Description: Harry Francis retired as Technical Manager of the National Lime Association in February 1997, having served in this capacity, since December, 1989.Prior to joining the National Lime Association, Mr. Francis served as a Technical Field Representative for lime manufacturer, throughout the Southeastern United States. developing markets and addressing lime user problems.Mr. Francis'
"hands on" experience in the development of markets using lime in soil stabilization, asphalt, water, wastewater, industrial waste, and flue gas desulfurizalion was a valuable asset to his
position as Technical Manager at the Association.Here he supervised research on lime use, publications, and provided technical information and assistance to users of lime and lime based products.He
also published several market based technical papers on the historical and current technologies in the effective and economical uses of lime.While with the National Lime Association he
contributed to the development of the US EPA's Sewage Sludge and Septage Regulations through written comment, and committee work on the beneficial reuse of biosolids; and clarification of the Hazardous Waste laws as respect to the definition and proper measurement of pH.He
provides technical review of soil stabilization research papers for the Transportation Research Board.He
was also active in the promotion of the use of lime in the restoration of masonry, and other traditional and developing lime markets.Mr. Francis serves as a member of the National Science Foundation's Transportation Research Board (TRB); as Secretarv of the American Society of Testing and Materials C-7 Committee on Lime (ASTM); as a member the Water Environment Federation (WEL), American Water Works Association! s (AWWA) Committee on Drinking Water Additives, and "The Road Gang." Harry attended Roanoke College and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University where he pursued courses in Agronomy, Geology, and Engineering
...About the Author: Harry L. Francis retired from National Lime Association in February 1997; where for the last eight years, he served as Technical Manager.His interest in the proper and economical uses of Lime has enabled him to stay active in industry as a consultant to United States Lime & Minerals, Dallas, Texas.