Blog Posts

This page will show the most recent blog postings for the Tappan Zee Section of AIChE.

  • ChemE Lite: Local Micro-Brewers and Beer Tasting Event April 24th, 2014

    Join us on April 24, 2014 for an evening of networking, technical presentations on beer making, and craft beer tasting.

    6:30 pm

    Capri Pizza and Pasta,  

    350 S Broadway

    Tarrytown, NY 10591

    Cost of Attendance:

    Members           $25        ||        Non-Members              $36

    *Cost will reserve your seat at the talk and dinner; event payment is non-refundable after April 17th.

    Cost of attendance includes dinner, tastings and talks.  A sample menu is below.

    If you are not a TZ member, we will apply the the cost differential to a complimentary membership for you.

    Each of the presenters below is from a different local micro-brewery in Westchester and the Bronx. They will talk about the brewing process at their location, the equipment, and their beer, as well as provide a tasting!


    Sharif Taleb, Yonkers Brewing Co.,

    Yeast Management and Microorganisms, Industry Innovations,

    & Importance of Sanitation

    Paul Sciara, City Island Beer 快2彩票,

    Business Side of Brewing & Partnership with Manhattan College

    Michael LaMothe, Broken Bow Brewery,

    Natural Injection Carbonation Process

    Please register and reserve your seat today at

    Event Registration Page


    ChemE Lite Menu Options


    Cold Antipasto

    Assortment of cold cuts over mesclun greens


    Penne Alla Vodka 

    A pink sauce made with onions and pancetta

    Rigatoni Filetto Di Pomodoro

    A chunky tomato sauce with sauteed prosciutto and onions


    Pollo Alla Marsala

    Chicken with sauteed mushrooms in a marsala wine/ brown sauce

    Salmone Alla Griglia

    Grilled salmon in a lemon and white wine sauce

    Eggplant Rollatini

    Eggplant stuffed with ricotta cheese,

     topped with marinara and melted mozzarella

    *Event costs includes soft drinks with dinner

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  • Mets vs. Philly with Manhattan College 5/9
    The Tappan Zee Section will be joining the Manhattan College Student Section of AIChE for an evening of baseball on Friday, May 9th at Citi Field.  Share your Chem E experiences and stories with the junior and senior students, while the Mets take on the Philadelphia Phillies in this divisional matchup.  Please email Patrick Abulencia at
    if you are interested.  Pricing for the event will follow once we have a firm headcount.
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  • Website Discussion Group

    A group has been set up in the members’ only access area to allow discussion of issues around the design and use of the new TZ website.  The members of the Board of Directors are members of the group.

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  • Joint Meeting

    The Bronx County Chapter of NYSSPE / NSPE, the Westchester Chapter of PMI, and the Tappan Zee Section of AIChE are pleased to announce a  joint meeting on

    Thursday, Sept 14, 2006 5:30 – 7:30 PM

    Dinner fee: $15 for members, $20 for non-members.
    PDH Certificate fee: $5 for members, $30 for non-members.  Payable to Bronx County Chapter, NYSSPE (Presentation has been accredited for 1PDH)
    Members of any of the 3 participating societies are eligible for member rates.

    Location: Eldorado West, 460 S. Broadway, Tarrytown, across the street from the Double Tree Inn, 914-332-5838

    Joint meeting with BxNSPE and Westchester PMI

    “Engineering Aspects of the Construction of NYC Water Tunnel No. 3”

    Ted Dowey, P.E., Project Manager, NYC Dept of Environmental Protection

    Deep beneath Manhattan, nine miles (14.5 km) of tunnel have been excavated and ten shafts have been constructed, completing the excavation for New York City’s Water Tunnel No. 3. The contract for $670 million was executed by the joint contracting venture of Schiavone Shea Frontier-Kemper. The tunnel, 12’ 6” (3.8 m) in diameter and 500 plus feet (152 m) deep, was driven by a tunnel boring machine. Nine new shafts averaging 530 feet (161 m) deep were constructed in a variety of geologic and urban environments using blasting, raise boring, soil mix walls, ground freezing, pile driving, and soldier piles and lagging. The engineering components and production rates for the tunnel boring machine and raise boring machines are presented. Blasting techniques in the shaft (subject to vibration and noise restrictions) are presented. The structure of the combined DEP and consultant staff is discussed.

    Mr. Ted Dowey, is an Executive Construction Manager for the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). He is directing the construction management of the Manhattan Tunnel contract. This is a $670 million project building nine miles of tunnel and ten deep shafts with a staff of over 30 DEP and consultant engineers, geologists, and inspectors. Mr. Dowey has been involved with the construction of New York City’s Third Water Tunnel for over 20 years, starting as a geologist, becoming a construction inspector, resident engineer, and finally the executive construction manager directing all aspects of the construction management for the project. Mr. Dowey also directs the geotechnical program which provides geotechnical information for the tunnel and shaft designers and provides a basis for contractor bids on the tunnel contracts. Mr. Dowey conducts community outreach at construction locations, informing and coordinating with Community Boards, elected officials, residential and commercial entities, and neighborhood organizations. Mr. Dowey has a BA in Geology from Columbia College, an MS in Mining Engineering from the Columbia School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and a New York State Professional Engineer License. Mr. Dowey has published three articles for the Rapid Excavation and Tunneling Conference and has had three tunnel photography exhibits.

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  • Corrosion Control Treatment for Drinking Water Supplies

    Presented by: Rocco A. Mastronardi, P.E
    Project Engineer, Capital Wastewater Treatment Facilities Improvement Program
    New York City Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Water Supply

    This pair of presentations has been approved for 3.0 PDH for licensed P.E.s in NYS.
    Both sessions must be attended to receive the credit.  However, each session will be freestanding in content, so you will benefit from attending either one from an instructional standpoint.

    Location: Manhattan College Leo Engineering,
    Scala Auditorium
    3825 Corlear Ave,
    Bronx, NY 10463

    Convene at 7pm for buffet dinner, Presentation 7:30 – 9:30PM (approx.)

    Dinner and Facility Fee: $10 for each meeting
    PDH fee for non-members: $50 payable at the first meeting
    PDH fee for members: FREE

    For questions call Jack Kleinfeld, 718-884-6644
    Spread the word!

    Attenuating the corrosion of piping and plumbing materials has become an important task for drinking water suppliers since the promulgation of the Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) under the Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments. Aside from the public health concerns, the deterioration of pipe, storage, valve and ancillary materials and components due to internal corrosion also impacts the cost and efficiency of providing safe drinking water to the consumer.

    This seminar will cover the basic electrochemical phenomena responsible for corrosion, the means of assessing the corrosive potential of drinking water supplies, the treatment strategies which can be employed for controlling corrosion, and the means of monitoring and optimizing corrosion treatment once it has been established. Attendees will leave understanding the steps required of a water purveyor to develop and implement a lead and copper corrosion control treatment program including pilot-scale treatment studies, full-scale design and implementation, preparing vendor contract specifications, and monitoring treatment performance.

    Mr. Mastronardi, a licensed P.E. in NY, holds an M.E. and B.E. in Chemical Engineering from Manhattan College.  He has been with the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Water Supply in various positions since 1990.  Prior to that he was with the Westchester County Department of Health and Stauffer Chemical 快2彩票.  In addition to his NYS PE, he holds these certifications:  NYS Department of Health Licensed Grade IIA Community Water Systems Operator; Certificate in Secondary, Advanced and Hazardous Wastewater Treatment; Site Characterization for Subsurface Remediation; Strategies for Groundwater Aquifer Protection; and Fate and Transport of Subsurface Contaminants. He is a member of both the Bronx County Chapter of NYSSPE and the Tappan Zee Section of AIChE.

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