2006: Past Meetings

The following is a summary of previously held meetings in 2006 listed in reverse chronological order.
Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Council Meeting

Council Meeting
Time: 4pm to 6 pm
Please note: There is a $10 cover charge
Suburban Diner
172 Route 17 North,
Paramus, NJ 07652
Phone 201 261 2605

Directions: From South: Garden State Parkway North to Exit 163 (Left exit) to Rte 17 North Rte 17 North to Midland Avenue U-Turn (under overpass and right) Rte 17 South to Century Road U-Turn (Exit and left overpass) Rte 17 North about 0.4 mi to Suburban Diner (after Fortunoff)

From North (Tappan Zee Bridge) 287 to Rt 17 South to Century Road U-Turn Signs for Mahwah, Allendale, Saddle River, Ridgewood, Paramus… Century Road is about 6 miles from first Paramus sign

From East: George Washington Bridge to Rte 4 West to Rte 17 North to Suburban Diner (about 2 mi from interchange of 4 & 17).

From West: Rte 80 East to Rte 17 North Stay on 17 North past the 4 & 17 interchange to Suburban Diner

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Dinner Meeting

Speaker: Joseph V. Porcelli, President, ACC&CE

A year has passed very quickly since I presented “The State of the Organization” at the last Annual meeting. At that time I discussed the difficult issues facing the Association, and laid out some alternative future actions. We’ve accomplished a few things since that meeting, although not as much as I had hoped, and there is still much to be done.

My presentation will review the past year, in terms of what we’ve learned, what we’ve tried, and what options I see for the next President and Council as I become a Past President at 5 pm on October 24. I also hope to obtain inputs from those who attend this important meeting, to add to the background to be passed onto the incoming President.

Please join us for dinner.
1928–2006 78th Anniversary

PLACE: Ben’s Deli, 209 West 38th St (between 7th and 8th Ave), New York, NY
Telephone: 1-212-398-2367

TIME: 5:00 pm Annual Membership Meeting, 6:00 pm Networking/Cash Bar, 6:30 pm Dinner, 7:30 pm Presentation


Advanced registration required.

To RESERVE: Call 1-973-729-6671 or e-mail: accce@chemconsult.org

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Dinner Meeting

“Lessons on Learning from the Women of MIT and Resultant Community Outreach Activities”
Speaker: Barbara Henke, Today’s World Learning Center Foundation, Inc.

Barbara will have the assistance of her daughter who is a graduate of Pingry and has 3 degrees from MIT and of a current Pingry student. Her presentation tells the interesting story of young women in Science and Engineering and current efforts to facilitate the young women who want to pursue these careers.

Please join us for dinner.
MEETING DATE: Tuesday, September 26, 2006

PLACE: Snuffy’s Restaurant, Park & Mountain Ave (Route 22 East), Scotch Plains, NJ Telephone: 1-908-322-7726

TIME: 6:00 pm Networking/Cash Bar, 6:30 pm Dinner, 7:30 pm Presentation

REGISTRATION: $40 ACC&CE Members, $50 Non-members

Advanced registration required.
CANCELLATIONS must be made 24 hrs in Advance or Be Invoiced.

Directions: See below

To RESERVE: Call 1-973-729-6671 or e-mail: accce@chemconsult.org

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Dinner Meeting

Speaker: Mr. Douglas Riley

With the movement of technology into Asia and the growth Asia born technology, we are often tasked introducing and training our Asian colleagues on the methods and practices needed either for western quality or safety standards. This discussion will impart the experience gained in the years spent in Asia setting up chemical operations for supplying electronic semiconductor grade materials and services. Mr. Riley initially trained nationals in Operations Management in China for 3 years, and the next 2 years were spent training for Safety, Security, and Chemical Emergency Response across multiple countries throughout Asia.

Mr. Riley’s main experiences and specialties include Gases and Chemicals used in Electronics Wafer Manufacturing, Management of on-site Operations Teams, training and application of Chemical Emergency Response techniques, and performing safety audits of employer and customer facilities. He has held numerous positions with a US based International Gas and Chemical Company with annual sales of approximately 7.4 billion US dollars. He has been Project Manager, Project Engineering, Plant Management, and Operations Management for teams on-site at customer facilities handling gas and chemical dispense systems. His experience was obtained working in more than 20 countries. Long term assignments included 1 year in Israel and 5 years in China.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Dinner Meeting

Speaker: Dr. John C. Bonacci, Fibonacci Inc.

There are about 179 participants in this U.N. agreement. The USA and China are notable exceptions. Much of the clamor pro and con has been the impact that would result by burning less fossil fuels to reduce CO2 in the atmosphere. CO2, rightly or wrongly has been identified as the single largest global warming greenhouse gas. Global warming, itself, is debatable as to whether it is really occurring long term or just a recent artifact. What has been determined from a list of other greenhouse gases is that one in particular is 310 times worse than CO2 on a mole for mole basis. This gas is nitrous oxide (N2O) and it occurs at high concentrations in adipic acid and nitric acid plants. The current activity involves removing this gas and then trading the credits.

Dr. Bonacci has a significant consulting private practice in his senior years. He is a member of the ACCCE and a current Council member. He has B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering. He is a licensed PE in New York State and also a licensed US Patent Agent. He has spoken at the AICHE, ACCCE and consulting seminars on his practice. He is the holder of 101 global patents, has published numerous articles in refereed and general journals and recently published a paper on Saving Natural Gas as well as spoke at the Chem Show on Expert Witness consulting experiences. John is quite well-known for his expertise in catalysis and catalytic pollution control methods.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Free Presentations
“Significant Unaccounted Carbon Dioxide Challenges Widely Reported Notions of Atmospheric CO2”
Speaker: William A. Hoffman, Robill Products
The report presents evidence for a terrestrial effect (animal population growth) that should be included in sources of CO2 that have to be accounted for in any model. A mechanistic model suggests all carbon dioxide sources are not equal potential contributors to atmospheric totals, largely due to their heights of release, and some of the ramifications that may result. The IPCC and other (perhaps derivative) authorities start with the assumption that has to be proven: That atmospheric CO2 is the result of industrial activity. This is “begging the question”, a logical fallacy and poor basis for scientific investigation. There are other sources of CO2 which need evaluation for their potential contributions to atmospheric levels, some of which have simply been overlooked in the zealous pursuit of the anthropomorphic answer. The total of all sources is still leaving the relatively small rises observed, clearly demonstrating the robust performance of the bioshell, in contrast to the dire statements of some ecologists. A new model is proposed and some counterintuitive consequences presented.

William A. Hoffman is a consultant with broad experience including over 30 years in fine and specialty chemicals as well as thermoplastics industries. He has numerous successful examples of project management and new business development, as well as inventions to his credit, and has lectured in Chemistry prior to and subsequent to his industrial career. He holds a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the Stevens Institute of Technology, and holds patents in chemical process and product, space science and consumer goods, owns several trademarks, and has published on radiation curing, waterborne coatings, monomer synthesis, carbonate synthesis, and a system for monitoring space. Recent consulting work has included soda ash production, microwave chemistry, sulfur removal from fuel oil, forensic analysis, and polymer selection.

“NGOs and the Environment or How I Interface with Zealots”
Speaker: Elliott L. Weinberg, Cross Gates Consultants
Over the years, I have been concerned about the untruths that have been put forth to the public about chemicals and plastics. These untruths have been given credence in the press until corrective measures have been taken. The NGOs gained public support by appealing to obvious life or death concerns, mistaken as they are. An example is the ongoing activity against the use of phthalate plasticizers with the very recent determination by a special governmental committee that these materials do not cause impairment of neonatal infants. Unless we are prepared to counter untruths with truths that are scientifically realized, the public stands to lose much of its benefits that are derived by the work of scientists technologists and engineers.

Elliott is world renowned authority on stabilization and degradation of polymers with special emphasis on PVC. He is a fellow of the AAAS, AIC, and ISPE. He consults internationally. As associate editor Of the Journal of Vinyl and Additive Technology, he keeps in touch with many aspects of the interaction of the public with the chemicals and plastics.

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Dinner Meeting

“Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Printing”
Speaker: Dr. Richard M. Goodman, Richard M. Goodman Consulting LLC

Most of us feel we are constantly being inundated by 4-color advertising pieces and periodicals (that is, junk mail and magazines). But how many of us have ever considered how these items get produced. Of course, the first stage is to make the paper, but that is not our interest. However, the process for printing these materials is the area of interest and a fascinating process it is. In particular, offset lithography is based on one of the oldest chemical discoveries: that oil and water don’t mix (or do they?). Throw in a little surface science, polymer science, and most of all today, computer science and voila! Desktop publishing and direct computer to plate (alias CTP) technology. The chemistry behind the offset lithographic process will be briefly discussed and practical examples of all sorts of printing outputs will be described. From this talk you will learn: basic chemistry of lithographic process, press design features, the nature of special offset inks, particularly the design of the lithographic printing plate and CTP technologies. We will also take a brief visit into the future of printing.

Dr. Richard M. Goodman holds certificate number 747 from the ACC&CE and has recently been elected to its board of directors. He spent fourteen years as a Director in research and development for Kodak Polychrome Graphics and its predecessor companies. Dr. Goodman is currently an expert delegate to the ISO TC 130 graphic technology directorate. He has written more than 30 scientific publications over his thirty year career as a surface chemist and holds 15 US patents.

He received his Ph.D. in 1969 from the University of California at Berkeley in fundamental surface sciences. He has BS in Chemistry from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. He has been active in the American Chemical Society holding numerous committee chairmanships, including the 1996 Chairman of the New York Section, American Chemical Society.

Snuffy’s Restaurant
Park and Mountain Ave. (off Route 22)
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
Tel: 1-908-322-7726 www.weddingsatpantagis.com

Route 22 East : (Scotch Plains, Berkeley Heights, Fanwood, New Providence Exit) – Make a right turn at the exit (under overpass) and then go straight on Park Avenue for about 100 yards. Snuffy’s will be on the right. Route 22 West : (Scotch Plains, Berkeley Heights, Fanwood, New Providence Exit) – At the exit, make a right turn. At the traffic light, make a left turn and take the overpass over Route 22. At the end of the overpass, make a right onto Park Avenue. Snuffy’s will be on the right.

Garden State Parkway : (North and South) – Take Exit 140 from the Garden State Parkway and follow the signs for Route 22 West. Once on Route 22 West, follow the directions above.

Route 78 : (East and West) – Take Exit 41 from Route 78. Follow the signs to Scotch Plains. This will put you onto Plainfield Avenue. Follow Plainfield Avenue straight through the traffic light, where it becomes Bonnie Burn Road. Follow Bonnie Burn Road to the next traffic light and make a right turn (sign Scotch Plains/Newark). Follow the overpass over Route 22(traffic may back up here). At the end of the overpass, make a right onto Park Avenue. Snuffy’s will be on the right.

New Jersey Turnpike : (North and South) – Take Exit 14 from the New Jersey Turnpike and follow the signs to Route 78 West. Once on Route 78 West, follow the directions above.