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Expert in Process Analysis & Simulation

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

New York (NY)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness

Summary of Expertise: Listed with other top experts in: 
DECAFFEINATION & OTHER SEPARATION PROCESSES; NONSOLVENT DECAFFEINATION. Expert is a recognized authority in the field of decaffeination. He has many patents involving decaffeination, including two of the basic nonsolvent procedures (water and supercritical carbon dioxide.) In his work with other separation processes, he has contributed to new methodologies using liquid-liquid, continuous, and semi-continuous absorption and membrane processes.

FOOD DRYING; FOOD PROCESSING OPTIMIZATION. Expert has spent much of his 35 years in the food industry designing and optimizing food dryers, including spray dryers, freeze dryers, and batch and continuous belt and tray dryers. His basic understanding of this non-linear unit operation has led to computer models that have resulted in better process control and significant cost optimization.

COFFEE PROCESSING; COFFEE ROASTING. A significant part of Expert's career has been devoted to coffee processing, ranging from evaluation of green coffee chemistry effects on roasting and extraction, to actual simulation and optimization of the costly and critical roasting process itself. He has mathematically described in detail the percolation, drying and agglomeration steps used in coffee processing.

COMPUTER MODELING OF FOOD PROCESSES. A pioneer in the food industry for his use of computer modeling of complex processes, Expert has successfully modeled most unit operations. His proprietary models have been far ahead of any published systems and have proven valuable in cost reduction, optimization and innovation.

FOOD PROCESSING SYSTEMS ANALYSIS. The necessary systems analysis work to produce a useful model, has by itself yielded significant and new information for many of Expert's clients.

SUPERCRITICAL GAS EXTRACTION AND PROCESSING. Expert designed, experimented on, and invented a supercritical gas extraction process to remove caffeine from coffee. This process is applicable to many other products needing special care.

FOOD HEAT TRANSFER; FOOD COOLING. Expert has expertise in the realm of heat transfer in food, and has worked on the heating and cooling of various food items.




coffee processing


coffee roasting




food cooling


food drying


food heat transfer


food process computer modeling


food process modeling


food processing optimization


nonsolvent decaffeination


supercritical gas extraction


supercritical gas processing

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York;  Yonkers, New York;  Newark, New Jersey;  Jersey City, New Jersey;  Paterson, New Jersey;  Elizabeth, New Jersey;  Bridgeport, Connecticut;  New Haven, Connecticut;  Hartford, Connecticut;  and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Often requested
with this expert:

Food Process Engineering
Technical Problem-Solving for Materials and Processes
Sheeted Potato Snacks (Fried or Baked), Processed Nuts,...
Physical Chemistry of Food & Drugs

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1972   MS   Operations Research   New York University  
1962   MS   Chemical Engineering   New York University  
1958   BS   Chemical Engineering   City College of New York  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title  

1989 to



Independent Consultant


1958 to 1989


Maxwell House Div. General Foods Corp.


Principal Scientist


Career Accomplishments:

He is a member of AIChE and IFT. Pioneer in using computer simulation in the food processing area.


His accomplishments include inventing a decaffeination process that became the largest capital investment made by Phillip Morris in the food industry. He also developed an alternate non-solvent decaffeination process to safeguard the Sanka franchise from negative consumer response.

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert holds 30 U.S. patents in food processing and decaffeination. He has written a number of articles on decaffeintion.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Banbury Report 17: Coffee and Health  
 - U.S. Patent and Trademark Office  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Complete new understanding of candy processing saving cost of new equipment.
  • Developed computer algorithm for following complex multicolumn operations leading to improved control mechanisms.
  • Determined causes and suggested solutions to flavor degradation problems for decaffeination process.
  • Helped to develop control release mechanisms for high energy food item.
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