Chemical Consultant Specializing in Oxidizers, Phosphorous, and Sodium Carbonate

Technical Consultant #1194


Expertise

  • H2O2 oxidizers, phosphorus compounds and sodium carbonate.
  • New industrial chemical process conceptualization, process economics and competitive evaluation.
  • New process and product design and development chemical engineer consultant.
  • Process equipment operation and specialization: Solids handling, kiln, crystallizer, spray dryer electrostatic precipitator, electrochemical cells, and microreactor technology.
  • Skilled at process mathematical simulation, heat and mass transfer, use of 'Fluent' CFD code.
  • Hazard analysis and environment remediation.
  • Separation technology, including protein separation.

Focused Areas

  • New process conceptualization.
  • Process and product development and design.
  • Mathematical simulation.
  • Microreactor technology.
  • Environment remediation.
  • Biofuels process development.

Experience

Independent Consultant, 2000 - Present

  • Consulting in various areas including new process development, environmental abatement, crystallization, aerogel, microreactor development, and solar cell CVD.

Projects and Products

  • Oxidizers (hydrogen peroxide, persulfates, peracetic acid)
  • Elemental phosphorus, phosphates
  • Sodium carbonate
  • Caro's acid
  • Organophosphates (flame retardants and plasticizers)
  • Barium and strontium chemicals
  • Chlorinated cyanurates
  • Carbon bisulfide
  • Tantalum compounds
  • Biofuels
  • Lithium compounds

FMC Corporation, Senior Principal Research Engineer

  • As Principal Developer of a high-pressure process to render phosphorus electric furnace solid and liquid waste non-hazardous. Development spanned lab, pilot and design of commercial plant. ($100 million).
  • Designer of a process to produce ultra-pure hydrogen peroxide (at the 1 ppb or less level). Work included lab development through design and operation of actual plant. Resulted in $2 million per year added sales of H2O2.
  • Principal Developer of a process to produce caro's acid (H2SO5) for use in detoxifying cyanide bearing waste tailings from gold mines. Resulted in $2 million per year added sales of H2O2.
  • Technical and economic analysis, including competitor evaluation, for the acquisition of Lithco Corp by FMC Corp. ($140 million).
  • Designed a hazardous material warehouse to store persulfates.
  • Mathematical analysis of simultaneous underground tailings disposal and soda ash solution mining to explain behavior of injection wells.
  • Mathematical simulations, including: (a) solar waste lake, (b) traveling grate calciner,(c) self-accelerating rate decompositions including safety implications.
  • Protein purification by microporous sheets using derivatized cellulose.
  • Doubled capacity of crystallizer and improved thermal efficiencies with thermocompressor.
  • Increased raw material efficiency of cyanurate chlorinators by 20%.
  • Evaluated theoretical process improvement in stockpile-reclaimer project ($10 million).
  • Increased through put of strontium carbonate plant.

Additional Experience

Manhattan College, Bronx, NY, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, 1967 - 1970

  • Instructor for fluid mechanics, heat transfer, non-Newtonian flow, thermodynamics, transport phenomena, materials science.
  • Taught calculus at R.P.I.

General Electric Co. , Schenectady, NY. Research Engineer, 1965 - 1967

  • Metal and air-cathode fuel cell development, heat exchanger stability analysis.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, Graduate Assistant Instructor, 1964 - 1965

  • Taught calculus I and II

Honors & Publications

Credentials

  • Registered Professional Engineer, NJ
  • Liaison with Separation Research Program at University of Texas
  • Fluent CFD liaison and development person

Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • A.I.Ch.E.
  • Tau Beta Pi
  • Sigma Xi
  • Phi Lambda Upsilon

Publications and Patents

  • Author and Co-Author of publications: Peer reviewed journals, book chapters, international symposiums, and encyclopedia series.
  • 21 U.S. patents.

Education

  • Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy NY
  • S.M. Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
  • S.B. Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
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