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 Expert  717793

Expert in Water Treatment, Corrosion, Hazardous Chemicals, Oxidizers, Product Litigation, Swimming Pools

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Connecticut (CT)
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As Chairman of Task Group T-3A-6 of NACE International, Expert directed the compilation of a comprehensive report on the prevention of oxygen corrosion in steam generating systems and oil production by means of oxygen scavengers. An expert in oxygen corrosion and its prevention, he contributed substantially to the document, especially the subjects of hydrazine, the mechanisms of oxygen corrosion and its inhibition. In addition, he is the inventor associated with six patents on oxygen scavengers based on catalyzed hydrazine.

boiler feedwater treatment


boiler water treatment

Expert has served as technology representative on the business team of a large US manufacturer of hydrazine with responsibility for R&D and the technical support of customer services and marketing staff. The products covered included aqueous hydrazine solutions as well as the anhydrous and alkylated hydrazines that are used in certain types of satellites and the space shuttle. His contributions include an assessment of the explosion risk associated with the aerospace fuel monomethyl hydrazine (MMH) due to possible overheating upon re-entry during the first flight of the space shuttle and the evaluation of alternatives and the ultimate selection of the manufacturing technology for a major plant expansion.



liquid rocket propellant


sodium dichloroisocyanurate

Interested in alternatives to chlorine in all of its water treatment applications and in pulp bleaching, Expert has conducted and supervised hands-on and theoretical research on oxidizing agents.

oxidizing agent

Expert has a special expertise in all aspects of the manufacture, applications, chemical properties, and safe handling of calcium hypochlorite and chlorinated isocyanurates. This includes their aqueous chemistry, reactions with contaminants, and thermal decomposition reactions at moderate storage temperatures and in fires. As a member of the hazardous chemicals committee of the NFPA, he has participated in the revision of NFPA Standard 430, "Code for the Storage of Liquid and Solid Oxidizers," issued in 1995. Expert has also developed sophisticated computer models for predicting the loss of active chlorine and thermal runaway reactions of calcium hypochlorite during transportation and storage and has participated in the work of an international group of experts on the hazardous properties of explosive and oxidizing substances.

swimming pool chemical


swimming pool water treatment

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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;  Bridgeport, Connecticut;  New Haven, Connecticut;  Worcester, Massachusetts;  Springfield, Massachusetts;  and Providence, Rhode Island.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1975   MBA   Business Administration   University of New Haven  
1964   DSc   Chemistry   Technical University-Munich  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title  

1997 to




Principal Partner


1967 to 1996


Olin Corporation




1964 to 1967


University of Maryland


Postdoctoral Fellow



Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Deionized water expert for consulting on deionized water corrosion.
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:
Extensive experience in regard to the hazardous properties of oxidizers in depositions and hearings involving product liability litigation. Support plaintiffs' or defendants' counsel by defining and elaborating technical issues which impact the litigation.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert needed for consulting on violating reasonable safety procedure (i.e., handling of hazardous materials in pool care).
  • Expert in Potential Testifying in Corrosion Caused by Storage of Pool Chemicals.
  • Chemistry expert for consulting on pool chemicals explosion case.
  • Expert in water treatment chemistry for litigation involving chlorine/calcium hypochlorite explosion causing injury.
  • Pool system expert for consulting on Chlorine gas release at hotel waterpark.
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
German   Native speaker of German. Translated a book on Alpine Ski Design from German into US English. Well versed in technical and scientific language.
French   Able to read French with dictionary


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