February 2016 - Editorial

Dear PowerPlant Chemistry readers:

While preparing the first issue of this year, the editorial team learned of the passing of a contributing author of this issue, Dr. Jan Kysela, one of the leading scientists and technology experts in the area of nuclear fission and fusion research. Together with his co-authors we have decided to publish the article, despite the sad circumstances. Please find an obituary for Dr. Jan Kysela on page 4 of this issue; the article can be found on page 6.

As every year, the abstracts of all the articles published in this journal in the past year are presented in this first issue. All the abstracts of the articles from 2015 – together with all abstracts from the previous years – are now available on our website as well.

In the past year, we have been able to present an array of interesting papers to you. In 2016 we will try our best to continue to supply our readers on every continent with the most up-to-date information on the latest developments in all power plant chemistry areas. However, to achieve this goal, we need your help.

I am taking this opportunity to repeat my appeal regarding the never-ending quest for papers to publish in this journal. In particular, I would like to encourage chemists in power plants to supply more reports to our journal, for example reports on your experiences with corrosion product monitoring. We are always looking for interesting papers. Share your experience with your colleagues from other plants and take advantage of the chance to present a paper to our international readership.

Finally, I would like to draw your attention to this year's conferences and meetings. Our events calendar aims to be as informative as possible. We try to list all important events in all power plant chemistry areas from all over the world. As we can't have our eyes everywhere, it is possible that we might overlook one event or another; if you think that there is an important event missing, please let us know!

I’m looking forward to your letters and e-mails!

Tapio Werder
PowerPlant Chemistry® Journal

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