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 Expert  107603

Expert in Hazardous Waste Neutralization

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Summary of Expertise:

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For more than 20 years Expert has been developing and testing practical chemical methods for the safe conversion of small quantities of hazardous chemicals to non-hazardous products. She has developed procedures for heavy metal ions, nitrophenols such as picric acid, chemotherapeutic drugs, and other potentially carcinogenic chemicals. She can answer in-depth questions regarding hazardous waste oxidation and precipitation processes as well as hazardous waste treatment and disposal.

Expert has developed and tested a spill mixture for use in cleaning up spills of chemicals in laboratories, hospitals, and other locations where relatively small quantities are used. Expert has presented numerous safety seminars in high schools, colleges, and universities, and to chemical professionals on the handling and safe storage of hazardous chemicals. In connection with her work on chemical treatment and disposal, Expert has gathered information on the long- and short-term effects of hazardous chemicals on human health, especially for those (such as PCBs and dioxins) which are perceived by the public as high risk.

Expert has given talks on ways to reduce the production of waste chemicals, especially in educational institutions and laboratories. She is familiar with hazardous material substitution as well as hazardous waste material recycling and reuse. Expert's expertise is in the handling and treatment of small quantities of a wide variety of hazardous wastes. In her laboratory, methods for the disposal and recycling of small amounts of hazardous chemical wastes are developed and tested. The results have been published in her book "Hazardous Laboratory Chemicals Disposal Guide", the third edition of which is scheduled to be published by CRC Press in February of 2003.


chemical waste disposal


hazardous waste neutralization


hazardous waste treatment


hazardous-waste disposal


toxicity neutralization


hazardous remediation


hazardous chemical spill


chemical safety


chemical handling


chemical toxicity


chemical waste minimization


hazardous waste


hazardous waste sampling

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1970   Ph.D.   Physical Organic Chemistry   (Undisclosed University)  
1966   M.Sc.   Physical Organic Chemistry   University of Edinburgh  
1961   B.Sc.   Honors Chemistry   University of Edinburgh  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1989 to


(Undisclosed University)


Department of Chemistry


Assistant Chair


Expert's responsibilities include administration of the undergraduate chemistry programs and advising of students in these programs. She teaches part of two senior environmental chemistry courses. Her research is into the disposal and recyling of small quantities of surplus and waste hazardous chemicals.

1979 to 1989


(Undisclosed University)


Department of Chemistry


Faculty Service Officer


1970 to 1979


(Undisclosed University)



Laboratory Supervisor


1961 to 1966


Alex Cowan & Sons, Ltd.



Research Chemist


Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of the American Chemical Society, the New York Academy of Sciences, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.


Expert is a Fellow of the Chemical Institute of Canada. She was awarded an Alberta Environment Award in the Education Institution Category. Other awards include the Distinguished Service Citation of the Science Council of the Alberta Teachers' Association, the McNeil Medal of the Royal Society of Canada, a 3M Teaching Fellowship for excellence in teaching, a Board of Governors of the Expert's University Award of Distinction, the Sarah Shorten Award of the Canadian Association of University Teachers, and the Governor General's Award in Commemoration of the Persons Case.

Publications and Patents Summary

She has over 70 publications in the areas of hazardous chemical recycling and disposal, chemical education, and women in science. A third edition of her book, "Hazardous Laboratory Chemicals Disposal Guide" (CRC Press, Boca Raton FL) is scheduled for release in February 2003.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - CRC Press  
 - Wiley-Interscience  
 - Expert's University  
 - Journal of Chemical Education  
 - Scientific Publication, International Agency for Research on Cancer  

Consulting Services:
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Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Expert has been an expert witness in several court cases involving hazardous chemicals.
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
Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Japan, Phillipines, Malaysia, and China   Expert has spoken on waste disposal at conferences and seminars in these countries.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
French   Expert can read French.
German   She can read German.

Additional Skills and Services:

She has spoken on waste disposal at conferences and seminars in Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Japan, and China.


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