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January 2017

Wed., January 18, 2017
7:30 - 9:30 am
Topic: Power Plant Air Quality Control and Fly Ash Quality & Availability
Speakers: Dave Rylance , Kansas City Fly Ash
Fred Gustin, Kansas City Power & Light
Cost: $10 AWMA members
$20 guests
Location: Matt Ross Community Center {map}
8101 Marty St.
Overland Park, KS 66204
Register: Register Online Here, or contact Jo Moore (themoores4inpv@gmail.com or 913.648.1571)
Program details:

The first half of the talk will focus on recent changes to air quality control systems at Kansas City Power and Light’s coal-fired generating stations, a high-level discussion of what these systems do and how they work, and the resulting effects on byproduct quality and marketability.  The second half will cover the use of fly ash in concrete and the availability of concrete-quality fly ash in the region. 

Kansas City Fly Ash is a sister company of Central Plains Cement and a subsidiary of Eagle Materials

David Rylance, P.E., is the Sales and Operations Manager at Kansas City Fly Ash.  He received a Masters Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Kansas and his B.S. in Geological Engineering from the University of North Dakota.  He is a registered professional engineer in Texas and Kansas.  Prior to his position at KCFA, he spent 7 years working as a geotechnical manager at Lafarge, 4 years as a geotechnical engineer in Lenexa, Kansas and 4 years working as an environmental engineer in Chicago, Illinois.

Fred Gustin has worked in the coal ash industry for more than 30 years, beginning with We Energies in Milwaukee, followed by positions with an engineering consulting firm in Atlanta, GA, and Lafarge Corporation’s fly ash subsidiary Mineral Solutions in Eagan, MN.  Fred relocated to Kansas City in 2002 to manage Kansas City Power & Light’s coal combustion product marketing program, and also buys ammonia and urea for coal-fired power plant air quality control.  Fred is active in the American Coal Ash Association and currently chairs the Communications and Membership Committee. Fred holds a BA in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and an MBA from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.


Undergraduate Scholarship - Application Deadline is February 3rd!

The Midwest Section Student Scholarship Programs are now open. To ensure adequate human resources and to improve knowledge and skills in the fields of environmental management, the Association provides financial support to qualifying college students. The following scholarships are available:
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