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Cooling Water, Waste Water, Boiler Industrial Water Treatment Expert

Technical Consultant #2430


  • Domestic and international field service and troubleshooting for municipalities, major chemical producers, refineries and petroleum manufactures.
  • Boiler and cooling water, chemical cleaning, waste water treatment, process chemical treatment, paper chemicals treatment, oil production chemicals, and municipal water preparation.
  • Designed and service water treatment programs (I.e., Isomax) waste heat boilers and cooling system.
  • Problem corrections problems from previous activities and vendors, resolved issues caused by flow-assisted corrosion, fatigue corrosion and other related issues.

Refinery and Petrochemical Systems

  • Metallurgy, materials selection and equipment design problems.
  • -Problems exaggerated due to process contamination.
  • Waste water treatment systems, including API separators, DAF systems, IAF systems, and biological treatment plants.
  • Recovery of waste water as cooling tower make up.
  • Refinery and petrochemical process corrosion and deposition.

Electric Utility Steam Systems

  • Economizer, boiler, and super heater deposit and corrosion problems.
  • Unusual condensate corrosion problems.
  • Steam purity problems.
  • Velocity and multiple phase flow-accelerated corrosion phenomena.
  • Iron, steel and basic metals systems.
  • Low flow, high heat flux applications, blast furnace and continuous caster systems.

HVAC Systems - Commercial and Institutional Structures

  • Corrosion, deposition, and biological problems.
  • Issues involving improper equipment design and materials selection.

Oil Production Systems-Steam Floods

  • Dissolved air flotation systems.
  • Clarification and filtration processes.
  • Boiler feedwater preparation.
  • Cooling and wastewater applications.

Food Processing

  • Projects involved boiler, cooling and wastewater processing.
  • Litigation and legislative support across all industries.

Expert Witness Experience

  • Legionellosis litigation.
  • Corrosion in a Boston residential tower.
  • Aluminum Boilers.


Undisclosed Company, Principal Consultant, 2004 - Present

  • Provides Legionella Risk Management, Expert Witness, and Water Treatment Consulting Services on a nationwide basis.
  • Water system performance audits.
  • Vendor performance audits vs. specifications.
  • Video fiber optic and ultrasound wall thickness inspections.
  • Facility water system reliability studies and energy audits.
  • Heat exchanger efficiency studies.
  • Startup and layup specifications and supervision.
  • Inspections of failed equipment.
  • Water and deposit sample analysis.
  • Analysis and interpretation of log data.
  • Forward-looking recommendations.
  • Technical literature preparation.
  • Complete inorganic and organic analyses.
  • Microbiological analyses.
  • Metallurgical inspections and testing.
  • Resin and membrane testing.
  • Legionella bacteria testing.
  • On-site customized operator training.
  • Custom training presentations.
  • Performance oriented water treatment specifications.
  • RFP development.
  • Evaluations of vendor proposals.
  • Chemical formulation analysis and specifications.
  • Product development and formulation.
  • Field evaluations of new products.

Chemisis, Inc., San Diego, CA

  • President and Chairman

Aqua Serv Engineers, Los Angeles, CA

  • Vice President, Industrial Group

Zimmite Corporation, Cleveland, OH

  • Vice President, Marketing and Sales

Baltimore Aircoil Co., Jessup, MD

Chemicals Marketing Manager

Calgon Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA

  • Group Manager, Corrosion Inhibitors
  • Product Manager, Cooling Water Treatment Chemicals; Assistant Product Manager, Boiler Water Treatment Chemicals

Arco Performance & Betz Entec

  • District Manager and Area Manager

Betz Entec & Olin.

  • District Representative

Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co., Springdale, PA

  • Laboratory Technician, Raw Materials Lab

United States Environmental Protection Agency

  • Consultant

Honors & Publications


  • Post Graduate, Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh
  • Post Graduate, Business Administration, George Washington University
  • PE- California Registered Professional Corrosion Engineer
  • Certified Corrosion Specialist, The National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE)
  • Certified - USDC/NOAA/FDA joint HACCP Quality Management Program Implementation Specialist

Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • Cooling Tower Institute (CTI),Various positions: President, Vice President, Chairman of the Water Treatment Committee, and Member of Board of Directors.
  • Association of Water Technologies (AWT), former Member of Board of Directors.
  • National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE), former Vice Chairman, Chairman-Elect of Committee T-7A, Corrosion by Cooling Water, and National Symposium Chairman.
  • International Water Conference (IWC), Advisory Board, Recipient of the IWC Award of Merit
  • ASME, Member of Thermal Research Committee, Sub-Committee on Industrial Boiler Chemistry.
  • AISE, Member.


  • Author and Co-Author with subjects; in cooling tower cycles, recirculating treatment water, and synthesis of Benzenes.


  • M.B.A. University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • B. S. Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
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