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Expert in Chemical Process Industries, Waste Water and Air Pollution Control

Expert ID: 723758 New York, USA

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Expert has wide ranging experience in the efficient application of Chemical Engineering principals such as Unit operations, Unit Processes and materials of construction towards economic & safe conversion of raw materials into useful products, and sound environmental stewardship. He has applied this experience by implementing in-plant retrofit of Relief-Vents containment system & state-mandated mitigation system for highly toxic Phosgene handling facility in a highly populated area.
He has applied his expertise in the alternative technologies selection for process economics by his recent evaluation for drying of an organic superabsorbant product. The technology developed by the product developer was the use of methanol solvent in copious amounts resulting in expensive distillation for solvent recovery. The expert proposed simple and economic freeze drying technology.
Expert is committed to the application of Chemical Engineering principles for promoting environmental conservation; one project executed by the expert was the substitution of waste organics for natural gas or fuel oil for the incineration of toxic vents, benefiting the environment by way of harmless waste remediation and less energy use causing greenhouse gases.

His expertise in the process design area is multi-disciplined. He has been the project leader for a number of successful (on-budget, on-schedule) projects complete with raw materials/products storage, utilities, process units and waste treatment. He has prepared several process design packages including detailed process flow diagrams, piping & instrument flow diagrams, equipment design/specifications & procurement; and handled variety of processes ranging from fine chemicals/pharmaceuticals to highly toxic materials namely phosgene and pyrophoric organomettalics. His varied equipment & vendor experience includes reactors, pumps, distillation columns, incinerators, thermal fluid heaters, storage tanks & filters.

He has experience in another important aspect of process design, i.e. materials of construction, that includes various grades of stainless steel, tantalum lined columns, fired heaters, plastic lined and FRP equipment and piping.

In the area of waste treatment, expert has applied non-conventional process design solutions; one successful application was the treatment of equipment washing wastewater generated from a multi-colored ink processing operation. The treated waste discharge criteria were a very stringent requirement of a biological leaching bed on the bank of a river in Connecticut. The conventional design of primary treatment followed by biological and adsorption were not applicable to meet the near zero heavy metals concentration suitable for discharge to a public water body. The expert designed an evaporator with a packed column and condenser; the resulting water quality was successfully implemented for discharge to public water body.

Process development, System design and Equipment selection for a Super Absoarbant Agricultural Product.
The process required unique solids handling equipment and a large solvent recovery system making the product uneconomical.
He proposed a very unique and cost effective process alternative involving freeze drying of moisture.He was responsible for system design, equipment procurement, contractor supervision for installation and successful start-up of an Organic Ester Retrofit Project.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York - Yonkers, New York - Newark, New Jersey - Jersey City, New Jersey - Paterson, New Jersey - Elizabeth, New Jersey - Bridgeport, Connecticut - New Haven, Connecticut - Hartford, Connecticut - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1959 Degree: BS Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: Delhi University, Delhi, India

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2000 to 2004 Employer: Hatco Corporation Title: Consultant Department: Engineering, Fords, NJ Responsibilities: He was responsible for design, procurement, constructuion & start-up of Organic Esters retrofit facilities.
Years: 1991 to 2000 Employer: Hatco Corporation Title: Senior Process Engineer Department: Engineering, Fords, NJ Responsibilities: He was responsible for design, procurement, construction & start-up of Organic Synthesis Plants; state-mandated mitigation of all emissions from a highly toxic product handling facility.
Years: 1975 to 1990 Employer: Akzo Chemicals/ Stauffer Chemicals Title: Senior Process Engineer Department: Central Engineering, Dobbs Ferry, NY Responsibilities: He was responsible for process/mechanical design and start-up assistance of Specialty Organic Chemicals & Agricultural Chemicals; Incineration of toxic vapors and brines.
Years: 1974 to 1975 Employer: Jacobs Engineering Title: Senior Project Engineer Department: Project Engineering, Montainside, NJ Responsibilities: He was responsible for system design and specifications of a $10 million fine organic chemicals facility.
Years: 1973 to 1974 Employer: M W Kellogg Company Title: Senior Systems engineer Department: Systems Engineering, Hackensack, NJ Responsibilities: He was responsible for system design, flow sheet preparation and noise control of 1,000 tons/day ammonia plants.
Years: 1972 to 1973 Employer: Fram Corporation Title: Project Engineer Department: Waste Treatment Systems, Pawtucket, RI Responsibilities: He had total responsibility from concept to start-up of waste treatment plants for dye stuff, textile, rolling mill and miscellaneous industries.
Years: 1969 to 1971 Employer: Jacobs Engineering Title: Senior Process Engineer Department: Process Engineering, Mountainside, NJ Responsibilities: He was responsible for process design including distillation/drying of $ 9 million pharmaceutical, $ 3.4 million pharmaceutical and $ 1.3 million waste treatment facilities.
Years: 1960 to 1969 Employer: Atomic Energy Commission Title: Senior Scientific Officer Department: BARC , Bombay, India Responsibilities: He was responsible for process design and development of $30 million Heavy Water Plant w/ hydrogen sulfide/water exchange & distillation; development and implementation of pilot plants for stable isotopes.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1988 to 1988 Country / Region: Holland , Europe Summary: He participated in technology transfer from World headquarters in Europe for a $20 million high energy organic product.
Years: 1986 to 1986 Country / Region: Japan Summary: He participated in licensed technology transfer and start-up operation of a multi-million dollar new technology implementation in the USA.
Years: 1986 to 1986 Country / Region: Italy , Europe Summary: He was part of a project team to implement licensed European technology in the USA.
Years: 1978 to 1978 Country / Region: Japan Summary: He had lead responsibility for project co-ordination for safety and process improvements for a $25 million insecticides manufacturing facility for the ptoduction of a thermally unstable product.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Member, American Institute Of Chemical Engineers since 1970
Awards / Recognition
Successfully completed Graduate Curriculum, Nuclear Chemical Engineering, Atomic Energy Commission Bombay, India, 1960
Publications and Patents Summary
Patent Disclosure for " Hydroclone/Filter" device for pyroforic substances.

Co-Author of " Thermodynamic Properties of H2S-H2O system for Exchange Process" for Atomic Energy Commission, Bombay India.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
He successfully defended the treatment process for discharging treated waste water to the leaching bed on the bank of Housatonic River in Milford Connecticut in the Public Hearing.
Vendor Selection
He has wide experience in purchasing equipment/systems from vendors of stainless steel/alloy equipment, distillation equipment, pumps and instrumentation.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English He has spoken the language since Kindergarten thru Grade School, High School, College and higher education.
Hindi His native language with a very good working knowledge.

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