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Expert Details

Soil Science

ID: 723966 Oregon, USA

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He has used his extensive basic knowledge of soil science and agronomy to use land as a media to treat solid and liquid commercial and industrial "wastes" for recycling and benefical uses such as soil amendment,liquid fertilizer and supplemental irrigation water for agricultural production.

His experience includes use of nonhazrdous solid wastes such as pulp & paper primary and secondary clarifier solids, sludges, biosolids, ashes, wood wastes, and food processing byproducts for resource recovery and use in land treatment operations to improve soil productivity and prevent expensive landfilling.

He has written and is currently revising a guidance document for land application of industrial solids and byproducts.

Expert has many years of experience reviewing management plans for land application of municipal and industrial sludges, providing statewide consultation to public and private clients for beneficial and sustainable land treatment operations. He is well acquanited with the EPA Part 503 Rule regarding biosolids risk assessment and related federal regulations.

Expert has a Ph.D degree in Soil Science with emphasis in soil chemistry and fertility. He has 16 years of experience teaching various courses including basic soil science, soil chemistry, soil fertility, soil crop analysis, clay mineralogy, salinity; and leading related research work including reclamation of sodic or alkaline saline soils and other marginally productive land. He has the same number of years of experience as a regulator and a researcher applying his knowledge of Soil Science and related fields to land treatment of municipal and industrial byproducts and wastewaters; project mangement cleanup and site closure of petroleum-contaminated soil and groundwater; and design of onsite or septic advanced treatment systems.

His experience includes review of management plans for agricultural and related reuse of municipal and industrial treated effluents or reclaimed water. He has developed guidance document and checklist to encourage water reuse and conservation in such operations as municipal wastewater treatment and food processing plants. He is a proponent of water reuse by appling drip irrigation technology as the tertiary and final step in land discharge of effluents in decentralized single-family and commercial wastewater treatment systems.

Expert as a Soil Scientist and a regulator has been involved with the State of Oregon's Onsite Program for many years, providing statewide consultation and oversight to regulatory staff. In this capacity his overall responsibilties have included site and septic system selection for severly limited land; siting criteria and rule development; onsite technology review and adoption; system repairs; dispute resolution in tort claims; conducting annual onsite soil workshops; training and mentoring regulatory personnels. He was the lead technical staff for selection of onsite or septic denitrification systems,technology development and adoption in EPA-sponsered LaPine National Demonstration Project. His interest and applied research in advance onsite treatment systems has included use of subsurface drip irrigation and raised bed to achieve tertiary treatment and repair of failing septic systems. The model can be applied to any situations including poorly drained, wet and difficult-to-build single-family or commercial community sytems in watersheds, where surface or groundwater pollution with organics, bacteria, nitrogen, and phophorus is an issue. The system allows nutrient recycling and reuse of highly treated septic tank effluent for landscaping and other applications, while being protective of groundwater and non- discharging to surface water.

His position as the Department's Soil Scientist mainly has been to conduct workshops and provide State-wide consultation to the State and local government staff with issues related to septic systems, product approval, land treatment and recycling of "wastes" and bioremediation. In the past during his university career, he has conducted research and provided consultation related to soil fertility issues, soil stabilization, and reclamation of salt-affected or saline and sodic soils.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1975 Degree: PhD Subject: Soil Science Institution: Ohio State University
Year: 1967 Degree: MS Subject: Soil Science Institution: Texas A&M University
Year: 1965 Degree: BS Subject: Agriculture Institution: University of Nottingham

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1990 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Natural Resource Specialist Department: Land Quality/Water Quality
Project Manager - Underground Storage Tank Cleanup; Land Application Specialist & Consulting Soil Scientist - writing guidance document on land application of industrial byproducts
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1985 to 1989 Employer: Chemland Inc. Title: Plant Director Department:
Plant Manager, QC/QA, R & D
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1968 to 1984 Employer: Jundi Shapur University, Iran Title: Associate Professor Department: Soil Science
Department Head, Teaching undergraduate & Graduate Students, Research

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1990 to Present Agency: Oregon Department of Environmental Quality Role: Soil Scientist/ Project Manager Description: Soil Scientist/Environmental Specialist in various Water Quality Program development & Rule-making for Onsite systems, Land Application of municipal & Industrial Byproducts, Bioremediation; Land Quality Program (Underground Storage Tanks Cleanup Project Management

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1968 to 1984 Country / Region: Iran (Persia) Summary: He was a faculty member at Jundishapur University.
Years: 1958 to 1965 Country / Region: England Summary: He was a high school and university student finishing his high school diploma and geeting his bachelor degree

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Member of American Soil Science Society;
Oregon Society of Soil Scientists
Licenses / Certifications
Certified Professional Soil Scientist (CPSS)
Publications and Patents Summary
Various research publications and text books on Fundamentals of Soil Science, Soil Chemical Analysis in Persian. Written Guidelines for Land Application of Industrial Wastewater and Solids for Oregon DEQ; published a recent paper on A Wastewater System for High Shrink-Swell Clays

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Testifying as Department's Soil Expert in tort cases regarding siting of septic tank systems; Testifying as Depatment's Soil Expert in a court case involving product approval in septic system drainfields
Training / Seminars
Developing & Conducting Annual Onsite (Septic) Soil Workshops for County & State Staff for many years. Various presentations in State & regional seminars on land application of industrial byproducts, phytoremediation, and septic systems
Vendor Selection
Experience in sourcing and locating vendors and consulting firms regarding septic systems, soil and groundwater bioremediation and engineering firms
Marketing Experience
Leading the technical group for selection and field testing of innovative onsite (septic) systems as a part of EPA-sponsored National Onsite Demonstration Project in LaPine area in eastern Oregon
Other Relevant Experience
Designed and conducted research in innovative advanced treatment onsite (septic) drip systems for nutrient removal and functioning on high clay shrink-swell soils and other wet sites

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Persian (Farsi) He is proficient in Persian as his native language

Fields of Expertise

land treatment, soil amendment, nonhazardous solid waste recycling, micro irrigation, sludge land application, soil science, soil chemistry, soil, soil agriculture, water reuse, septic tank, tort law, soil contaminant, soil fertility, wastewater system, soil management, soil compaction, denitrification (bacterial), nitrogen removal, soil physics, drip irrigation, nitrogen use, effluent treatment, alkaline soil, agronomic, soil amelioration, adsorbed contaminant, groundwater remediation, waste cleanup, contaminated soil, salinity, soil conservation, agricultural waste, gray water, soil testing, soil sampling, water, pulp-and-paper industry wastewater purification, wastewater recycling, wastewater chemistry, zero-discharge closed cycling wastewater treatment, closed cycling wastewater treatment, pulp mill, environmental management, pulp-and-paper processing water reuse, nutrient bioavailability, acid sludge disposal, wetland mitigation, soil bioremediation, explosives soil remediation, heavy metal soil remediation, water reclamation, expansive soil, sludge, soil conditioner, hazardous-waste cleanup, contaminated soil treatment, municipal water treatment constructed wetland, municipal wastewater treatment, municipal wastewater nutrient removal, municipal wastewater land treatment, sludge management, municipal wastewater, wastewater treatment, sewage treatment, waste treatment, municipal waste treatment, industrial wastewater treatment, nitrification, soil contamination, hazardous waste land treatment, nonpoint source management, industrial waste, sustainable agriculture, nonpoint pollutant source, biodegradable material, animal waste, sludge disposal, groundwater treatment, ash, sewage sludge, sewage, water remediation, soil remediation, bioremediation, wastewater, wetland, waste, waste recycling, soil erosion, soil characterization, soil biofilter, small community wastewater treatment system, sludge management regulation, phosphate fertilizer, nitrogen chemistry, in-situ groundwater treatment, groundwater cleanup, fertilizer, earth erosion, clay, agronomy, agriculture, acid soil

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