Presentation by Mr Barry Waining
QVMAG – Inveresk
Sunday, 28th April 2013 Commencing 2.00 pm until
Please RSVP by Thursday 25 April 6323 3798
About the Speaker
MR WAINING won an Engineering Cadetship in 1960 to attend Sydney University and graduated in 1963 with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering. He worked in the Electricity Commission of NSW until 1981 before becoming Chief Engineer of Mitsubishi Australia Ltd. In he 1986 moved to position of Chief Engineer Mitsui & Co Australia and to General Manager Commercial in IHI Engineering Australia Pty Ltd in 1993. He was appointed as Director & Chief General Manager in 2000 until retirement in September 2008. Mr Waining worked his entire professional career on heavy engineering projects including Power Stations Steelworks and shipping amongst other smaller projects.
Brief Abstract of the Talk
Australia’s electricity consumption is growing at about 2% per annum. 75% of this supply is generated using coal as a fuel. With the total installed coal fired capacity in excess of 40,000MW replacement costs in the power generating equipment would be in excess of $80 billion without considering the newly developing and expensive low emission technologies. To address the growing concern of carbon dioxide as a greenhouse gas, something needs to be done to clean up the emissions from existing generating plants. The presentation will focus on one of the ‘clean coal’ technologies – that of firing black coal in oxygen which produces combustion products of carbon dioxide and water vapour. After removal of the water vapour, the carbon dioxide can be conveniently compressed into a liquid form for geosequestration underground.