Hal Kruger is a chemical engineer, with over 40 years of experience in the Utility and Chemical industries and has been a registered Professional Engineer in Ohio since 1980. Prior to retiring from FirstEnergy (FE) with 31 years of service Hal was a Manager, in the Major Projects and Engineering Department with key responsibilities related to developing environmental compliance strategy and the design and execution of major environmental systems, such as, flue gas desulfurization (FGD) systems, selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems and systems to control mercury emissions. In recent years, Hal’s group was responsible for testing, evaluation and field demonstrations of technology to control mercury, HCl and particulate emissions under the Mercury Air Toxics Standards Rule.
Hal has made numerous presentations at technical conferences related to the testing and design of environmental control systems and is considered an industry expert in the area of mercury control. He developed an in-depth training program on Key Factors Affecting Mercury Capture in the Power Plant. Hal served as co-chairman for the Electric Power Research Institute’s Post Combustion NOx Program and the Integrated Environmental Control Program.