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Consultant Specializing in Combustion and Waste Management Processes

Technical Consultant #1131


Expertise

  • Waste combustion, incineration, air pollution, hazardous waste disposal
  • Registered Professional Engineer: Delaware, Texas, Pennsylvania

Experience

Independent Consultant: Specializing in combustion and waste management processes. Key projects:

  • Debottlenecking (mechanically, then via permit modification) liquids incinerator, effectively doubling capacity
  • Initiated diversion of clean hazardous waste liquids to boiler house, to increase net site incineration capacity and reduce usage of fossil fuels; currently pursuing BIF permit
  • Tune up and capacity improvement, fume incinerator; accommodating 50% increase in throughput while increasing on stream time 10% and reducing costs $50K per year
  • Trial Burn planning and coordination, rotary kiln and liquid incinerators; two commercial incinerators and two “captive” units
  • Technology Assessments; plasma; municipal waste incineration options
  • Burner modifications at large crude oil heater for various industrial clients

Rollins Environmental Services, Wilmington, DE, Senior Process Engineer

  • Internal consultant to operating facilities on all aspects of incinerator operation.
  • Involved in general 'technology outreach' for company, assessing opportunities and new technologies.
  • Performed wide variety of emissions and capability testing, including phosphorus, fluorine, metals and particulate matter.
  • Wrote and/or managed three major Trial Burn and/or Air Testing programs.

General Chemical Corporation, Claremont, DE, Manager, Maintenance and Engineering

  • Managed project design and construction, along with maintenance function, in a plant manufacturing sulfuric acid and a wide variety of sulfur-based products.
  • Developed strategic capital plan to increase capacity and reliability of sulfuric acid plant.
  • Managed maintenance program to drastically reduce failures in furnace refractory and waste heat boiler unit operations.

Rhone-Poulenc Basic (fomerly Stauffer) Chemical Corp., Houston, TX, Technical Manager

  • Managed $10 million annual capital budget and laboratory services, with particular concentration on personnel development.
  • Constructed hazardous waste 'co-incineration' facilities in Sulfuric Acid regeneration plant.
  • Erected new water treatment plant, replacement waste heat boiler, and hazardous waste tank farm.
  • Demolished two abandoned acid plants. Developed emission abatement plans for two sulfuric acid units.

Stauffer Chemical Company, Henderson, NV and Delaware City, DE, Engineering

  • Managed engineering, energy, and environmental operations at each plant for various terms. Plants produced chlorine/caustic and carbon disulfide with a Claus H2S recovery unit.
  • Generated and submitted RCRA Part B applications for each. Shepherded Delaware application through to approval for TSD at site.

Honors & Publications


  • Eight publications predominately concerning incineration.

Education

  • BS (cum laude), Chemical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
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