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 Expert  718720

Expert in Ozone Technology and Applications: Food, Air, and Water Treatment; FDA Codes: Food Additives

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Maryland (MD)
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Expert has experience consulting in the field of ozone technologies as applied to drinking water treatment and point-of-use drinking water treatment, wastewater treatment, process water treatment, and odor control. He is involved in detailed literature surveys on ozone topics and conducts market studies and regulatory analyses in relation to the use of ozone in various kinds of water treatment, including the treatment of swimming pool water. Expert lectures to private clients on ozone technologies and acts as a consultant to municipalities and consulting engineering firms interested in applying ozone. His experience includes ozone destruction and removal, as well as water pollution, ultrapure water, and the use of ozone, carbon dioxide, and activated carbon in industrial waste water treatment and feedwater treatment.

drinking water




ozone destruction


ozone technology


ozone water purification


water treatment

Expert is an authority in the interpretation of EPA environmental regulations and statutes and the Safe Drinking Water Act. He is also an expert in FDA codes in relation to food additives.

drinking water treatment statute


Environmental Protection Agency regulation

Expert has written papers and lectured on ozone advanced oxidation processes. This involves ozone in combination with UV radiation, hydrogen peroxide, and other techniques for forming and utilizing the hydroxyl free radical to provide oxidation above and beyond what molecular ozone by itself will accomplish.

advanced oxidation processes

Ozone is one of the most powerful disinfectants available to mankind. It has been used for water disinfection since the early 1900s. There is a remarkable relationship between ozone's ability to disinfect and its ability to produce oxidation byproducts during its use as a disinfectant. In order to understand ozone's disinfection capabilities, it is equally important to understand the chemistries and modes of action of all other disinfectants that may compete with ozone.




Byproducts of disinfectants, such as ozone, are very important to understand, when considering use of ozone (or any disinfectant) to treat any medium. Expert has participated in the "disinfection byproduct" area ever since the early 1970s finding that trihalomethanes may pose a public health problem in drinking water. He has written review papers on disinfection byproducts involving ozone, chlorine, chlorine dioxide, and chloramine. In the mid to late 1980s, Expert lectured on this subject to audiences assembled by the EPA Office of Drinking Water.

disinfection by-product

Since passage of the Safe Drinking Water Act in 1973, Expert has been involved with the EPA's development of drinking water treatment regulations. His primary interest has been to assemble information on the known applications of ozone for treating drinking water for submission to the U.S. EPA so as to allow for improved bases for drinking water regulation development.

drinking water disinfection

In order to collect and provide information on ozone treatment of drinking water, one must understand all aspects of potable water treatment. Expert has visited perhaps 100 or so European, Canadian, Japanese, and Singaporean drinking water treatment plants, and reported on their procedures, particularly with respect to their use of ozone. He also has participated in several EPA Office of Drinking Water Committees, providing consultation on applications of ozone in water treatment.

drinking water treatment

In 2001, a Food Additive Petition written by Expert to allow the direct contact of ozone with foods in the gas or aqueous stages was approved by the U.S. FDA and the USDA. Since the approval of ozone as a food additive in 2001, Expert has been offering consulting services to the various parts of the food industry to provide expertise on what ozone is, how it should be evaluated, and how it should be designed into a food processing plant safely and effectively.

ozone food additive

Non-thermal food processing techniques involve ozone, since its approval as a food additive by the FDA and USDA in 2001. Ozone technology now is another arrow in the non-thermal processing quiver. Also please see the paragraph on "ozone food additive."

non-thermal food processing

Ozone is one of the most powerful disinfectants available to mankind. It has been used as a disinfectant since the early 1900s. Expert offers consulting services in the use of ozone as a disinfectant in the drinking water, food, and air treatment fields.

ozone disinfectant

An ozone disinfection byproduct is a material produced, ostensibly, when ozone is used as a disinfectant. But if the same starting materials are present when ozone is added to oxidize (as opposed to disinfect), then the identical product(s) is/are created. Expert provides consulting services that involve the chemistries of ozone use, whether that use is for disinfection or oxidation.

ozone disinfection by-product

Ozone can be generated in a variety of manners. When God created the heavens and the Earth, He also created the ozone layer. During electrical storms, lightning creates ozone. However, it also can be generated for commercial use by UV radiation, by corona discharge, and by electrolysis. Expert consults in the various methods of ozone generation, particularly as may be applicable to a specific commercial use.

ozone production

Not only is ozone one of the most powerful disinfectants available to mankind, but is one of the strongest oxidants as well. Understanding how ozone reacts on microorganisms and inorganic and organic materials is part of Expert's stock in trade as an ozone consultant.

ozone reactivity

One of the major uses for gas phase ozone is in the storage and transportation of produce, in order to minimize microbial growths and prolong the shelf life of the foodstuffs. Expert provides consultation in the use of ozone for produce storage--which must be done carefully in order to gain the disinfection benefits of ozone without also causing damage to the foodstuffs.

produce storage

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Baltimore, Maryland;  Frederick, Maryland;  Gaithersburg, Maryland;  Bowie, Maryland;  Reading, Pennsylvania;  Lancaster, Pennsylvania;  Wilmington, Delaware;  and Alexandria, Virginia.

Often requested
with this expert:

Food Additives and Ingredients, Food Processing
Food Packaging, Food Safety, Food Quality, Food Additives;...
Water-Borne Disease Control using UV-Ozone and Hydrogen...
Biological Treatment of Odors and Volatile Organics,...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1957   Ph.D.   Organic Chemistry   University of Maryland  
1948   B.S.   Chemistry   George Washington University  
1943   Associate of Science   Chemistry   North Texas Agricultural College  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1982 to


(Undisclosed Consulting Company)





Expert provides consulting services in ozone technologies, applications of ozone, and regulatory analyses regarding ozone. His major interests are food processing and storage, air treatment, water and wastewater treatment--all involving ozone.

1977 to 1982


Jacobs Engineering Group


Special Projects


Consultant and Director


He directed the activities of the Washington, D.C. office for a major engineering firm. He coordinated activities with federal agencies. He also developed contract R&D opportunities.

1972 to 1976


Expert, Incorporated



Consultant/Washington Representative


Expert represented firms to federal government agencies.

1962 to 1972


W.R. Grace & Co.


Research Division


Director, Contract Operations


He directed government contract R&D projects in high temperature polymers, and environmental projects.

1958 to 1962


General Dynamics Corporation


Advanced Projects




Expert was in charge of the development of organic phosphonitrilic chloride copolymers and their high-temperature applications.

1957 to 1958


General Dynamics Corporation


Bonded Structures Section




He provided technical input to the Bonded Structures Sections of the Quality Control Department, pertaining to adhesives, coatings, and laminates.

1955 to 1957


U.S. Naval Ordnance Laboratory


New High Explosives




He performed research and testing of new synthetic organic high explosives.

1950 to 1955


U.S. Naval Research Laboratory


Chemistry Division




He worked on the development of new sonar range recorder paper, and did research on phosphonitrilic chloride polymers.

Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of numerous societies including ACS, the Water Environment Federation, the American Water Works Association, the International Ozone Association, and the International Ultraviolet Association.

Professional Appointments

He was the Editor-in-Chief of "Ozone: Science & Engineering," the bimonthly journal of the International Ozone Association (1985-1998), and was the Editor of "Ozone News," the bimonthly newsletter of the International Ozone Association (1992-1998). He is the Editor of "IUVA News," the newsletter of the International Ultraviolet Assoc. (1999-present).


Expert is listed in American Men & Women of Science and Who's Who in Technology Today. He received the IOA Founder's Award in 1979, and the IOA Morton Klein Award in 1995.

Publications and Patents Summary

He is the author or coauthor of over 100 publications dealing with various aspects of ozone technology. Expert is also the editor or author of 20 books dealing with aspects of ozone or the proceedings of the International Ozone Association.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - U.S. Food and Drug Administration. on IOA CD -- Newport Beach Meeting  
 - Ozone Science & Engineering  

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Ozone expert texas for consulting on water purification product development.
  • Expert in ozone sterilization of spices for consulting on Ozone Sterilization of Spices.
  • Expert for consulting on Introduction of Air Disinfection Technology into US Marketplace.
  • Need expert in exporting to japan.
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:
  • Expert in mineral oil product for consulting on determining whether substance is GRAS for use in particular application in food.
  • Ozone expert for litigation consulting or expert witness on case where ozone generator device sold to an industrial laundry failed to remove certain chemicals from wastewater to the degree represented.
  • Expert for consulting on interpretation and explanation of "fields of use" in license agreement.
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.

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

Additional Skills and Services:
Other Skills and Services

Expert holds a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry and written several papers in this field. He has experience in inorganic covalent compounds based on phosphorus and nitrogen (phosphonitrilic halides) and copolymers with polyhydroxyaromatic compounds. He has worked since 1973 in the field of ozone technology and its various chemistries as applicable to various commercial purposes.


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