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 Expert  722881

Expert in Enviro-Geotechnical Engineering; Water and Sewage Purification; Natural Energy Systems


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South Africa
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has extensive knowledge of the design and installation of green energy systems. His field of expertise extends to the design of solar, wind, hydro, and heat energy modules as well as the hardware and software integration thereof in a hybrid system. Specialized and interesting designs he has implemented are for natural energy usage in remote living and emergency units.
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solar energy

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alternative energy

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solar technology

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biofuel

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energy-efficient solar water heating

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green energy

Expert is expert in the design of green buildings. His knowledge applied to the design allows such structures to be heated, cooled, ventilated, and illuminated using natural resources.
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solar space heating

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energy-efficient space heating

Expert has specialized in geotechnical engineering fields such as active foundations, underwater trenching, and structures on and in problematic soils.
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geotechnical engineering

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geosynthetic material

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geotechnical centrifuge modeling

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geotechnical failure

Expert has chaired, managed, and designed various geo-environmental protection and rehabilitation projects. These incorporate environmental analysis, restoration and rehabilitation, water usage, effluent control, industrial development integration, and tourist node development.
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environmental engineering

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environmental management

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environmental water sample

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water reuse

Expert has detailed knowledge of the design, construction, and operation of solar ponds. He is currently conducting research on small-scale solar ponds design and deployment for community energy generation needs. He has developed specialized low temperature differential heat engines that can utilize the heat generated by solar ponds.
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solar pond

Expert has extensive theoretical and practical experience in the fields of water and effluent purification. His fields of expertise cover desalination, reverse osmosis, aerobic and anaerobic digestors, biological processes such as composting systems and wetland systems, and self contained purification plants using natural energy. He is skilled in problem solving relating to purification systems in manufacturing, municipal, and geo-environmental environments. He has designed and supervised the construction of a number of unique purification concepts.
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anaerobic industrial wastewater digestion

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drinking water treatment

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boiler water treatment

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closed cycling wastewater treatment

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condensate water treatment

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cooling water treatment

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drinking water disinfection

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drinking water distillation

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drinking water filtration

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drinking water purification

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wastewater recycling

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wastewater treatment engineering

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activated-sludge process

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aerobic municipal wastewater digestion

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anaerobic municipal wastewater digestion

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biological industrial wastewater treatment

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biological municipal wastewater treatment

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boiler feedwater treatment

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chemical municipal wastewater treatment

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drinking water quality monitoring

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drinking water source protection

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drinking water treatment waste disposal

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effluent treatment

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reverse osmosis water treatment

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sour water treatment

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swimming pool water treatment

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wastewater disinfection

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wastewater flocculation

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water desalination

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water magnetic treatment

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water purification

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water softening

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water treatment filtration

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water ultrafiltration


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Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1986   B. Eng. (Civil)   Civil Engineering - Hydraulic   University of Stellenbosch  
1988   M. Eng. (Civil)   Geotechnical Engineering, Water Purification   University of Stellenbosch  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

2001 to

 

(Undisclosed Consulting Company)

 

Managing Director

 

Expert is responsible for the planning, management and marketing of the company. Furthermore, he is responsible for rendering expert advice in specialized fields of environmental, natural energy, geotechnical, water, and sanitation engineering.

2000 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 

CEO

 

He is responsible to maintain planning, operations and maintenance of this Internet-based ministry.

1998 to 2001

 

DTH Consulting Engineers

 

Director

 

Expert was responsible for the planning, management and marketing of the company. Furthermore he was responsible for rendering expert advice in specialized fields of geotechnical, IT, civil, and water purification engineering.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Expert is a member of SACPE.

Licenses/Certifications

He is a licensed Professional Engineer.

Professional Appointments

Expert is Chairman of the Umzi Wentaba Steering Commitee.


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

He has seven engineering publications, numerous published articles, two patents, and numerous registered designs.


Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1994 to   Department of Environmental Affairs   Consulting Engineer   Expert is responsible for the civil and mechanical design and construction and monitoring of specialized water and sewage purification works in environmentally sensitive areas.
2004 to   Nelson Mandela Metropole   Consulting Engineer   He is responsible for the design and compilation of a sewer master plan for the Metropolitan area based on environmental and geological parameters.
1991 to 1994   Department of Agricultural Development   Regional Engineer   Expert was the responsible engineer for four regional offices. He was required to supervise and assist in the analysis, design, and monitoring of the construction of geotechnical structures.
1988 to 1991   Dpeartment of Water Affairs   Design Engineer   He was responsible for the design of various large diameter pipeline schemes.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert provides consulting services in using natural bio-processes such as wetlands to purify sewage and solar distillation to provide potable water.
  • He provides consulting services in the design and construction buildings and developments that are eco-friendly and uses natural energy processes to generate electricity and allow natural HVAC systems.
  • He provides consulting services in geotechnical investigations and designs such as specialized foundations, reinforced earth structures, earth retaining structures, low impact footprint foundation and underground structure design in ecological and environmentally sensitive areas.
  • He is a specialist on solar ponds used to generate heat for various industrial processes and thermodynamic engines.
  • Expert is a project leader to establish various international bio-zones and nature conservancies such as wetlands, game reserves, and wildlife sanctuaries.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in zero discharge for consulting on water reuse/recycling/sustainable use.
  • Expert in water management for consulting on enlargement of drinking water and wastewater treatment plants.
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:
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
English   He is highly proficient in all aspects.
Flemish   He can read and speak Flemish perfectly; his writing skills are fair.
Dutch   He can read Dutch perfectly; his writing and speaking skills are fair.
German   He can read German fairly and speak it poorly.

Market Research:
Expert has vast experience in developing new products and marketing them on an international level. He also has vast experience in developing marketing models and implementing them for imported and exported 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:
Training/Seminars

Expert teaches numerous life enrichment courses for youth and adult groups.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He has sourced numerous international suppliers and manufacturers of equipment and processed for projects he was appointed to design and establish.

Other Skills and Services

He is an expert on IT systems, various operating systems, and engineering and GIS packages.

He is an expert in project management, especially of projects pertaining to and in eco-sensitive areas.

He is very experienced in development planning specifically related to governmental entities, private enterprise, and international investors.

He is very experience in conducting civil and environmental investigations for potential investors, designers, and developers.


 

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