October 9, 2013

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Brian Adair to Present at the American Public Power Association Engineering and Operations Technical Conference

Breakthrough air-emission sampling technology for power plants is the subject of a presentation by Geosyntec chemical engineer Brian Adair at the American Public Power Association's (APPA) Engineering and Operations Technical Conference, set for April 15-18 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Adair, a member of Geosyntec's expanding air practice who is based in Charlotte, N.C., will present at 3:30 p.m. April 17 on "Simultaneous Real-Time Monitoring of SO2, SO3, NH3 and H2O." During his session, Adair will describe emerging technology for power plants that determines concentrations of NH3 and SO3 in flue gas while also providing SO2 and H2O data at the same time.

This method overcomes inherent limitations of conventional techniques for determining such concentrations, such as tunable diode lasers and wet-extraction methods. The data produced aid power plant personnel when making decisions that affect air emissions, help lower costs, and improve the flexibility of operations.

The APPA's Engineering and Operations Technical Conference covers the areas of communications and control, environment, generation and fuels, safety, system planning, and transmission and distribution. Attendees are typically engineering, operations, managerial, and other electric utility personnel. The APPA is a national service organization representing municipal and other state or local government-owned electric utilities throughout the United States.