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Buecker, B.

ChemTreat, Lawrence, Kansas

Brad Buecker is a Senior Technical Publicist with ChemTreat. He has many years of experience in or affiliated with the power industry, much of it in steam generation chemistry, water treatment, air quality control and results engineering positions with City Water, Light & Power (Springfield, Illinois) and Kansas City Power & Light Co. Mr. Buecker earned a BS degree in chemistry from Iowa State University, with additional course work in fluid mechanics, energy and materials balances and advanced inorganic chemistry. He is a member of the American Chemical Society, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Cooling Technology Institute, the National Association of Corrosion Engineers, the Electric Utility Chemistry Workshop planning committee and the International Water Conference Advisory Council. Mr. Buecker has authored many articles and three books on power plant and water/steam chemistry.

Cooling tower heat transfer basics—Part 3

ChemTreat: Buecker, B.
Richard Aull Consulting: Aull, R.

Refineries, chemical plants and numerous other industrial facilities utilize open recirculating cooling systems equipped with cooling towers for cooling in scores of heat exchangers.

Cooling water microbiological control

ChemTreat: Baron, C.  |  Kalakodimi, R. P.  |  Buecker, B.

The authors’ previous article, “Advanced cooling tower water treatment,” published in the June issue of <i>Hydrocarbon Processing</i>, outlined modern chemical treatment methods for scale and corrosion control in cooling towers and associated cooling systems, which are integral components of refineries, petrochemical plants and similar facilities.

Advanced cooling tower water treatment—Part 1

ChemTreat: Post, R.  |  Kalakodimi, R. P.  |  Buecker, B.

Refineries, petrochemical plants and similar facilities rely on a significant number of heat exchangers for process control and product formulation throughout the plant.

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