Petrochemical Separation Process Engineer Consultant

Technical Consultant #2219


  • Thirty years of experience in fractionation, distillation, and other separation processes for the petroleum and chemical industries.
  • Areas of expertise include separation sequence development, FCC flue gas scrubbing, modeling and simulation using commercial (PRO/II) and other proprietary simulators, troubleshooting, debottlenecking, operations support, and waste water stream treatment.


Undisclosed Company, Senior Engineer Advisor, Present

  • Treatment of waste water for Syncrude expansion project.
  • Provided consultation on separations calculations for crude distillation, light ends, catalytic cracker and coker fractionators, chemicals systems, and sour water systems.
  • Performed technical edits of crude distillation unit manuals.
  • Identified deficiencies in crude distillation towers such as vacuum system inadequacies, internals damage or salt blockage, operating parameter deficiencies and developed corrective actions to restore operations.
  • Performed troubleshooting of light ends towers.
  • Conducted expansion and debottlenecking studies for crude distillation and light ends units, evaluating the impact of new crude slates.
  • Conducted energy audit of crude tower operations, providing one site with $750 thousand per year in potential savings.
  • Served as primary consultant for ionic systems including sour water strippers and NESHAP (National Environmental Standards Hazardous Air Pollutant) strippers.
  • Conducted fractionation training programs.
  • Developed computer models for simulating separation process including membrane permeation and moving bed adsorption.

Honors & Publications


  • One U.S. patent


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