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 Expert  723156

Expert in Economic Analysis, Feasibility Studies, Project Management, Non ferrous metals, chemical metallurgy


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Maryland (MD)
USA
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Much of Expert's career has been spent in hydrometallurgy and aqueous corrosion. Both require knowledge and experience in aqueous metal chemistry, inorganic chemistry, and electrochemistry in a process environment.
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aqueous corrosion

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solution corrosion

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acidic corrosion

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chemical plant corrosion

Much of Expert's career has been spent in hydrometallurgy and aqueous corrosion. Both require knowledge and experience in aqueous metal chemistry, inorganic chemistry, and electrochemistry in a process environment. Base metal chemistry is a necessary skill set in hydrometallurgy and corrosion.
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base metal (chemistry)

Much of Expert's career has been spent in hydrometallurgy and aqueous corrosion. Both require knowledge and experience in aqueous metal chemistry, inorganic chemistry, and electrochemistry in a process environment. He spent four years with Fluor Engineering in designing hydrometallurgical plants.
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chemical plant design

Much of Expert's career has been spent in hydrometallurgy and aqueous corrosion. Both require knowledge and experience in aqueous metal chemistry, inorganic chemistry, and electrochemistry in a process environment.

He spent several years in developing techno-economic models for chemical processes. Expert has 35 hours toward an MBA, much of that spent on Finances. His work as a process engineer allows me to make reasonable judgments on the viability of business and technical models.

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chemical process economics

Much of Expert's career has been spent in hydrometallurgy and aqueous corrosion. Both require knowledge and experience in aqueous metal chemistry, inorganic chemistry, and electrochemistry in a process environment.

Chloride corrosion is the most common and worrisome form of corrosion. In particular, chloride stress corrosion cracking of the 300 series steels is the most common mode of failure he has investigated in his failure analysis background.

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chloride corrosion

Expert started working in a copper smelter when he was 19 years old while studying to be a metallurgical engineer. He has worked on numerous copper projects throughout his career, both in smelting, electro-refining, and hydrometallurgy.

He has a Ph.D. in Metallurgical Engineering and nearly forty years of experience in the technologies involving metal chemistry and processing.

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copper smelting

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smelting

He has a Ph.D. in Metallurgical Engineering and nearly forty years of experience in the technologies involving metal chemistry and processing.

Much of his career has been spent in hydrometallurgy and corrosion. Both require knowledge and experience in aqueous metal chemistry, inorganic chemistry, and electrochemistry in a process environment.

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corrosion

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localized corrosion

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stress corrosion

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crevice corrosion

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pitting

He has a Ph.D. in Metallurgical Engineering and nearly forty years of experience in the technologies involving metal chemistry and processing.

Expert has built techno-economic models on a consulting basis for several chemical processes. His interest began with 35 hours of courses taken in Finances and has continued as he watched nine of the companies he worked for go out of business. None of these companies had a good techno-economic model, or even a fundamental understanding, of how their process generated profits (or not). Expert is a very good programmer with VBA and Excel and have developed his own subroutines to facilitate development of economic models based on a mixture of empirical data and theory adapted to the process under study.

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economics

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economic analysis

Expert has a Ph.D. in Metallurgical Engineering and nearly forty years of experience in the technologies involving metal chemistry and processing.

Much of his career has been spent in hydrometallurgy and corrosion. Both require knowledge and experience in aqueous metal chemistry, inorganic chemistry, and electrochemistry in a process environment.

Erosion corrosion is a mixture of corrosion and physical erosion normally caused by a second phase in the primary carrier fluid. He has seen this in copper pipes, HVAC equipment, process pumps, and variety of other chemical equipment.

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erosion-corrosion

Expert has a Ph.D. in Metallurgical Engineering and nearly forty years of experience in the technologies involving metal chemistry and processing.

Industrial wastewater treatment requires the same skill sets used in hydrometallurgy and process engineering. He has designed plants for Fluor Daniel Engineering for plants in Peru and Indonesia. He has been a Technical Director for a company making industrial wastewater chemicals and provide WWTP consulting.

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industrial wastewater treatment

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plating wastewater treatment

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wastewater

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wastewater recycling

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wastewater treatment

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chemical metallurgy

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economic feasibility


Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania;  Allentown, Pennsylvania;  Reading, Pennsylvania;  Bethlehem, Pennsylvania;  Lancaster, Pennsylvania;  Trenton, New Jersey;  Camden, New Jersey;  Wilmington, Delaware;  Baltimore, Maryland;  and Alexandria, Virginia.

Often requested
with this expert:

Fluorescence Spectroscopy, Analysis of Metal Ions by...
Engineering: Mining, Minerals, Metallurgy, Chemicals,...
Hydrometallurgy, Pyrometallurgy, and Extraction and...
Extractive-Metallurgy, Hydro-Metallurgy, Pyro-Metallurgy,...

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1974   Ph.D.   Metallurgical Engineering   Ohio State  
1978   MBA 35 hours   Finance   West Geogia College  
1971   M.S.   Extractive Metallurgy   University of Texas at El Paso  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1999 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 

na

 

Process Consultant/Economist

 

Process Consultant, business owner, economic models, feasbility studies, business plants, project management, new venture support

1995 to 1999

 

Fluor Daniel Engineering

 

Minerals, Mining, Metals

 

Principal Process Engineer

 

Lead process engineer on copper, waste water, magnesium, hazardous waste projects.

1989 to 1995

 

Southern Water Treatment Company

 


 

Technical Director

 

Industrial waste water treatment consulting, managing technical support, specialty chemical plant design and startup.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

TMS, Inc. NACE


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

10 publications, 8 patents in the metallurgical and energy fields.


Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Codeveloped, Assisted Alchemix in acquiring 6 patents which were subsequently used to raise $20 million in venture capital. Modeled/developed process for making hydrogen from coal.
  • New venture support for Magnesium Technology Limited, assisted with the design of pilot plant, feasiblity study.
  • Safe Hydrogen, techno-economic modeling of carbothermal magnesium process. Operating and capital cost estimate of new process. Process flowsheet development.
  • Business Plan review of new precious metal refinery, confidential client.
  • Third party review of new technology, scoping study, carbo-chlorination technology applied to fly ash for metal recovery. Client confidential.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Industrial cooling system for consulting on protect sintering furnaces from corrosion and build-up in their water jackets.
  • Antifoam expert for consulting on understanding causes of foaming in Aqueous Solutions of Urea.
  • Hydrometallurgical treatment expert for consulting on pyrometallurgical treatment of battery waste and EAF dust.
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:
Backup to Expert Witness in failure analysis of metal components for industrial explosion. Expert did the work and the boss did the consulting.

Industrial fire, expert for insurance company.

Several cases settled prior to legal action in failure analysis of metals with death and injury claims after his report was submitted.

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
1998 to 1999   Peru   selection of technology and design of a waste water treatment plant for copper refinery. Ten year business plan for Zinc Refinery.
1997 to 1997   Australia   Lead process engineer on a one billion dollar magnesium refinery and auxilary technology.
1996 to 1996   Spain   Review of technology at zinc refinery for marketing in the United States.
1999 to 1999   Scotland   Third Party review of new technology in metals field for an IPO. Estimating value of technology and its viability.
2000 to 2000   New Jersey   Insurance claim for fire in a tantalum reclamation building. Provided expert opinion on condition, value and status of equipment before fire.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Spanish   He knows enough Spanish to get in trouble, but not enough to get out of the trouble.

Market Research:
Helped start two Hazardous Waste Recycling Companies.

Build failure analysis business at Corrosion Testing Laboratores from $100K/yr to $500K/yr as a contract employee.

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:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Equipment specifications and vendor selection on many projects for Fluor Daniel in the metal refining and waste water treatment area primary. However, some process selection in the chemical field, also.

Other Skills and Services

Build techno-economic models to evaluate new technology. Has helped to develop several patents and raise considerable venture capital.


 

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