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 Expert  722156

Expert in Air, Water and Solid Waste Pollution Control & Energy Recovery in US & Asia

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Pennsylvania (PA)
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Expert was responsible for the introduction of activated carbon fiber adsorption systems into the U.S. as a licensee of the Japanese firm that developed them. This involved technical liaison with the Japanese as well as sales/marketing to customers. He was also responsible for the process and mechanical design of these fiber systems, cost estimation, supervision of their construction, installation at the customer site and compliance testing. These systems were to either recover (by steam desorption) valuable chlorinated solvents for reuse or to concentrate (by hot air desorption) dilute VOC streams to allow more cost-effective incineration of the unusable mixed solvents.

activated carbon fiber


carbon adsorber

Expert has been responsible for the design of air odor control systems for wastewater treatment facilities, flavor/fragrance manufacturing, auto assembly plants, railway equipment repair shops, asphalt coating facilities, wood product manufacturing and pharmaceutical plants. The odor control equipment selected in these facilities has included biofiltration, carbon adsorption, wet scrubbing, incineration and improved dispersion of the odors. He was responsible for evaluation of the cost-effectiveness of the above-mentioned control alternatives and recommendation to the client. Field studies of the odor problem included odor measurement and odor impact modeling.

air odor control equipment design


odor control


odor abatement equipment design


odor abatement



Expert was responsible for the selection, cost estimation and design of air pollution control equipment for gaseous air emission control. These duties also included the supervision of fabrication, installation and startup of the systems. Air pollution technologies included were carbon adsorbers, rotary concentrators, catalytic oxidizers, thermal oxidizers and wet scrubbers. These were for the control of H2S, odors, VOCs, HAPs, carbon monoxide, NOx and SOx emissions. Industries which Expert has applied his air pollution expertise include aerospace, auto, chemicals, electronics, non-ferrous metals, pharmaceuticals, petroleum refining, semiconductors and wood products, as well as power/steam generation.

air-pollutant control equipment


air-treatment organic chemical


high-temperature air pollution control


air pollution


gaseous air pollution


carbon monoxide emission


physical industrial wastewater treatment


pollution control


water pollution assessment


water pollution control


water pollution process

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York;  Newark, New Jersey;  Jersey City, New Jersey;  Paterson, New Jersey;  Elizabeth, New Jersey;  Trenton, New Jersey;  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania;  Allentown, Pennsylvania;  Reading, Pennsylvania;  and Baltimore, Maryland.

Often requested
with this expert:

Air Quality Engineering, Aerosols
SO2, H2S, & CO2 Removal
Industrial Ventilation
Water Treatment

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1965   Ph.D.   Physical Chemistry   Purdue University  
1961   B.A.   Chemistry   Boston University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2001 to




Independent Consultant


1996 to 2001


Monsanto Enviro-Chem


Environmental Systems


Process Engineer Consultant


Expert was responsible for gaseous air emission estimation, control system selection, system design and cost estimation as well as startup and testing. He conducted this work in the U.S., Asia, Latin America and Europe. His experience includes catalytic or thermal oxidizers, biofilters and wet scrubbers.

1995 to 1996


McLaren/Hart Environmental Engineering (now Jacques Whitford Co.)


Environmental Management


Principal Engineer


With McLaren/Hart, Expert was responsible for developing and conducting air quality and air pollution control consulting projects. His experience included carbon adsorbers and thermal oxidizers.

1978 to 1995


Met-Pro Corporation




Director of Engineering and Development Director


He was responsible for air pollution control system design, cost estimation, fabrication, installation, startup and testing. Expert also acted as technical liaison with the Japanese licensor of two air pollution control products. His experience included wet scrubbers, thermal or catalytic oxidizers, carbon adsorbers as well as rotary concentrators.

1974 to 1978


TRC Companies




Industry Manager


He was responsible for developing and conducting air and water pollution control projects in the automotive, chemical and pharmaceutical industries. His experience included carbon adsorbers, thermal oxidizers and wet scrubbers.

1969 to 1974


Engelhard Industries


Research & Development


Laboratory Supervisor


At Engelhard, Expert was responsible for the development of catalytic systems for the purification of exhaust gases from automobiles and chemical processes. This included technical liaison with customers, on-site and laboratory testing, as well as full-scale testing. He was a key member of the team that developed the catalytic converter for Ford cars and light trucks.

1965 to 1969


Oiln Corporation






He was responsible for the development of catalytic processes for the production of petrochemicals. This included laboratory and pilot testing as well as liaison with the plant engineers.

Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), the Air and Waste Management Association (A&WMA) and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has over 20 technical publications, two patents and over 50 presentations at technical meetings, all on his area of specialty, air pollution control.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert assisted a New York state pipe coating plant that had odor complaints from a galvanized pipe coating operation. His testing and investigation determined that a tall stack to disperse the odorous fumes would solve the problem at a lower cost than the thermal oxidizer that the regulatory agency suggested.
  • Expert assisted a Taiwanese polymer manufacturer in finding a more cost-effective way to reduce their VOC and odor emissions to below local standards. He recommended, designed and installed a regenerative catalytic oxidizer which had a much lower operating cost than a thermal oxidizer being considered for this VOC and odor emission problem.
  • Expert assisted a large lead smelter to reduce their sulfur dioxide emissions by over 100,000 tons/year by recommending a state-of-the-art sintering machine exhaust gas cleaning system. This system consisted of multiple wet scrubbers and a wet electrostatic precipitator so that the exhaust gas was sufficiently cleaned, allowing it to be the inlet gas to a new sulfuric acid plant on-site.
  • Expert developed a compact design for systems to control air pollution from steam boilers and electrical generation plants in Asian countries such as China, Korea and India. The system design minimized space , utility and waste treatment/storage requirements as compared to conventional air pollution control systems.
  • Expert developed accurate VOC emission data, designed, cost-estimated, fabricated and installed the first rotary concentrator and oxidizer system in the United States. This was done for a Big Three auto firm and required helicopter lift of the system to the roof of the facility.
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Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
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  • Expert in scent identification for consulting on determination and alleviation of an unidentified odor.
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2001 to 2001   Italy   Expert inspected a large catalytic oxidizer in Italy for mechanical defects because of poor VOC removal efficiency and also performed tests to find the cause of the problem. His thorough investigation found a problem with organic dust not being removed by the customer-supplied filter on their process exhaust.
1996 to   Asia (China, Hong Kong, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand)   Expert has been a technical liaison between Asia-based sales engineers of his company and the technical engineers in the U.S. responsible for design and cost estimation of air pollution control systems. This has required frequent travel throughout Asia. He has also turnkey-installed a catalytic oxidizer in Taiwan, started up a wet scrubber in Malaysia and developed a unique air pollution control system design for power plants and steam generating boilers.
1980 to 1996   Japan   Expert served as a technical liaison between his firm and the Japanese firm that they licensed two proprietary air pollution control technologies from. This included frequent trips to Japan for technical meetings and technical discussions with many Japanese firms he hoped to do business with in the United States.
2002 to 2002   Philippines   Expert was responsible for supervision of consultants working for Asia Development Bank to improve the air quality in the Metro Manila area. He coordinated efforts of several government agencies and local firms in achieving this vital result. This project developed plans for reducing air pollution from power plants, factories and mobile air pollution sources in Metro Manila.
2004 to 2004   South Asia and Southeast Asia   Expert served as a key member of a task force contracted by US AID to review the direction and effectiveness of the US AID program to assist Asian nations in solving their environmental problems. He traveled to India, Thailand, Sri Lanka and the Philippines in this effort.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
German   Expert translates technical articles pertinent to his field.

Market Research:
He was responsible for successfully introducing two Japanese air pollution control technologies to the U.S. market. One was a unique carbon adsorber and the other was a rotary concentrator.

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 numerous training courses and seminars on air pollution control in the United States, Brazil, Mexico, Japan, Korea, China, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He has a thorough knowledge of all the major gaseous air pollution control technologies and their suppliers.

Other Skills and Services

He has experience in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Italy, Japan, Korea, China, Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, India, Sri Lanka and Taiwan


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