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Charles Baukal, Jr from the John Zink Co LLC speaking

January 11 @ 9:45 AM - 11:00 AM - Mechanical Engineering Building-ME 2180-GW

Charles Baukal, Jr director of the John Zink Co LLC will speak on January 11 at 9:45 in the Mechanical Engineering Building roon 2180-GW. His lecture is an introduction to the John Zink Co, LLC and will discuss reserach and colloaborative opportunities. A meet and greet reception will follow the lecture.

Abstract

John Zink Co. LLC is an international supplier of industrial combustion equipment for many applications in a wide range of industries such as the hydrocarbon, petrochemical, and power generation industries. Zink is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma and is a subsidiary of Koch Industries. Major product lines include process burners, boiler burners, flares, thermal oxidizers, vapor combustion systems, and vapor recovery equipment. A team of researchers at Zink uses world class pilot-scale combustion test facilities to improve existing technologies, develop new technologies, and demonstrate equipment performance. These facilities also include computational fluid dynamic modeling hardware and software, virtual reality visualization, and cold flow modeling. Much of the research centers on reducing pollution emissions, increasing thermal efficiency, enhancing safety, and maximizing productivity. The focus of this presentation will be on Zink’s research capabilities and potential areas for collaboration with Purdue.

Bio

CHARLES E. BAUKAL, Jr., PhD, P.E., is the Director of the John Zink Institute.  He has over 30 years of experience in the field of industrial combustion in the metals, minerals, petrochemicals, textiles, and paper industries.  He has eleven U.S. patents and has authored/edited eight books on industrial combustion and numerous technical papers.  He holds BS, MS and PhD degrees in mechanical engineering and is a member of ASME, ASEE, and the Combustion Institute. He is an adjunct instructor at the University of Tulsa, Oral Roberts University, and the University of Oklahoma and is a member of a number of advisory boards.

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