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 Expert  716179

Expert in Wastewater & Permits, Electro/Electroless/Semiconductor Plating Processes, Water Recycle

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

California (CA)
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Expert has 25 years of R&D, technical service, and consulting experience in most areas of electroless plating, electrolytic plating, and printed circuit board plating. He owns his own consulting and contract R&D firm, which has numerous U.S. patents. A certified electroplater finisher, he has conducted tin, silver, nickel, lead, gold, copper, brush, and zinc plating. He has experience with plating of plastics and plating for RFI shielding. Additionally, Expert has designed and built plating waste plants up to 500 GPM. Current consulting projects in China are in printed circuit production, electroless nickel/gold plating, plating chemical formulation, plating chemical production (all phases, from paperwork flow to raw materials sourcing and analyses), and metals waste disposal and recycling.

additive plating process


brush plating process


chemical mechanical polishing


copper plating process


electroless nickel plating


electroless plating process




gold electroplating process


gold plating process


lead electroplating process


nickel plating process


plating process


Resource, Conservation, and Recovery Act regulation

Expert does consulting and contract R&D in these fields. In fact, his company has received eight grants from the California EPA Office of Alternative Technology on specific hazardous waste minimization projects for the printed circuit board industry. He also received a DOD/Navy grant. Expert also designs, uses, and troubleshoots equipment for the semiconductor industry, such as sulfuric acid reprocessing equipment.

combined hazardous waste treatment


hazardous waste


hazardous waste materials reuse


hazardous waste recycling


hazardous waste treatment


hazardous wastewater treatment system


industrial waste treatment


industrial waste treatment facility


industrial wastewater


industrial wastewater treatment


industrial wastewater treatment statute


hazardous waste emergency response operation


hazardous waste management regulation


hazardous waste material substitution


hazardous waste precipitation process


hazardous waste treatment inorganic chemical

Expert consults in the areas of waste and wastewater treatment. He has specified, asked for quotes, evaluated for final selection, installed, and done troubleshooting for wastewater treatment systems. He has also worked on recycling and reuse systems, water use minimization, sludge reduction, and others. He is currently doing an R&D project on sludge minimization and innovative sludge treatment methods. Additionally, Expert formulates and uses flocculating agents for waste treatment. An expert in wastewater treatment, Expert has designed and is currently operating a 500 GPM system to convert semiconductor wastewater back to ultrapure fab water.

chemical industrial wastewater treatment


closed cycling wastewater treatment


wastewater treatment


ultrapure water



Expert has specified and designed treatment processes for reverse osmosis compatibility.

reverse osmosis industrial wastewater treatment


reverse osmosis water treatment

Expert designs, uses, and troubleshoots sulfuric acid recovery and purification equipment in semiconductor plants.

chemical recovery

Expert has expertise in the area of California State permits, especially industrial waste treatment, risk management prevention plans, Permit by Rule, wastewater treatment, and industrial safety. He is a Registered Environmental Assessor, an Arbitrator for the Hazardous Substance Cleanup Arbitration Panel, and a certified waste treatment engineer.

California regulation


Environmental Protection Agency regulation


environmental regulation

Expert has spent over 20 years in research and development management. He has participated in all of the above topics listed in this summary section, including design and development of novel plating, electroless plating, printed circuit plating, CMP processing, and waste treatment chemical processes. He also developed and commercialized, as a technical sales rep and as manager, capital equipment for waste treatment, wastewater recycle, chemical recycle, ultrapure water production and recycle, fluoride removal, heavy metals removal, CMP waste treatment, and other wastes in the semiconductor and plating industries. He has in-depth knowledge of plating, electroless plating, surface treatment, and waste treatment of semiconductor and plating wastes.

research management


waste disposal management


process semiconductor

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Los Angeles, California;  San Diego, California;  Long Beach, California;  Santa Ana, California;  Anaheim, California;  Riverside, California;  Glendale, California;  Huntington Beach, California;  San Bernardino, California;  and Chula Vista, California.

Often requested
with this expert:

Wastewater Treatment
Water Treatment
Metal Finishing, Parts Cleaning, Electroplating,...
Metal Finishing - From Anodizing to Zinc plating -...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1995   Ph.D.   General Religion   Universal Life Church University  
1973   M.S.   Advanced Management   Case Western Reserve University  
1970   M.S.   Inorganic Chemistry   Chemistry  
1967   B.S.   General Chemistry   Chemistry  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1981 to




Self-Employed Independent Consultant




Expert works on the design, construction, and start-up of waste treatment plants in the semiconductor industry in Asia and the U.S.

2002 to 2004






Sr.Technical Manager


Expert visited customer plants, evaluated permit and treatment needs, designed water purification or waste treatment systems, wrote technical and sales proposals, and gave technical and sales presentations.

1999 to 2002


Microbar, Inc.


Wastewater Treatment




He visited customer plants, evaluated permit and treatment needs, designed water purification or waste treatment systems, wrote technical and sales proposals, and gave technical and sales presentations.

1991 to 1999


IPEC Corp.


Advanced Technologies




He visited customer plants, evaluated permit and treatment needs, designed water purification or waste treatment systems, wrote technical and sales proposals, and gave technical and sales presentations. He was involved in lab management and pilot plant design and running.

1984 to 1991


Dynachem Electronics Materials



Senior Scientist/Sales Representative/Research Manager


He held a variety of positions from Research Manager of two groups, 15 people; to Senior Scientist Waste Disposal, and Sales Representative on a special test program.

1980 to 1984


Enthone, Inc.



Manager, Technical Services/Research Manager


Expert ran a technical service group for half of the continental U.S. (10-15 people); he was also responsible for manufacturing QC and plant waste water treatment. All this pertained to plating and electroless plating.

1973 to 1979


Borg Warner Corp.



Group Leader


He ran the electroless plating group, visited plants, troubleshot, and worked in new process development.

Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of the American Association for Advancement of Science and the American Chemical Society.


He is retired as a Registered Environmental Assessor Phase I California #01473. He is Certified Waste Treatment Engineer in California and Illinois; and a Certified Electroplater-Finisher with American Electroplaters Society.


Expert was awarded the President's Award at Enthone and Dynachem.

Publications and Patents Summary

He has 43 patents in waste treatment, plating, recycle, and other areas, and over 75 publications in encyclopedias, books, and magazines on plating, waste disposal, and other topics.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Ultrapure Water  
 - The Concise ECT (Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology), Wiley  
 - Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology  
 - Plating and Surface Finishing  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1995 to 1996   U.S. Navy   Contract Research Project Manager   Expert wrote, submitted, and won a grant from the Naval Air Warfare Center to study trivalent conversion coatings for aluminum alloys.
1994 to 1995   California Department of Toxic Substances Control   Contract Research Project Manager   He won funding for a proposal to study the recycle and reuse of nitrate-based solder strippers.
1990 to 1995   California Department of Toxic Substance Control   Contract Research Project Manager   Expert's consulting company, Expert's Firm, won seven other projects in the plating, waste treatment, and waste recycle categories, more than any other company in California.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert ran a pilot waste treatment system for a supplier to a major semiconductor process plant in competition with two other selected vendors. He won the contract, worth in excess of $3MM, for the client company, and took the job for the design and installation of same.
  • He finished the installation, troubleshooting, and successful start-up of a fluoride removal and water recycle system at a major semiconductor plant in Asia, at 500 GPM.
  • Expert has worked with a U.S. client in the plating industry for over 12 years to handle all permitting and reporting issues for air quality, sanitation, storm water, OSHA, EPA, RCRA, and the like.
  • He worked with a U.S. client company to help develop a successful line of copper cleaning products for sub-micron copper semiconductor chips.
  • Expert worked with an electroless silver on plastics specialty product, and with electroless plating on engineering plastics for another project.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Processing engineer plating expert for consulting on process engineer.
  • Zinc plating process expert for consulting on circuit board manufacturing issues.
  • Expert in electroplating for consulting on the process to recovery zinc from an acid solution.
  • Expert in Industrial Water Treatment Forum.
  • Expert for consulting on Bright Tin/Lead plating recommendation.
  • Waste water treatment expert Los Angeles for consulting on waste water pH neutralization process ORION.
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 has been an expert witness in three trials: one wrongful death and three pollution discharge problems. All were resolved successfully for clients. Currently he is serving as expert witness on a EPA plating site pollution case.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on circuit board manufacturing and the use and disposal of TCE in early 1990 and late 1980s.
  • Expert for litigation involving the environmental contamination due to printed circuit board manufacturintg in the 1960's.
  • Expert circuit boards manufacturer arizona for consulting on opinion.
  • Carbon water filter effectiveness expert witness for consulting on effectiveness of Culligan carbon filter in removing benzene and toluene.
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
1998 to 1998   Singapore   Expert worked with a major semiconductor plant on contract to solve fume scrubbing problems involving toxic wastes.
1999 to 1999   Korea   He oversaw the installation of a CMP wastewater treatment system with water recycle capability, brought it into operation to spec, and did training and troubleshooting.
2003 to 2011   China   He is working as a consultant in printed circuit processes, plating waste disposal, and water recycle systems.
2000 to 2000   Germany   He installed and ran a waste water pilot system for CMP, fluoride, and metals removal at semiconductor plant.
2002 to 2004   Mexico   He worked with a plating wastewater recycle plant in start-up, troubleshooting, and process changes.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
French   Expert has basic capabilities in speaking, reading, and writing French for technical and tourist areas.

Market Research:
He won award at two companies; in each case brought new chemical discoveries to the marketplace in the fastest time for each company. He also commercialized many equipment and chemical processes.

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:

He has given training courses on OSHA safety, pollution control, RFI shielding, printed circuit board processing, electroless plating, and other topics.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has extensive experience for at least 15 years in chemical and equipment vendor selection.


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