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Expert in Cleaning Formulae & Government Regulations

Expert ID: 717760 Minnesota, USA

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Expert has spent the majority of his career with a specialty chemical company that formulates products primarily for metal cleaning, industrial water treatment, odor control and detergents. He is particularly familiar with both solid and liquid operations that include mixing, reactors, and material handling (pumps, pipes, valves, and conveyor belts). Expert has done a great deal of work with all types of surfactant systems, such as biodegradable anionics, cationics and non-ionics. He has used these surfactants in both water-based and solvent-based cleaning formulations.

Expert has done extensive work in the development of water-based, and especially, solvent-based cleaning products for the screen printing industry. The technology he has developed does not include the use of petroleum distillates or any other conventional solvents. The products are biodegradable, have a lower level of volatile organic compounds (V.O.C.), higher flash points, and are not considered hazardous material by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

While at Fremont, Expert was responsible for the safety and handling of a variety of hazardous materials. This gave him expertise in Department of Transportation (DOT), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and OSHA regulations. More recently, he has been very closely involved in helping clients understand and comply with government regulations pertaining to chemicals and some types of hazardous waste. He maintains familiarity with DOT, EPA, and OSHA regulations on both the state and federal levels.

Expert has done a significant amount of work in the field of gas chromatography in the past five years. He is experienced in the use of both packed and capillary columns, as well as in the determination of high and low boiling solvents.


Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Minneapolis, Minnesota - Saint Paul, Minnesota - Rochester, Minnesota - Burnsville, Minnesota - Saint Cloud, Minnesota - Eden Prairie, Minnesota - Minnetonka, Minnesota

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1965 Degree: B.S. Subject: Chemistry Institution: Louisiana State University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1989 to 2000 Employer: Nichols & Associates Title: President Department: Responsibilities: Expert managed operations of the company and continued in research and development of cleaning products for the screen printing industry.
Years: 1986 to 1988 Employer: Easiway Systems, Inc. Title: Director Department: Research & Development Responsibilities: He managed the laboratory and did R&D on technology for cleaning products for the screen printing industry.
Years: 1985 to 1986 Employer: Certified Technologies Title: Director Department: Research & Development Responsibilities:
Years: 1976 to 1985 Employer: Fremont Industries, Inc. Title: Procurement Manager Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1967 to 1976 Employer: Fremont Industries, Inc. Title: Chemist/Technical Supervisor Department: Responsibilities:

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Expert is a member of Alpha Chi Sigma.
Licenses / Certifications
He is a licensed heating and cooling engineer in the state of Minnesota.
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has had patents issued on chemical compounds for metal working.

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Expert has given seminars on new cleaning technology for screen printing.
Vendor Selection
He has extensive experience with vendor/suppliers for chemicals.
Marketing Experience
Expert has developed and produced an entire line of new alternative chemistry for the screen printing industry.

Fields of Expertise

cleaning agent, detergent, detergent formulation, surfactant, screen printing cleaning agent, Department of Transportation packaging standard, Department of Transportation structural code, Department of Transportation transportation code, Environmental Protection Agency regulation, environmental regulation, hazardous material handling, Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulation, toxic material handling, transportation code, false claims act, gas chromatography, gas chromatography application, cationic surfactant, anionic surfactant, anti-corrosive coating material, titration, cleaning product, reactor mixing, aqueous cleaner, chemical regulation, technology development, product formulation, cleaning agent specification, capillary gas chromatography, hazardous material transportation, industrial water treatment, industrial water, pump, materials handling equipment standard, materials handling, safety, silk-screen printing, boiler water treatment, new product development, air-quality assessment statute, condensate water treatment, municipal wastewater treatment regulation, sewer system statute, flame-emission spectroscopy, waste disposal statute, thermal barrier coating material, right-to-know law, hazardous-waste management, Minnesota hazardous-waste management, feedwater treatment, materials safety data sheet, air pollution control, industrial wastewater treatment, hazard communication, industrial wastewater treatment statute, emulsion (mixture), chemical reactor design, positive-displacement non-rotary pump, flash point, operations, nonhazardous solid waste management regulation, hazardous waste management regulation, heating, toxic chemical safety code, surface tension, liquid storage, spectroscopy, solvent, soap environmental effect, screen printing, SARA Title III regulation, safety engineering, safety code, pump selection, printing ink, printing, potentiometric analysis, pH chemistry, metal degreasing, metal cleaning, liquid mixing, liquid handling, infrared absorption spectroscopy, industrial solvent, gel, gear pump, formulation, defoaming, foaming, fluid handling, flammable material handling, fire safety code, fire-resistant material, fine chemical, chemical analysis extraction, explosive material handling, electrolytic solution, analytical chemistry distillation, corrosive material handling, corrosion prevention, container transportation, container handling, colloid, cleaning solvent, cleaning, Clean Air Act, chromatography, chemical industrial wastewater treatment, calcium

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