Whether it is the threat of an emergency shutdown, or the need for a planned outage, keeping water treatment facilities online is top of mind for plant operators and managers alike. Mounting pressures to maintain operations and ensure water treatment effectiveness within industrial settings is great and the need to ensure uptime is a critical part of daily activities.
Join POWER and Chemical Engineering's webinar to learn how Rentech Nitrogen Products, a producer of Agricultural-Grade Fertilizer Products, incorporated mobile softening solutions to circumvent two separate plant shutdown situations, preventing condensate dump and affording the plant un-interrupted flow of plant make-up water until repairs were made.
Production Manager, Front-End Operations
James Gau is currently serving as production manager at Rentech for their NH3 plant operations. Mr. Gau has garnered a wide range of professional knowledge and expertise in his 35 years with Rentech. Holding such positions as NH3 Process Unit Outside Operator, NH3 Process Unit Control Board Operator, Shift Supervisor, Training Supervisor and Start-up Supervisor for Gas to Fuel Research and Development Plant. He has also gained a wide range of expertise working within urea granulation, water treatment and power houses.
In addition to being a member of the HazMat team, Mr. Gau also holds certifications as an ISO internal auditor and as an Industrial Wastewater Treatment Operator for the state of Illinois.
Sales Manager - Central Region
GE Mobile and Outsourced Water Services
Dale Anderson holds a B.S. in Environmental Engineering and is currently regional sales manager for Betz’s mobile and outsourced water services. Having joined Betz in 1983 as a district representative, Mr. Anderson has worked in a variety of capacities there, including Account Manager, Corporate Accounts, and Global Equipment Leader for steel.
With 34 years of water treatment experience, Mr. Anderson traces his career path back to Republic Steel, having entered its Excellence in Leadership Program in 1979, and then assuming the position of Turn Foreman in their Environmental Control, Combustion and Utilities Department, where he was responsible for coke ovens, blast furnaces, electric arc furnaces, and QBOP Air and Water Treatment Systems. With the range of industry experience gained from Republic Steel, he moved on to serve as Plant Manager for KA Steel Chemical in Melrose Park, Illinois
Dorothy Lozowski is the Executive Editor of Chemical Engineering, where she has been an editor since 2005. Prior to that, she worked for Akzo Nobel Chemicals in R&D facilities and production environments in several countries, including five years in the Netherlands. Her positions included Project Manager, Technical Development Manager and Research Engineer. Much of her work was in the specialty and polymer chemical areas. Dorothy holds M.S.Ch.E. and B.S.Ch.E. degrees from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
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