Mechanical Process Design Expert for Hydrometallurgy Plants

Technical Consultant #1834


Expertise

Summary

Process and project engineering, project management and intensive examination of structural, mechanical and electrical aspect of process systems and the organizational system of plant design,building, operation and maintenance.

  • Mechanical design of large size equipment made of plastic materials such as FGRP.
  • Chlor-alkali industry and organic chlorinations.
  • Bromine industry and organic brominations.
  • Hydrometallurgy plants especially molybdenum.
  • Knowledgeable of rhenium/osmium recovery.
  • Automatic continuous ion exchange systems.
  • Smelting of quartz into silicon metal.
  • Utilities for chemical industry, steam, water, cooling water, pure water, gas, fuel compressed air etc.
  • Construction and commissioning of chemical and process plants.
  • Process and plant for production of Silicon metal.
  • Hydro-metallurgy plants and DC smelting FeMo furnace.
  • Detailed design of large plastic equipment for the chemical and process industries.
  • Process and project activity in new and expansion of chlorine caustic electrolytic plants.
  • Development of adaptation of equipment and machines for highly corrosive and complicated systems.
  • Procurement and contracts in the process industry.
  • Arbitration of disputes - insurance and financial aspects.
  • Consultancy for marketing and product development.

Experience

Independent Consultant,1985 - Present

  • Preparation of a detailed engineering proposal for the EU 7th development program, an innovative water saving irrigation system. This involved leading professors and several more academic staff.
  • Project Manager and Process Engineer for silicon metal plant to be built by an international trading company in east Asia.
  • Designer of pure water systems for a large coal fired electro power station. Water systems for electro-solar power stations.

Metal-Tech Ltd., Israel, Project Engineer and Manager, 2000 - 2009

Process and Commissioning Engineer

  • Projects: A pure Moly-Tri-Oxide plant in Almalik and Chirchik, Uzbekistan and Technical Moly-Tri-Oxide plant in Erdenet, Mongolia.
  • Integration of know-how from research department into an approved process, management of all project activities: Design, procurement, budget control, scheduling, construction - commissioning, and acting maintenance engineer during first years of operation.
  • Development of rhenium process and molybdenum recovery from spent oil-refinery catalyst.

Dead Sea Works Ltd.,1998 - 2000

Project Manager

  • In parallel to activities of the design and supply facility for anaerobic digestion plant at Carmiel Sewage Treatment Plant (municipal).

Process Engineer, 1994 - 2001

  • Responsible for process development and techno economic studies for 3 novel process future facilities (Dead Sea Works Ltd., Dead Sea Bromine Ltd., and ESC Ramat hovav Ltd.)
  • Revamp of DSM Chlorine process. Successful development of method for separation of bromine impurities from chlorine.
  • Project Engineer for Chlorine liquefaction and Hydrogen high pressure sub systems in a Chlorine plant. Consultant for Chlorine technology. Consultant for Industrial Wastes Incinerator plant.

Fertilizers and Chemicals Ltd., Project Engineer, 1993 - 1994

  • Conceptual design and contract negotiations with foreign know-how suppliers about complicated innovative technologies of compound fertilizers and disinfectants.

Dead Sea Bromine Ltd., Beer Sheva, 1986 - 1993

Project Engineer, 1992 - 1993

  • Headed the expansion of Chlorine plant that was first commissioned 16 electrolyzers, 110KA, 6 MVA.

Project/Process Engineer and Commissioning Manager, 1986 - 1989

  • Leading role as for Chlorine plant (30 million dollar (1986) investment), using membrane cell technology, (24 electrolyzers 110KA , 16 MVA including a super pure Ion Exchange system).

Project Engineer-Projects, 1984 - 1986

  • In charge of complicated projects, introducing new products and technologies in Ramat Hovav synthesis plant.

Bromine Compounds Ltd., Beer Sheva, Israel, 1989 - 1991

  • Leading role in the development of an original process for the production of high purity monomers involving high pressure and temperature (autoclave) reaction systems.

Sentrachem Pty Ltd., South-Africa. Project Manager, 1981 - 1983

  • Successfully completed and commissioned project in complicated chemical chlorination processing at KOP, Chloorkop.

Brosh Engineering Co., Owner and Manager, 1974 - 1981

  • Design and building of chemical projects for the plastic, phosphate, potash, chlorine, bromine and pesticides industries. Special expertise in design of large FGRP equipment.

Israel Chemicals Ltd., 1971 - 1974

  • Studies of feasibility, location and process of 100 MTD Chlorine plant.

Makhteshim Chemical Works, Beer Sheva, Israel, Project Engineer, 1969 - 1971

  • Headed a chlorine plant expansion, mercury cells.

Honors & Publications

Credentials

  • Israeli Engineers-License
  • Advanced courses in Chemical Engineering at Ben-Gurion University, Beer-Sheva, Israel.

Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • Israel Institute of Chemical Engineering
  • South African Registered Professional Engineer

Education

  • B.Sc. Chemical Engineer, Cum Laude, Technon Israel Institute of Technology, Technion City, Haifa
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