December 2016 - Editorial

Dear PowerPlant Chemistry readers:

Please let me first use my space here to thank all of the people involved in the production of every single issue of this journal in the past year for their assistance. Only through the support of our team in the editorial office, all of the members of the international advisory board, and of the publishing company has it been possible to publish the journal.

I would also like to express my gratitude to all of the people who – in one way or another – stand by our journal. Thanks to the commitment of all the authors, the readers, and the advertisers, we will be able to continue to publish this journal in the coming year as well.

Looking forward to the near future and next year, there are two events I would like to mention here: The International Association for the Properties of Water and Steam (IAPWS) is organizing an International Conference on Film Forming Amines and Products. The conference will take place in Lucerne, Switzerland, from April 4–6, 2017. As a member of the steering committee, I would like to encourage all of you to attend the conference next year. For further details, you can consult the announcement on page 284 of this issue, visit the webpage of the conference (, or contact me directly.

The conference is directly connected to a new Technical Guidance Document (TGD) on the application of film forming amines in fossil, combined cycle, and biomass power plants, one of two new TGDs released at the IAPWS annual meeting in Dresden, Germany, September 11–16, 2016. A detailed report on the proceedings of the Power Cycle Chemistry working group can be found on page 358 of this issue.

Another conference I would like to mention here is the fourth Meeting of the EHF (European HRSG Forum). The conference will be taking place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on May 16–18, 2017. PowerPlant Chemistry is the media partner of this event, so mark it in your calendar – the details can be found on page 354.

Finally, I wish you all a happy and prosperous new year!

Tapio Werder
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