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October 2019 Meeting of the Technical Society of Knoxville

The next Technical Society meeting will be on the FIRST Monday in October !!

People generate gaseous, liquid and solid wastes. Gaseous wastes have typically been dispersed into the atmosphere and the current practice of dumping unwanted carbon dioxide into the atmosphere is a big problem, but otherwise air pollution is improving. Liquid wastes were formerly dumped unceremoniously into the nearest river but rivers are much improved. Solid wastes from prehistoric times have been deposited in middens and much of what we know about past civilizations comes from a study of the remains of their solid waste. How much solid waste do we people living now generate and where does it go. What will future archaeologists find in our middens and where will they be and how voluminous will they be? 

As an example of solid waste problems Rutherford County, Tennessee, is finding their ” Mount Trashmore” is getting too big and they have consulted with Tom Leonard, General Manager Sevier Solid Waste on how a composting operation works for East Tennessee tourism communities.

Knox County and Knoxville are not immune to solid waste disposal problems and the Technical Society will have an opportunity to learn something about the solutions. Tom Leonard, General Manager, Sevier County Solid Waste, Inc will speak about solid waste recycling at the Technical Society of Knoxville meeting on October 7, 2019.

future Technical Society programs:

November 4: John Halliwell will  speak about electric vehicles with focus on the charging infrastructure.

John Halliwell will  speak about electric vehicles with focus on the charging infrastructure

John Halliwell is team member in the Electric Transportation Group of EPRI where his focus is smart charging and infrastructure development for plug-in electric vehicles. He joined EPRI in 2007 and has been active in the electric transportation space since 2008. John is the current chair of the SAE J1772 Electric Vehicle Conductive Charge Coupler Task Force and the SAE AE-7D Aircraft Energy Storage and Charging Committee. He has broad experience in design and application of electronic circuits and electronic systems.

Halliwell received Bachelor of Science and Master of Science Degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

December 9: Jack Dongarra, Prof., Min H. Kao Department of Electrical Engineering, UT: The fastest computers.

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