Category Archives: Technical Meetings

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

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.


March 2, 2006

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

Thursday March 2, 2006

Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Reductions
Presented by: Marc Karell, P.E.
Project Manager
Environmental Resources Management

This presentation has been approved for 1.0 PDH for licensed P.E.s in NYS. Location Manhattan College Leo Engineering, Scala Auditorium 3825 Corlear Ave, Bronx, NY

The presentation will examine the growing importance of climate change, the basis of its activities, its cause and potential future impacts, and methodologies to reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases. This will include discussion of the causes and potential effects, approaches to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, U.S. requirements, initiatives and strategies, audits, projects and what other firms have done.

Mr. Karell is a Project Manager for ERM working out of their NYC office. Marc has nearly 20 years of experience in all areas of Air Quality and Chemical Engineering, including performing emissions inventories and audits, designing air pollution control equipment, strategizing on optimal manufacturing operations, permitting, implementation of monitoring systems, and development of risk assessments and of EH&S management systems. He has Masters degrees in both biochemistry and in chemical engineering, has worked in industry government, and consulting, and has published extensively in major technical publications. Marc has a professional engineers license from NYS. Marc has worked with major facilities in a variety of areas nationally, including utilities, chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturers, and waste incinerators.


December 1, 2005

Presented by:
Mark M. MacCracken, P.E., Pte. LEED-AP

TZAIChE co-sponsoring with BxNSPE
1.5 Professional Development Hour (PDH) to PEs in NY
December 1, 2005 @ 7 PM
Scala Room of the Leo Engineering Building of Manhattan College

PLEASE RSVP:   By email to or phone to 718-543-2090.  Any questions, contact Jack Kleinfeld at 718-884-6644

Thermal Energy Storage used for off-peak cooling of buildings, has a long history around the world with over 6,000 commercial installations in 35 countries.  By storing cooling at night, in the form of ice or chilled water, and using it during the day to cool the buildings, major reductions in on-peak electric demand and energy costs are realized.  This talk will demonstrate the basic types of TES systems, how they save energy and reduce costs and how this relates to the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED rating system.

Mr. MacCracken is the CEO of CALMAC Manufacturing Corporation, which is the largest manufacturer of Thermal Energy Storage equipment in the world, with over 3,000 installations in 35 countries.  In his 28 years with the firm, he has been involved in all aspects of the company including, R&D contracts, patents, manufacturing, marketing and finance. He was the Principal Investigator on research projects with Oak Ridge National Labs, NASA and National Renewable Energy Research Lab.  He has his BS in Mechanical Engineering, has three U.S. Patents and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of New Jersey and a LEED Accredited Professional. He is: Chairman of ARI’s Thermal Energy Storage Section, former Chairman of ASHRAE’s Thermal Storage Technical Committee, a Board Member of the New York Chapter of the US Green Building Council, and an active member of the International District Energy Association and the Alliance to Save Energy.


November 9, 2004

Tuesday, November 9, 2004 @ 6 p.m.
Manhattan College’s Leo Engineering Building-Scala Room
3825 Corlear Avenue Bronx, NY 10471

The New Engineering presents a science of engineering that is conceptually and mathematically much simpler than conventional engineering. The simplicity results from abandoning contrived parameters such as resistances and coefficients, and dealing separately with the real parameters from which resistances and coefficients are contrived.

Conventional engineering parameters such as electrical resistance R, heat transfer coefficient h, and material modulus E are unnecessary and undesirable. In the new engineering, all parameters such as R, h, E are abandoned. These parameters are unnecessary because they are simply nicknames for ratios of real parameters. They’re undesirable because they greatly complicate the solution of nonlinear problems. The complication arises because these ratios make it necessary to solve problems with the variables combined, whereas it is much easier to solve nonlinear problems if the variables are separated.

For example, if a heat transfer problem involving a boiling interface is solved using h, the problem must be solved without separating heat flux and temperature difference because h is the ratio of heat flux to temperature difference. Because boiling interfaces exhibit highly nonlinear behavior, problems that involve them are solved in a much simpler manner if heat flux and temperature difference are separated. This separation can be accomplished only if h is not used.

This talk will include several simple problems for the attendees to solve while Mr. Adiutori remains silent. The problems are designed to demonstrate that parameters such as R, h, E greatly complicate the solution of nonlinear problems-for example, electrical problems that involve transistors, and heat transfer problems that involve natural convection or boiling, and stress/strain problems that involve inelastic behavior.

Try the attached examples and bring them to the talk! Problems for New Engineering The following is from a review in the 10/02 issue of Chemie Ingenieur Technik, written by J.L.A. Koolen, author of Design of Simple and Robust Processing Plants (reviewed in the 10/03 issue of Chemical Engineering Progress), and recipient of the Chairman of the Judges Award 2003 from The Institution of Chemical Engineers. “. . . this book . . . should have the interest of the scientific as well as the engineering world . . ”

Free for Students/ $3 for TZ AIChE Members / $5 for Non-TZ AIChE Members

Update, November 16, 2004

Eugene F. Adiutori, our speaker on November 9, 2004 has graciously provided a copy of his book, The New Engineering, for use on our website.  It is available as a pdf file.

If you missed the meeting, or were there and would like to learn more about this interesting approach to engineering calculations, you should read this book. :