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William Linak

William (Bill) Linak is a chemical engineer in the US EPA Office of Research and Development, National Risk Management Laboratory, Air Pollution Prevention and Control Division, (APPCD), Air Pollution Technology Branch (APTB). Bill earned his B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Michigan State University in 1977, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Arizona in 1980 and 1985.

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Bill is an international expert on experimental and modeling studies examining trace metal transformations and aerosol formation within waste incineration and fossil fuel combustion systems, and examining the use of inorganic sorbents to control toxic metal speciation, particle size distributions, and emissions. He is also recognized for his expertise in research on: the effect of fuel chlorine content on NOx formation in incineration systems; applying low NOx precombustor and reburning technologies to the combustion of high nitrogen content fuels and the incineration of nitrogen-containing wastes; measuring N2O emissions from combustion sources and determining kinetic mechanisms of N2O formation and destruction; and modeling transient phenomena and gas-phase mixing in rotary kiln incinerators. Bill has received a number of awards for his scientific and technological achievements and was invited as Visiting Research Scientist at Japanese National Institute for Resources and Environment in 1995. He is the author of over 30 peer-reviewed journal publications and three patents.

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Dr. William Linak (linak.william@epa.gov)

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