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Expert in Chemical Processing

Expert ID: 735380 Florida, USA

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Expert's consulting firm was formed in April 1991 and is composed of a principal, Expert, and other professionals from many engineering disciplines and backgrounds. The association of these professionals allows our clients to have access to a broad background of expertise. The firm has been specializing in sulphur processes including sulphuric acid production, HRS Heat Recovery, sulphur dioxide recovery, spent sulphuric acid regeneration and cogeneration which has become an integral part of the modern sulphuric acid process. Expert has designed numerous sulphuric acid plants and sulphur dioxide scrubbing systems that are in operation around the world. In addition, to his engineering background, he has ten years of experience in the management and operation of a major phosphate operation.

Services Offered:
The firm offers engineering and consulting services in sulphur, sulphur dioxide recovery, sulfuric acid design, the operation, and maintenance, and cogeneration issues. Services available include feasibility studies, technical evaluations, development of plant specifications, due diligence reviews, equipment design, expert testimony, analysis of operations for efficiency & productivity, front end engineering packages, start-up & commissioning services, economic review of operational case studies, and project engineering.

Clients:
AES Deepwater
Agrifos Fertilizer, L.P.
Agro Industries
Albright & Wilson
Arcadian Fertilizer, L.P.
Badger Design & Constructors, Inc.
Baja Mining
Bunge Fertilizer, Inc.
Cargill Fertilizer, Inc.
CF Industries
Cornerstone
Coulton Chemical Company
Crawford & Company
El Dorado Chemical, Inc.
ENAMI
Engineering Design & Testing, Inc.
Equipment Design & Supply
Energy & Regulatory Consultants
Fenco – SNC-Lavalian
Gabriel Chemical, Inc.
General Chemical Corporation
Gulf Coast Recycling, Inc.
Factory Mutual Engineering
Florida Power & Light Company
Fluor Daniels
IMC - Agrico, Inc.
Jacobs Engineering Group
J. R. Simplot Company
Koch Industries
Kvaerner Chemetics
Kemira Pigments, Inc.
KEMWorks Technology, Inc.
Ma’aden Wa’ad Al Shamal Phosphate Co.
Monsanto Enviro-Chem
Mosaic Phosphate Company
Noracid
Occidental Chemical Corporation
Otto H. York Company
PCI Nitrogen
PCS Phosphate, Inc.
PVS Chemical Solutions, Inc.
Riaño Equipment Company
Sulphuric Acid Trading Company
Seminole Fertilizers
Tampa Electric Company
UGL Resources
Union Camp
U. S. Federal Court
Vale
Weda Bay Nickel
Yara

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2000 Degree: NA Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: Polytechnic Institute of New York
Year: 2000 Degree: B.E. Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: New York University
Year: 2000 Degree: A.S. Subject: Engineering Science Institution: State University of New York at Farmingdale

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1991 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President Department: Responsibilities: President of an engineering and consulting group specializing in sulphuric acid processes and cogeneration, which was formed in April, 1991. The firm has established clients representing significant corporate interests such as - Tampa Electric Company, Monsanto Enviro-Chem, Cargill, Factory Mutual, PCS Phosphate, Simplot, and many others. Provide reviews of spent acid sulphuric acid operations and evaluated of the benefits of an on-going program of process optimization.
Provided evaluations for future cogeneration projects and provided technical assistance in the operation of Heat Recovery Systems (HRS). Participate in due diligence reviews of cogeneration facilities and the potential sale of phosphate complexes. Provide expert testimony as Court appointed
expert in a multi-million dollar civil suit and other litigation. Provided sulfur dioxide abatement consultation and designs for removal systems.
Years: 2006 to 2007 Employer: (Undisclosed) Title: Senior Sulphuric Project Manager Department: Responsibilities: Served on the Ma’aden (Saudi Arabian Mining Company) Phosphate Project, which included the design of three 4,500 mtpd sulphur burning sulphuric acid plants, sulphur unloading and storage, sulphuric acid storage, and water treatment. Worked closely with Ma’aden’s sulphuric acid plant manager while reporting to the WP Project Director in all matters across the spectrum of the 3 billion dollar Phosphate complex.
Years: 1989 to 1990 Employer: Acid Engineering & Consulting Title: Sulphuric Acid & Energy Consultant Department: Responsibilities: Projects included the detailed design of sulphur dioxide scrubbing (based on ammonia and caustic) systems; engineering packages for equipment replacement of an absorption and oleum tower, converter and superheaters; provided process evaluation and equipment specifications to debottleneck a 1600 STPD sulphur burning plant; Provided engineering consulting services to review the detailed design developed by a major contractor.
Years: 1987 to 1989 Employer: Occidental Chemical Corporation Title: Utility Manager Department: Responsibilities: Responsible for the management of all utilities for a major phosphate mine and chemical processing operation. Responsibilities included monitoring utility rate design and contractual options, fuel mix, forecasting, and budget and tracking costs; monitoring and improving the energy utilization throughout the chemical complex; monitored and modeling the performance of two cogeneration units to predict and optimize unit performance; monitored power regulatory issues before the Florida Public Service Commission.
Years: 1986 to 1987 Employer: Occidental Chemical Corporation Title: Sr. Engineer - Projects Department: Responsibilities: Provided effective coordination of major projects and programs that are multifaceted; provided technical support to environmental litigation.
Years: 1980 to 1986 Employer: Occidental Chemical Corporation Title: Sulphuric Acid Area Manager Department: Responsibilities: Responsible for the operation and maintenance of a 5000 STPD (2-2500 STPD units) sulphuric acid, cogeneration facility, and all shipping and receiving areas including sulphuric acid, superphosphoric acid, and general maintenance support services such as carpenters, painters, masons, insulators, and labor pool. Responsible for the overall performance of which included approximately 100 people. Major accomplishments included increased production from 4000 to 5000 STPD, improved overall complex energy efficiency, and upgraded the turbogeneration system from 12.5 to 17 Mw.
Years: 1979 to 1980 Employer: Occidental Chemical Corporation Title: Sulphuric Acid Production Superintendent Department: Responsibilities: Responsible for the day to day operation including plant commissioning of a 4000 STPD sulphuric acid and cogeneration facility. Commissioning activities included staffing, training, preparation of operating procedures, construction punch lists, and equipment acceptance and testing.
Years: 1975 to 1979 Employer: Davy McKee Title: Sr. Process Engineer Department: Responsibilities: Engaged in all phases of sulphuric acid plant design, including preparation of start-up procedures, start-up field assistance, flowsheet and equipment specification preparation. Responsible for sulphuric acid and SO2 removal system process design of plants for ASARCO, Olin Corporation, Getty Oil,
Chevron Chemical, Fertimex, Quimbrasil, CF Industries, and Anaconda.
Years: 1972 to 1975 Employer: Chemical Construction Corporation Title: Process Engineer Department: Responsibilities: Responsible for the process design of sulfuric acid plants for the following clients: Kennecott Copper, Namhae Chemical, Phelps Dodge, and Hecla Mining.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Professional Affiliations:
British Sulphur Technical Steering Committee
American Institute of Chemical Engineers – Fellow Status
AIChE Central Florida Section – Engineer of the Year
AIChE Central Florida Section – Pioneer of the Industry of the Year
Licenses / Certifications
Licenses:
State of Florida Public Professional Engineering Certificate
Polk County & City of Lakeland Occupational Licenses

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Examples of Cases:
1. Served as a consultant to the Law firm representing Mississippi Phosphate Corporation. Provided technical opinions. This matter settled August 2014
2. Served as a consultant to the Law firm representing Sauereisen Corporation. This matter is pending.
3. Served as a consultant to the Law firm representing Mississippi Phosphate Corporation. Provided technical opinions. This matter settled August 2014
4. Served as a consultant to the Law firm representing Ryan Herco Products Corporation. Provided technical opinions and was deposed. This matter settled in May 2013.
5. Appointed expert to the Arbitral Tribunal to examine all technical issues involved. Provided a technical opinion in this matter. Presented testimony to the Arbitral Tribunal.
6. Served as a consultant to the Law firm representing the estate of Ronald Moyer. Provided technical consultant services to counsel. Provided a technical opinion in this matter. Litigation settled before the beginning of the trial.
7. Served as a consultant to the Law firm representing El Dorado Chemicals, Inc. Provided technical consultant services to counsel. Provided a technical opinion in this matter. Litigation settled before the beginning of the trial.
8. Served as a consultant to the Law firm representing Fluor Australia. Provided technical opinions and prepared a report and rebuttals supporting our technical opinions. Presented testimony to the Arbitral Tribunal.
9. Served as a consultant to the Law firm representing Monsanto Enviro-Chem Systems. Provided technical consultant services to counsel. Litigation was dismissed by the court. No testimony prepared in this matter.
10. Served as a consultant to the Law firm representing Freeport-McMoRan Resource Partners. Provided technical opinions and prepared two reports supporting our technical opinions. The expert was deposed twice in this matter. Litigation settled before the beginning of the trial.
11. Served as a Court-Appointed Expert pursuant to Rule 706 of the Federal Rules of Evidence. Served as an Expert to the Court with respect to the technical and scientific aspects of the litigation. Prepared two reports are pursuant to the directions of the Court. The Expert was deposed by both parties. Litigation settled before the beginning of the trial.

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