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David K. Anderson

David K. Anderson

Sr. Vice President
Alden Research Laboratory, Inc.
30 Shrewsbury Street
Holden, MA 01520-1843
Phone (508) 829-6000 ext. 6464
Fax (508) 829-5939




David Anderson is a Principal/Owner of Alden Research Laboratory, the oldest continuously operated hydraulics laboratory in the United States and one of the oldest in the world. As Alden’s Senior Vice President, he is very active in all business aspects of the company and is responsible for the day to day operation of the laboratory and its numerous facilities. Along with his corporate responsibilities, Mr. Anderson also oversees the activities of Alden’s Gas Flow Systems Engineering and Environmental & Engineering Service Groups. He is a registered Professional Engineer and holds 14 US patents related to fluid flow, power generation and air pollution control systems.
David’s particular expertise is in the areas of thermal and fluid dynamic modeling, especially in its application to real world problems and the presentation of laboratory results in the form of realistic and practical engineering recommendations.  Prior to working at Alden, he spent over two decades at Combustion Engineering/ABB/Alstom's US Power Plant Laboratories in Windsor, CT where he was Manager of their Environmental Systems group. In this position he was responsible for the physical and computational flow modeling of all gas flow components related to utility and industrial power plants.   

David started at Alden in 2002 as Director of their Air & Gas Flow Modeling Group. In this position he was responsible for the physical and computational flow modeling of gas and multi-phase flow systems. The majority of this work has been related to the design, optimization and integration of emission control systems into new and existing power plants, including wet and dry scrubbing technologies, wet stacks, electrostatic precipitators, fabric filters, selective catalytic reduction systems, and sorbent injection systems. In addition to projects related to power generation, numerous studies related to industrial processes have also been conducted, including fiber glass manufacturing, plasma coating, fan performance, and physical component testing.

David received his Master of Science in Technology Management from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY and his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA. David currently serves on the University of Massachusetts Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Industry Advisory Board.