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 Expert  727292

Expert in Cooling Water Treatment, Zero Blowdown, Electrolytic Bromine; Wastewater Treatment Reuse and Recycle

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Pennsylvania (PA)
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has 35+ years experience in the industrial water and wastewater treatment field. The first 13 years were at a major glass, plastic, metal, and corrugate container manufacturer where he was responsible for all water and wastewater activities, inclusive of environmental, at 38 plant locations across the United States. Since 1987 has been the chief chemist/president of an independent water management firm that has been a leader in development and use of new technologies in the water management field. Interesting projects have included several where industrial wastewater was treated and recycled, zero blowdown operation of cooling towers, treatment and use of acid mine drainage as makeup for a trout culture station, development of electrolytic bromine as a cooling tower biocide, treatment of scrubber blowdown for reuse or discharge, and numerous projects involving removal of heavy metals from wastewater streams. Expert has also devised a complete boiler and colling water treatment chemical product line of approximately 600 products. Currently has one patent and four other pending.

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Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania;  Erie, Pennsylvania;  and Youngstown, Ohio.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1973   B.Sc.   Ceramic Science   Pennsylvania State University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1987 to





Chief Chemist/President


He is responsible for all chemical formulations and treatment processes. Interfaces with company engineers on specific equipment and system design. Troubleshoots varous problems and supervises R&D work.

1973 to 1986


Brockway Glass Company


Engineering and Research


Section Head, Water/Wastewater


He was responsible for all water and wastewater activities at 38 plant locations across the United States for a Fortune 500 manufacturer of glass, plastic, metal, and corrugate containers.

Career Accomplishments:

Association of Water Technologies, American Chemical Society, American Institute of Chemists, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, ASHRAE, MPI, and Water Environment Federation.


AWT Certified Water Technologist, state licensed wastewater treatment plant operator - PA and NJ.

Professional Appointments

Currently Chairman of the Brockway Area Sewer Authority, Technical Director of the Toby Creek Watershed Association, Inc., Member of AWT Cooling Water Subcommittee and Certification Committee.


SCS Watershed Man of the Year, Pennsylvania; Elected Fellow, American Institute of Chemists; Senior Member, American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

Publications and Patents Summary

One patent issued, four pending. Over 20 presentations and published papers at the IWC, AWT, CTI, PAEP, and WEF; and water management publications.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Process Cooling and Equipment  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Consulted with sanitary sewage authority in California as to appropriate discharge regulations for cooling tower blowdown.
  • Interfaced between sanitary sewage authority in Pennsylvania and industial client as to appropriate discharge regulations for cooling tower blowdown.
  • Investigated heat exchanger plugging problem at steel mill to determine cuase of plugging and corrective action.
  • Investigated high corrosion rate in process cooling loop at plastic moulding plant as to cause and corrective action.
  • Investigated high oil/grease in effluent from glassware manufacturing plant as to causes and corrective action.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Water treatment expert for consulting on Open circulating & Cooling water treatment evaluation.
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:
Has served as an expert witness in several actions before the PADEP and USEPA concerning effluent limitations and BPT/BAT.
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
2000 to   Mexico   Visited New Fanal manufacturing (glass containers) in Mexico City, Mexico, to consult on water pollution problems.
2001 to   Mexico   Visited Vitro (glassware) in Monterry, Mexico, to consult on water pollution control problems.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Spanish   Studied language for four years.

Market Research:
For the past 35+ years has studied the water management industry as to business and technical changes.

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:

Has devised training modules for training service technicians in boiler and cooling water management programs.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Has located and selected raw material suppliers for manufacture of boiler, cooling, and wastewater chemical products since 1988.

Other Skills and Services

Approaches water management problems from the standpoint of evaluatng the entire plant or process involved. Being active in ASHRAE, ACS, AIChE, AIC, AWT, and WEF ensures that current technology is evaluated in context of problem. Firm provides both engineering and certified laboratory backup.


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