WPAC Conference & AGM – Day 1
September 22, 2020 at
On DEMAND (1 hour)
Wood Pellet Safety Essentials
Speaker: Dr. Fahimeh Yazdan Panah, WPAC
Dr. Yazdan Panah discusses best practices for managing the major safety hazards in wood pellet manufacturing including wood pellet off-gassing, self-heating and silo fires, and combustible dust and gas management. All wood pellet industry personnel should be familiar with the information in this recording.
Dr. Fahimeh Yazdan Panah is the director of research and technical development at the Wood Pellet Association of Canada and a Research Associate at the University of British Columbia. She has been engaged in research and discovery in the emerging area of bioenergy for over 12 years and have managed bioenergy projects for a variety of clients including governments, manufacturers and technology developers. She has led biofuel densification, pretreatment, storage and handling research studies for 10 years and has co-authored more than 80 technical reports and peer-reviewed publications in the field. Fahimeh also serves as the Project Lead within ISO Technical Committee 238 (Solid Biofuels).
She received her PhD and MASc from Chemical and Biological Engineering Department at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and she holds a bachelor’s degree from Amirkabir University of Technology. She is also a registered Professional Engineer with EGBC and Professional Project Manager with PMI.