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 Expert  108062

Expert in Chemical Process Synthesis, Sulfur Recovery, Sour Water Treatment, Acid Gas Removal

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California (CA)
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Summary of Expertise:

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Dr. (or Professor) Expert has made it a primary theme of his academic and industrial research to study how to take a novel idea from the lab bench to the pilot plant. The steps include conception, deciding what experimental data are required for proof-of-concept, comparing the concept to existing technology, and synthesizing a flowsheet that embodies the primary concept (or concepts) in a form sufficiently close to optimal to allow a preliminary economic evaluation. In recent years such projects have included small-scale production of chlorine and sodium hydroxide, sulfur recovery by four separate processes, and recovery of inorganic salts from aqueous solutions by extractive crystallization.

chemical engineering


chemical process development


new chemical process



Expert has done research in the area of chlorine and chlorate cell development. He also served for 25 years as a divisional editor for the Journal of the Electrochemical Society. He is familiar with many aspects of industrial electrochemistry and the production of various bleaching chemicals in particular, and with the technology of producing many inorganic commodity chemicals in general.

chloralkali technology


alkali halide




electrochemical cell


sodium carbonate


sodium chloride


sodium hydroxide


sodium hypochlorite

Research and teaching of plant design have made Expert familiar with a wide variety of sulfur-recovery processes. He understands sulfuric acid manufacture, flue gas desulfurization, and the treatment of sour refinery gases. His research in high-temperature coal gas clean-up has included energy integration for improving the thermal efficiency of power production using gas turbines fired with that fuel.

sulfur recovery


stationary source sulfur dioxide control


flue gas desulfurization

Expert has done research in the stripping of organic solvents from water using steam under vacuum or air, together with the synthesis of low-energy processes for separating azeotrope-formers such as ethanol from water, both by extractive distillation and by azeotropic distillation. This work has made him familiar with the fundamentals that must be applied in many related separations.

steam stripping


aqueous azeotrope separation


amine gas treating

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.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1954   Ph.D.   Chemical Engineering   California Institute of Technology  
1951   M.S.   Chemical Engineering   California Institute of Technology  
1950   B.S.   Chemistry   California Institute of Technology  
1954   Postdoctoral Study   Gas Absorption   Technical University, Delft, Netherlands  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1967 to






Expert conusults on the synthesis and design of chemical processes.

1994 to


(Undisclosed University)


Chemical Engineering


Professor Emeritus


1975 to 1994


(Undisclosed University)


Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory


Principal Investigator


1990 to 1994


(Undisclosed University)


College of Chemistry


Associate Dean, Business & Budget


1967 to 1994


(Undisclosed University)


Chemical Engineering




1954 to 1966


Dow Chemical Company



Senior Research Engineer


Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of the ACS, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and a past member of the Electrochemical Society.

Professional Appointments

For 25 years, Expert was Journal Editor for the Electrochemical Society's Industrial Electrolytic Division.


Expert was elected a Fellow of the AIChE in 1975. He was a Fulbright Research Scholar and Lecturer at the Technical University, Delft, Netherlands (1973).

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has published over 75 technical papers and holds 19 patents.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - U.S. Patent and Trademark Office  
 - International Gas Research Conference  
 - I. & E.C. Research.  
 - U.S. Patent and Trademark Office  

Consulting Services:
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Language Skills:
Foreign Language  

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Other Skills and Services

Expert served on the Advisory Council of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.


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