# User:GRALISTAIR

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## Introduction

My first two names are Graham Alistair and my user name is a contraction of those names. I was born in Chester UK and lived in Preston Lancashire UK for 37 years. I have lived in the USA since January 2001. My son in law is from Scotland so my 3 grand children are half Scottish and half English though they were all born in Ireland.

## Qualifications

I went to Kirkham Grammar School in the years 1968-1975 and then my first degree is in Chemistry from UCLAN - University of Central Lancashire and I gained my Master of Science in The Corrosion of Engineering Materials from Imperial College London. I also hold the Diploma of Imperial College qualification. The main study textbook was Corrosion Engineering by Mars G Fontana. I have written a Wikipedia article about him. I also did multiple courses in Materials Science, mathematics, technology and engineering at The Open University. I have written papers that have been presented at conferences all over the world and that have been published including a chapter in a book published by The Royal Society of Chemistry. I am a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) and have double chartered designation being both a Chartered Scientist and Chartered Chemist.

## Professional life

I have spoken at conferences all over the world and been published.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9]

I peer review other people's papers.[10]

## Publication references

• Masters [11]
• Waterborne PUDS Functional coatings [12]
• PU Past Present and future[13]
• Pigment and Resin WBE Epoxy anticorrosion primers [14]
• WB Resins monograph [15]
• RSC WB Maintenace systems [16]
• WB Epoxy AC primers [17]

## Hobbies

My main hobby has always been travel. These days it is mainly planes - 2 million miles flown (and well over 1 million miles on Delta Air Lines alone!)[19] but I have had a lifelong interest in railways. As I work in the construction industry and have studied engineering, my main love of railways these days is in electrification and construction related matters although I did clear my locomotives 3 times when I was a spotter in my youth. My last locomotive for my first time round was 08663[20][21] spotted on number 1 target point Swansea east dock on July 25th 1976. I lived right by the West Coast Main Line north of Preston, Lancashire from 1965-1975 and so saw the end of steam, the introduction of diesels and the line's electrification. I still own a house that backs on to the WCML north of Preston. More recently, I took a photographic record with a friend of the North West England electrification schemes. Needless to say I am a member of a number of Railway enthusiasts societies in the United Kingdom. There are even pictures of my younger self on trainspotting trips on some of the website pages.[22][23] I have well over 20000 photographs, color slides etc on the subjects.

## Wikipedia

I do Wikipedia edits and was a supervisor on Answers.com. I love free knowledge and if history has taught us anything it is that knowledge does not like being caged up but wants to be set free. I try to never dispute with another editor and definitely not a reviewer but I do understand why people get upset sometimes. In the wiki article Corrosion Engineering one reviewer put "Needs attention from an expert'. I know the person who started the article and he has a Master of Science in Corrosion of Engineering Materials from Imperial College London - he is an expert! He was not a wiki expert and did not format or reference well. But if it had been me, I might have been upset and hurt. However, I try not to get upset but don't always succeed. In February 2021 I got really pissed off but hey ho life is too short. Recently got declined as an AfC reviewer too.

### Creator of

These are articles I have created a new entry for:

### Big modifications

These are articles I have made multiple edits to or very substantially modified:

### Articles rejected

Boo hoo! Too many!

## Residence

 This user lives in the United States of America.

These days I live in the USA in Dalton, Georgia and before that 4 years in Dayton, Ohio.[24] I also spent 11 years in Kansas City, Missouri. I am Technical Director in a chemical company serving the construction, carpet and other related industries. We have our own rail siding and a double track freight railway runs right by the plant and my office.

## Gallery

Notice quite a few photographs from Salwick railway station

## Railway stuff

• "Why can leaves cause train delays? The chemistry of leaves on the line". 2018-10-22. Retrieved 2021-12-01.
• "Fallen leaves create slick train". cen.acs.org. Retrieved 2021-12-01.

## Chemistry

${\displaystyle {\ce {6CO2 + 6H2O + UV radiation -> C6H12O6 (glucose) + O2}}}$

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## References

1. ^ Howarth, Graham (1995-01-01). "The use of water‐based epoxies for anti‐corrosive primers". Pigment & Resin Technology. 24 (6): 3–6. doi:10.1108/eb043156. ISSN 0369-9420.
2. ^ Howarth G.A "Synthesis of a legislation compliant corrosion protection coating system based on urethane, oxazolidine and waterborne epoxy technology" Master of Science Thesis April 1997 Imperial College London
3. ^ Howarth, G A; Manock, H L (July 1997). "Water-borne polyurethane dispersions and their use in functional coatings". Surface Coatings International. 80 (7): 324–328. doi:10.1007/bf02692680. ISSN 1356-0751.
4. ^ Howarth, GA (2003). "Polyurethanes, polyurethane dispersions and polyureas: Past, present and future". Surface Coatings International Part B: Coatings Transactions. 86 (2): 111–118. doi:10.1007/BF02699621.
5. ^ Howarth G.A. “Waterborne epoxy resin systems for use in anti-corrosive primers” Pigment and Resin Technology Vol. 24 No 6 Nov./Dec. 1995 pp 3-6
6. ^ Howarth, G.A. and Hayward, G.R., “Waterborne Resins,” OCCA Student Monograph No. 3, Oil and Colour Chemists’ Association, UK, 1996.
7. ^ Howarth, G.A (1995). "5". In Karsa, D.R; Davies, W.D (eds.). Waterborne Maintenance Systems for Concrete and Metal Structures. Vol. 165. Cambridge, U.K: The Royal Society of Chemistry. ISBN 0-85404-740-9.
8. ^ Howarth, Graham (1995-01-01). "The use of water‐based epoxies for anti‐corrosive primers". Pigment & Resin Technology. 24 (6): 3–6. doi:10.1108/eb043156. ISSN 0369-9420.
9. ^ Polyurethanes: 6 hour seminar; Bogota Colombia, 12 March 2008 presented by Howarth, G.A.
10. ^ "ORCID". orcid.org. Retrieved 2023-01-31.
11. ^ Howarth G.A "Synthesis of a legislation compliant corrosion protection coating system based on urethane, oxazolidine and waterborne epoxy technology" Master of Science Thesis April 1997 Imperial College London
12. ^ Howarth, G A; Manock, H L (July 1997). "Water-borne polyurethane dispersions and their use in functional coatings". Surface Coatings International. 80 (7): 324–328. doi:10.1007/bf02692680. ISSN 1356-0751.
13. ^ Howarth, GA (2003). "Polyurethanes, polyurethane dispersions and polyureas: Past, present and future". Surface Coatings International Part B: Coatings Transactions. 86 (2): 111–118. doi:10.1007/BF02699621.
14. ^ Howarth G.A. “Waterborne epoxy resin systems for use in anti-corrosive primers” Pigment and Resin Technology Vol. 24 No 6 Nov./Dec. 1995 pp 3-6
15. ^ Howarth, G.A. and Hayward, G.R., “Waterborne Resins,” OCCA Student Monograph No. 3, Oil and Colour Chemists’ Association, UK, 1996.
16. ^ Howarth, G.A (1995). "5". In Karsa, D.R; Davies, W.D (eds.). Waterborne Maintenance Systems for Concrete and Metal Structures. Vol. 165. Cambridge, U.K: The Royal Society of Chemistry. ISBN 0-85404-740-9.
17. ^ Howarth, Graham (1995-01-01). "The use of water‐based epoxies for anti‐corrosive primers". Pigment & Resin Technology. 24 (6): 3–6. doi:10.1108/eb043156. ISSN 0369-9420.
18. ^ Polyurethanes: 6 hour seminar; Bogota Colombia, 12 March 2008 presented by Howarth, G.A.
19. ^ "Youtube video of Graham Howarth interviewed about flying".`{{cite web}}`: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
20. ^ "Rail UK Diesel/Electric Locomotive Information". railuk.info. Retrieved 2020-12-01.
21. ^ "Avon Valley Railway buys locomotive for just £1!". RailAdvent. 2019-07-09. Retrieved 2020-12-01.
22. ^ "Members Gallery". Northern Counties Tr. Retrieved 2021-05-11.
23. ^ "Home | Northern Counties Transport Society". Northern Counties Tr. Retrieved 2021-02-18.
24. ^ "Dayton Superior". Vimeo. Retrieved 2021-04-02.