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Environmental Systems Division

ASME Environmental Systems Division promotes the art, science and practice of engineering in all issues pertaining to the environment. Originally, the Division’s main business was pollution controls for emissions from electric power generation plants (e.g., Flue Gas Desulfurization, NOx Control, etc.). Today, the Division fosters developments and applications in air, ground, and water pollution technologies and is breaking ground into many multi-disciplinary areas of the environment. The EED disseminates information on the technical and economic aspects of environmental technologies through the publication of technical papers and by sponsoring conferences and training courses.

Nuclear Engineering Division

ASME Nuclear Engineering Division focuses on the design, analysis, development, testing, operation and maintenance of reactor systems and components, nuclear fusion, heat transport, nuclear fuels technology and radioactive waste.

Power Division

The ASME Power Division was organized in 1920, when ASME membership had grown to over 13,000 and it was decided to set up several divisions to better advance related professional activities. The Power Division is dedicated to the advancement of steam and hydro power generation and use. The Division sponsors professional publications, meetings, classes and discussions, and provides a forum for engineers who are interested in the design development, selection, operation, maintenance, economics, environmental effects, research, and education related to power production equipment and facilities.

Petroleum Division

The ASME Petroleum Division was founded to provide mechanical engineers working in the areas of Petroleum, Natural Gas, Petrochemicals, Coal, Oil Shale, and others with the opportunity to participate in technical workshops and conferences while fostering the continued growth of engineering education and promotion of mechanical engineering as a career choice.

Materials and Energy Recovery Division

The Materials and Energy Recovery Division is committed to encourage and foster research and development that will advance the practice of sustainable waste management in the U.S. and abroad; and improve processes for maximum recovery of materials and energy from solid wastes. To collect, peer review, and disseminate accurate information on sustainable waste management and Materials and Energy Recovery from wastes through professional conferences.

Cooperate with other established professional organizations and groups in the development of codes and standards. To establish and maintain liaison with universities, government, industry and environmental groups. To promote proper management practices for the ultimate disposal of solid waste materials. Its guiding principle is "Engineers for Sustainable Waste Management."

Ocean, Offshore, and Arctic Engineering Division

The Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering Division is a Division of ASME, and a member division of the ASME Energy Sources & Processing (ESP) Segment. The mission of the OOAE Division is to promote technological progress and international cooperation in all areas of ocean, offshore and arctic engineering, and in the recovery of resources in hazardous, offshore and arctic environments such that safety, environmental and economic successes are achieved.

International Gas Turbine Institute

The International Gas Turbine Institute is a Group of The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) under the ASME Gas Turbine Segment. ASME helps the global engineering community develop solutions to real world challenges. Founded in 1880, ASME is a not-for-profit professional organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing and skill development across all engineering disciplines, while promoting the vital role of the engineer in society. ASME codes and standards, publications, conferences, continuing education and professional development programs provide a foundation for advancing technical knowledge and a safer world.

Advanced Energy Systems Division

ASME's Advanced Energy Systems Division was founded in 1964, as the Energetics Division. In 1982, the Division's name was changed to the Advanced Energy Systems Division, reflecting its broader scope. Organized as one of four divisions within the Society's Energy Resources Board, the Division is concerned with non-conventional or emerging energy conversion processes, both direct and indirect. Emphasis is placed on conversion from chemical and thermal to electrical or mechanical forms of energy. Recent activities have included consideration of transportation energy requirements, thermal discharge disposition, advanced power cycles, pollution impacts and the demands on technology due to the energy crisis.

Solar Energy Division

The ASME Solar Energy Division was established in 1966 from a group of ASME members interested in the application of solar energy to mechanical engineering systems. Solar related technologies broadly cover all renewable energy technologies (wind energy, ocean energy, bioconversion, biofuels) as well as energy conservation.