Refining and Chemical Extraction and Spill Response Expert

Technical Consultant #2142


Expertise

  • Refining and chemical plant processes, including the design, expansion, and troubleshooting of phase separation and extraction process equipment.
  • Extensive knowledge in oil spill response and cleanup technology.
  • Liquid to liquid extraction technology, developing and applying new extractor tray designs for lubes treating, aromatics recovery and deasphalting towers.
  • Significant throughput and performance gains were achieved and applied world-wide.
  • Chemical treatment and response options for oil spills.
  • Process technology involving a range of liquid-solids separation equipment for unique applications; fibrous-contaminant filtration from LNG, and fines removal from coal liquids using centrifuges.
  • Processes and separation equipment regarding emulsion, foam and oily fines and solids problems.
  • Evaluation use of magnetic treatment devices to alleviate scaling and plugging phenomena in process equipment handling aqueous and hydrocarbon systems.
  • Environmental issues related to solid and liquid waste management and clean-up technology.

Experience

Undisclosed Company, Senior Engineering Advisor, Present

  • Design and performance of separation processes and equipment.
  • Developed and gas-liquid, liquid-liquid, and liquid-liquid-gas equipment for a wide range of hydrocarbon streams.
  • Developed sand coalesce, filter and salt drier technology to increase capacity and efficiency of water removal from hazy distillate.
  • Provided extensive consulting on processes and separation equipment for emulsion, foam, and oily fines and solids issues.
  • Developed and applied extractor tray designs for lubes treating, aromatics recovery and deasphalting towers to achieve significant throughput and performance gains and became a global industry standard in liquid-liquid extraction technology.
  • Evaluated use of magnetic treatment devices to alleviate scaling and plugging phenomena.

Environmental Stewardship

  • Expert knowledge in chemical treatment and response options for oil spills, solid and liquid waste management, and clean-up technology.
  • Tested the application of a new chemical cleaner on-site at Valdez oil spill, as well as at various refinery and transportation locations.
  • Developed new oil spill dispersant used globally within the petroleum industry.
  • Worked with U.S. and foreign government authorities on response plan technology, applications, and approvals.

Honors & Publications

Awards

  • Awarded Thomas A. Edison Inventors Award
  • New Jersey Inventor of the Year Award

Patents

  • Developed 18 U.S. patents

Education

  • Sc.D. Chemical Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ
  • M.S. Chemical Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineer, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ
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