We all know it: Water treatment directly impacts heat exchange, energy use, and water use.
Join Aquanomix on Saturday morning at AWT as we talk about the power of data in the water industry. Hear from experts Desmond G. Prosser, Aquanomix, Project Architect and Lori McPherson, Walchem, Regional Sales Manager.
New technologies that create full transparency of the water treatment and water quality data are on the horizon. They will ultimately lead to a better water management program, lower operating costs, and a significant improvement in sustainable facilities management. Capital assets (hvac equipment) will be preserved, postponing a capital event, leading to a stronger P&L for the facility owner.
Water treatment professionals will have a terrific opportunity to help their clients understand, implement and operate these new optimization and benchmarking technologies as we move forward in this exciting chapter of our careers.
Learn more about technologies that powerfully marry heat exchange + water management data, which SAVES MONEY & IMPROVES PERFORMANCE.
We hope you’ll join us!
Date: Saturday, September 12, 2015
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Location: 2015 Annual AWT Convention
Room: Omni Nashville Hotel, Broadway Ballroom A-E
About Desmond G. Prosser
Desmond (Des) Graham Prosser was born in Wales and grew up in the Welsh valleys, a mountainous industrial region renowned for its rugby, coal and steel production, leeks, and world famous singers, such as Tom Jones, Harry Secombe, and Shirley Bassey. After graduating from college with a B.Sc. in analytical chemistry in 1964, Des went to work for the Nylon Spinning division of Imperial Chemical Industries. He worked as a industrial chemist in its laboratories, dealing with all manner of analytical activities, such as ensuring raw material product QC and power plant boiler water and steam purity. Three years later in 1967, and after a brief stint as a process control chemist working at the Coal Tar Distillation division of the National Coal Board (NCB), Des went to work as a water treatment specialist at British Steel Corporation (BSC). He dealt with every kind of water technology available in those days, including lime soda softening, continuous base-exchange operation, demineralization, high-pressure boiler operation, power generation, gas cleaning, cooling systems, and wastewater. After BSC, and during the period 1973–1982, Des’s next move was to work as a Technical Services Officer (TSO) in the industrial water treatment business of the Swiss firm Ciba-Geigy, based in Manchester, England. He was responsible for all technical support services to metal refining industries. (During that time Des worked with another Brit—Colin Frayne, also a member of the Aquanomix team!). In 1982, the water treatment business of Ciba-Geigy was sold to Drew Ameroid UK (which eventually became Ashland Water and now Solenis), and Des became global head of technical support for metal refining, then for monitoring and control systems, based in The Netherlands (Holland), and finally, back to the UK, running all group consulting and technical services. In 2003, Des left to open up his own company—DP Specialty Chemicals Ltd—and was initially exporting water treatment chemicals to African countries such as Nigeria, but also providing technical consulting services. The technical support side was more satisfying, and so in 2004, he decided to change the focus of his business to software design for industrial water treatment chemistry/energy prediction and control. Today, Des lives in Calne, Wiltshire, England, but consults around the world, and has recently teamed up with Aquanomix in North Carolina to help them develop their own various water/energy predictive and management software systems.
About Lori McPherson
Lori McPherson has been a regional sales manager with Walchem/Iwaki America for 17 years. She has a B.S. in chemical engineering from Purdue University and an M.S. in systems engineering from Virginia Tech. Prior to Walchem, Lori held positions as a process engineer, waste treatment engineer, and analytical product manager specializing in conductivity, pH and ORP measurements. She has published many papers throughout the years on analytical measurement and control, with emphasis on ORP/chlorine control and accurate conductivity measurements.