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Expert in Air Toxics and Hazardous Waste

Expert ID: 107943 Massachusetts, USA

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Expert is a Vice President and Director of Air Toxics Monitoring and Chemistry within ENSR, in their Acton, MA office. He works principally in the toxic air pollutant area and, in particular, the characterization, quantification, and control of toxic air pollutant emissions from stationary and fugitive sources, as well as their distribution, occurrences, transport, and fate in the atmosphere. Areas of particular interest and professional activity include air quality issues at naval facilities; the distribution, occurrences, transport, and fate of PCDDs/PCDFs in the atmosphere; and the characterization and control of air emissions from municipal wastewater and sludge composting facilities. Expert is also familiar with air quality issues associated with municipal waste combustors (MWC); ambient monitoring of toxic air pollutants employing optical remote sensing open path technology; and hazardous waste incineration.

- Expert has designed and directed emissions monitoring programs for the direct measurement of a wide variety of toxic air pollutants in emissions from all categories of stationary sources. He is a member of PTC-45 Organic Committee within the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. The PTC-45 committee was formed in 1988 to develop a recommended set of uniform rules and procedures for flue gas emissions testing of municipal waste combustors (MWC). The PTC-45 committee recently completed preparation of an improved method for the determination of PCDDs/PCDFs from stationary combustion sources by high resolution gas chromatography/high resolution mass spectrometry (HRGC/HRMS).
- Expert has closely watched the evolution of the Clean Air Act (CAA) and is prepared to discuss it at all levels, including federal, state, and industrial. He is familiar with CAA permitting and compliance, and is able to conduct air quality compliance audits, risk assessment, and emissions quantification and reduction.
- Expert has over 18 years of experience in the application of analytical techniques to the measurement of trace organics in all types of environmental media (soil, sediments, water, biota, air, etc.). As Director of the Organic Analysis Laboratory with the GCA Technology Division, Expert directed comprehensive environmental assessment programs (e.g., ambient source monitoring) in addition to the management of a state-of-the-art environmental chemistry laboratory. He has direct experience with the following types of instrumentation: GC/MS, HPLC, GC, W/FID, ECD, FPD, PID, and IR.

Expert has directed numerous projects in the air quality permitting and compliance areas. These projects have typically been comprised of the following elements: emissions characterization and quantification; evaluation of available air pollution control technology (BACT analyses); and dispersion modeling and ambient air quality impact analyses.

Expert served as the overall Program Manager for the Air Quality Permitting effort for the Deer Island wastewater treatment facility in Massachusetts. This program, conducted under contract to the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA), consisted of emission characterization, quantification, Best Available Control Technology (BACT) evaluation, and dispersion modeling analysis to establish regulatory compliance for air emissions from primary and secondary wastewater treatment units to be situated at the Deer Island Publicly-Owned Treatment Works (POTW). He also served as the Program Manager for Engineering and Air Pollution Emissions Studies at Naval facilities in the Northeast U.S. This project was conducted as part of the Navy Clean Program under direction of Navy Northern Division.

Expert was Program Manager for the development of a RCRA Part B Permit application for an organic chemicals facility. As part of this project, he supervised a multidisciplinary team that assembled the general facility and technology-specific plans required under RCRA; developed a comprehensive project approach that included a facility audit of the regulatory status and waste management practices; audited existing facility; and evaluated the facility's liquid injection incinerator to ensure unit design and operation were compatible with RCRA requirements. Expert's experience in the waste incineration area extends to air quality permitting, combustion chemistry, emissions characterization (source monitoring) and emissions estimation from the following types of thermal treatment units: mobile incinerators (RKI), rotary kiln, liquid feed and municipal solid waste incinerators.


Expert has over 20 years of experience in the many facets of this emerging field. This includes chemical nomenclature, chemical processes, and sources of toxic pollutants in the environment. He is also familiar with the distribution, occurrences, transport and fate of organics and in particular semivolatile organics (e.g., chlorinated pesticides, PAHs, PCDDs/PCDFs) in environmental media.

Expert is a specialist in the sampling and analyses of trace organics in the ambient atmosphere. He is also quite knowledgeable in the distribution, occurrences, transport, and fate of organics in the atmosphere.


Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Boston, Massachusetts - Worcester, Massachusetts - Springfield, Massachusetts - Lowell, Massachusetts - Cambridge, Massachusetts - Brockton, Massachusetts - New Bedford, Massachusetts - Hartford, Connecticut - Manchester, New Hampshire - Providence, Rhode Island

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1977 Degree: MS Subject: Environmental Sciences (Chemistry) Institution: Rutgers University
Year: 1974 Degree: BS Subject: Chemistry Institution: Villanova University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1999 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Vice President Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1990 to 1999 Employer: Air Toxics, ENSR Consulting & Engineering Title: Vice President Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1984 to 1990 Employer: Air Toxics Measurements Division, ENSR Title: Manager Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1980 to 1984 Employer: Organic Analysis Lab, GCA Technology Division Title: Head Department: Responsibilities:

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Expert is a member of the American Chemical Society (Environmental Chemistry Division), Sigma Xi, the Air and Waste Management Association (AWMA, formerly APCA), the Water Environment Federation (WEF, formerly WPCF), the Canadian Institute for Research in Atmospheric Chemistry (CIRAC) and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
Licenses / Certifications
Expert is a Qualified Environmental Professional (QEP).
Professional Appointments
- Expert served as Chairman of the Air Toxics Division (1991-94) for the National AWMA
- Expert serves as a member of the Air Quality Impacts Committee within WEF, and the PTC-45 Organic Committee of ASME formed in 1988 to develop a set of uniform rules and procedures for testing flue gas emissions from Municipal Waste Combustors (MWC).
- Expert was elected as a Fellow of the Air and Waste Management Association AWMA) in 1998.
- Expert served as Chairman of the Board of Health in his hometown of North Reading, MA (1986-1997).
- Expert was selected to author the AWMA Compliance Assurance Monitoring (CAM) Guide.
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has authored more than 90 journal manuscripts, book chapters, NTIS publications, and symposia presentations in the areas of environmental analytical chemistry, characterization of combustion source emissions, ambient and source monitoring of toxic air pollutants, incineration of organochloride wastes (e.g., PCBs) and the distribution, occurrences, transport and fate of PCDDs/PCDFs in the atmosphere.

Additional Experience

Vendor Selection
Expert has experience locating vendors of:
* Laboratory analytical services
* Sampling services (ambient and source monitoring)
* Hazardous waste remediation - thermal treatment
* Wastewater treatment engineering
* Municipal solid waste - thermal treatment.

He has access to the following resources:
* Client listing
* Water Environment Federation (WEF) contacts and database
* Air and Waste Management Association (AWMA) contacts and database.
Other Relevant Experience
Expert is ENSR's resident in-house expert on the CAM (COMPLIANCE ASSURANCE MONITORING) and ACE rules. He served as a principal faculty member for the AWMA workshop series on the CAM/ACE rules in the spring of 1998. Expert has many scientific contacts via his international activities with PCDDs/PCDFs. The parent company of ENSR, Rheine-Westphalia (RWE) is a major European energy corporation based in Frankfurt, Germany.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Expert has many scientific contacts via his international activities with PCDDs/PCDFs. The parent company of ENSR, Rheine-Westphalia (RWE) is a major European energy corporation based in Frankfurt, Germany.

Fields of Expertise

dibenzofuran, environmental laboratory, environmental laboratory management, polychlorinated biphenyl environmental effect, polychlorinated dibenzofuran environmental effect, 1990 Clean Air Act Amendment, air toxic chemical, air-quality monitoring, analytical chemistry, Clean Air Act, emission characterization, emission monitoring, air toxic control, air quality, air quality permitting, ambient air quality assessment, best available control technology, dispersion modeling, stationary source air pollution control, toxic air pollution control, hazardous waste incineration, multiple-chamber sludge incineration, environmental chemistry, atmospheric chemistry, waste remediation, incineration technology, forensic chemistry, analytical monitoring, combustion emission product, soil testing, rotary kiln, emission control, air pollutant measurement, waste auditing, biomass, solid-waste management service organization, fugitive-dust control, hazardous waste cleanup incineration, air-quality modeling, municipal wastewater toxin control, stationary source air pollution control regulation, drinking water quality monitoring, municipal solid waste management, medical waste incineration, hazardous waste treatment, ecosystem measurement, municipal waste treatment, effluent characterization, odor abatement, nonhazardous solid waste incineration, wastewater treatment facility, dispersion, high-performance liquid chromatography, waste reduction, pollution transfer, fabric filter, polychlorinated dibenzofuran, municipal waste, Resource, Conservation, and Recovery Act regulation, solid waste transportation equipment, toxic substance incineration system, toxic substance sampling equipment, emission-reducing incineration system, venturi scrubber, soil quality monitoring, soil characterization, sludge incineration, SARA Title III regulation, rotary kiln sludge incineration, personnel air monitoring, odor chemistry, materials damage, indoor air quality, nonhazardous waste incineration, groundwater monitoring, fluidized-bed sludge incineration, flue gas treatment, emission modeling, effluent monitoring, ecosystem assessment, chemical soil leaching, aromatic hydrocarbon

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