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materials engineer , water treatment engineer

Kenneth Peter Mortensen, American materials engineer, water treatment engineer. Achievements include development of low-pressure pipe gaskets for cooling tower spray systems, virgin/regrind extrusion compound for cooling tower film fill, application of ozone water treatment to cooling, low combustibility fill configurations; development and mechanism research of film fill fouling in counter flow cooling towers.

Background

Mortensen, Kenneth Peter was born on November 18, 1955 in Kansas City, Missouri, United States. Son of Tage Alfred and Else (Eie) Mortensen.

Education

Student, Northwestern University, 1973-1975;Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1977;postgraduate, Washburn U., 1977-1978.

Career

Project engineer, Marley Cooling Tower Company, Mission, Kansas, 1978-1987;senior engineer materials, Marley Cooling Tower Company, Mission, Kansas, 1987-1992;supervisor materials and processes, Marley Cooling Tower Company, Mission, Kansas, since 1992. Presenter at professional conferences.

Achievements

  • Achievements include development of low-pressure pipe gaskets for cooling tower spray systems, virgin/regrind extrusion compound for cooling tower film fill, application of ozone water treatment to cooling, low combustibility fill configurations. Development and mechanism research of film fill fouling in counter flow cooling towers.

Membership

Director security Lake of the Forest, Inc., Bonner Springs, Kansas, 1988, treasurer, 1989-1990. Member International Ozone Association (research member), National Fire Protection Association (member water cooling towers committee since 1987), Society Plastics Engineering (treasurer Kansas City chapter 1987-1989, president 1990-1991), Kansas Association Professional Engineers.

Connections

Married Sandra Ferenz Lawber, September 11, 1982 (divorced 1986). Married Mary Lue Mason, April 27, 1991.

father:
Tage Alfred Mortensen

mother:
Else (Eie) Mortensen

spouses:
Sandra Ferenz Lawber

Mary Lue Mason