John P. Kay is a Principal Engineer and Emissions and Carbon Capture Group Lead
at the EERC, where his responsibilities include the management of CO2 separation research related to bench-, pilot-, and demonstration-scale equipment for the advancement of the technology. This also includes the development of cleanup systems to remove SOx, NOx, particulate, and trace elements to render flue gas clean enough for separation. Mr. Kay received a B.S. degree in Geological Engineering from UND and an Associate degree in Engineering Studies from Minot State University. Mr. Kay’s principal areas of interest and expertise include applications of amine solutions for removing CO2 from gas streams and field testing site management. He has 6 years of experience in field testing site management and sampling techniques for mercury control in combustion systems. He has 10 years of experience utilizing scanning electron microscopy (SEM), x-ray diffraction (XRD), and x-ray fluorescence (XRF) techniques to analyze coal, fly ash, biomass, ceramics, high-temperature specialty alloys, and biological tissue. He is also interested in computer modeling systems, and high-temperature testing systems.