Intellex Acquires Expert by Big Village

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Expert Details

Process Analysis & Simulation

ID: 715780 New York, USA

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DECAFFEINATION & OTHER SEPARATION PROCESSES; NONSOLVENT DECAFFEINATION. Expert (prefers "Expert") is a recognized authority in the field of decaffeination. He has many patents involving decaffeination, including two of the basic nonsolvent procedures (water and supercritical carbon dioxide.) In his work with other separation processes, he has contributed to new methodologies using liquid-liquid, continuous, and semi-continuous absorption and membrane processes.

FOOD DRYING; FOOD PROCESSING OPTIMIZATION. Expert has spent much of his 35 years in the food industry designing and optimizing food dryers, including spray dryers, freeze dryers, and batch and continuous belt and tray dryers. His basic understanding of this non-linear unit operation has led to computer models that have resulted in better process control and significant cost optimization.

COFFEE PROCESSING; COFFEE ROASTING. A significant part of Expert's career has been devoted to coffee processing, ranging from evaluation of green coffee chemistry effects on roasting and extraction, to actual simulation and optimization of the costly and critical roasting process itself. He has mathematically described in detail the percolation, drying and agglomeration steps used in coffee processing.

COMPUTER MODELING OF FOOD PROCESSES. A pioneer in the food industry for his use of computer modeling of complex processes, Expert has successfully modeled most unit operations. His proprietary models have been far ahead of any published systems and have proven valuable in cost reduction, optimization and innovation.

FOOD PROCESSING SYSTEMS ANALYSIS. The necessary systems analysis work to produce a useful model, has by itself yielded significant and new information for many of Expert's clients.

SUPERCRITICAL GAS EXTRACTION AND PROCESSING. Expert designed, experimented on, and invented a supercritical gas extraction process to remove caffeine from coffee. This process is applicable to many other products needing special care.

FOOD HEAT TRANSFER; FOOD COOLING. Expert has expertise in the realm of heat transfer in food, and has worked on the heating and cooling of various food items.

Complete new understanding of candy processing saving cost of new equipment.Developed computer algorithm for following complex multicolumn operations leading to improved control mechanisms.Determined causes and suggested solutions to flavor degradation problems for decaffeination process.Helped to develop control release mechanisms for high energy food item.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1972 Degree: MS Subject: Operations Research Institution: New York University
Year: 1962 Degree: MS Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: New York University
Year: 1958 Degree: BS Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: City College of New York

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1989 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Independent Consultant Department:
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Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1958 to 1989 Employer: Maxwell House Div. General Foods Corp. Title: Principal Scientist Department:
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Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
He is a member of AIChE and IFT. Pioneer in using computer simulation in the food processing area.
Awards / Recognition
His accomplishments include inventing a decaffeination process that became the largest capital investment made by Phillip Morris in the food industry. He also developed an alternate non-solvent decaffeination process to safeguard the Sanka franchise from negative consumer response.
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert holds 30 U.S. patents in food processing and decaffeination. He has written a number of articles on decaffeintion.

Fields of Expertise

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