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Mr. Jason D. Laumb
POSITION: Principal Engineer and Advanced Energy Systems Group Lead

Jason D. Laumb is a Principal Engineer and Advanced Energy Systems Group Lead at the EERC, where he leads a multidisciplinary team of scientists and engineers whose aim is to develop and conduct projects and programs on power plant performance, environmental control systems, the fate of pollutants, computer modeling, and health issues for clients worldwide. Efforts are focused on the development of multiclient jointly sponsored centers or consortia that are funded by government and industry sources. Current research activities include computer modeling of combustion/gasification and environmental control systems, performance of selective catalytic reduction technologies for NOx control, mercury control technologies, hydrogen production from coal, CO2 capture technologies, particulate matter analysis and source apportionment, the fate of mercury in the environment, toxicology of particulate matter, and in vivo studies of mercury-selenium interactions. Computer-based modeling efforts utilize various kinetic, systems engineering, thermodynamic, artificial neural network, statistical, computation fluid dynamics, and atmospheric dispersion models. These models are used in combination with models developed at the EERC to predict the impacts of fuel properties and system operating conditions on system efficiency, economics, and emissions.

Prior to his current position, he served as a Research Manager at the EERC since 2001. Prior to joining the EERC, he was a Scanning Electron Microscopy Applications Specialist with Microbeam Technologies, Inc. Mr. Laumb received his M.S. degree in Chemical Engineering in 2000 and his B.S. degree in Chemistry in 1998, both from the University of North Dakota.

Mr. Laumb's principal areas of interest and expertise include biomass and fossil fuel conversion for energy production, with an emphasis on ash effects on system performance. He has experience with trace element emissions and control for fossil fuel combustion systems, with a particular emphasis on air pollution issues related to mercury and fine particulates. He also has experience in the design and fabrication of bench- and pilot-scale combustion and gasification equipment. He has coauthored numerous professional publications.