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Jim Cabe

Jim Cabe

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352


Jim Cabe comes to PNNL from the utility generating field where he served his clients by incorporating Best Management Practices in mechanical, operational, and chemical applications. Significant contributions include re-permitting for waste effluent characterization, feasibility analysis for Zero Liquid Discharge facilities, and technology assessment supporting improvements in plant reliability, capacity, and availability.

He has spent considerable time involved with most aspects of industrial water treatment, plant water and heat balance, and operations. Topics of interest include asset preservation, high purity water production, and staff training. He has been on plant commissioning and program development teams supporting permitting, engineering, environmental, and operational aspects.

Research Interests

  • Utility Water Balance
  • Industrial Water Treatment
  • Feasibility Analysis
  • Market/Technology Assessment
  • Technical Writing

Education and Credentials

  • B.S., Chemistry, Willamette University
  • M.A., Education, Whitworth College
  • M.B.A., Washington State University
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)

PNNL Publications





  • Cabe JE, DA King, and CJ Freeman. 2011. "Post Combustion Test Bed Development." Carbon Capture Journal Nov/Dec(24):Online. 
  • Brown DR, JE Cabe, and TE Stout. 2011. "National Lab Uses OGJ Data to Develop Cost Equations." Oil and Gas Journal 109(1):108-111. 


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