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David W. Spitzer, P.E.
Principal at Spitzer and Boyes, LLC
About the author:
After receiving his MSEE in optimal control, David obtained over 40 years experience in many facets of instrumentation, process control, electrical, and utility engineering, including conceptualization, estimating, design, construction, startup, operation, troubleshooting, and teaching. David is a registered Professional Engineer and also served on the board of directors of Weed Instrument. He has worked for United States Steel, Mobay Chemical, and Nepera Chemical, and has consulted for numerous other companies worldwide. David has been on the editorial advisory boards of Intech, Intech Brasil, Flow Control magazines, and on various ASME committees for the measurement of fluid flow. He is an author of several textbooks used in the industry and has taught numerous training seminars internationally for over 30 years.
Posts by David W. Spitzer, P.E.
Posted on August 8th, 2017 in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence
Previous posts discussed sustainability as related to process control, the incineration process and the atomization process, whereby discussion indicated that it might make sense to atomize with air instead of steam. Continue reading “Air vs. Steam Atomization Part 4 – Atomization Reliability” »
Posted on July 24th, 2017 in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence
Liquid hazardous waste needs to be in contact with oxygen at a high temperature in order to combust and be destroyed. These liquids are typically injected into the hot gas stream through spray nozzles that are designed to transform the liquid stream into droplets that are more easily combusted. Continue reading “Air vs. Steam Atomization Part 3 – The Atomization Process” »
Posted on July 6th, 2017 in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence
In layman’s terms, the incineration process involves the creation of a ball of fire into which hazardous waste is introduced and subsequently destroyed. There is (of course) much more to it than that. Continue reading “Air vs. Steam Atomization Part 2 – The Incineration Process” »
Posted on June 20th, 2017 in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence
Previous posts discussed the various domains of sustainability as related to energy conservation as related to instrumentation and control. For review:
Sustainability is the capacity to endure; it is how systems remain productive indefinitely; it is the endurance of systems and processes. Sustainability includes four interconnected domains: processes, economics, politics and culture. Continue reading “Air vs. Steam Atomization Part 1 – Sustainability” »