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 Expert  722086

Expert in Incineration Technology and Other Thermal Technologies for the Treatment and Disposal of Wastes

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Virginia (VA)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

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Expert has over 30 years experience in incineration technology specializing in the design, evaluation, construction, operation and permitting of incineration systems for industrial installations, site remediation, resource recovery facilities, hospitals and wastewater treatment plants. Expert also has experience with troubleshooting, operator training and expert witness services related to waste incinerators. Author of the Incineration Systems Handbook, he has written eleven other authoritative texts that are widely used by the waste treatment and disposal community. He presents seminars throughout the country and overseas on incineration systems applications and systems design and has written extensively on this subject for professional and trade publications. Expert has also developed specialty computer programs for the analysis of thermal disposal systems.

His activities in the area of medical waste incineration include the preparation of the new textbook, Medical Waste Disposal, and the design and evaluation of incinerators both in the U.S. and overseas. Expert has also worked on numerous projects for municipal solid waste incineration.

Expert has been responsible for the execution of a number of hazardous waste incineration projects, including the use of incineration for the clean-up of contaminated sites.

He is very familiar with rotary kiln, liquid waste, waste sludge, and site clean-up incineration systems, as well as incinerations in industrial settings, in Europe and at sea. He has designed over 30 sludge incinerators, prepared operator training programs, performed troubleshooting for numerous operating sludge incinerators to reduce fuel cost and optimize performance, and provided incinerator permitting assistance. Additionally, Expert has worked on projects that have included consulting for the USEPA, plasma arc evaluation for waste disposal, boiler failure evaluation, carbon regeneration furnace troubleshooting, assistance to PIRGs in New York and New Jersey, evaluation of incineration as a waste disposal option for various industrial clients, and many other studies of thermal disposal for waste treatment and destruction.




site remediation


biological waste incineration


solid waste incineration system


hazardous waste incineration


hazardous waste incineration system


sludge incineration


sludge incineration system


rotary kiln sludge incineration


waste sludge


thermal technology


incineration technology

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Baltimore, Maryland;  Frederick, Maryland;  Gaithersburg, Maryland;  Bowie, Maryland;  Richmond, Virginia;  Alexandria, Virginia;  and Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Often requested
with this expert:

Combustion, Incineration, Heat Transfer, Air Pollution...
Industrial Pollution Control
Refractories and Ceramics
Combustion, Heat Transfer, Process Furnaces, Incineration,...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1967   M.S.   Engineering Science   Penn State University  
1960   B.M.E.   Mechanical Engineering   CCNY (The City College of New York)  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

1986 to


(Undisclosed Consulting Company)




Expert is president (since 1986) and consulting engineer, responsible for incinerator technology applications.

Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the Air and Waste Management Association (A&WMA), and the American Academy of Environmental Engineers (AAEE).


He is a registered Professional Engineer (PE) in seven states: Virginia, Florida, Mississippi, New York, California, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.

Professional Appointments

He is Editor of the Journal of Energy Resources Technology.


Expert is listed in Who's Who in Environmental Engineering and is an AAEE Diplomate.

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has written thirteen widely-used textbooks (in English and Chinese) on waste disposal, and dozens of technical articles and technical conference presentations on waste disposal, incineration and related subjects over the past 35 years.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Incinerator Consultants Incorporated  
 - McGraw-Hill  
 - Hazardous Materials Control Research Institute  
 - Chapman and Hall  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
2000 to 2001   U.S. Department of Energy (US DOE)   Consultant  
1999 to 2000   U.S. Department of Energy (US DOE)   Consultant   Expert was engaged in nuclear waste disposal consulting for the Department of Energy.
1996 to 1997   U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA)   Consultant   He provided site clean-up consulting services to the EPA in Louisiana.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert has designed a rotary kiln incineration system for oil-field wastes.
  • He has been engaged in the development and design of a number of other waste systems, including a medical waste incineration system for medical waste, animal carcasses and bedding; a multiple hearth incineration system for the disposal of wastewater treatment plant sludge; and a hazardous waste fluid bed incineration system. On the latter design, Expert also provided operator training for the client, a chemical manufacturer.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Incinerator expert for consulting on Incinerator.
  • Expert in sludge incinerator for consulting to better understand and value the impact of water extraction technology - CAPEX and OPEX.
  • Expert in refractory design engineer for consulting on TOCDF Refractory.
  • Expert for consulting on Feasibility study & FEED services.
  • Incinerator operation expert for consulting on incineration operation.
  • Expert in Rotary Kilns
  • Expert in sludge incineration for consulting on vetting of the process designs of the facilities.
  • Steel boiler expert for consulting on cupola liner structure failures.
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 given expert witness testimony on waste and incineration system matters in Massachusetts, Maryland, South Carolina, and New Orleans, in both state and federal courts.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Sludge process engineer expert for litigation involving dust explosion characteristics of sewage sludge.
  • Ethanol production expert for consulting on separation of liquids from thin stillage.
  • Expert witnesses on furniture design for consulting on Furniture Design Patent Infringement.
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
1999 to 1999   Taiwan   Expert conducted a seminar on site clean-up by incineration in Taipei.
1995 to 1997   Russia   He contributed to the design of an incineration system for solid wastes at an airport in Russia.
1993 to 1995   Thailand   He designed an incinerator for the disposal of medical wastes in Thailand.
1993 to 1993   Malaysia   Expert presented a seminar on incineration for Kuala Lumpur officials.
1992 to 1998   Saudi Arabia   He designed a rotary kiln incineration system for oil field wastes.

Market Research:
He has experience with the marketing of various types of thermal treatment systems such as pyrolysis for medical waste disposal, and cupola technology for site clean-up.

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 delivered dozens of seminars on incineration and related subjects for AIChE, A&WMA, ASME as well as many universities such as George Washington (GW), the University of Alabama at Birmingham, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), and many others.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert is adept at assisting clients with vendor selection of incineration systems and related equipment.


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