Field Trip to Schuylkill Energy Resources

leap 3.jpegA group of eleven students and four faculty (including me) visited Pottsville, PA to see Schuylkill Energy Resources on July 22, 2009 as part of the LEAP experience. The tour provided an up-close look at electrical generation and reclamation.

In today’s class, students composed the following thank you note to the plant manager, Kurt Knitter: “We learned a lot about a variety of topics. We especially enjoyed learning about the beneficial use of ash and the difficulties associated with the reclamation of attractive nuisances. We were impressed with the compact system turbine, the miles of conveyor belts, and the recirculation of 60,000 gallons of water per minute.”

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