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London Branch March technical talk – “Flint Water Crisis – Corrosion, Management and Politics” (In person/Online)
March 10 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The March technical talk,“Flint Water Crisis – Corrosion, Management and Politics”, by Dr Ben Moorhouse.The meeting will be held at the Lancaster Hall Hotel, 35 Craven Terrace, London W2 3EL, and streamed online for those who can not attend in person.
The town Flint, Michigan suffered one of the worst water crisis in the United States of America, when in 2014 the tap water supply began to be poisoned with corrosion products and other toxins. Hundreds of thousands of Flint residents were exposed to dangerous levels of lead and outbreaks of Legionnaires disease that caused deaths and long term health problems. This talk will focus on the decisions that led to this outcome, the corrosion engineering around ensuring safe water sources and the importance of ensuring a greater understanding of corrosion issues in relation to environmental issues.
Ben Moorhouse is a materials, corrosion and inspection engineer with a decade’s worth of experience involved with various engineering projects and operations. He studied at Imperial College and completed a PhD focusing on thermodynamic processes to remove impurities from titanium alloys. As part of his day to day, he is Chairperson of the London Branch of the Institute of Corrosion, a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) and a Chartered Engineer. He is excited by the engineering challenges to come with delivering stable and low carbon energy, as well as focusing on improving diversity and inclusion in Science Technology and Mathematics (STEM).
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