James C. Furness, Jr., Founder
Mr. Furness founded Furness-Newburge, Inc. in 1983. He began his training and experience in ultrasonic/acoustic cavitation with the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. Using his knowledge of these technologies, Mr. Furness invented the Sonoperoxone® and Pneu-Col® processes currently used on many production lines at various size foundries throughout the U.S and Europe.
His experience and research enabled him to design, install and optimize machinery to reduce pollution and to improve foundry processes for over thirty years. For example, he developed vertical blast furnace chemical injection systems to prevent the formation of soluble/hazardous heavy metals and machinery to recycle industrial sand used in the foundry industry.
In the 1980’s, Mr. Furness devised a chemical stabilization process in conjunction with the California Department of Health Services (now the California EPA) to stabilize lead, cadmium, zinc and copper. This unique stabilization process successfully passed both the federal TCLP and the leaching requirements of the State of California. During the mid-1990’s, his efforts with several Wisconsin foundries and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Bureau of Air Management, formed the basis of regulations defining air pollution standards for foundries in Wisconsin.
Mr. Furness received patents in advanced oxidation water treatment. He also developed experimental systems for the deodorization of large-scale agricultural operations and implemented large-scale scrubber operations to deodorize fumes from phenolic resin coatings.
In addition, Mr. Furness co-authored numerous published articles, presented at various conferences and belonged to several professional scientific organizations.
James C. Furness, Jr. (Jim) died on August 3, 2022 at the age of 74. Dedicated to Jim’s vision, Furness-Newburge, Inc. will continue to provide innovative solutions for the foundry industry.
Paul David Paulsen, Ph.D., PE, President
Dr. Paulsen started as the Technical Director of Furness-Newburge, Inc. in August 1999. He performs engineering design and research as well as oversees fabrication of advanced oxidation equipment manufactured by Furness-Newburge, Inc. He also serves as project manager for installations of the equipment.
Dr. Paulsen holds a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Virginia Tech (1991), an M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Tech (1992) where he specialized in combustion, and a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University (1998) where he concentrated in air pollution control. Dr. Paulsen achieved professional engineer status in 2005.
As a graduate student at Penn State, he conducted research on advanced oxidation systems for the removal of HAPs and VOCs generated by paint spraying and coating operations. The processes included air-phase destruction using ozone, water adsorption with regeneration using hydrogen peroxide and ozone, and activated carbon adsorption with ozone regeneration. As a Post-Doctoral Scholar at Penn State, he taught a water transport and treatment course and researched advanced oxidation systems for benzene and VOC removal at high production iron foundries.
Dr. Paulsen has authored articles for Carbon, Ozone Science and Engineering and Foundry Trade Journal. He has given conference presentations at the ACS Colloid and Surface Science Symposium, the International Carbon Conference, and the International Conference on Advanced Oxidant Technologies for Water and Air Remediation. His professional memberships include the American Foundry Society, the American Chemical Society, the Kentucky Board of Engineers and the National Society of Professional Engineers.
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Lynn Furness, Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Furness focuses on strategic planning and funding for the corporation. The day-to-day operations are managed by Dr. Paulsen and his administrative assistant, Sheila Lowe, email@example.com.
Ms. Furness received a B.A. in History from the University of California at Los Angeles (1970) and a J.D. from the Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles (1981). She practiced real estate and title insurance law in California before joining Furness-Newburge, Inc.
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