Future Meetings Text

Following are a list of scheduled meetings and events.

Tuesday February 17, 2015
Topic: Chemical Reactor Design In Petrochemicals
Speaker: Dr. Vijay Bhise

Dr. Bhise has held a number of positions including Director of Catalyst Research, General Manager Ethylene Oxide, Vice-President Technology and Catalyst Operations, Manager Economic Evaluation, etc. His time was spent mainly with the Halcon Group and later with Scientific Design.

Presentation: Aspects and issues of Reactor Design will be discussed.

PLACE: GRAND SUMMIT HOTEL- Hat Tavern Restaurant, Springfield Ave. near Morris Ave in downtown Summit, NJ.

TIME: 12:00 pm Council Meeting, 12:30 pm Dinner, 1:00 pm Speaker.

REGISTRATION: Lunch cost is $30 per attendee. Please reserve your attendance by contacting Dr. John Bonacci at ACC&CE: email: accce@chemconsult.org, cell: 908-230-8488, or regular mail: P.O. Box 902, Murray Hill, NJ 07974-0902.


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Joint Meeting with AICHE North Jersey Section

Topic: Grid-Scale Electricity Storage and Dispatch: Carbon Capture with Power Generation.
Speakers: Bernard Ennis, P.E. and Jacinta Schultz

Presentation: Bernard Ennis and Jacinta Schultz will describe the requirements and techno-economic issues at play in meeting the challenges presented as increasing amounts of renewable electricity entering the power grid. Grid stability i.e., maintaining voltage and frequency and avoiding blackouts, has emerged as a global issue as the percentage of renewables to the grid from all sources has increased. Wind and solar power systems are being deployed aggressively due to improving economics and public policy. These power sources are intermittent generators and rapid compensating capacity adjustments must be made in real time from other power generators. Electricity storage systems are set to play an essential role.

The speakers will present the European and U.S.A. experiences, assess the future risk, review current electricity storage technologies, and propose a novel solution.

Biographical Information

Bernard Ennis, P.E., is President at EGT Enterprises, Inc. of Cedar Grove, New Jersey. He has consulted to industry, attorneys and insurance companies regarding ammonia-urea, ethylene, chlor-alkali, and power generation since 1993. Prior he worked in executive management and technical positions at CB&I, Inc. and KBR, Inc. He earned his B.S. and M.S. in Chemical Engineering at Villanova University. He has authored over 25 chemical technology patents. Member American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Association of Consulting Chemists and Chemical Engineers, Sigma-Xi Research Society of America. ennis@egtgroup.com and www.egtgroup.com

Jacinta Schultz is a Senior Process Engineer in the Process Group at Thielsch Engineering, Inc. of Cranston, Rhode Island. She is responsible for process design and project interfaces with clients and other Divisions for all aspects of projects concerned with process and design engineering, and project management services regarding ammonia-urea, methanol, gasification, Fischer Tropsche, power generation, and other chemical processes. She earned her B.S. in Chemical Engineering at the University of Rhode Island and is member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. jschultz@thielsch.com and www.thielsch.com.

PLACE: New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ – Campus Center, Faculty & Staff Dining Room, third floor.  Use Parking Lot #7.

TIME: 5:00 pm Council Meeting, 6:00 pm Networking, 6:30 pm Buffet Dinner followed by Speaker.

REGISTRATION: Dinner cost is $25 per attendee. Complimentary for Students.  Please reserve your attendance by contacting Dr. John Bonacci at ACC&CE: email: accce@chemconsult.org, cell: 908-230-8488, or regular mail: P.O. Box 902, Murray Hill, NJ 07974-0902.