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 Expert  108212

Expert in Membrane Filtration

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

California (CA)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness

Summary of Expertise: Listed with other top experts in: 
MEMBRANE FILTRATION; MICROFILTRATION; ULTRAFILTRATION MEMBRANE; REVERSE OSMOSIS; GAS SEPARATION. Because Expert has been teaching courses on Membrane Separations Technology offered by the Center for Professional Advancement on a regular basis since 1971, he has been forced to keep abreast of all developments of pressure-driven membrane filtration in microfiltration (MF), ultrafiltration (UF), reverse osmosis (RO), gas separations, and pervaporation. He is also well-versed in other aspects of filtration, including membranes, cross-flow filtration, concentration polarization, pretreatment, and fouling. He maintains an up-to-date worldwide list of manufacturers of membranes and equipment for international sourcing.

CROSS FLOW FILTRATION. Expert's emphasis has been in the cross-flow filtration of macromoleculer, colloids, and particles with MF, UF, and RO. He is an expert in UF for concentration, purification, fractionation, and diafiltration. He has been instrumental in the development of the "gel-polarization" model for flux prediction in UF and MF since the early '70s. This work has carried over to desalination of sea water and brackish water.

He has had specific applications experience in the sterilization of beverages and pharmaceuticals; production of ultrapure water for the electronics industry; concentration, purification, and fractionation of proteins in the food and pharmaceutical industry; recovery of electrocoat paint in the automotive industry; PVA in the textile industry; metals in the plating industry; and cell harvesting and washing in the biotech industry. In additon, Expert has extensive experience in the desalination of sea water and brackish water and various waste treatment applications.

PLEATED MEMBRANE CARTRIDGE; HOLLOW FIBER. Expert supervised the development of a high-throughput pleated membrane cartridge for microfiltration, and designed an adapter for cross-flow operation. He supervised the development of a series of two novel ultrafiltration membranes (sheet stock and hollow fibers) with exceptional chemical resistance and minimal absorption, having a range in molecular weight cut-offs between 300 and 1,000,000 daltons. Expert also designed and supervised the construction of an improved casting machine for ultrafiltration and reverse osmosis membranes which minimizes surface defects in the skin of anisotropic membranes.


brackish water


gas separation


hollow fiber technology


membrane filtration


membrane manufacturing






osmotic membrane


pleated cartridge


reverse osmosis


reverse osmosis industrial wastewater treatment


reverse osmosis water treatment




ultrafiltration membrane


ultrapure water


gas separator

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: San Jose, California;  San Francisco, California;  Sacramento, California;  Oakland, California;  Stockton, California;  Fremont, California;  Modesto, California;  Salinas, California;  Santa Rosa, California;  and Hayward, California.

Often requested
with this expert:

Membrane Purification Processes, Separation Processes
Membranes, Filters, Separations, Validation, Extractables,...
Membrane Separation Processes, Water Purification, Waste...
Membrane Technology, Process Development and Innovation...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1964   PhD   Chemical Engineering   Massachusetts Institute of Technology  
1962   MS   Chemical Engineering   Massachusetts Institute of Technology  
1960   BS   Chemical Engineering   Massachusetts Institute of Technology  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title  

1982 to 2000




Independent Consultant


1972 to 1982


R & D (Founder & Director), Nucleopore Corp.


Nuclepore Vice President


1969 to 1972


Amicon Industrial Separations Division, Amicon Corp.




1964 to 1969


Avco Materials Sciences Department, Avco Space Systems




Career Accomplishments:

Recognized authority on Concentration Polarization, developed "Gel-Polarization Model"

Professional Appointments

Vice President, Nuclepore Corporation. Course Director for the CFPA course on Industrial Membrane Technology since 1971 to present

Publications and Patents Summary

I have over 25 citations and 2 books to my credit in Membrane Tewchnology

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Noyes  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Training/Seminars Expert offers a course in membrane separation technology. The course is designed for both newcomers and experienced personnel who want to become experts in cross-flow filtration. UF, MF, RO, gas membranes, and pervaporation are covered in detail. Expert has conducted this seminar in the US, Amsterdam, and other foreign countries since 1971.
  • Numerous clients in USA, Canada, England, Bahrain, and Slovenia
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on Request for UF Membrane and TIPS.
  • Expert in membrane technologies to consult on upcoming techniques & economic hurdles in the field.
  • Expert in Industrial Water Treatment Forum.
  • Polymer material expert for consulting on a technology priority assessment for a startup.
  • Expert to consult in nanoparticle isolation and purification,.
  • Expert in High Solids Membrane Filtration.
  • Expert in RO membrane manufacturing.
  • Expert for consulting on Water purification and surface enhancements for membranes.
  • Expert in RO membrane casting machine for consulting on membrane filtration.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Water treatment, filtration and reverse osmosis expert for consulting on on patent litigation in Malaysia.
  • Expert witness reverse osmosis for consulting on on Water Filtration.
  • Water desalination expert for consulting on desalination of Water.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Country / Region   Summary
Canada, England, Germany, Bahrain, Slovenia   Proprietary

Language Skills:
Foreign Language  

Additional Skills and Services:

Expert has experience in marketing at Amicon, Romicon, and Nuclepore.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has experience locating vendors of: * Microfiltration * Ultrafiltration * Reverse osmosis * Gas separations * Pervaporation * General filtration.

He has access to the following resources: * Sales materials * List of vendors that he updates every six months.

Other Skills and Services

Have maintained up-to-date list of suppliers of membranes and equipment.


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