My History With the IFRF

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Title My History With the IFRF
Creator Pohl, J.H.
Date 2015-09-11
Spatial Coverage Salt Lake City, Utah
Subject 2015 AFRC Industrial Combustion Symposium
Description Paper from the AFRC 2015 conference titled My History With the IFRF
Abstract Dr, John H. Pohl, Sc.D. has a long history working with the people who are associated with the International Flame Research Foundation (IFRF), the American Flame Research Committee (AFRC), and the Australia Flame Research Committee (AUSFRC) which are part of the IFRF. The IFRF was founded by Professor M.W. Thring of Sheffield University and Mr. J.E. de Graaf of Hoogovens steel works. Professor Hoyt Hottel was MIT representative to the AFRC. Dr. Pohl worked with Professor Hoyt Hottel when he was a graduate student at MIT. Professor Hottel passed away ca 1998. Dr. Pohl was an S.M. and ScD. (science master and Doctor of Science) student of Adel Sarofim ( passed away in ca 2010) who was Professor Hottel's student.; As an Engineer Dr. Pohl worked with many students who were descents of Professor Hottel. He has met W.H. Hawthorne who is a Professor from England at Cambridge, UK. I met him, when he visited MIT during the summer. Professor Hawthorne is responsible for determining that the flame length of turbulent diffusion flames was proportional to an equation involving the heating value of the gas. This relation is used in the API 521 standard for flame length. Dr. Pohl modified the constants for this expression (he used the heating value of the gases) and used it to correlate the length of flare flames, Pohl, et al. (1982-1986).; Dr. Pohl has worked with Ian Steward in Australia. Ian Steward was responsible for discovering that the combustion rate of coal had a kinetic component. Dr. Pohl developed the techniques used to measure combustion properties of coal, Pohl (1983-1986). Dr Pohl worked with one of Professor Steward students in Australia, Terry Wall of the University of Newcastle in the Black Coal Utilisation Research Organization (BCURA). He has also worked with Terry Dixon, one of Terry Wall students, at the Sugar Research Institute (SRI), in McKay, Australia. Dr. Pohl worked with Ian Steward and Terry Wall when they were all with the BCURA. Dr. Pohl worked for the University of Queensland in Saint Lucia, Queensland Australia and was BCURA coordinator for the state of Queensland.; Dr. Pohl has also worked with Terry Johnson in the US at Energy and Environmental Research Company (EER) and in Melbourne, Australia. Terry Johnson worked for the Victoria Electricity Commission at that time.; Dr. Pohl has meet Professor Henry Becker (another Hottel student) from the University of Ontario at MIT. He has worked with one of Professor Becker students, Peter Gogolek. Peter Gogolek works at CANMET (a Canadian government research Company near Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) . Peter Gogolek lead the International Flare Consortium (IFC). Dr. Pohl was a principal investigator to the IFC and advisor to this program.; Dr. Pohl has also worked with a number of people with connections to the International Flame Research Foundation (IFRF). They are listed in the order in which they worked at the IFRF. He met Janos Beer at University of Sheffield and MIT. Dr. Beer was the Director of the IFRF when it was on the Royal Dutch Shell property in IJmuiden, the Netherlands, it has since move to Livorno, Italy. Dr. Pohl worked with Norman Chigier when he was on sabbatical from University of Sheffield at Sandia National Laboratory, Livermore, CA. Dr. Chigier is now a Professor at Carienge Mellon University. Dr. Pohl has worked with Tom Lowes when he was at Blue Circle Cement in Barnstone and Gravesend, UK on control of nitrogen oxides in cement kilns. Dr. Lowes latter held a number of positions with the IFRF and (British Flame Research Committee (BFRC). Dr. Lowes eventually became Head of the British Flame Research Committee (BFRC).; Professor Rudolph Quack of Stuttgart University placed many a number of his students at the IFRF. Among these students were a number of students who Dr. Pohl worked with: Siegfried Michenfielder, Stienmuller, Gummerbach, FRG, Wolfgang Richter, Energy and Environmental Research Co., Irivne, CA (Dr. Richter did not work for the IFRF, but developed the mathematical model for the IFRF and EER, Klaus Hein, Rhenish Westfalish Electric Worke (RWE) and University of Stuttgart. Dr. Pohl worked with Dr. Hein when he was at RWE in Fortuna, FRG and later at the University of Stuttgard. Dr. Pohl proposed a low nitrogen oxide burner to Stienmuller.
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