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 Expert  728776

Expert in Sulphuric Acid Plants, Sulphur, Phosphatic Fertilizer Complex, Cogeneration

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

British Columbia
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has more than 30 years of experience in designing Sulphuric Acid plants. He has worked as Lead Process Engineer on some of the largest acid plants in the world. In addition to Sulphuric Acid Plants, he has also worked on maximizing waste heat recovery from these plants and optimum utilization of recovered energy. Also worked on other related products such as Sulphonation, Oleum production, Chlorosulphonic Acid, waste heat recovery.

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Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1976   Bachelor of Technology   Chemical Engineering   IIT Kanpur India  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2010 to 2010


Aker Solutions Chemetics Vancouver


Process Engineering


Senior Technology Specialist


Responsible for developing waste heat recovery system in a large metallurgical gas based acid plant. Improvements in technology of Sulphuric Acid Plants based on Sulphur or metallurgical gas.

2009 to 2009


Outotec Frankfurt Germany




Senior Engineer


Engineering related to 3 x 5000 tpd sulphuric acid plants for Maaden Fertilizers Saudi Arabia. This is world's largest phosphatic fertilizer complex which will produce 10% of world's DAP in 2011.

2006 to 2009


Worley Parsons Saudi Arabia




Lead Process Engineer


Worked as owner's technical expert for Sulphuric Acid & power plants. Also involved with process issues related to entire DAP complex. This is world's largest phosphatic fertilizer complex which will produce 10% of world's DAP in 2011.

1996 to 2006


Aker Solutions Chemetics Vancouver


Process Engineering


Senior Process Engineer


Lead Process Engineer on number of projects around the world including Ravensthorpe Nickel plant in Australia which was world's biggest acid plant at that time.

1995 to 1996


Dorr Oliver India




Marketing Manager


Responsible for liaison with technology suppliers for Phosphoric acid and DAP plants and preparing technical / commercial proposals for plants coming up in India.

1981 to 1995


DMCC India




Project Manager


Responsible for design of several plants of Sulphuric Acid, Phosphatic fertilizers, oleum, liquid SO3, Chlorosulphonic Acid, waste heat recovery and utilization. Revamp and troubleshooting of number of such plants supplied originally by leading technology suppliers such as Monsanto, Lurgi, Chemiebau, etc.

1976 to 1981


L&T India


Process Engineering


Process Engineer


Assimilation of Sulphuric Acid plant technology package provided by leading technology suppliers for Indian environment. Design and revamp of several acid plants.

Career Accomplishments:

Former member of Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of British Columbia. He will be enrolling again shortly.


Former P. Eng. Renewal likely in near future.

Publications and Patents Summary

Two papers in World Sulphur Conference.

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Phosphoric acid expert for consulting on Need an to revamp a phosphates plant.
  • Expert for consulting on Increase capacity from 60-82 KTPA sulfuric acid plant.
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Expert Witness:
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1976 to 1996   India   Expert has designed, revamped, comissioned and carried out trouble shooting of number of Sulphuric Acid and phosphatic fertilizer plants during this period. Many of these plants were originally supplied by leading technology suppliers such as Monsanto and Lurgi.
2006 to 2007   Germany   Expert was deputed to Outotec Frankfurt Germany as owner's representative for 3 x 5000 tpd acid plants. Responsible for reviewing and approving designs of EPC contractor on behalf of Maaden Phosphates.
2007 to 2009   Saudi Arabia   Expert was responsible for ensuring that Sulphuric Acid plant was properly integrated with other plants in the complex to ensure safety and maximum energy efficiency.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language  

Market Research:
He has many contacts in this field and keeps track of developments around the world. He has extremely good insight on all the technologies available in field of Sulphuric Acid plants. He is the ideal person to make a bid evalution for a new project and work as owner's representative dealing with contractor.

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:

Conducted seminars on safety in Acid Plants. He has delivered some interesting presentations regarding real life accidents that have taken place in Sulphuric Acid Plants.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He has a depth of experience and knows nearly all the vendors in this field.

Other Skills and Services

Capable of designing, comissioning, troubleshooting and operating Sulphuric Acid Plants. Qualified HAZOP facilitator. Integration of different units in a phosphatic fertilizer complex to ensure safe and energy efficient operation.


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