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Expert in Cement and Concrete Technology

Expert ID: 108127 Illinois, USA

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CEMENT TECHNOLOGY. Expert's background is in manufacturing processes in cement production. His experience is in various areas of process engineering, including equipment application and selection; design and development of process flow sheets; relations with vendors; field testing and data analysis; pilot scale modeling of production processes; development of advanced pyroprocessing equipment. This experience expands also into the areas of processing minerals, such as lime, phosphates, clay, and waste disposal.

CEMENT (CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL); PORTLAND CEMENT. Expert has substantial experience in analysis and modification of properties of Portland cement affecting its application in concrete construction. His experience includes development of special compositions for specific applications; analysis and diagnosis of degradation of cement-based materials under service conditions; prevention of such degradation using anti-corrosion treatment of concrete and reinforcement; and quality control in production and field applications.

SILICA; SILICATE CHEMISTRY. Expert's primary area of expertise in silicate chemistry is phase equilibria, especially at elevated temperatures, as applied to high temperature reactions of formation clinker (Portland cement) in a variety of processes. He is knowledgeable regarding crystallochemistry of silicates, such as calcium silicates (Portland cement), alumosilicates (structural ceramics, refractories); applications in the production of commercial products and modification of their properties. Expert has conducted chemical analysis of silicate composites with applications in quality control and diagnosis of degradation of structural materials in service.


National Cement Company, Chekka, Lebanon
Evaluation of the plant facilities and product characteristics.


Martin Marietta Cement Division, cement plant in Leamington, UT, 1980-81
Selection of the production process, development of detailed process flow diagrams, evaluation of raw materials and fuels, sizing of principal process equipment.
Compania Minera Vizcachas, Chile
Feasibility study for a new cement plantYanbu Cement Company, Saudi Arabia, cement plant expansion.
Review and evaluation of proposals by three equipment manufacturers
Pittie Cement Co., cement plants in Rajasthan, India.
Inspection and technology evaluation of the existing plant; product quality audit
Due diligence reviews for the purposes of privatization and investment. Clients were: Richardson Greenshields (Toronto, Canada), New Century Holdings (New York, NY), Vestrust Securities (Miami, Fl.), Siguler Guff (New York, NY), Adam Smith Institute (London, UK). .


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1975 Degree: PhD Subject: Ceramic Engineering Institution: Polytechnic Inst. (Kharkov, Ukraine)
Year: 1959 Degree: MS Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: Polytechnic Inst. (Kharkov, Ukraine)

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2003 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Consultant Department:
He conducts consulting work on process engineering for cement manufacturing and for engineering companies involved in new construction and renovation.
Years Employer Title Department
He managed projects in the U.S. and overseas, including Asia, South America, former Soviet Union. Work included process engineering, formulation of special cements, utilization of industrial byproducts.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1984 to 1989 Employer: Chicago Concrete Consultants Title: V.P./Principal Department:
Organized and managed a laboratory for examination and testing of cement-based construction materials.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1981 to 1984 Employer: Allis-Chalmers Corporation Title: Senior Research Associate Department:
He conducted research and development projects in the field of cement manufacturing, especially pyroprocessing equipment; .
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1978 to 1981 Employer: Fuller Co. Title: Project Engineer Department:
He was in charge of cement plant engineering for a number of major new plant and renovation projests in the U.S. and overseas.

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Associations / Societies
Expert is a member of the American Concrete Institute, IEEE, and the American Society for Testing and Materials.
Publications and Patents Summary
He has over 30 publications in specialized lournals, numerous papers on sympozia and coferences, patents.

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