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1:30 PM-3:30 PM
Room: S310E
Format: Paper
Recent EPA regulations are affecting solid and liquid waste management at power plants.  Papers in this session will address reuse of coal fly ash, issues affecting bottom ash, ground water signatures associated with combustion residuals and wastewater ...read more...
Session Chair
William Frazier, Ph.D.
Principal Consultant
Lummus Consultants
United States
Session Co-Chair
Jay Toadvine, P.E.
Executive Director, Power
Fluor Corp.
United States
Presentation/Paper
Speaker
Michael Roush, PE, MBA
Business Unit Manager - CCR Handling / Associate Mechanical Engineer
Burns & McDonnell
United States
Co-Author+
Courtney Chaffee
Marketing Coordinator
Burns & McDonnell
United States
Co-Author
Jeffrey Heun
Manager, Major Capital Projects
LG&E and KU Energy
United States
Co-Author
Kristin Glikbarg
Associate Process Engineer
Burns & McDonnell
United States
Co-Author
Samantha Tewell
Process EIT
Burns & McDonnell
United States
Speaker
Andrew Ashton
Project Manager/Hydrogeologist
Sanborn, Head & Associates, Inc.
United States
Co-Author
Charles Crocetti
Senior Vice President and Principal
Sanborn, Head & Associates, Inc.
United States
Co-Author
John Massey-Norton
Senior Hydrogeologist
American Electric Power Service Corporation
United States
Co-Author
Justin Jent
Land Environment & Remediation Services
American Electric Power
United States

1:30 PM-3:30 PM
Room: S310F
Format: Panel

In this session, a panel of experts will discuss multiple issues relating to handling coal ...read more...

Session Chair
Robert Williams, Jr.
Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Wolf Point Engineers & Contractors
United States
Session Co-Chair
Jeff Peters
Power Industry Leader - West
SUEZ Water Technologies and Solutions
United States
Panelist 1
Tyler Little, P.E.
The Babcock & Wilcox Co.
United States
Panelist 2
Randy Shepler
Manager of Design Build
CCC Group Inc.
United States
Panelist 3
Nathan Higgerson
Power Generation PM/ Business Development Lead
Hanson Professional Services Inc.
United States
Panelist 4
Thomas Adams
Executive Director
American Coal Ash Association
United States
Panelist 5
Trevor Dale
R&D Program Leader
GE Water & Process Technologies
United States

1:30 PM-3:30 PM
Room: S310G
Format: Panel
The changing landscape of coal-fired power generation demands continuing vigilance to maintain safe plant operations amid distractions, changing missions, and competition. In an effort to protect employees, equipment and the environment, experts in this panel ...read more...
Session Chair
Jeff Sullivan
Director of Continuous Improvement
Duke Energy
United States
Session Co-Chair
Richard DesJardins
Vice President, Engineering & Technical Products
GP Strategies
United States
Panelist 1
R. Todd Swinderman, P.E.
Principal
RToddS Engineering, LLC,(formerly President, Martin Engineering)
United States
Panelist 2
Nickee Allison
Director of EH&S, ECM
Day & Zimmermann
United States
Panelist 3
Carol Barajas
VP Health & Safety
Duke Energy
United States
Panelist 4
Michael Kovach
Manager - AEP/Cook Coal Terminal
American Electric Power
United States

9:30 AM-11:30 AM
Room: S310E
Format: Paper

Effective management strategies can optimize performance and efficiencies in the modern coal plant.  Topics discussed in this session will include boiler reliability, low-rank coal utilization, coal drying and cleaning assistance, and other cost and compliance ...read more...

Session Chair
Bruce Luke
Pennguard and International Sales Manager
ErgonArmor
United States
Session Co-Chair
Paul Trygstad
President
West Peak Energy LLC
United States
Presentation/Paper
Speaker
Sandra Broekema
Director, Corporate and Business Development
Great River Energy
United States
Co-Author
Nenad Sarunac
Associate Director/Energy Research Center
Lehigh University
United States
Co-Author
Una Nowling, P.E., M.Sc.
Technology Leader, Fuels & Reliability
Black & Veatch
United States
Speaker
Dale Probasco
Managing Director, Global Generation Services
Navigant
United States
Co-Author
G.Michael Curley
Associate Director – Energy
Navigant Consulting Inc.
United States
Co-Author
Robert Ruhlman
Associate Director
Navigant Consulting Inc.
United States

9:30 AM-11:30 AM
Room: S310F
Format: Paper

Paper in this session will present multiple case studies relating to handling CCRs and ...read more...

Session Chair
John Greco
Senior Director of Business Development
Riggs Distler & Co. Inc.
United States
Session Co-Chair
Gerald Long
Manager, North American Sales
United Conveyor Corp.
United States
Presentation/Paper
Speaker
Dan Whalen, P.E.
Senior Vice President
Hanson Professional Services Inc.
United States
Speaker 1
Daniel Hartmann, P.E.
Program Manager - Strategic Programs
Duke Energy
United States
Speaker 2
Matthew Everett
Program Manager
United Conveyor Corp.
United States
Speaker
Richard Munson
Director of Sales Capital Systems
BEUMER Kansas City LLC
United States
Speaker
Mike Baines
TVA Strategy and Engineering Bottom Ash Dewatering Manager
Tennessee Valley Authority
United States
Co-Author
Andrew Matthews, PMP
Strategic Project Manager
United Conveyor Corp.
United States

9:30 AM-11:30 AM
Room: S310G
Format: Paper

Proper management of power plant outages can enhance productivity, economic efficiency, and reliability. Papers in this session will address case studies and best practices to better handle plant ...read more...

Session Chair
Merrill Jones
Sr. Director Business Development
Day & Zimmerman ECM
United States
Session Co-Chair
Brian Antonini
Director or Business Development
Thompson Construction
United States
Presentation/Paper
Speaker
Kevin Jennison, P.E.
Fuels and Reliability Project Manager
Black & Veatch
United States
Co-Author
Joel Dykstra
Project Engineer
Black & Veatch
United States
Speaker
Zeki Gokce
National EMAT Technical Manager - Adv. Services
Team Industrial Services
United States
Speaker
Richard DesJardins
Vice President, Engineering & Technical Products
GP Strategies
United States
Co-Author
Richard Booth
Principal Engineer
GP Strategies Corp.
United States
Speaker
Gary Whitehead
Power Projects Specialist
Electrical Builders, Inc. (EBI)
United States
Co-Author+
Rashel Harris
Marketing Manager
Electrical Builders, Inc.
United States

1:30 PM-3:30 PM
Room: S310E
Format: Paper

Current NOx and near-term CO2 emissions solutions are evolving at coal plants as well as within equipment supplier industries.  Papers in this session will provide an overview of several of these ...read more...

Session Chair
Richard Vesel, Sr.
Business Development
ABB Inc.
United States
Session Co-Chair
Thomas Sarkus
Industrial Partnerships Manager
National Energy Technology Laboratory, USA Department of Energy
United States
Presentation/Paper
Speaker
Anthony Favale
Vice President of Technology, PE
Veritask Energy System, Inc
United States
Co-Author+
Alex Kravets
Vice President and CTO
Veritask Energy Systems, Inc.
United States
Co-Author
David Ginzburg
President and CEO
Veritask Energy Systems, Inc.
United States
Co-Author
Joseph Barba
Vice President Business Development, Project Director
Veritask Energy System, Inc
United States
Speaker
Anupam Sanyal
Director
International Environmental & Energy Consultants Ltd.
United Kingdom
Co-Author
William Walsh, Jr.
Proprietor
VGA Nozzle Company
United States

1:30 PM-3:30 PM
Room: S310F
Format: Paper

Experts in this session will present papers on multiple topics relating to coal storage and...read more...

Session Chair
Jayant Khambekar, Ph.D.
Power Industry Specialist
Jenike & Johanson Inc.
United States
Session Co-Chair
Gerald Long
Manager, North American Sales
United Conveyor Corp.
United States
Presentation/Paper
Speaker
Simon Shipp
Sales & Marketing
The Hesler Company Inc
United States
Speaker
Greg Smith
Manager of Mineral Process Technology
PHOENIX Process Equipment Company
United States
Speaker
Randy Shepler
Manager of Design Build
CCC Group Inc.
United States
Speaker
M. Scott Smith
North American COALPlus* Leader - Domestic/Export
GE Power
United States
Co-Author
Jeff Peters
Power Industry Leader - West
SUEZ Water Technologies and Solutions
United States

1:30 PM-3:30 PM
Room: S310G
Format: Paper

The TVA Kingston dam collapse brought the issue of CCRs to the forefront, in the minds of the industry and the public. Papers presented at this session will focus on a range of CCR-related issues, from permitting to operations ...read more...

Session Chair
Dennis Tkacs, PE, Sc.D.
Product Manager
Emerson Process Management
United States
Session Co-Chair
Samuel Barnes, P.E.
EVP Chief Operating Officer
Commonwealth Associates, Inc.
United States
Presentation/Paper
Speaker
Douglas Dahlberg, PE, MBA
Project Associate II - CCR Specialist
Sargent & Lundy LLC
United States
Co-Author
Mohammad Karim
Civil Associate
Sargent & Lundy LLC
United States
Speaker
Nathan Higgerson
Power Generation PM/ Business Development Lead
Hanson Professional Services Inc.
United States