 technical papers on industrial water treatment.
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