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 Expert  722893

Expert in Environmental Consulting - Industrial Wastewater & Process & Hazardous wastes

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Georgia (GA)
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Expert has designed and refined and modeled activated sludge processes using a variety of models and have published technical articles on his work.

activated-sludge process

Expert has designed and used air strippers in the treatment of groundwater and for oxidation. He is familiar with both the theory and practice of stripping.

air stripping

Expert has written a book on "Practical Wastewater Treatment" which includes several chapters on biological wastewater treatment and have designed, built, evaluated and consulted on biological wastewater treatment plants, including industrial plants.

biological industrial wastewater treatment

Expert has remediated several sites with bioremediation and natural attenuation. Expert has written a book on "Remediaton of Petroleum Contaminated Sites," and have consulted in several countries in remediation activities and investigations.


Expert has treated soils contaminated with everything from lead,chrome, copper and arsenic, to, simple organics, petroleum, PCB's and nuclear wastes. Expert has used a variety of treatment options including bioremediation for organics, soil washing, and thermal treatment.

contaminated soil treatment

Expert has designed, built, and used DAF systems. A number of years ago, he was involved in developing electrolytic flotation systems for commercial applications in wastewater treatment. His recent book includes a chapter on DAF systems and their alternatives and applications.

dissolved air flotation

As a consulting engineer, Expert has designed and evaluated drinking water systems, including performing pressure loss and distribution and demand loss calculations on their piping networks, and have worked with and consulted with industrial firms which have drinking water problems.

drinking water

Expert has designed and supervised installation and operation of disinfection systems, including chlorination, ozonation, and UV systems for various clients, both municipal and industrial. His recent book includes extensive materials on disinfection alternatives.

drinking water disinfection

Drinking water purification can be accomplished in a number of ways, including filtration, chemical treatment, and softening. Expert has worked with all 3 types of treatments, and have taught courses on drinking water purification.

drinking water purification

Expert is an expert on drinking water treatment. His recent book includes several chapters on techniques which are applicable to drinking water treatment.

drinking water treatment

Expert knows his way around the environment and have been a working Environmental Engineer for the past 40 years. He makes his living as a consultant on environmental matters, including air, water, solid waste, hazardous waste, biologial and conventional water treatment, and even some evaluation of human interactions with the environment.


Expert has performed well over 100 environmental audits and have written articles on the need for integrity and the problems with the environmental auditing industry. Expert has several other consultants who regularly call upon me for their environmental audits. Expert has performed risk assessments and taught courses in the subject area of environmental assessment and auditing. Expert has audited chemical facilities as well as commerical facilities.

environmental site auditing

Expert has been a working environmental engineer for 40 years, and have a small but successful conslting business in the environmental field. Expert has worked on forensic problems, environmental fraud problems, environmental contamination and health effects, and designed a host of systems for environmental control, and modeled environmental systems using commercial software.

environmental engineering

Expert has worked closely with attorneys and other parties to provide environmental forensic data which in some cases resulted in bringing in third parties into the lawsuits with solid evidence. Expert has also provided evidence of environmental fraud and provided documentary proof of contamination and causes of environmental contamination.

environmental forensics

Expert has written several environmental impact assessments and have successfully addressed the principal objections of the regulatory community to the possible areas of concern. The impact assessments have generally been for smaller and private companies, and not large governmental projects.

environmental impact assessment

Expert is an expert on environmental remediation and has written a book on remediation of petroleum contaminated sites, and performed remediation on a variety of sites containing everything from PCB's, and chlorinated organics, to metals and nuclear materials. His work has included fixation and stabilization as well as bioremediation and thermal treatment and soil washing.

environmental remediation

Expert regularly writes environmental risk assessment statements for one of his clients, a large Georgia School District, whenever they purchase property to build a new school site. Expert has worked in environmental risk assessment for a number of years and set up a team to evaluate environmental risk and data gathering in Ecuador.

environmental risk assessment

Expert has taught environmental safety and the OSHA 24 and 40 hour courses. Expert has lectured on environmental safety in handling chemicals and packaging materials for the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

environmental safety

Expert has published articles and designed samplers and measuring deviced for environmental compliance and research purposes.One of his articles is considered a classic in Chemical Engineering.

environmental sampling

Over the years Expert has performed several hundred environmental site assessments for a variety of institutional and commercial clients. Expert has also set up the course which taught the subject of Environmental Assessment at the Environmental Institute in Marietta, GA. Expert has written widely on the subject as well. Expert has been called in on a number of sites to evaluate the potential environmental impact of certain operations and practices. In some instances, Expert has been called in to perform work on evaluation of environmental damage from uncontrolled runoff and constrution operations.

environmental site assessment


environment-related assessment

Expert is an expert at groundwater treatment. Expert has designed a number of groundwater treatment facilities both for drinking water and contamianted water (pump and treat systems). Expert has consulted with industries regarding their treatment or lack thereof for drinking water supply within industrial facilities, supplying recommendations and design of systems where required.

groundwater treatment

Expert's work on hazardous wastes and its treatment goes back to the early 1970's, well before the Love Canal and other environmental problems. In the 1980's, he went to work for Hooker Chemical and worked on the Love Canal and Love Canal West, dealing with hazardous and chemcial wastes and exposures of all types.

hazardous waste treatment

Expert has over 20 years in dealing with the disposal of hazardous wastes. Expert has participated in the development of a device for highly hazardous waste disposal and have supervised cleanup and disposal of hazardous wastes and designed hazardous waste storage and disposal facilitites and landfills.

hazardous-waste disposal

Expert has provided industrial clients with advice on hazardous waste disposal and management. In some instances Expert has re-engineered the process to help avoid the generation of the wastes. In other instances, Expert has found alternative uses and substituted materials to avoid hazardous waste creation. Expert has written widely on the subject of hazardous wastes, including articles on PCB's back in the mid 1970's, and disposal techniques.

hazardous-waste management

In October 2006 Expert's book was published. It is a summary of industrial and practical experience in the field of industrial wastewater treatment. Expert has been consulting in Industrial Wastewater Treatment for almost all of his professional career, and it is his interest. Expert has designed and buit commercial and industrial wastewater treatment facilities, and seen both good and bad ones. Expert regularly is called upon as a reference by some of his professonal colleagues.

industrial wastewater treatment

Expert has worked on all types of soil remediation including biological remediation, assisted natural attenuation, thermal treatment, soil washing, encapsulation, chemical treatment, and cementing to incorporate metals. Expert knows the subject very well and has a good working knowledge in the field. Expert has even designed a barrier system for leaking underground (Nuclear Waste) storage tanks at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Richland, Washington.

soil remediation

As kid growing up, Expert worked with his dad who designed and built swimming pools. He learned both disinfection technology and practical applications of swimming pool water treatment. Control of algae, and aquatic growths and treatment to remove noxious substances, and to keep the pool clean and disinfected for sanitary purposes.

swimming pool water treatment

Expert has worked with water and wastewater for most of his professional career. Expert has treated everything from sewage to industrial wastes, to process wastes, to recycle streams. Wastes have included nitro-parrafins, phenols, chlorinated solvents, oils, sludges, metal finishing wastes, trucking wastes, and just about any combination of waste products one can name. For those wastes, Expert has designed and built facilities, supervised and operated the facilities, and attained compliance with local and national and international regulations. Expert has modeled waste waters and wastes on schools, industries, and commercial developments.


Expert was a wastewater treatment engineer. Expert has the combination of chemical industry experience and civil and chemical engineering so that he understands the processes which generate wastewater, and helps clients treat their wastewater or modify their process to stop the wastewater generation.

wastewater treatment engineering

Expert treats water, all types of water: clean water to clean it up further; dirty water and wastewater to purify it for re-use and recycling; sanitary wastes to clean them up for discharge; and groundwater to clean it up for drinking or for industrial uses. Expert has used filters, membranes, activated sludge units, chemical treatment units, flotation, precipitation, and other types of treatment for cleaning up various types of waters to meet customer demands.

water treatment


environmental investigation

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Atlanta, Georgia;  Athens, Georgia;  Macon, Georgia;  Roswell, Georgia;  and Marietta, Georgia.

Often requested
with this expert:

Water Treatment
Biotechnology, Enzymes, Environmental Bioremediation,...
Water and Wastewater Treatment, Nanofiber and Nanotube...
Membrane Separation Processes, Water Purification, Waste...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1966   BS   Environmental Engineering   U of Illinois  
1967   MS   Environmental Engineering   W. Va. Univ.  
1982   MS not completed   Chemical Engineering   SUNY @ Buffalo  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1987 to







President and owner of environmental consulting shop. All types and phases of work, including high profile overseas projects

1985 to 1987


Law Environmental (now MACTEC)



Process Engineer


Various types of environmental and chemical projects

1983 to 1985


Lockwood Greene (now CH2M Hill)




Environmental Manager


Various Environmental and Chemical projects

1981 to 1983


Self Employed





Self Employed Consulting Engineer in Buffalo, NY area.

1979 to 1981


Hooker Chemical Corporation


Corporate Staff - Environmental Services


Manager Water Programs


Responsible for Agriculatural Chemical Plant Compliance with Water Programs & Remediation & Air Pollution. Corporate oversight for all water issues & represented HCC to a number of Trade Associations

1977 to 1979


Allied Chemical Corporation


Specialty Chemicals Division


Senior Project Engineer


Hands on responsiblity for environmental compliance for 6 chemical plants within the Division. Direct Supervisory Control & management of plant personnel & Environmental Services Department during plant closure.

1974 to 1976


IMC Chemical Corporation/ Commercial Solvents




Assistant to Environmental Director CSC


Assistant to Environmental Director during company acquisition. Responsible for plant compliance with environmental regulations & presentations to regulatory agencies. Supervised environmental staffs in Nitroparrafins Manufacture, Carbon Black, Bonded warehouse & solvents production, and explosives division.

1967 to 1974


Meridian Engineering, Philadelphia





Design and engineering projects in DC, Pennsylvania, and New York.

Career Accomplishments:

Membership: Water Environment Federation American Institute of Chemical Engineers


Current Professional Engineering Registration in Pennsylvania and Georgia. Previous Registration in IL, NY, TN, SC, NC, VA

Professional Appointments

Former Instructor, AM Inst. of Chemical Engineers,- 3 courses; Current Member, Industrial Wastes Advisory Board, WEF, and Reviewer for Water Environment Research Foundation; Treasurer, local chapter AIChE

Publications and Patents Summary

Two books on remediation techniques & many papers; Numerous articles in Chemical Engineering, and Water Environment and Technology, and Purdue Industrial Waste Confernece

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - John Wiley  
 - Technomic Press  
 - Springer (A NATO Publication)  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1988 to 2004   Agency for International Development   Consultant/ Contractor   Performed Initial Assessment of Feasiblity (Definition Mission) for USTDA on various projects in various countries, including, Romania, Hungary, Ghana, Venezuela, and Belarus
1998 to 1999   DOE- -Morgantown Energy Center   Consultant/ Subcontractor   Principal Author, Design of Circulating Air Barrier System and Cone Grouting System for Cold Tests at Hanford

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Consulting with various legal firms on projects to provide technical services which enabled the clients to win their cases. Examples include:1) New York Harbor - damage to a barge from mis-calculated and directed design of a submerged heat diffuser. 2) Litigation Support for Environmental Fraud suit in Sytek versus Siemens. 3) Litigation support for a developer who had a contract problem which caused flooding of 65 Jeep Cherokees in a parking area downstream. Expert's work included reviewing the previous testimony and opening a new line of inquiry and calculation to enable "Act of GOD" defense, and bring in additional parties who helped defray plaintiff's expenses.
  • Expert was hired as an expert witness in Aguinda vs. Texaco in Ecuador. The case involves a claim of the native Ecuadorian Peoples against Texaco for failure to properly dispose of or remediate their drilling and other wastes and causing damage to the people of Ecuador. Expert also set up, organized, and led the initial investigation of the Plaintiff's technical case against Texaco in Ecuador, working under Ecuadorian Law (Napoleonic Code).
  • Principal Investigator of a contaminant problem in Dothan Alabama where the residents of a new house were suffering from chemical exposure to formaldehyde from a buried slit trench where a local funeral home had dumped waste embalming fluid into a slit trench. The house was later built on part of the slit trench.
  • Ongoing case: Isabel vs. Velsicol in Memphis, TN. Case involves releases by Velsicol to a stream which flooded a predominantly black residential district of several hundred homes.
  • Provided testimony in USEPA vs. Allied Chemical regarding cleanup and waste disposal of Chemdyne Nuclear Services, in Hamilton, Ohio.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in HOCL Chemistry.
  • Drinking water expert for consulting on Drinking water purification process recommendations.
  • Expert waste water treatment for consulting on effluent water treatment to sea.
  • Expert in water management for consulting on enlargement of drinking water and wastewater treatment plants.
  • Past environmental liabilities expert for consulting on analysis of Russian legislation regarding PEL elimination problems.
  • Flocculants expert for consulting on design of quarry wastewater and storm water treatment system.
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:
See On-Site Consulting for description of the type of legal services provided.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on Pool salt.
  • Environmental testing and measurement expert needed for a patent review.
  • Volatile organic compound expert for consulting no patent analysis.
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
2005 to 2005   Ukraine   Teacher and lecturer at the NATO Advanced Scientific Institute School on Phytoremediation of Nuclear, Chemical, and Biologically Contaminated Sites, Zhyomtyr, Ukrane, August, 2005
1997 to 2000   Romania   Worked for Pepsi franchise performing environmental assessments, environmental consulting and some facility design for new bottling plants in 4 different locations in Romania
1996 to 1999   Venezuela   Performed several projects in Venezuela for The Trade and Development Agency. Projects included gas/wellhead collection, contaminated site cleanup, assessment of fleet repair and dock facilities, construction of new reformer and plant to make polyolefins, air pollution projects, and PCB disposal projects
1998 to 1998   Ghana   Evaluation of planned LPG gas tank manufacturing facility for country-wide conversion from charcoal for the expressed purpose of saving the sub-Saharan Rain Forest. Project was not economically feasible
1996 to 1996   Hungary   Evaluation of Mol Rot refinery and the Hungarian National Refinery System as part of an AID assessment team. Environmental control was slated to be a minor part of the project, but environmental waste-water treatment and hazardous waste disposal and lack of air pollution control were emperiling the residents of nearby communities. As a result, the environmental evaluation became a major component of the report

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
German   Marginal- enough to survive and make basic purchases in Country. Below that of a first year student.
Spanish   Spoken Spanish is mostly bits and pieces. Comprehension is significantly higher. Reading Spanish is the best of all. Able to decipher technical reports and some judicial reports and pleadings in Spanish with some difficulty.

Market Research:
Have run an effective marketing program for his business with targeted marketing rates on mass mailings as high as 10% responses. Also, Expert can prepare and make presentations for a variety of client/audiences, and can write successful proposals.

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 was an instructor for the Environmental Institute in Marietta, Georgia, where he help set up the program to train environmental assessors. Expert was an instructor for the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and developed and taught a courses on "Practical Wastewater Treatment", "Hazardous Wastes", " Hazardous Materials", and "Solid Wastes". Courses were discontinued in 2004 when AIChE combined with ASME.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Have specified all types of chemical and environmental equipment.

Other Skills and Services

Expert also has a list of technical articles and publications which is substantial, including two books on environmental topics, and over 30 articles published in leading trade publications.


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