Joel McElrath

Joel McElrath

Principal Technical Leader

Electric Power Research Institute

Joel McElrath is a Principal Technical Leader at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) in the Chemistry and Radiation Safety program area of the Nuclear Power Sector. His current research activities focus on pressurized water reactor primary chemistry controls, optimization of demineralizer and filtration applications, open and closed cooling water chemistry control, and chemistry services supporting the implementation of EPRI technology.

Mr. McElrath joined EPRI in 2009. He previously served for 23 years in various capacities in the Chemistry Department at the Palisades Nuclear Plant.

Mr. McElrath received a BS degree in chemical engineering from the University of Michigan and his MBA degree from the Grand Valley State University.

Mr. McElrath has twice been an EPRI Technology Transfer Award recipient. In 1997 he received the award for initiating the silica operating limits relaxation program. Also, in 2001 the award was granted him for leadership in implementing plant demonstration of zinc injection in a PWR.

A Study of Iodine Vapor Infusion to Mitigate Fouling of Cooling Tower Water

APRIL 21, 10:10 – 10:35