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Expert Details

Incineration Technology and Other Thermal Technologies for the Treatment and Disposal of Wastes

ID: 722086 Virginia, USA

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Expert has over 30 years experience in incineration technology specializing in the design, evaluation, construction, operation and permitting of incineration systems for industrial installations, site remediation, resource recovery facilities, hospitals and wastewater treatment plants. Expert also has experience with troubleshooting, operator training and expert witness services related to waste incinerators. Author of an incineration handbook, he has written eleven other authoritative texts that are widely used by the waste treatment and disposal community. He presents seminars throughout the country and overseas on incineration systems applications and systems design and has written extensively on this subject for professional and trade publications. Expert has also developed specialty computer programs for the analysis of thermal disposal systems.

His activities in the area of medical waste incineration include the preparation of a new textbook and the design and evaluation of incinerators both in the U.S. and overseas. Expert has also worked on numerous projects for municipal solid waste incineration.

Expert has been responsible for the execution of a number of hazardous waste incineration projects, including the use of incineration for the clean-up of contaminated sites.

He is very familiar with rotary kiln, liquid waste, waste sludge, and site clean-up incineration systems, as well as incinerations in industrial settings, in Europe and at sea. He has designed over 30 sludge incinerators, prepared operator training programs, performed troubleshooting for numerous operating sludge incinerators to reduce fuel cost and optimize performance, and provided incinerator permitting assistance. Additionally, Expert has worked on projects that have included consulting for the USEPA, plasma arc evaluation for waste disposal, boiler failure evaluation, carbon regeneration furnace troubleshooting, assistance to PIRGs in New York and New Jersey, evaluation of incineration as a waste disposal option for various industrial clients, and many other studies of thermal disposal for waste treatment and destruction.

Expert has designed a rotary kiln incineration system for oil-field wastes. He has been engaged in the development and design of a number of other waste systems, including a medical waste incineration system for medical waste, animal carcasses and bedding; a multiple hearth incineration system for the disposal of wastewater treatment plant sludge; and a hazardous waste fluid bed incineration system. On the latter design, Expert also provided operator training for the client, a chemical manufacturer.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1967 Degree: M.S. Subject: Engineering Science Institution: Penn State University
Year: 1960 Degree: B.M.E. Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: CCNY (The City College of New York)

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1986 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President Department:
Expert is president and principal engineer, responsible for incinerator technology applications. Has written over a dozen widely used textbooks on these subjects.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 2000 to 2001 Agency: U.S. Department of Energy (US DOE) Role: Consultant Description:
Years: 1999 to 2000 Agency: U.S. Department of Energy (US DOE) Role: Consultant Description: Expert was engaged in nuclear waste disposal consulting for the Department of Energy.
Years: 1996 to 1997 Agency: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) Role: Consultant Description: He provided site clean-up consulting services to the EPA in Louisiana.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1999 to 1999 Country / Region: Taiwan Summary: Expert conducted a seminar on site clean-up by incineration in Taipei.
Years: 1995 to 1997 Country / Region: Russia Summary: He contributed to the design of an incineration system for solid wastes at an airport in Russia.
Years: 1993 to 1995 Country / Region: Thailand Summary: He designed an incinerator for the disposal of medical wastes in Thailand.
Years: 1993 to 1993 Country / Region: Malaysia Summary: He presented a seminar on incineration for Kuala Lumpur officials.
Years: 1992 to 1998 Country / Region: Saudi Arabia Summary: He designed a rotary kiln incineration system for oil field wastes.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Expert is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the Air and Waste Management Association (A& WMA), and the American Academy of Environmental Engineers (AAEE).
Licenses / Certifications
He is a registered Professional Engineer (PE) in two states: Virginia and Pennsylvania
Professional Appointments
He is Editor of the Journal of Energy Resources Technology.
Awards / Recognition
He is listed in Who's Who in Environmental Engineering and is an AAEE Diplomate.
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has written thirteen widely-used textbooks (in English and Chinese) on waste disposal, and dozens of technical articles and technical conference presentations on waste disposal, incineration and related subjects over the past 35 years.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert has given expert witness testimony on waste and incineration system matters in Massachusetts, Maryland, South Carolina, and New Orleans, in both state and federal courts.
Training / Seminars
He has delivered dozens of seminars on incineration and related subjects for AIChE, A&WMA, ASME as well as many universities such as George Washington (GW), the University of Alabama at Birmingham, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), and many others.
Vendor Selection
Expert is adept at assisting clients with vendor selection of incineration systems and related equipment.
Marketing Experience
He has experience with the marketing of various types of thermal treatment systems such as pyrolysis for medical waste disposal, and cupola technology for site clean-up.

Fields of Expertise

incinerator, site remediation, biological waste incineration, solid waste incineration system, hazardous waste incineration, hazardous waste incineration system, sludge incineration, sludge incineration system, rotary kiln sludge incineration, waste sludge, thermal technology, incineration technology, oilfield, waste destruction, plasma arc technology, mixed waste disposal, sludge processing, solid waste thermal destruction, chemical waste disposal, rotary kiln, nonhazardous waste, hazardous waste fuel combustion, hazardous waste remediation, solid waste treatment, toxic waste treatment, waste-treatment sludge, solid-waste-related equipment, industrial solid waste, mixed hazardous waste, solid-waste management, combined hazardous waste treatment, hazardous-waste disposal, hazardous waste cleanup incineration, hazardous-waste cleanup, municipal nonhazardous solid waste incineration, mobile hazardous waste treatment, mobile hazardous waste incinerator, mixed waste incineration, nonhazardous solid waste management, municipal solid waste management, hazardous-waste management, medical waste disposal, energy-related waste, sludge treatment, hazardous waste treatment, environmental remediation, nonhazardous solid waste incineration, toxic waste, nonhazardous solid waste, rotary kiln incinerator, environmental cleanup, waste disposal site, soil remediation, municipal solid waste, radioactive waste, hazardous waste, waste disposal, solid waste, hazardous waste management incineration, catalytic oxidation

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