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Expert in Chemical Engineering; Pulp & Paper Engineering

Expert ID: 715305 Georgia, USA

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Expert (pronounced "Shay") has over 30 years of combined academic and industry R & D experience in the chemical and pulp and paper industries. He has worked in production capacity expansion, cost reduction, new process design, product development, mathematical modeling, computer simulation and process optimization. He has had industrial experience in the textile industry, polymer processing, fiber processing, Expert forming (non-woven), bleaching processes, dyeing and finishing, wet-end papermaking, and recycled fiber processes.

Expert's areas of most recent research include a new method for the emerging de-inking technology of recycled fibers (Patent 5,238,538 titled "Method for De-inking Recycled Fiber by Applying Direct Current Electric Field,") gas-liquid mass transfer and pressure drop in pulp beds with flexible fibers as solid supports, oxygen delignifying pulp, and oxygen bleaching. He has been involved in paper web formation of synthetic fibers (Nomex, Kevlar), web handling for calendering and converting, paper quality, and quality control. He has worked on pulping in the area of wood pulp production, improved digester cooking, process modification, and fiberizing. He has also studied flocculation in the particles and fiber of paper making systems and has investigated the treatment of spent chlorination and caustic extraction liquors with activated carbon adsorption for the National Council of the Paper Industry for Air and Stream Improvement, Inc. In the chemical recovery area, he focused on the black liquor evaporation and its scaling reduction. Recent work also includes the minimization of plant effluent discharge, particularly the zero effluent, bleached chemi-thermo-mechanical pulping (BCTMP) and waste liquor treatment process.


Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Atlanta, Georgia - Columbus, Georgia - Athens, Georgia - Macon, Georgia - Roswell, Georgia - Marietta, Georgia - Chattanooga, Tennessee

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1974 Degree: Phd Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: Syracuse University
Year: 1970 Degree: MS Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: Syracuse University
Year: 1967 Degree: BS Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: National Taiwan University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1983 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Professor and Director Department: Pulp and Paper Engineering, School of Chemical Engineering Responsibilities:
Years: 1979 to 1983 Employer: E.I. Dupont De Nemours Co. Title: Process and Product Research & Development Department: Industrial Fibers Division (Nomex) Responsibilities:
Years: 1975 to 1979 Employer: Scott Paper Co . Title: Research & Development Engineer Department: Research & Engineering Center Responsibilities:
Years: 1973 to 1975 Employer: Empire State Paper Research Institute Title: Engineer Department: Responsibilities:

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Fields of Expertise

paper processing, pulp manufacturing, pulp processing, pulp bleaching, pulp oxygen bleaching, paper engineering, design of experiments, caustic treating, paper quality control, wood-chip digester, web (material), granular activated carbon industrial wastewater treatment, product cost reduction, new product development, complex-variable algebra, computer algorithm optimization, chemical surface treatment modeling, chemical process analysis, real-variable algebra, pulp-and-paper process control, paper-web-forming machinery, paper surface-sizing, water pollution assessment, adsorption, textile industry, bleaching, synthetic pulp, paper drying, liquid state mechanics, computer modeling, instrument, semisynthetic polymer, gas-phase membrane, mathematical function, wet-end paper operation, web handling, thermodynamics, synthetic fiber, sulfur chemistry, statistics, solution thermodynamics, sodium, pulping chemical recovery, chemical reactor control modeling, pulp quality, process optimization, paper pressing, polymerization kinetics, physical chemistry, pH chemistry, paper converting operation, paper calendering, non-combustive oxygen chemistry, organic chemistry, mathematics, liquid-liquid mass transfer operation, liquid flow through porous media, linear algebra, Kevlar, interphase diffusion, industrial process, hydrogen diffusion, heat exchanger, gas-gas mass transfer operation, Fourier transform, fluid mechanics, flame chemistry, fiber processing, chemical analysis extraction, environmental engineering, electrolytic solution, dye, diffusion theory, mass transfer, differential calculus, curve fitting, colloid and interface chemistry, chlorine, chemical engineering, centrifuge, calculus, analytical chemistry

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