September/October 2014 - Editorial

Dear PowerPlant Chemistry readers:

This is the fourth time this year that I have had the pleasure of introducing to you the latest issue of our journal. I would like to draw your attention to two points which are of importance for our journal. The first topic is the never-ending quest for appropriate papers to publish in our journal. Are you a person working in power plant chemistry, in this exciting technical and scientific area? I would like to encourage you to submit a paper for publication in our journal. We are always looking for interesting papers. Share your experience with your colleagues from other plants. You can be certain that the editorial staff will help you to improve your contribution and to present an excellent paper to our international readership. I am already looking forward to your letter/e-mail announcing a future contribution to our journal.

Secondly, I have the pleasure of introducing to you a new member of our International Advisory Board (IAB), Michael Rziha.

Michael has been working since 1983 at Siemens, where he started his industrial employment as a chemical commissioning engineer. He was involved in several projects (nuclear, fossil and combined cycles) in Germany and overseas during their commissioning periods. From 1995 till 1998 he worked in the design department of Siemens Power Generation for water treatment plants and power plant chemistry. From 1998 until 2013 he was the head of the department dealing with plant cleaning and chemistry. Among his duties were heading the department for plant cleaning concepts as well as leading the chemical commissioning engineers. In 2013 he was appointed a principal key expert for plant chemistry. Michael is the chairman of the IAPWS power cycle chemistry working group and a member of several VGB workgroups.

We are very glad that Michael Rziha is joining our IAB – with him we have gained an experienced referee and advisor for contributions dealing with power cycle chemistry, especially chemical cleaning, preservation and cleaning concepts.

That's it for now. I hope you enjoy reading the articles!
Tapio Werder
Editorial Assistant
PowerPlant Chemistry® Journal

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