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Technical Program
September 2017 Carbon Conference
Pittsburgh PA USA
Airport Double Tree Hotel, 8402 University Blvd, Moon, PA 15108 Phone: (412) 329-1400
Please dial 412-329-1416 should you have any issues with booking.

Final Technical Program

Thursday, September 14, 2017 Oral Presentations
8:00-9:00 AM Breakfast and connection time
9:00-9:05 AM Henry Nowicki Introduction and Agenda for today
9:05-9:35 AM Jonathan Maurer Carbon Sales
Jon teaches a course on Activated Carbon Production and Sales; September 10
9:35-10:10 AM Henry Nowicki Compositing Plastic Waste and Tire Char for New Building Materials
Henry teaches a course on carbon fundamentals; September 11-12
10:15-10:50 AM Ward Roger Status of Lignin as Best Feedstock for Best Activated Carbon
11:00 AM-12:00 PM Francisco Martin-Martinez Multiscale Modeling of Carbon Materials: Methods and Applications
12:00-1:10 PM Group Lunch
1:15-1:45 PM Kaushlendra Singh Activated Carbon Applications for Electrode Material and Adsorbent
1:45-2:30 PM Hall of Fame Award Charles "Bud" Carr My Evolution from Activated Carbon to Motorcycles
2:30-3:00 PM Dave Vetere Design Criteria and Thermal Operation of Calciners
3:00 AM Break
3:15-3:45 PM David Oberdick ABC's of Intellectual Property
David teaches a one-day course September 13
3:45-4:15 PM Douglas Spisak Thermal process Equipment and Application
4:15-4:45 PM Wayne Schuliger Why is my Carbon Usage Rate Higher than Expected
Wayne teaches a course on AC System Design, Operation, and Troubleshooting September 13
4:45-5:00 PM Barbara Sherman Bulk Email Services to Boost your Business
5:00-7:00 PM Enjoy Group Finger Foods and Drinks at Double Tree Conference Hotel


Friday, September 15, 2017 Oral Presentations
8:00-9:00 AM Breakfast for Networking
9:00-9:05 AM Henry Nowicki Future Plans and Today's Agenda
9:05-9:35 AM Mick Greenbank GAED Meso vs. Micro Pores
9:35-10:05 AM Richard Capp Software: VOC Activated Carbon Adsorption Capacity and Humidity Effects
10:05-10:35 AM Bill Purves Solving Dental Office Mercury Problems
Bill teaches courses on metals analysis;September 21-22
10:35-11:00 AM Place for your talk
11:00 AM-12:00 PM Evan Granite Plenary: Mercury and Other Trace Elements in Coal - A Magical Journey Across the Periodic Table
12:00-1:15 PM Group Lunch for Networking
1:15-2:00 PM Bill Petrich
Hall of Fame Lecture
Waste Material to Useful Products
2:05-2:20 PM Barbara Sherman Government Funding Sources and How to Win Awards
2:20 PM Break
2:35-3:10 PM Christopher Brunning 3D or Additive Manufacturing with Carbon Fibers
3:10-3:40 PM Henry Nowicki New Enhancer for Vapor-phase Mercury Controls and Activated Carbon Pores, Filled and Unfilled, by GAED and GC-MS Adsorbate Identifications of Adsorbates
Henry teaches a course on carbon fundamentals; September 11-12
3:40-4:15 PM Robert Potwora Status of ASTM Methods
4:15-4:45 PM Place for your talk
We always end with prizes for everyone! End of conference - Attendee Evaluations and Prize Drawings

Conference Registration Form Link


Poster presentations are one to eight regular sized pieces of paper in length. Posters are copied and are inserted into the bound Conference Proceedings. Proceedings are available one week after the conclusion of the Conference.

Carbon Short Courses

Training courses will be provided before and after IACC-40. See for Registration Form and courses offered. New additional course instructors are welcome.

Products and Services

You can send your marketing sheets without attending the conference or courses for $150.  This fee puts your marketing into the Conference Proceedings.  Those attending can add their marketing to the Conference Proceedings at no cost.  PACS can send your marketing globally via the Internet for a fee.

Registration Form

Carbon Conference September 14-15, 2017 and PACS Short Courses September 9-14; 16-17, 2017 in Pittsburgh PA USA.

This is the Technical Program for the 40th International Activated Carbon Conference and Short Course program. You can send abstracts for future Conferences, October in Pittsburgh, PA., recommend Leadership Speakers and nominate someone for the Hall-of-Fame Award for future carbon conferences. We are always working to make the carbon conference and educational program beneficial to you.

This year, optional short courses from September 9-14; 16-17, 2017 compliment the September 14-15, 2017 carbon conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA. If unable to attend short courses, manuals may be purchased for $400. Most courses can be provided at your time and place.

We assemble a resource called "Products and Services." This is a notebook of marketing materials to which anyone attending or not attending the conference may contribute two pages. If interested, send 100 copies of two pages of marketing material to be included in the notebook. There is no cost if attending the conference, but there is a $150 fee to include your marketing if not attending the conference. This is given out to attendees. The bound Conference Proceedings and Products and Services notebook may be purchased for $235.

Important Note:
An updated Technical Program will be put on this web site. It is never too late for your additions to the Technical Program and/or vendor advertising.

One week after the IACC you may purchase the Conference Proceedings. Please see the Registration Form for instructions.

Send Abstracts, Questions, Marketing Sheets, and/or Hall-of-Fame nominations to the Conference Chairman, Dr. Henry Nowicki.


IACC-40 Conference Description Page


For laboratory testing and consulting and software, contact Dr. Henry Nowicki at:

For Carbon Conferences, Short Courses in public sessions or at your time and place contact Barbara Sherman at:

PACS also provides testing, courses and consulting at the client's time and place.

PACS Positions Available

Laboratory chemist for activated carbon group.

PACS has positions available for professional scientific service providers, and has provided these services for over 35 years. PACS will accept proposals for short courses, consultants, conference directors for focused conference subjects, and other needed services. New ideas are welcomed.

One-day courses cost $995, two-days $1995, three-days $2395.

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