April 2022 Monthly Meeting Minutes
- Paid Attendance: 20
- Total Attendance: 29
- Free (Students, speakers, sponsors): 9
FOOD & SERVICE:
No food was provided due to it being a virtual meeting.
- Location: Zoom – Virtual Meeting
- Monthly Meeting Revenue: $184.04
- Expenses - Zoom: $79.00
Ben Lackey (Branch President) made a brief list of announcements including:
Region 4 assembly April 29 & 30th in Asheville. Room rates end this Friday. Details on ASCE. website
We are still looking for officers for 2022-2023 costal branch board. The voting will be at the May meeting.
Introduced Claire and Jacob as our scholarship winners
Claire: Majoring in Coastal Engineering. She discussed the negative impacts of water-early steps to locate clean water. How stormwater pollution prediction could work, finding what areas will need aid with all the polluted water from damaging storms. In the future, Claire hopes to focus on environmental aspect of coastal engineering.
Jacob: Majoring in Coastal Engineering with a minor in data science. He discussed the resilient infrastructure and technology aspect of coastal engineering. Last year with extra money, used go pros to create 3D model of whatever the GoPro records.
SEPI was the sponsor. Steve Moore spoke for several minutes on SEPI’s services, which they have provided in Wilmington for 10-12 years. They are opening a new location on Eastwood Road, adding to their four locations in North Carolina (Asheville, Raleigh, Charlotte, Wilmington). Services they provide include site and civil engineering, transportation and roadway design, landscape architecture, and survey.
The technical presentation consisted of four speaker and the title was: “Project Engineering Solutions to Reduce Emissions.” This presentation was given by four Chemours employees; Dawn Hughes, Kevin Garon, Christel Compton, and Sean Uhl. Dawn discussed the Fayetteville location and what is manufactured there, such as Krytox, Viton, Nafion, and Teflon. The abatement systems were then discussed by Sean. He elaborated on their systems that result in 99% reduction of all fluorinated organic air emissions and how their thermal oxidizer system accomplishes this, along with the three processes that produce demineralized quality water. Christel and Kevin then discussed the stormwater runoff mitigation the site has worked on to reduce 99% of PFAS that gets into Cape Fear’s River using water treatment plants, the process of capturing and treating seeps, the use of granular activated carbon filters, the use of barrier walls, and the use of pumping wells.