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Expert in Economic Analysis, Feasibility Studies, Project Management, Non ferrous metals, chemical metallurgy

Expert ID: 723156 Maryland, USA

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Much of Expert’s career has been spent in hydrometallurgy and aqueous corrosion. Both require knowledge and experience in aqueous metal chemistry, inorganic chemistry, and electrochemistry in a process environment.

Much of Expert’s career has been spent in hydrometallurgy and aqueous corrosion. Both require knowledge and experience in aqueous metal chemistry, inorganic chemistry, and electrochemistry in a process environment. Base metal chemistry is a necessary skill set in hydrometallurgy and corrosion.

Much of Expert’s career has been spent in hydrometallurgy and aqueous corrosion. Both require knowledge and experience in aqueous metal chemistry, inorganic chemistry, and electrochemistry in a process environment. He spent four years with Fluor Engineering in designing hydrometallurgical plants.

Much of Expert’s career has been spent in hydrometallurgy and aqueous corrosion. Both require knowledge and experience in aqueous metal chemistry, inorganic chemistry, and electrochemistry in a process environment.

He spent several years in developing techno-economic models for chemical processes. Expert has 35 hours toward an MBA, much of that spent on Finances. His work as a process engineer allows me to make reasonable judgments on the viability of business and technical models.


Much of Expert’s career has been spent in hydrometallurgy and aqueous corrosion. Both require knowledge and experience in aqueous metal chemistry, inorganic chemistry, and electrochemistry in a process environment.

Chloride corrosion is the most common and worrisome form of corrosion. In particular, chloride stress corrosion cracking of the 300 series steels is the most common mode of failure he has investigated in his failure analysis background.


Expert started working in a copper smelter when he was 19 years old while studying to be a metallurgical engineer. He has worked on numerous copper projects throughout his career, both in smelting, electro-refining, and hydrometallurgy.

He has a Ph.D. in Metallurgical Engineering and nearly forty years of experience in the technologies involving metal chemistry and processing.


He has a Ph.D. in Metallurgical Engineering and nearly forty years of experience in the technologies involving metal chemistry and processing.

Much of his career has been spent in hydrometallurgy and corrosion. Both require knowledge and experience in aqueous metal chemistry, inorganic chemistry, and electrochemistry in a process environment.

He has a Ph.D. in Metallurgical Engineering and nearly forty years of experience in the technologies involving metal chemistry and processing.

Expert has built techno-economic models on a consulting basis for several chemical processes. His interest began with 35 hours of courses taken in Finances and has continued as he watched nine of the companies he worked for go out of business. None of these companies had a good techno-economic model, or even a fundamental understanding, of how their process generated profits (or not). Expert is a very good programmer with VBA and Excel and have developed his own subroutines to facilitate development of economic models based on a mixture of empirical data and theory adapted to the process under study.


Expert has a Ph.D. in Metallurgical Engineering and nearly forty years of experience in the technologies involving metal chemistry and processing.

Much of his career has been spent in hydrometallurgy and corrosion. Both require knowledge and experience in aqueous metal chemistry, inorganic chemistry, and electrochemistry in a process environment.

Erosion corrosion is a mixture of corrosion and physical erosion normally caused by a second phase in the primary carrier fluid. He has seen this in copper pipes, HVAC equipment, process pumps, and variety of other chemical equipment.


Expert has a Ph.D. in Metallurgical Engineering and nearly forty years of experience in the technologies involving metal chemistry and processing.

Industrial wastewater treatment requires the same skill sets used in hydrometallurgy and process engineering. He has designed plants for Fluor Daniel Engineering for plants in Peru and Indonesia. He has been a Technical Director for a company making industrial wastewater chemicals and provide WWTP consulting.


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Codeveloped, Assisted Alchemix in acquiring 6 patents which were subsequently used to raise $20 million in venture capital. Modeled/developed process for making hydrogen from coal. New venture support for Magnesium Technology Limited, assisted with the design of pilot plant, feasiblity study.Safe Hydrogen, techno-economic modeling of carbothermal magnesium process. Operating and capital cost estimate of new process. Process flowsheet development.Business Plan review of new precious metal refinery, confidential client. Third party review of new technology, scoping study, carbo-chlorination technology applied to fly ash for metal recovery. Client confidential.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Allentown, Pennsylvania - Reading, Pennsylvania - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania - Lancaster, Pennsylvania - Trenton, New Jersey - Camden, New Jersey - Wilmington, Delaware - Baltimore, Maryland - Alexandria, Virginia

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1974 Degree: Ph.D. Subject: Metallurgical Engineering Institution: Ohio State
Year: 1978 Degree: MBA 35 hours Subject: Finance Institution: West Geogia College
Year: 1971 Degree: M.S. Subject: Extractive Metallurgy Institution: University of Texas at El Paso

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1999 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Process Consultant/Economist Department: (Undisclosed) Responsibilities: Process Consultant, business owner, economic models, feasbility studies, business plants, project management, new venture support
Years: 1995 to 1999 Employer: (Undisclosed) Title: Principal Process Engineer Department: Minerals, Mining, Metals Responsibilities: Lead process engineer on copper, waste water, magnesium, hazardous waste projects.
Years: 1989 to 1995 Employer: (Undisclosed) Title: Technical Director Department: (Undisclosed) Responsibilities: Industrial waste water treatment consulting, managing technical support, specialty chemical plant design and startup.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1998 to 1999 Country / Region: Peru Summary: selection of technology and design of a waste water treatment plant for copper refinery. Ten year business plan for Zinc Refinery.
Years: 1997 to 1997 Country / Region: Australia Summary: Lead process engineer on a one billion dollar magnesium refinery and auxilary technology.
Years: 1996 to 1996 Country / Region: Spain Summary: Review of technology at zinc refinery for marketing in the United States.
Years: 1999 to 1999 Country / Region: Scotland Summary: Third Party review of new technology in metals field for an IPO. Estimating value of technology and its viability.
Years: 2000 to 2000 Country / Region: New Jersey Summary: Insurance claim for fire in a tantalum reclamation building. Provided expert opinion on condition, value and status of equipment before fire.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
TMS, Inc.
NACE
Publications and Patents Summary
11 patents, 10 publications, International client base.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Backup to Expert Witness in failure analysis of metal components for industrial explosion. Expert did the work and the boss did the consulting.
Industrial fire, expert for insurance company.
Several cases settled prior to legal action in failure analysis of metals with death and injury claims after his report was submitted.
Metallurgical Consultant with four areas of specialization:
Process Chemistry as applied in extractive metallurgy, wastewater treatment, metals refining, sulfide metallurgy, recycling of hazardous materials and corrosive systems.
Assistance and Evaluation of new extractive metallurgy ventures using a tool case that includes:
50 years of experience in extractive metallurgy, Economic modeling expertise, Lead process engineering experience at Fluor material and energy balances, thermodynamics, process flow diagrams, etc.Also, capable in the conceptualization of new ventures and evaluating the feasibility of proposed projects. I can provide some perspective on utilizing your resources on critical tasks to incrementally improve your project’s chances of success. Corrosion Engineering as applied in the selection and evaluation of materials for chemical and hydrometallurgical systems and in their analysis upon failure by corrosion mechanisms. Determining origin of Metal contamination of commercial or private properties from existing or prior metal operations.

Expert Witness Experience
2016-2017 Department of Justice lawsuit against Protech Metal Finishing for alleged hazardous waste violations and alleged violations of a contract to provide services to the U.S. Military.
2014 Lawsuit by Housing Authority of Los Angeles against Enerfab and others. Enerfab represented by Dinsmore and Shohl. Expert on wastes generated by tank fabrication processes and smelting of scrap in an electric arc furnaces. Reports written, cases still pending.
2011 Class Action Lawsuit against National Gypsum, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP, law firm in Philadelphia. I assisted in the evaluation of the corrosion of copper wiring in home and metal contamination of gypsum wall boards in houses potentially exposed to hydrogen sulfide. Depositions given. Case dismissed by courts.
2002 to 2005 Expert in three cases for clients of Corrosion Testing Laboratories, Inc. involving industrial accidents from the failure of metal components. All cases were settled after reports before depositions were given. Agreement in place with CTL to keep work confidential.
2002 Douglas G. Peterson & Associates/Liberty Mutual Insurance. Expert in evaluating cause and remedy for explosion in a tantalum recycling plant.
Vendor Selection
Equipment specifications and vendor selection on many projects for Fluor Daniel in the metal refining and waste water treatment area primary. However, some process selection in the chemical field, also.
Marketing Experience
Helped start two Hazardous Waste Recycling Companies.

Build failure analysis business at Corrosion Testing Laboratores from $100K/yr to $500K/yr as a contract employee.
Other Relevant Experience
Build techno-economic models to evaluate new technology. Has helped to develop several patents and raise considerable venture capital.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Spanish He knows enough Spanish to get in trouble, but not enough to get out of the trouble.

Fields of Expertise

aqueous corrosion, solution corrosion, acidic corrosion, chemical plant corrosion, base metal (chemistry), chemical plant design, chemical process economics, chloride corrosion, copper smelting, smelting, corrosion, localized corrosion, stress corrosion, crevice corrosion, pitting, economics, economic analysis, erosion-corrosion, industrial wastewater treatment, plating wastewater treatment, wastewater, wastewater recycling, wastewater treatment, chemical metallurgy, economic feasibility, stray, industrial fire, business valuation, energy economics, business strategy, carbon dioxide corrosion, chemical process design, sour water treatment, chemical industry, competitive chemical production analysis, corrosion cost, corrosion-resistant metal, medical device corrosion, basic slag, effluent treatment, corrosive chemical compound, wastewater treatment engineering, lubricant corrosion, corrosive gas, sulfuric acid corrosion, cement corrosion, high-purity water corrosion, chemical plant start-up, storage tank corrosion, weld corrosion, steam generation equipment corrosion, closed cycling wastewater treatment, engineering economics, cost analysis, boiling-water reactor corrosion, microbiologically-induced corrosion, deionized-water corrosion, industrial wastewater filtration, specific material corrosion, alkali corrosion, cost-benefit analysis, industrial wastewater, metal refining, sour water, uniform corrosion, refining, marine corrosion, fretting corrosion, corrosion prevention, cavitation erosion, biological corrosion, atmospheric corrosion

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