Ozone applications symposium in March
A symposium on Applications of Ozone in Cooling Water Systems will be presented at Corrosion/91 in Cincinnati, OH on March 11-15, 1991. Sponsored by the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE), the symposium will feature eight presentations on ozone including cooling tower ozonation and experiences with ozone generation.
More than 450 technical presentations on applied and research-oriented issues will be conducted in more than 40 technical symposia and in numerous research presentations during the three-day Research in Progress symposium.
NACE, comprised of 15,000 members worldwide, is a professional and technical society devoted exclusively to the prevention and control of the degradation of all materials. For more information about Corrosion/91, contact: Peggy Parsons at NACE, (713) 492-0535.
EPA Proposes Reorganization
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing a reorganization plan that will consolidate several water programs. Proposed by La Juana Wilcher, EPA’s assistant administrator for water, the plan designates four rather than seven water program offices.
Under the proposed plan, the Office of Drinking Water would be replaced by the Office of Groundwater and Drinking Water Protection with James Elder as director. The new office will be in charge of drinking water, an office currently directed by Michael Cook, and groundwater, currently under the guidance of Marian Mlay. Elder is currently director of the Office of Water Enforcement and Permits. His deputy in the new consolidated office is to be Peter Cook.
Michael Cook would move to head the Office of Wastewater Enforcement and Compliance, and the other two new offices would be the Office of Ecosystem Protection and the Office of Water Science and Technical Support.
EPA officials stress that the names of the offices are not finalized and are subject to change. The reorganization requires the approval of EPA Administrator William Reilly, Deputy Administrator Henry Habicht and EPA unions. If approved, it could be in effect by next spring.
Balla joins Hydro Group
John M. Balla, a mechanical engineering graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, has joined the Environmental Products Division of Hydro Group, Inc., Bridgewater, NJ. His responsibilities involve customer services in addition to conducting, evaluating and reporting on field pilot plant studies. He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Balla worked as an assistant project engineer at The George Hyman Construction Co. and an assistant estimator with Heritage Sheet Metal Fabricators, Inc. while pursuing his degree.
Hydro Group works in water development, treatment and control through its six operating divisions and wholly-owned consulting subsidiary.
Chlorinators offers three-year warranty
Chlorinators Inc. has announced a three-year warranty for its Regal gas chlorinators and sulphonators.
A year-long study including a review of the service and spare parts records of Regal installations throughout the world convinced Chlorinators to proceed with the three-year warranty. Regal continues to offer a lifetime warranty on the cylinder inlet adaptor, regulating spring and main regulating diaphragm.
Chlorinators of Palm City, FL manufactures gas chlorinators and sulphonators.
Brooks elected CWQA President
David Brooks of London, Ontario, Canada is the new president of the Canadian Water Quality Association. He previously served on the Board of Directors, the Board of Governors and as a convention chairman.
Other officers elected at CWQA’s annual convention: Scott Macdonald, vice-president; Donald Fettes, secretary; Richard King, treasurer, and Joe D’Angelo, Robert Kanerva, Grant North and Dennis Painting, Governors-At-Large. New directors elected to three-year terms: Joe D’Angelo, Grant North, Gary Young, Dennis Painting, and Norman Reise.
Gordon Anderson of Calgary, Alberta received the Man Of The Year Award for his outstanding service to the association and to the industry.
CWQA will hold its 1991 convention June 26-30 at the Harbour Castle Westin Hotel in Toronto, Ontario. A new feature in 1991 will be a tabletop trade show.