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 Expert  723758

Expert in Chemical Process Industries, Waste Water and Air Pollution Control

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

New York (NY)
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Expert has wide ranging experience in the efficient application of Chemical Engineering principals such as Unit operations, Unit Processes and materials of construction towards economic & safe conversion of raw materials into useful products, and sound environmental stewardship. He has applied this experience by implementing in-plant retrofit of Relief-Vents containment system & state-mandated mitigation system for highly toxic Phosgene handling facility in a highly populated area. He has applied his expertise in the alternative technologies selection for process economics by his recent evaluation for drying of an organic superabsorbant product. The technology developed by the product developer was the use of methanol solvent in copious amounts resulting in expensive distillation for solvent recovery. The expert proposed simple and economic freeze drying technology. Expert is committed to the application of Chemical Engineering principles for promoting environmental conservation; one project executed by the expert was the substitution of waste organics for natural gas or fuel oil for the incineration of toxic vents, benefiting the environment by way of harmless waste remediation and less energy use causing greenhouse gases.

chemical engineering

His expertise in the process design area is multi-disciplined. He has been the project leader for a number of successful (on-budget, on-schedule) projects complete with raw materials/products storage, utilities, process units and waste treatment. He has prepared several process design packages including detailed process flow diagrams, piping & instrument flow diagrams, equipment design/specifications & procurement; and handled variety of processes ranging from fine chemicals/pharmaceuticals to highly toxic materials namely phosgene and pyrophoric organomettalics. His varied equipment & vendor experience includes reactors, pumps, distillation columns, incinerators, thermal fluid heaters, storage tanks & filters.

He has experience in another important aspect of process design, i.e. materials of construction, that includes various grades of stainless steel, tantalum lined columns, fired heaters, plastic lined and FRP equipment and piping.

In the area of waste treatment, expert has applied non-conventional process design solutions; one successful application was the treatment of equipment washing wastewater generated from a multi-colored ink processing operation. The treated waste discharge criteria were a very stringent requirement of a biological leaching bed on the bank of a river in Connecticut. The conventional design of primary treatment followed by biological and adsorption were not applicable to meet the near zero heavy metals concentration suitable for discharge to a public water body. The expert designed an evaporator with a packed column and condenser; the resulting water quality was successfully implemented for discharge to public water body.


chemical process design

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York;  Yonkers, New York;  Newark, New Jersey;  Jersey City, New Jersey;  Paterson, New Jersey;  Elizabeth, New Jersey;  Bridgeport, Connecticut;  New Haven, Connecticut;  Hartford, Connecticut;  and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1959   BS   Chemical Engineering   Delhi University, Delhi, India  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2000 to 2004


Hatco Corporation


Engineering, Fords, NJ




He was responsible for design, procurement, constructuion & start-up of Organic Esters retrofit facilities.

1991 to 2000


Hatco Corporation


Engineering, Fords, NJ


Senior Process Engineer


He was responsible for design, procurement, construction & start-up of Organic Synthesis Plants; state-mandated mitigation of all emissions from a highly toxic product handling facility.

1975 to 1990


Akzo Chemicals/ Stauffer Chemicals


Central Engineering, Dobbs Ferry, NY


Senior Process Engineer


He was responsible for process/mechanical design and start-up assistance of Specialty Organic Chemicals & Agricultural Chemicals; Incineration of toxic vapors and brines.

1974 to 1975


Jacobs Engineering


Project Engineering, Montainside, NJ


Senior Project Engineer


He was responsible for system design and specifications of a $10 million fine organic chemicals facility.

1973 to 1974


M W Kellogg Company


Systems Engineering, Hackensack, NJ


Senior Systems engineer


He was responsible for system design, flow sheet preparation and noise control of 1,000 tons/day ammonia plants.

1972 to 1973


Fram Corporation


Waste Treatment Systems, Pawtucket, RI


Project Engineer


He had total responsibility from concept to start-up of waste treatment plants for dye stuff, textile, rolling mill and miscellaneous industries.

1969 to 1971


Jacobs Engineering


Process Engineering, Mountainside, NJ


Senior Process Engineer


He was responsible for process design including distillation/drying of $ 9 million pharmaceutical, $ 3.4 million pharmaceutical and $ 1.3 million waste treatment facilities.

1960 to 1969


Atomic Energy Commission


BARC , Bombay, India


Senior Scientific Officer


He was responsible for process design and development of $30 million Heavy Water Plant w/ hydrogen sulfide/water exchange & distillation; development and implementation of pilot plants for stable isotopes.

Career Accomplishments:

Member, American Institute Of Chemical Engineers since 1970


Successfully completed Graduate Curriculum, Nuclear Chemical Engineering, Atomic Energy Commission Bombay, India, 1960

Publications and Patents Summary

Patent Disclosure for " Hydroclone/Filter" device for pyroforic substances.

Co-Author of " Thermodynamic Properties of H2S-H2O system for Exchange Process" for Atomic Energy Commission, Bombay , India.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Process development, System design and Equipment selection for a Super Absoarbant Agricultural Product.The process required unique solids handling equipment and a large solvent recovery system making the product uneconomical.He proposed a very unique and cost effective process alternative involving freeze drying of moisture.
  • He was responsible for system design, equipment procurement, contractor supervision for installation and successful start-up of an Organic Ester Retrofit Project.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Polymer material expert for consulting on a technology priority assessment for a startup.
  • Expert in exhaust configuration for consulting on correcting exhaust configuration for small volume atomic layer deposition (ALD) equipment.
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Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
He successfully defended the treatment process for discharging treated waste water to the leaching bed on the bank of Housatonic River in Milford Connecticut in the Public Hearing.
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1988 to 1988   Holland , Europe   He participated in technology transfer from World headquarters in Europe for a $20 million high energy organic product.
1986 to 1986   Japan   He participated in licensed technology transfer and start-up operation of a multi-million dollar new technology implementation in the USA.
1986 to 1986   Italy , Europe   He was part of a project team to implement licensed European technology in the USA.
1978 to 1978   Japan   He had lead responsibility for project co-ordination for safety and process improvements for a $25 million insecticides manufacturing facility for the ptoduction of a thermally unstable product.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
English   He has spoken the language since Kindergarten thru Grade School, High School, College and higher education.
Hindi   His native language with a very good working knowledge.

Additional Skills and Services:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He has wide experience in purchasing equipment/systems from vendors of stainless steel/alloy equipment, distillation equipment, pumps and instrumentation.


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