Newsletter of the ACS Division of Fuel Chemistry

Volume 78, No. 1 http://www.anl.gov/PCS/acsfuel/ Spring 1999

Message from the Chair

Greetings Everyone. It is my great pleasure to address you for the first time as Chair of the Division. Let me begin by acknowledging the tremendous leadership we had in 1998, beginning with our now Past Chair, Prof. Harold Schobert of Penn State. Harold led by being extremely professional but with a keen sense of humor about the, as he put it, "crises, catastrophes, and conundrums" that inevitably occur in this position. Mike Serio, Program Secretary for the past several years and Chair before that, has decided to step back from a prominent role in the division. He will continue to head our Program Advisory Subcommittee and, believe me, his advice and counsel on many matters will still be sought. The division owes him a great debt of gratitude

so if you see him out and about please give him a pat on the back. Others who have moved on from division leadership include Jerry Huffman, outgoing Past Chair, who among other things instituted improvements on the Glenn Award process, Sue Brandeis, a dynamo of an advertising director, and Parviz Rahimi and Mohammed Fatemi, who co-chaired extremely successful programs for us in Dallas and Boston. Thank you to all of you from all of us.

It is also time to welcome our new officers, who include Anthony Cugini as Chair-Elect, Caroline Burgess as Secretary, Marek Wojtowicz as Program Secretary, Jerry Hunt as Director of Publications (who takes over for Karl Vorres who will still serve us as Councilor), Jonathan Mathews as Director of Advertising, and Bob Warzinski as 2002 Program Chair. Some of these folks (especially our new secretary - thanks Caroline!) have been quite active in their roles since election results were announced last fall, long before the "official" beginning of their terms in January 1999.

Randy Winans has been re-elected as a Director-at-Large. In addition to serving us in this capacity, Randy is also the webmaster of our internet site. If you haven't checked out the web page recently please do so (www.anl.gov/PCS/acsfuel) because he has incorporated some great ideas (1) an exciting and welcome sign of the times is the addition of the Storch Award preprints, which have been on-line in pdf format since January, (2) Calls for Papers for future meetings, (3) a pdf membership form, and (4) he is designing a special "millennium" web page. In fact, this year the website received a "Links2Go Key Resource Award in the category of Chemistry Sites at Non-Profit Organizations", so kudos to Randy for that recognition. If you have ideas for other items to be included please contact either Randy or myself. If these two duties weren't enough, Randy is also the current chair of the Storch Award selection committee. Some new policies (for us) had to be implemented with very short notice in order to award a winner in 1999, with Prof. Eric Suuberg as the worthy recipient

(see accompanying article).

As talks of a merger with the Petroleum Chemistry Division continue in earnest, I am reminded of a comment that I may repeat to myself many times as the year unfolds, "Trying to chair a committee is a lot like taking a dozen dogs for a walk together." Everyone wants to remain in a happy and rambunctious pack yet has their own idea of where to go. I'm excited about tackling this challenge, fully expecting my arms to be pulled in several directions at once, striving for the common goal of enhanced programming and service for all division members. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this issue, or any other division issue, don't hesitate to contact me. Hope to see all of you at Anaheim.

Kathleen A. Carrado, Chair

ACS Fuel Chemistry Division

Message from Past Chair

I think the Division is in pretty good shape, with--among other things--an excellent program and numerous new members at Boston, a solid trust fund, and the Storch Award back in business. We all should be able to look forward to a good 1999.

One of the duties of Past Chair is to develop a slate of candidates for this year's elections. I am currently working on that, and will present the tentative slate at the Division's executive committee and business meetings in Anaheim. If any member of the Division in being considered a candidate for the various officer slots, he or she is certainly welcome to contact me, but no later than Monday, March 15. E-mail works best, at

schobert@ems.psu.edu. In addition, members should be aware that it is always possible to nominate candidates from the floor during the business meeting.

I want to thank everyone for your help, advice, and hard work on behalf of the Division in this past year. While this is particularly true for the executive committee, these thanks also extend to the many members of the Division who pitched in to help in various ways through the year--giving papers, charing sessions, recruiting members, sending advice, and in many other ways. Special thanks are due to Katie Carrado, who carried an enormous part of the job "above and beyond

the call of duty" and who made my life a lot easier.

Harold Schobert, Past Chair

ACS Fuel Chemistry Division

1999 Henry H. Storch Award

Eric M. Suuberg

Professor Eric Suuberg of Brown University is the 1999 recipient of the Henry H. Storch Award sponsored by the ACS Division of Fuel Chemistry. The award recognizes distinguished contributions to fundamental or engineering research on the chemistry and utilization of all hydrocarbon fuels (except petroleum). Prof. Suuberg received his B.S. and M.S. in Chemical Engineering from MIT in 1974 and D.Sc. from MIT in Chemical Engineering in 1978. He was in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Carnegie-Mellon University from 1977-1981 and joined Brown University in 1981.

Prof. Suuberg has made outstanding contributions to research on fuel science in a number of areas over the past 25 years. His research interests includepyrolysis of coal, cellulose, and other polymeric materials; the macromolecular structure of coals; the vapor pressures of high molecular weight liquids produced by pyrolysis; reactions of oxidizing gases with carbons and the production of activated carbons from polymeric materials; the nature and chemistry of unburned carbon in coal flyash; and the utilization of biomass for energy.

His work has been described in 46 refereed journal publications, 5 book chapters, and 50 other technical papers. Prof. Suuberg has given more than 65 invited presentations at nearly all of the leading fuel research laboratories throughout the world. He has also served on numerous review panels and conference organizing committees.

Prof. Suuberg's thesis work at MIT was entitled "Rapid Pyrolysis and Hydropyrolysis of Coal" and led to the first detailed model of individual volatile species evolution under rapid heating conditions. He was also one of the first researchers to address the complicated heat and mass transport and tar vaporization processes which occur under these conditions. In addition, he was one of the first researchers to study the relationship between gas and tar formation and crosslinking during coal pyrolysis. This work was extremely important in guiding the development of network pyrolysis models. His work on studying the vapor pressures of tar species formed during coal pyrolysis was also an important contribution to the network modeling efforts.

Prof. Suuberg has also published several important papers on the use of the solvent swelling method as a means of studying coal structure. He was one of the first to apply this method to coal and to develop a theoretical basis for using the results. In addition, he pioneered the use of differential scanning calorimetry and dynamic mechanical analysis as techniques that could be used to understand the macromolecular structure of coal.

In recent years, Prof. Suuberg and his colleagues have published a series of papers on cellulose pyrolysis that have been very well received. His group was the first to identify an apparent change in mechanism in the pyrolysis of cellulose at low heating rates, and they have done some of the most detailed work in this field on the modeling of tar formation and thermal effects.

Prof. Suuberg has studied several aspects of the reactivity of chars and carbons. He is best known for his work on the NO carbon reaction, and he recently co-authored a review article in this area. He has also published a review article on the reaction order for the low temperature oxidation of carbons. In addition to his own unique experimental and theoretical contributions, Prof. Suuberg has demonstrated an unusual ability to organize the literature in many of his areas of research. His review articles are important contributions in their own right.

One of Prof. Suuberg's newest areas of research is the problem of unburned carbon in flyash from low NOx coal combustion systems. This problem represents a loss of efficiency and also restricts the utilization of flyash in concrete, which means that it must be landfilled. Prof. Suuberg's work has involved characterization of the properties of these carbon/ash materials, and has identified the importance of the nature of the carbon material present, as well as the amount.

The award will be presented at the Spring Meeting in Anaheim, along with a special symposium honoring Prof. Suuberg. Highlights of the Boston Meeting

The Fuel Chemistry Division meeting in Boston was very well attended with the average of participation of over 40 in each session. The program featured nine symposia with the total number of papers exceeded 163 which was a record in the division's history. A symposium on fuel for the year 2000 and beyond focused on processes and technologies related to the development of fuels for the utilities and transportation sectors that will meet future energy needs in an environmentally acceptable manner. A symposium on novel upgrading techniques provided a forum to discuss new and challenging ideas for heavy oils and coal upgrading including biotechnology. A symposium on the chemistry of carbon in fly ash was concerned with all aspects of carbon in the fly ash and addressed the new problems and opportunities in the increasingly important area of fly ash utilization. Various topics including steady-state and dynamic reactor modeling, kinetic studies, catalytic and thermal conversion processes and model compound studies were discussed in the "Reactor and reaction modeling" symposium. A symposium on modified asphalt was organized and focused on the modification procedures and analysis techniques used today to obtain or predict improved modified asphalts. A symposium on production and use of carbon-based materials for environmental cleanup presented the recent progress in the R&D or commercial demonstration of carbon-based materials. A symposium on microscopic studies of coal and carbon featured presentations on different microscopic techniques including optical and transmission electron microscopy as well as X-ray, EPR and NMR techniques for the characterization of coal and carbon. A symposium on new technologies and developments for energy storage included presentations on methane and hydrogen storage technologies, adsorbed NG vehicle and adsorbent materials. Two general sessions concentrated on the chemistry of coal and heavy oil conversion as well as asphaltene characterization. At the Sci-Mix on Monday night 18 papers were presented by our colleagues as posters which was a huge success attended by a large number of people. Tuesday night dinner was held at Anthony's Pier 4, thanks to Jim Franz for his selection.

R.A. Glenn Award

In 1956, the ACS Fuel Chemstry Division, in cooperation with Bituminous Coal Research, Inc., established an award to recognize the best paper presented at Division Symposia. In 1972, the award was named in honor of Richard A. Glenn, who served as Assistant Director of Research at Bituminous Coal Research, Inc. and as Chairman of the Fuel Chemistry Division in 1960. All papers presented at Fuel Chemistry Division symposia are eligible for this award. Session chairs review the papers in their sessions and select about one paper for every every ten submitted that they feel are are the most innovative and interesting. A selection committee then reads all of the papers and attends the presentations of those papers at the meeting. Based on the oral presentation, technical subject matter, and the quality of the preprint, the committee selects a paper to receive the R.A. Glenn Award.

Excellent symposia and papers were presented at our last meeting in Boston. The Richard A. Glenn Award Committee is pleased to announce two winners for the Fuel Chemistry Division's Best Paper Award for the 216th ACS National Meeting in Boston, held in August 1998. Due to the record-setting number of papers that were presented in Boston, it was quite difficult for the committee to chose only one paper. The two worthy winners are (1) Jose P. B. Mota of Portugal for "Multicomponent Discharge Dynamicsof Adsorbed Natural Gas Storage Systems" (vol 43, page 601 of the preprints) and (2) P. A. Barnes, M. J. Chinn, E. A. Dawson, and P. R. Norman (all of UK) for "Novel Metal Carbons for HCN Removal" (vol 43, page 885 of the preprints). The Glenn Award is given to those papers which contain innovative and interesting work along with high degrees of technical merit, preprint quality, and oral presentation. Each paper will share equally the newly-increased $500 award (from $300) and each author will receive a plaque. Each winner is also provided with a free ticket to the division banquet that will be held at the Disneyland Hotel in the Avalon Room on Tuesday March 23, 1999. Congratulations to the winners and our thanks for your excellent contributions to our program.

ANAHEIM, March 21-25, 1999

Anaheim Program At-A-Glance:

The Anaheim Spring meeting has 91 papers submitted to six symposia including the Storch Award Symposium, a general papers session, and the Si-Mix poster session. In addition, a co-sponsored symposium originally organized in the Fuel Chemistry Division, CH Activation in Selective Hydrocarbon Oxidation, will appear with the Inorganic Division as the lead. All Fuel Chemistry sessions will be held in the Disneyland Hotel.

Fuel Division members are particularly invited to attend the Storch Award Symposium, Tuesday morning, March 23, honoring the many research accomplishments of Eric Suuberg in Fuel Science. Speakers at the award symposium will include invited papers by leading scientists in Fuel Chemistry: Masashi Iino, R.E. Winans, Mike Serio, Bob Hurt, and Eric Suuberg.

The symposium Bioprocessing for Fuel Quality Improvement has been organized by Heather Dettman of the National Center for Upgrading Technology, Edmonton, Alberta and Robert Shong of Texaco, Houston, TX. This symposium will include papers on topics such as biological desulfurization of dibenzothiophenes and other direct upgrading approaches.

The symposium Worldwide Fossil Fuel Demand and Production For The 21st Century, organized by Ilham Demir and Subhash Bhagwat of the Illinois State Geological Survey, Champaign, IL, presents the position of coal, natural gas, and nuclear energy and related topics from technical, processing, environmental and resource development standpoints. In addition, current technology in coal cleaning, fuels and chemicals from coals, topics related to high sulfur coals, and process concepts are discussed. The symposium will be attractive from both a policy and technical viewpoint.

In cooperation with the Geochemistry Division, Mike Lewan of the U.S. Geological Survey, Denver and George Cody of the Geophysical Laboratory, Institute of Washington, the symposium Role of Water in Organic Reactions will be presented. This symposium gathers leading researchers in the field of the organic geochemistry, physical chemistry, and organic chemistry of the science of the behavior of organic structure under the conditions of exposure to high temperature water and mineral environments. Fundamental organic reaction chemistry, new methods for direct characterization of inorganic and organic species in high temperature aqueous media, and new insights into kerogen structural evolution will be discussed in the context of the novel high temperature aqueous environment.

In cooperation with the Cellulose Division, Bob Evans of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Phil Britt of Oak Ridge National Laboratory have organized the symposium Renewable Fuels and Chemicals. This symposium will address reactions of complex carbonaceous material of importance to coal, lignin, and biomass precursors subjected to thermal and catalytic conversion, including conversion to fuels and the use of carbohydrate feedstocks as hydrogen source. The symposium will present papers on fundamental model reactions of lignin structures as well as new candidates for process chemical conversion of biomass precursors.

In a mini-symposium, New Catalysts for Hydrogenation and Hydrocracking of Fuels, papers dealing with sulfur removal, catalyst removal, upgrading of fuels using iron/active carbon catalysts, and new methods for olefin production from hydrocarbons using microwave catalyst activation are presented.

The latest advances in selective oxidation of hydrocarbons, involving leaders in organometallic catalyst chemistry, will present the state of the art in homogeneous selective oxidation in a symposium jointly sponsored by the Fuel Chemistry and Inorganic Divisions, Roy Periana (Catalytica, Inc.) and Bob Crabtree, (Yale University), CH Activation and Selective Hydrocarbon Oxidation.

Sunday, March 21


General Papers

Monday, March 22

Worldwide Fossil Fuel Demand

New Catalysts

Chemistry of Renewable Fuels and Chemicals

CH Activation (INOR)

Sci-Mix Poster Session

Tuesday, March 23

Storch Award Symposium

Fuel Division Business Meeting

Worldwide Fossil Fuel Demand

Chemistry of Renewable Fuels and Chemicals

CH Activation (INOR)

Divisional Dinner

Wednesday, March 24

Role of Water in Organic Reactions

Chemistry of Renewable Fuels

Thursday, March 25

Role of Water in Organic Reactions

The papers nominated for the Glenn Award (best paper award) have elected to present their work additionally as a poster in the Sci-Mix event on Monday evening. Please attend to lend them your support and to view the representative sampling provided by other divisions. In addition to technical programming, opportunities for more social interactions with your fellow division members will also be provided. Fuel and Petroleum Division Members are invited to attend the Fuel/Petroleum Division Dinner on Tuesday evening, March 23, in the Avalon Room of the Disneyland Hotel. The Social Hour (cash bar) will start at 6:00 pm and the dinner will commence at 7:00 pm. The price of the joint dinner will be $40, with tickets available at the Fuel Division desk. Fuel Division members are also invited to attend the Fuel Division Business Meeting, at Tuesday Noon immediately following the Storch Award Symposium. Please visit the Fuel Division desk whenever you can. It will be stationed near the technical meeting rooms. There you can receive information regarding membership, future meetings and symposia, preprints, division activities, etc.

Symposia at Future Meetings

The symposia and session chairs for future National Meetings are listed in this newsletter. There is still room for several more good symposiums at our future meetings. Do you know of a good topic for a Fuel Chemistry symposium? Would you like to be a Symposium Chair? Do you know someone else who might be a good candidate? Please help identify these individuals to use their talent for the further advancement of the Division. Please contact one of the Executive Committee members if you or anyone you know would be interested in organizing a symposium.

NEW ORLEANS, August 22-26, 1999

Program Chairman: James Franz, Batelle, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, P.O. Box 999, Richland, WA 99352, 509-375-2967, fax 509-375-2186, ja_franz@pnl.gov.

Short ACS Abstracts are due: March 15, 1999. Papers are due: April 15, 1999.

Chemistry of Reactive Intermediates and Modeling in Hydrocarbon Conversion. J.A. Franz, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory MS K2-44, P.O. Box 999, Richland, WA 99352, 509-375-2967, ja_franz@pnl.gov; Michael T. Klein, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, 19716, 302-831-8072, fax 302-831-1810, klein@che.udel.edu.

Molecular and Network Structure of Coal. Masashi Iino, Institute of Chemical Reaction Science, Tohoku University, Katahira 2-1-1, Aoba-Ku Sendai 980, Japan, iino@hisui.icrs.tohoku.ac.jp; Randall E. Winans, Chemistry Division, Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 S. Cass Avenue, Argonne, IL 60439-4831, rewinans@anl.gov.

Resid Characterization and Upgrading. Semih Eser, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Fuel Science Program, Penn State University, University Park, PA 16802, 814-863-1392, seser@psu.edu; Mark A. Plummer, Marathon Oil Company, 7400 South Broadway, Littleton, CO 80120, 303-347-5565, fax 303-347-5551, MAPlummer @MarathonOil. com. GEO/FUEL.

Applications of NMR to Complex Systems. Robert E. Botto, Chemistry Division, Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 S. Cass Avenue, Argonne, IL 60439, 630-252-9288, robert_botto@qmgate.anl.gov.

Hydrogen Production, Storage and Utilization. C. Gregoire-Padro, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, 1617 Cole Blvd., Golden, CO 80401, 303-275-2919, FAX 303-275-2905, cathy_padro@nrel.gov; Francis S. Lau, Institute of Gas Technology, 1700 S. Mount Prospect Road, Des Plaines, IL 60018, 708-768-0592, fax 708-768-0600, Francis_Lau@igt.org.

General Papers. Dr. James A. Franz, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory MS K2-44, P.O. Box 999, Richland, WA 99352, 509-375-2967, ja_franz@pnl.gov.

LAS VEGAS, March 26-31, 2000

Program Chair: Frank E. Huggins, 533 South Lime-stone Street, Suite 111, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506, 606-257-4045, fax 606-257- 7215, fhuggins@engr.


Deadline for submission of Abstracts: Oct. 15, 1999.

Deadline for submission of Preprint Papers: Nov. 15, 1999.

Fuel Science in the year 2000 - "Where do we stand, where do we go from here?" (An ACS Y2K Celebration Symposium). Gerald P. Huffman, 533 South Limestone St., Suite 111; University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506-0043. 606- 257-4027; fax 606-257-7215; cffls@pop.uky.edu

Advances in Fischer Tropsch Chemistry (jointly, with Div. of Petroleum Chemistry) Burton H. Davis, University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research, 2540 Research Park Drive, Lexington, KY 40511. 606-257-0251; fax 606- 257-0302; davis@caer.uky.edu; and James B. Kimble, 370A PL, PRC, Phillips Petroleum Company, Bartlesville, Oklahoma 74004, 918-661-3248; fax 918-662-1097; jbkimbl@ppco.com.

Molecular Modeling of Solid Fuel Reactions, Ljubisa R. Radovic, Fuel Science Program, The Pennsylvania State University, 205 Hosler Building, University Park, PA 16802. 814- 865-3248; fax 814-865-3075; lrr3@psu.edu; and Dr. Takashi Kyotani, Institute for Chemical Reaction Science, Tohoku University, Katahira, Sendai 980-8577, Japan, 81-22-217-5626, kyotani@icrs.tohoku.ac.jp.

Application of X-ray and Neutron Methods to Complex Systems in Energy & Fuels Science. K.A. Carrado, CHM/200, 9700 South Cass Avenue, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL 60439-4831. 630- 252-7968; fax 630-252-9288; kcarrado@anl.gov; and Katsuyasu Sugawara, Faculty of Engineering and Resource Science, Akita University, Tegata, Akita, 010-8502, Japan, voice & fax +81-18-889-2748, katsu@ipc.akita-u.ac.jp.

PM and Fossil Fuel Combustion (provisional title).

T. J. Feeley, III, DOE FETC, P.O. Box 10940, MS 922-337, Pittsburgh, PA 15236. 412-892-6134; fax 412- 892-5914, feeley@fetc.doe.gov

Solid Fuel Chemistry, contact: Frank Huggins

Chemistry of Liquid and Gaseous Fuels, contact: Frank Huggins

Storch Award Symposium (to be awarded and arranged).

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 20-25, 2000

Program Chair: Frank E. Huggins.

Deadline for submission of Abstracts to Symposia Chairs: 15th April, 2000.

Deadline for submission of Preprint Papers to Symposia Chairs: 15th May, 2000.

1990 Clean Air Act Amendments - A Ten-Year Assessment, J. J. Helble, University of Connecticut, Department of Chemical Engineering, U-222; Storrs, CT 06269-3222. 860- 486-4602; fax 860-486-2959; helble@eng2.uconn.edu

Inorganics in Fossil Fuels, Waste Materials, and Biomass - Characterization, Combustion Behavior, and Environmental Issues. C. L. Senior, Physical Sciences, Inc., 20 New England Business Center, Andover, MA 01810-1077. 978-689-0003; fax 978-689-3232; senior@psicorp.com

Waste Material Recycling for Energy and Other Applications. S.V. Pisupati. Fuel Science Program, The Pennsylvania State University, 404 Academic Projects Building, University Park, PA 16802. 814-865-0874; fax 814-863-8892; sxp17@psu.edu

CO2 Capture, Utilization, and Sequestration R. Warzinski, USDOE/FETC, Box 10940, Bldg 83-324; Pittsburgh, PA 15236, 412-892-5863; Robert.Warzinski@fetc.doe.gov

Production of Fuels and Chemicals from Synthesis Gas. D.B. Dadyburjor and E.L. Kugler, Department of Chemical Engineering, P.O. Box 6102, West Virginia University, Morgantown WV 26506-6102. 304-293-2111 x 2411; fax 304-293-4139; dadyburjor@cemr.wvu.edu

Solid Fuel Chemistry, Contact: Frank Huggins

Chemistry of Liquid and Gaseous Fuels, Contact: Frank Huggins

Program Chair: Sarma V. Pisupati, 124 Hosler Building, Penn State University, University Park PA 16802 , 814-865-0874, fax 814-865-3248; sxp17@psu.edu

SAN DIEGO, April 1-6, 2001

Program Chair: Sarma V. Pisupati,124 Hosler Building, Penn State University, University Park PA 16802, 814- 865-0874, fax 814-865-3248, sxp17@psu.edu.

CO2 Capture and/or Utilization, Symposia Chair needed.

Bio Fuels, Symposia Chair needed.

Coal Bed Methane, Symposia Chair needed.

Nitrogen Chemistry, Marek A. Wójtowicz, Manager, Hydrocarbons Group, Advanced Fuel Research, Inc., 87 Church Street, East Hartford, CT 06108-3742 U.S.A, TEL: (860) 528-9806 ext. 142; fax 860-528-0648, marek@AFRinc.com.

Hydrogen Energy, Symposia Chair needed.

Carbon Products for Environmental Applications, Symposia Chair needed.

General Papers: Sarma V. Pisupati.

CHICAGO, August 26-31, 2001

Program Chair: Sarma V. Pisupati,124 Hosler Building, Penn State University, University Park PA 16802, 814- 865-0874, fax 814-865-3248, sxp17@psu.edu.

Cofiring Or Co-Processing Coal And Biomass, Symposia Chair needed.

Fuel Cells, Symposia Chair needed.

Coal Gasification At High Pressure, Symposia Chair needed.

Computer modeling in Fuel Chemistry, Symposia Chair needed.

Fine Particulate (PM2.5) Formation And Emissions From Fuel Combustion, Symposia Chair needed.

General Papers: Sarma V. Pisupati.

ORLANDO, April 7-11, 2002

Program Chair: Robert P. Warzinski, U.S. Department of Energy, Federal Energy Technology Center, P.O. Box 10940, Pittsburgh, PA 15236; 412-892-5863, fax 412-892-4152, warzinsk@fetc.doe.gov.

Evolving Trends in Carbon Products

Production and Utilization of Renewable Fuels

CO2 Capture and Sequestration

Utilization of Greenhouse Gases

Hydrogen Production and Utilization

General Papers

BOSTON, September 8-12, 2002

Program Chair, Robert P. Warzinski

Monitoring and Control of Air Toxics

Separation and Utilization of Coal Combustion By-Products

Novel Fuel Cycles/System Integration

Computational Chemistry for Fuel Science

Gas Hydrates

General Papers

Other Conferences and Symposia of Interest

The following three conferences sponsored by FETC will be held back-to-back at the Pittsburgh Greentree Marriott Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA. For more information please contact Karen Lockhart at 412-892-4763., fax 412-892-4160, lockhart@fetc.doe.gov.

May 18, The 1999 Conference on Unburned Carbon on Utility Fly Ash.

May 19, The 1999 Conference on Reburn for NOx Control.

May 20-21, The 1999 Conference on Selective Catalytic and Non-Catalytic Reduction for NOxControl.

24th Biennial Conference on Carbon sponsored by the American carbon Society will be held on July 11-16, 1999 at the Francis Marion Hotel, Charleston, South Carolina.

For more information, contact Fred Baker, fsbaker@ westvaco.com.

7th Annual International Activated Carbon Conference will be held in Pittsburgh, PA on September 16-17, 1999. Absracts should be submitted to Dr. Henry Nowicki, PACS Inc., 409 Meade Dr., Coraopolis, PA 15108, 412-457-6576, fax 412-457-1214 hnpacs @aol.com.

3rd Asia Pacific Conference and Exhibition on Sustainable Energy and Environmental Technology will be held on May 28-31, 2000 in Hong Kong, China. The conference is organized by the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. For more information please contact: Professor Po Lock Yue, Department of Chemical Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, keplyue@usthk.ust.hk, http//www.ust. hk/~webceng.

2nd Pacific Basin Conference on Adsorption Science and Technology, May 14-18, 2000, Brisbane Australia, http://www.uq.edu.au/apc/.

ACS News

Career Resource Center at Anaheim

Visit the ACS Career Resource Center (CRC) at the National Meeting in Anaheim (Hall C Anaheim Convention Center) open 1 - 7 pm, Sunday, March 20, and from 8 am to 5:30 pm Monday through Wednesday, March 21-24. The Center will sponsor a myriad of professional development programs and services. A National Employment Clearing House offers employers and job seekers who have registered for the meeting an opportunity to participate in on site screening interviews for current job openings. Database searches will be available on site for employers to search profiles of job seekers and for job seekers to search job postings. Advance sign-up (deadline February 26) is accessible only through the Career Services Web site at http://www.acs.org/careers. After this date, employers and job seekers must sign-up on site.

Members can take full advantage of the National Employment Clearing House (NECH) and be steps away from free presentations on topics related to career self-management. One-hour topical sessions include Resume Writing, Interviewing Skills, Network or Not Work, Employment Trends in Chemistry, and Guidance for Foreign Born Chemists in the U.S.. Many sessions will be repeated. Mock Interview Sessions and Resume Review and Career Assistance Sessions will also be offered by appointment. A resource library featuring employment resource will also be available.

Special programs for undergraduates, graduates, and younger chemists will be offered. On Monday, March 22, from 8:30 am to noon, Effective Job Searching For Graduate Students & Younger Chemists. (Fee: $25, pre-registration is strongly encouraged by March 12, k_dyson@acs.org). On Saturday, March 20, ACS Student Affiliates will cosponsor It's Your Career -- Take Charge, which focuses on skills and strategies for undergraduates preparing to enter the job market.

For more information about the workshops and programs offered through the Department of Career Services, call ACS Career Services, 800-227-5558, extension 4432 or send an E-mailto: career@acs.org

ACS Fellowship Program

The ACS Congressional Fellowship Program will place two ACS members in congressional offices for one year beginning in September to:

gain first-hand knowledge of the operation of the legislative branch;

make scientific and technical expertise available to the government; and

forge links between the scientific and government communities.

Applications are due January 3, 2000. The ACS is seeking applicants from among ACS members who range from the "seasoned" chemical professional to the recent graduate with or without work experience. ACS provides a stipend and an allowance for relocation expenses.

ACS also selects a Science Policy Fellow who works in the Headquarters Office of Legislative and Government Affairs, usually for two years. The Science Policy Fellowship offers a unique opportunity for a scientist to contribute to the Society's discussions and recommendations in areas of importance to the chemical community.

Contact the program office for application information: Congressional Fellowship Program/Science Policy Fellowship Program, Office of Legislative and Government Affairs, American Chemical Society, 1155 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036, 202-452-8917, congfellow@acs.org, http://www. acs.org/govt

On-Line Profession Data Bank

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Members facing a job change or considering making a career transition should try the On-line PDB--it's free, it's state-of-the-art, and it's entirely confidential. Candidates may choose to maintain an active listing (where their profile is posted immediately to a searchable database) or remain inactive for awhile (the profile is saved until the candidate wishes to switch to the active listing). All communication between employers and candidates is handled through an e-mail system created just for the PDB. Using the latest technology, candidate profiles can not be viewed by other users--only qualified employers who register with the ACS may gain access to the database. And an additional confidentiality option allows members to block their contact information and creates a blind e-mail address--no need to worry about your boss finding you on the system--so even members currently employed can use the system without risk.

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Welcome New Fuel Chemistry Members

At the Boston meeting last summer, the following new members joined the Fuel Chemistry Division. We wish them a warm welcome. The current membership is now 875.

Elaine Lange, Energy Biosystems

Peter Reucroft, University of kentucky

Marit Jagtoyen, CAER

Murray Gray, University of Alberta

Alan Hill, Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana

Richard McFarlane, Alberta research Council

Jianming Wang, Edison, NJ

John Winslow, FETC

Zhiguo Hou, ERDL

David Peter, Sharon, MA

Christopher Worel, Girsa, Inc.

Yichun Wang, Boston, MA

Yasuharu Yokoi, Tokyo, JAPAN

Yang Chaohe, University of Petroleum, CHINA

Robert Judd, Gas Research Technology Center

Ron Rulkens, Sabic Americas, Inc.

Harvey Michels, UTRC

Kwabena Amankwah, Syracuse, NY

David Li, Air Liquide

Sreekvmar Ramakrishnan, Brentwood, TN

T.F. Brownscombe, Houston, TX

Cristian Contescu, Syracuse, NY

Guy Perot, Universite de Poutiers, FRANCE

Frank Miao, East Lyme, CT

Septimus Liang, Department of National Defence, Alberta

Arden Strycker, Bartlesville, OK

Matt Chinn, Salisbury, UNITED KINGDOM

Sharon Falcone Miller, Pennsylvania State University

Jose Paulo Barbosa Mota, Lisbon, PORTUGAL

Delmar Salomon, Idaho Asphalt Supply, Inc.

Chris Toles, USDA

Salvadore Aceves, LLNL

Alain Drexler, Philadelphia, PA

Paul Stepha, Princeton University

Francisco Lopez-Linares, Caracas, VENEZUELA

Liliane Rona Batista, San Paulo, BRAZIL

Peter Jacobs, Baton Rouge, LA

James Kerstetter, Washington State University

Mihi Marasteanu, Pennsylvania State University

David Anderson, Pennsylvania State University

S. Sarangapani, ICET, Inc.

Bahia Hussain, University of Wisconsin

Randy Taylor, Berryville, VA

Arthur Auclair, Salem, NH

Mark Templer, Gilson Company, Inc.

Terry Atha, Lynnfield, MA

Edson Souza, Petrobas Six, BRAZIL

Andre Boehman, Pennsylvania State University

Shigehisa Ishihara, Kyoto, JAPAN

Member Benefits

The Division of Fuel Chemistry provides a forum for presentation and discussion of fuels-related chemistry research and development. The Division is also concerned with public policy issues related to energy and fuels, such as the environmental impacts of fuel use and the evaluation of options for resource utilization (e.g., fuel, chemical or material).

Division programming has remained strong in the traditionally important areas of the utilization of coal, natural gas, and alternative fuels and feedstocks. Programming is being increased in areas associated with the environmental effects of fossil fuel use, energy and fuel production from biomass and waste, bioprocessing of fuels, recent developments in fuel cells and batteries, and the production of high-value materials and chemicals from fuels.

Meetings - Programming at national and regional meetings, co-sponsorship of an annual symposium on Environmental Issues in Fuel Chemistry with the Petroleum and Environmental Chemistry Divisions.

Publications - Fuel Chem News (sent prior to each national meeting), preprints of all technical papers mailed prior to each National Meeting (four issues per year), Energy & Fuels, home page on World Wide Web http://www. anl.gov/PCS/acsfuel/.

Awards - Henry H. Storch Award for distinguished contributions to fuel science or engineering, R.A. Glenn Award for the best paper at a National meeting, Distinguished Service Award for sustained and distinguished contributions to the field of fuel chemistry.

Discounts - Discount on ACS symposium series publications, discount on student subscriptions to Energy & Fuels.

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American Chemical Society

Division of Fuel Chemistry

1999 Executive Committee Members

Kathleen A. Carrado, Chair

Argonne National Laboratory

9700 South Cass Avenue, CHM/200

Argonne, IL 60439

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Harold H. Schobert, Past Chair

Pennsylvania State University

Fuel Science Program

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University Park, PA 16802

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Anthony V. Cugini, Chair-Elect


Federal Energy Technology Center

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Caroline Burgess, Secretary

West Texas A&M University

Kilgore Research Center

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Phillip F. Britt, Treasurer

Chemical and Analytical Sciences Division

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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Marek A. Wojtowicz, Program Secretary

Advanced Fuel Research, Inc.

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Pennsylvania State University

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Randall E. Winans, Director at Large (1996-1998)

Chemistry Division

Argonne National Laboratory

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Irving Wender, Director at Large (1997-1999)

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Donald C. Cronauer, Director at Large (1998-2000)

Argonne National Laboratory

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Alan W. Scaroni, Trustee

Pennsylvania State University

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William H. Calkins, Trustee

Department of Chemical Engineering

University of Delaware

Newark, DE 19716

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James A. Franz, Program Chair, 1999

Dept. of Chemical Technology

Pacific Northwest Labs.

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Frank Huggins, Program Chair 2000

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University of Kentucky

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Sarma Pisupati, Program Chair 2001

Pennsylvania State University

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Robert Warzinski, Program Chair 2002


Federal Energy Technology Center

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