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 Expert  722863

Expert in Environmental Management, Experimental Designs, Refinery Processes

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

California (CA)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert discovered and patented methods and catalysts for reducing SOx emissions from fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) operations. He designed and constructed testing equipment for fast turnaround and low cost screening of SOx catalysts. He has investigated refinery NOx emissions. He has also managed a catalyst screening project for supporting a commercial FCC operation.

air pollution control

Expert directed, organized, planned, coordinated, and implemented a $600,000 source testing and emission inventory project. The testing was conducted for six marine vessels equipped with diesel engines and gas turbines while in underway operations. The test protocol followed EPA and International Maritime Organization (IMO) guidelines. Pollutants quantified included NOx, CO, SOx, hydrocarbons, and particulate matter (PM). He employed, for the first time in a marine environment, an innovative method for PM determination. The results were used to derive emission factors reflecting real-life engine operating conditions. These emission factors were used to determine the emission inventory for several Coast Guard vessel classes. He finished the project two months ahead of schedule and 15% under budget. The Coast Guard rated the project execution excellent.

1990 Clean Air Act Amendment

Expert evaluated existing environmental laws, regulations, standards, and guidelines pertaining to environmental pollution control for the Jubail Industrial City, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He compared those laws, regulations, standards, and guidelines to U. S. EPA regulations. Compliance areas in the study included air quality, hazardous waste, water, land disposal, and solid waste management.

air-pollution control regulation

Expert assisted a facility to obtain a permit for two internal combustion engines. The engines generated 2700 kW electricity from the digester gas originating from biodegradation of municipal wastewater. He evaluated NOx, CO, and hydrocarbon emissions of candidate engines (Caterpillar and Waukesha) as to conforming to federal and San Diego Air Pollution Control District standards. He negotiated with agency and engine manufacturers for acceptable BACT criteria. He identified and recommended the installation of a low-NOx internal combustion engine thus allowing for the elimination of the SCR system presently operating at the site. The low-NOx internal combustion engines were estimated to save the facility $45,000/year compared to the existing engine/SCR system.

best available control technology

Expert evaluated existing and emerging technologies for the Comprehensive Treatment and Management Plan (CTMP) of the Rocky Flats Plant, located in Denver, Colorado for the remediation of hazardous and mixed wastes. Remedial technologies surveyed and identified included fluid bed treatment, catalytic oxidation, solidification, supercritical carbon dioxide extraction, supercritical water oxidation, microwave destruction, joule heating, plasma treatment, and chemical treatments. Prepared logic flow-chart for the effective treatment of waste streams. He established a budget for the identified technologies, and coordinated a project with vendors, partner-engineering firms, and cost estimators.

environmental remediation

Expert planned, organized, and managed a waste characterization study associated with road construction activities, near El Centro, California. The results assisted Caltrans to develop more cost effective and environmentally friendly practices to manage wastewater during road construction projects.

hazardous waste

Expert conducted a comprehensive RCRA audit for a refinery regarding solid and hazardous waste streams. The audit resulted in vastly improved waste management handling practices at the refinery, eliminated the need to pay pending penalties, and met full agency approval.

hazardous-waste management

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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.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1974   Ph.D.   Chemistry   MIT  
1964   M.S.   Chemical Engineering   Budapest Technical University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1997 to







Expert is in charge of environmental and energy consultation, proposals, project planning, budgeting, execution, marketing, teaching, and seminars.

1992 to 1997


Fluor Co.




Senior Technical Advisor


1982 to 1992




Science and Engineering Division



Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a Registered Environmental Manager (REM), and a Qualified Environmental Profesional (QEP).

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Pacific Maritime Magazine  
 - Pollution Engineering  
 - American Chemical Society (ACS) Annual Meeting  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert helped a cruise line company to save $100 million in air pollution reduction costs.
  • He helped a refinery to save $4 million in hazardous waste management compliance costs.
  • Expert performed a Risk Management Program for metals manufacturers to help them successfully achieve regulatory compliance.
  • He assisted a municipality to obtain an air quality permit for alternative energy generation.
  • Expert evaluated alternatives and recommended a solution for hazardous and nuclear waste remediation.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in SOX control technology for oil refineries.
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:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert witness in radioactive material remediation at a superfund site. .
  • 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
Hungarian   Expert is fluent in Hungarian.
German   He is also fluent in German, being able to speak, read, and write it.

Market Research:
He is experienced with a technology exchange for developing pharmaceutical products.

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:

Expert has developed courses and seminars for: waste management, air quality compliance, risk management, and refinery processes.

Other Skills and Services

He is expert in statistical experimental designs.


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