Horizons Symposium Program

The Horizons Symposium will be comprised of three topical sessions: Air Quality, Water Quality, and Renewable Energy. In each session, distinguished speakers from academia and industry will deliver presentations that highlight concepts central to each topic. Afterwards, a panel (chaired by the speakers) will assemble to field questions and encourage wider conversation. Closing remarks will summarize the session and conclude the topic.

   
DAY ONE
07:30 – 16:40 Registration
07:30 – 08:15 Breakfast
08:15 – 08:30 Welcome and Opening Remarks
08:30 – 09:00

Keynote: Troubleshooting Thermal Performance of Environmental Applications

Thomas G. Lestina, HTRI

09:00 – 12:15 Air Quality Session
09:00 – 09:05 Session Opening Remarks
09:05 – 09:30

Trends in Waste Heat Recovery Practices in the Process Industry

Alan Rossiter, PhD, P.E., UH Energy, University of Houston

09:30 – 09:55

Gas Turbine Operation Improvement with Multi-Function Catalyst

Dan Johnson, P.E., CORMETECH Inc.

09:55 – 10:10 Break
10:10 – 10:35

Cold Water for Plants in the Desert: Heat Rejection for Water-starved Locations

T.J. Paskach, PhD, Frontline BioEnergy LLC

10:35 – 11:00

To Be Determined

11:00 – 11:15 Break
11:15 – 12:10 Panel Session
12:10 – 12:15 Session Closing Remarks
12:15 – 13:15 Lunch
13:15 – 16:30 Water Quality Session
13:15 – 13:20 Session Opening Remarks
13:20 – 13:45

Cooling Water Treatment – Lessons Learned

Michael Lyon, DuPont

13:45 – 14:10

To Be Determined

14:10 – 14:25 Break
14:25 – 14:50

To Be Determined

14:50 – 15:15

Resource Recovery from Wastewater

John Poppe, Kitsap Public Utility District

15:15 – 15:30 Break
15:30 – 16:25 Panel Session
16:25 – 16:30 Session Closing Remarks
16:30 – 16:40 Day One Closing Remarks
17:00 – 18:30 Welcome Reception
DAY TWO
07:30 – 13:30 Registration
07:30 – 08:15 Breakfast
08:15 – 08:30 Day Two Opening Remarks
08:30 – 09:00

Keynote: Mathematically Rigorous Optimization of Heat Exchangers and the Future of Heat Pumps

Reinhard Radermacher, PhD, University of Maryland

09:00 – 12:15 Renewable Energy Session
09:00 – 09:05 Session Opening Remarks
09:05 – 09:30

Improving Thermal Management for Large Li-ion Energy Storage Systems

Chris Boyer, PhD, AES Distributed Energy

09:30 – 09:55

To Be Determined

09:55 – 10:10 Break
10:10 – 10:35

To Be Determined

10:35 – 11:00

Heat Transfer Technologies for Combined Heat and Power Applications

Patricia Irving, PhD, InnovaTek Inc.

11:00 – 11:15 Break
11:15 – 12:10 Panel Session
12:10 – 12:15 Session Closing Remarks
12:15 – 12:30 Day Two Closing Remarks and Follow-up
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch