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Expert in Industrial Gas Cleaning Systems

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Kentucky (KY)
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has worked in all facets of industrial air pollution control. He is "problem - solution" oriented and experienced in working with people, process and culture. When available, he uses a fact based decision process; and by developing a predictive mathematical model of the air handling system under consideration, obtains insight into interaction of system components under variable process conditions. He has obtained several patents in this area.

High temperature processes like handling off-gasses from electric arc furnaces and aluminum melting furnaces have been a specialty of Expert.

He developed a line of water-cooled ducting and water-cooled dampers used in support of EAF melting of steel (temperatures up to 2500 F).

He also developed a light "weight duct" system designed for a specific application, using a "fiberglass and rock wool combo" as insulation to minimize heat escaping from afterburner off-gasses (at +1600 F) returned into the process dryer (duct diameter ~ 4 ft). Both, outside shell and inside floating wall of the duct system constructed of selected metals.

In order to optimize the recovery of aluminum from aluminum dross as generated in aluminum melting, Expert developed a process which increased the aluminum recovery rate from 40-45% to a level exceeding 70%, while saving aluminum he also accomplished to reduce the gas consumption in the process substantially and the amount of landfill of residual salt cake and aluminum oxide was reduced by ~ 45% (patented).

Pneumatic conveying in combination with drying of keolin "mud" came under Expert's scrutiny, result, 20% increase in plant capacity.

"Beeze wings" as generated when cleaning corn can be a nuisance to a corn processor. A special concentrator/collection system took care of the problem. The system handled 50,000 cfm of air, which could be directly released to the environment using a simple "non plugging" system.

This concentrator design was also applied in collecting trim generated in a paper making process. The cutting speed was in excess of 5000 fpm, generating 300 lb/min of trim (20 lb paper), which subsequently was returned into the plant's digester.


air pollution control


air pollution control system


toxic air pollution control


air ducting


air pollution process


high-temperature air pollution control


pollution control equipment


gas treatment

Expert has designed and supervised the fabrication and installation of flooded-wall and venturi scrubbers on a turnkey basis. He did extensive research and development on venturi and packed-bed scrubbers and brought them to a point of market acceptance.

water-cooled ducting


wet scrubbing




energy-efficient temperature control




temperature control


venturi scrubber


waste recycling

Expert has extensive experience with cyclones used as primary dust collectors and as precleaners in a multi-stage collector system. He developed custom designs for elevated temperature and pressure operations. He developed computer programs for sizing, performance projections, and costing of cyclone collectors and other air pollution control collectors.

cyclone collector


cyclone separator

Early in Expert's engineering career, he worked for a leading manufacturer of air filtration and dust collection equipment. This work included research and development on viscous impingement filters, roll type filters, inertia type separators, scrubbers, baghouse collectors, and high efficiency particulate arrestors. This was the foundation of Expert's career. He received five patents related to his work in this area.

dust filtration


in-plant dust control


dust collector system


dust control


dust filter


dust separation



Expert's experience with air filters includes the design, development, and testing of a horizontally-operated roll type filter used on large heating, ventilating, and air conditioning units. He received a patent in connection with this work. He did research and development work on a series of high-efficiency filters.

air filter


aluminum salt recovery


bag filter




baghouse filtration


air filtration


air-filtration equipment


collection equipment


high-efficiency particulate air filter


particle filtration

Within his professional career, Expert has had broad design experience involving baghouse fabric filters. He is familiar with the installation of bag type collectors in a pressure vessel and free standing units which are insulated and provided with supplementary heat to avoid condensation.

aluminum dross


fabric filter



Expert's first concern is to assure that the air stream has sufficient velocity to transport the particle away from the source, then to treat the particle to make it compatible with the arrestor or collector which is employed as wet, dry, dynamic, or electrostatic.

stationary source air pollution control

Expert's commitment to preventing or solving air pollution control problems is through an analytical systems approach. He maintains that all aspects of design, equipment conditions, and related considerations must coordinated to produce the desired effect.

air toxic chemical


air-pollution management equipment


gas handling

Expert's experience with the treatment of gases has afforded him the opportunity to focus on all aspects of the gas being treated; its chemical composition, temperature, moisture, particulate loading, and the volatile compounds carried in the gas stream.

flue gas treatment


gas-solid filtration


wet scrubber


gas flow measurement


gas scrubber


gas-liquid mass transfer operation


industrial gas cleaning


industrial process

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Cincinnati, Ohio;  Lexington, Kentucky;  Louisville, Kentucky;  Owensboro, Kentucky;  Evansville, Indiana;  and Bloomington, Indiana.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
  B.S.   Mechanical Engineering   University of Delft, The Netherlands  
  B.A.   Mathematics   University of Louisville  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1979 to


Expert's Firm


Air Action Systems International, Inc.




1968 to 1979




Engineering & Sales


Manager of Engineering & Sales / Corporate Secretary


He developed a line of cyclone collectors, scrubbers, baghouses and oilmist collectors. Sales/project engineers and drafting reported to him. He engineered and supervised the manufacture and field installation of complete pollution control systems for EAF (steel), aluminum smelters and other processing plants (ea. grain, wood, paper, fiberglas, ammunition)

1966 to 1968






Design Engineer


He was in charge of refrigerator and freezer door hardware and closure design (patents issued).He developed a control method to minimize uncontroled air infiltration into the fresh food and freezer compartments (patents- 5).

1962 to 1966


American Air Filter Co.


Development Engineering




He developed a line of automatic renewable fiberglas media roll filters for use in central air handling systems. He developed an inertia type intake filter for gasturbine driven locomotives. He developed a custom inertial filter for use in diesel electric locomotives. He was part of development teams designing baghouses and venturi scrubbers. When on special assignment to the company's fiberglas plant he developed advanced fiber spinning methods and a blanket support system for roll type filters.(patents-5)

Career Accomplishments:

He was a member of the Industrial Gas Cleaning Institute and chairman of the cyclone collector division


PE : Kentucky & Indiana

Professional Appointments

Corporate Secretary, Fisher Klosterman Inc.

Member of the Board of Directors, Packaging Services, Inc.


General Electric Award to Inventors "Invention-Fulcrum of Progress"

Publications and Patents Summary

He has 13 patents in name. Referenced in 70 patents

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Cyclone separator design expert for consulting on Improve Cyclone separator efficiency.
  • Expert in flue gas for consulting on diesel power plant cleaning system.
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:
Fire at aluminum smelter's plant. Federal Court in Nashville, Tennessee.

Court in Louisville, KY, destruction of automobile by fire - depositions, hearings & court appearance.

Failure analysis: 16 ton bridge crane; barge loading/unloading crane pedestal; gas tank explosion; building structures; automobile structures

Numeral exposures in depositions related to technical failures of system components.

Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert witness structural engineer flue supports for consulting on expert witness.
  • Expert in Patent Case *JJ.
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
Dutch   Dutch is Expert's native tongue.
German   Family and Business related visits and travel, and studies.

Market Research:
As contract engineering / sales manager for past employer and present activities.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

Seminar on "Combined drying and pneumatic transfer of keolin base product"

Seminar on " Mechanical collectors of the Inertia Type and their performance"

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

As contract engineer / manager with past employers and present activities.

Other Skills and Services

He has retrofitted several off-gas systems for electric arc furnaces and aluminum smelters, both of which release contaminated gases from a severe environment at destructive high temperatures (patented). Developed an unique methodology to drastically enhance the recovery of metallic aluminum from aluminum dross.Specialized in pneumatic conveying and flash drying systems (patented)


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