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 Expert  107590

Expert in Surfactant Biodegradation


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

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

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Expert had the early portion of his career include the syntheses of new and potentially biodegradable surfactants for use in laundry detergents. Later, he supervised the testing of these and other surfactants for biodegradability and soil removal performance. Among his accomplishments is the establishment of a laboratory detergent testing program for a major chemical company. He has consulted with industrial and academic groups in many countries on the environmental effects of detergents on water quality. He has testified before governmental bodies in several countries on this topic.

He has done extensive work on product applications for polyisobutylene. This has included its use in caulks, sealants, adhesives, waterproofing, inks, coatings, and many other applications too numerous to list.

He has had considerable experience involving product specifications, analyses, and applications for alpha olefins. In addition, he has developed several new uses for alpha olefins varying in molecular weight from C6 to C20.

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biodegradable surfactant

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biodegradation

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detergent environmental effect

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surfactant

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polyisobutylene

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alpha olefin

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surfactant biodegradation


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Localities:
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;  Santa Rosa, California;  Hayward, California;  and Sunnyvale, California.

Often requested
with this expert:

Detergent Formulation, Detergent Testing
Surfactant Chemistry
Chemistry and Household Chemicals, Clorox, Product...
Alpha Olefins, Primary Alcohols, Lubricant Additives

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1961   PhD   Organic Chemistry   University of Washington  
1957   AB   Chemistry   Harvard University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

1986 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 

Independent Consultant

 

Expert provides consulting services in the areas of surfactant biodegradation and industrial chemicals.

1961 to 1986

 

Chevron Research Company

 

Chemist/Senior Research Chemist/Supervisor

 

The last eleven years of Expert's career were involved in the supervision of Chevron's Industrial Chemical Technical Service Group, which troubleshot problems associated with Chevron Chemical's industrial chemicals.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

He has been a member of the American Chemical Society and the American Society for Testing and Materials (Task Group Chairman, Membership Secretary).


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

He has approximately 10 publications and three or four patents.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - JAOCS  
 - Journal of Organic Chemistry  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert consulted with the Exxon Chemical facility in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
  • He consulted with the Chevron Research facility in Richmond, California.
  • He currently consults with P. T. Monokem Surya, Jakarta, Indonesia (not on site).
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in consulting on migration of dried surfactant solutions.
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  • Expert in detergent testing laboratory for consulting on New Botanical Surfactant.
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  • Expert in alpha olefins markets for consulting on novel alpha olefins and derivatives.
  • Expert in auto dish detergent for consulting on formulation and testing.
  • Expert in olefin to alcohol technology for consulting on isoparaffins and ester lubricants.
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:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Expert testified at a U.S. Coast Guard inquiry regarding the sinking of a vessel off California that carried Chevron products
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:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1975 to 1986   Far East   Expert consulted with various governmental, industrial, and educational personnel regarding the biodegradability of surfactants in Indonesia, Thailand, India, and Singapore.
1975 to 1986   Middle East   Expert consulted with various governmental, industrial, and educational personnel regarding the biodegradability of surfactants in Saudi Arabia.
1975 to 1986   Africa   Expert consulted with various governmental, industrial, and educational personnel regarding the biodegradability of surfactants in Nigeria.
1975 to 1986   Latin America   Expert consulted with various governmental, industrial, and educational personnel regarding the biodegradability of surfactants in Mexico, Peru, Ecuador, and Colombia.
1975 to 1986   Europe   Expert consulted with various governmental, industrial, and educational personnel regarding the biodegradability of surfactants in France, England, and Switzerland.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Spanish   Expert reads some Spanish.
German   He reads some German.

 

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