Expert in Coal Combustion, Fossil Fuel Combustion, Biomass Combustion, Pollution Control, Renewable Energy
Expert ID: 722844 Virginia, USA
Designed equipment and quantatively measured slagging and fouling at a number of boilers in Australia and the USA.Field tested low NOx systems for furnaces and boilers. These included staged combustion, low NOx burners,reburning, and use of separated air.Collected Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) samples from several mines, determined the mechanism of correct of AMD using Red Mud (alumina waste), developed treatment technique and demonstrated the effectivness of treatment at an abandoned gold mine in New South Wales, Australia.Measured N species profiles in a number of operating coal-fired boilers and used these values in verification trials of CFD models of NOx formation.Analyzed deposits samples using Scanning Electron Microsopy (SEM) using Microprobe Analysis (MPA) to measure the elemental composition. Used these values with phase diagrams to indentify the deposition problem and the effect of several additives to correct the problem.
|Year: 1976||Degree: Sc.D.||Subject: Chemical Engineering||Institution: MIT|
|Year: 1973||Degree: S.M.||Subject: Chemical Engineeering||Institution: MIT|
|Year: 1966||Degree: B.S.||Subject: Chemical Engineering||Institution: University of California, Berkeley|
|Year: 1964||Degree: A.A.||Subject: Engineering||Institution: Sacramento City College|
|Years: 1988 to 2005||Employer: Energy International||Title: Principal||Department:|
Responsibilities:Obtain contracts and solve problems related to combustion, fuels specifications (coal, oil, biomass, and blends). Consult on air, water, and solid waste pollution.
|Years: 2002 to 2004||Employer: Virginia Tech||Title: Research Professor||Department: ME and MME|
Responsibilities:Prepare proposals perform work, manage budget, schedule, and report.
|Years: 1996 to 2002||Employer: University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia||Title: Professor and Director||Department: ChE, Black Coal Research Utilization|
Responsibilities:Prepare proposals, supervise research work on black coal combustion and pollution control.
|Years: 1990 to 1992||Employer: WJ Schafer and Associates||Title: Senior Scientist||Department: Energy|
Responsibilities:Prepare proposals, supervise and perform research on combustion and pollution control problems.
|Years: 1987 to 1990||Employer: Energy Systems Associates (ESA)||Title: Director of R&D||Department: Research and Development|
Responsibilities:Prepare proposals, supervise research, monitor budgets and schedule, and prepare reports on combustion and polltion control.
|Years: 1981 to 1986||Employer: Energy and Environmental Research Corporation (EER)||Title: Director||Department: Fossil Fuel|
Responsibilities:Prepare proposals, supervise research, monitor budgets and schedule, and prepare reports on combustion and pollution control.
|Years: 1976 to 1981||Employer: Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore||Title: Member of Technical Staff||Department: Combustion|
Responsibilities:Prepare proposals, supervise research, monitor budgets and schedule, and prepare reports on combustion and polltion control. Review DOE proposals and advise DOE on programs.
|Years: 1966 to 1970||Employer: du PontCompany||Title: Engineer||Department: Engineering Service Division|
Responsibilities:Develop products and process for nylon, TiO2, Industrial and Biological Chemicals, polyvinyl alcohol
|Years: 1976 to 1981||Agency: DOE||Role: Member of Technical Staff, Sandia National Labortories, Livermore||Description: Prepare proposals, perform, monitor budgets and schedules, and report research on combustion and pollution control. Review DOE proposals, advcise DOE on research programs.|
|Years||Country / Region||Summary|
|Years: 1996 to 2002||Country / Region: Queensland, Australia||Summary: Expert was Professor of Chemical Engineering and Director of the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Black Coal Utlization Research Unit at the University of Queensland. In this position he proposed and did research on forming a representative bank of Australia coal for research, investigated the effect of blended coals on performance, the cause and relieve of slagging at a coal-fired boiler, measured the individual burning rates of 100 u coal maceral particles, completed measurements of nitrogen species Prepare proposals, supervise research, monitor budgets and schedule, and prepare reports on combustion and pollution control profile using FTIR in an operating coal boiler for comparison with results from CFD models, Measured the devolatilization, burning rate, and gas composition of sugar cane bagasse, Compared empirical relation to predict NOx from coal N, investigated the mechanism of dioxin formation in an oil shale kiln, investigated the flow patterns in a bagasse-fired furnace, investigated the use of a Integrated Combined Cycle Gasification (ICCG) plant to burn sugar cane bagasse generate electricity|
|Years: 1993 to 1993||Country / Region: Japan||Summary: Reviewed with the US EPA technology for reburning systems to control NOx and use of Municipal Waste Incinerators.|
|Years: 1978 to 1978||Country / Region: Nothern Europe, France, Germany, Holland, Poland, Sweden, UK||Summary: Expert reviewed work on coal research for the DOE.|
|Years: 1988 to 1992||Country / Region: Taiwan||Summary: Designed and commissioned a coal evaluation furnace, developed a low NOx burner latered demonstrated to operate below 6 ppm NO and 0 ppm CO in the USA, investigated a low NOx natural Draft burner.|
|Years: 1978 to 1978||Country / Region: Kent, England||Summary: Expert consulted for Blue Circle Cement on Co formation in kilns, and problems feeding and importing coal.|
|Associations / Societies|
|ACS (Fuels Divisions);
ASME (Corrosion and Deposit Committee);
International Flame Research Foundation (IFRF), AFRC
|ASME Corrosion and Committee;
Australian Institute of Energy Fellow, Brisbane chairman
CI Program subcommittee
|Awards / Recognition|
|EPA 1987 Technical Achievemnet Award for work on Flares;
Energy Committee Taiwan Best energy projects: 1991; Coal Evaluation, 1993 Low NOx Burner;
Listed in Who's Who, in Australia, the world and ect., Science and Engineering, and Finance and Industry,
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|Author of 1 book on coal testing methods, 5 patents, over 160 technical publications on combustions and pollution control.|
|Expert Witness Experience|
|Expert prepared a brief for a case of severe burns in Australia. The brief helped to settle the suit out of court|
|Training / Seminars|
|Expert has presented over 12 training seminars. He has presented seminar on Combustion, slagging and Fouling in Australia, Brazil, Sweden, Taiwan, and the USA.|
|Expert has selected vendors for the construction of boilers, furnaces, and turbines.|
|Expert's marketing experience has been limited to marking research and product development ideas.|
|German, Spanish, Mandrin||Expert can communicate, but is not proficient in many languages of the countries he has worked in.|
Fields of Expertise
air pollution, air pollution control, biomass, coal, coal (fuel), coal analysis, coal combustion, coal furnace, combustion, combustion system, gas product, industrial chemical, industrial gas, natural gas, nitrogen oxide, slag, solid-waste management, coal science, coal processing, budgetary control, combustion engineering, industrial air quality, biorefinery, natural gas industry, gas production, slagging, natural gas heater, boiler emission, boiler combustion, toxic air pollution control, environmental air sampling, environmental air sample, nitrogen oxide treatment, air pollution control system, biomass fuel production, air pollutant measurement, combustion measurement, nitrogen oxide emissions reduction, solid waste treatment, biomass-fired boiler, coal-fired boiler, gas scrubber, solid waste land disposal equipment, air-pollution control regulation, air-pollutant environmental effect, air-pollutant control equipment, air pollution process, fossil fuel kiln, coal burner, environmental impact assessment, biomass energy system, flue gas, hazardous waste, solid waste, petroleum, nitrous oxide, fossil fuel environmental effect, fossil fuel, environmental impact statement, crude oil, combustion furnace, coal gasification, coal environmental effect, biomass fuel, air pollutant