Expert in Enviro-Geotechnical Engineering; Water and Sewage Purification; Natural Energy Systems
Expert ID: 722881 South Africa
Expert is expert in the design of green buildings. His knowledge applied to the design allows such structures to be heated, cooled, ventilated, and illuminated using natural resources.
Expert has specialized in geotechnical engineering fields such as active foundations, underwater trenching, and structures on and in problematic soils.
Expert has chaired, managed, and designed various geo-environmental protection and rehabilitation projects. These incorporate environmental analysis, restoration and rehabilitation, water usage, effluent control, industrial development integration, and tourist node development.
Expert J. Expert has detailed knowledge of the design, construction, and operation of solar ponds. He is currently conducting research on small-scale solar ponds design and deployment for community energy generation needs. He has developed specialized low temperature differential heat engines that can utilize the heat generated by solar ponds.
Expert has extensive theoretical and practical experience in the fields of water and effluent purification. His fields of expertise cover desalination, reverse osmosis, aerobic and anaerobic digestors, biological processes such as composting systems and wetland systems, and self contained purification plants using natural energy. He is skilled in problem solving relating to purification systems in manufacturing, municipal, and geo-environmental environments. He has designed and supervised the construction of a number of unique purification concepts.
Expert provides consulting services in using natural bio-processes such as wetlands to purify sewage and solar distillation to provide potable water.He provides consulting services in the design and construction buildings and developments that are eco-friendly and uses natural energy processes to generate electricity and allow natural HVAC systems.He provides consulting services in geotechnical investigations and designs such as specialized foundations, reinforced earth structures, earth retaining structures, low impact footprint foundation and underground structure design in ecological and environmentally sensitive areas.He is a specialist on solar ponds used to generate heat for various industrial processes and thermodynamic engines. Expert is a project leader to establish various international bio-zones and nature conservancies such as wetlands, game reserves, and wildlife sanctuaries.
|Year: 1986||Degree: B. Eng. (Civil)||Subject: Civil Engineering - Hydraulic||Institution: University of Stellenbosch|
|Year: 1988||Degree: M. Eng. (Civil)||Subject: Geotechnical Engineering, Water Purification||Institution: University of Stellenbosch|
|Years: 2001 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Managing Director||Department:||Responsibilities: Expert is responsible for the planning, management and marketing of the company. Furthermore, he is responsible for rendering expert advice in specialized fields of environmental, natural energy, geotechnical, water, and sanitation engineering.|
|Years: 2000 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: CEO||Department:||Responsibilities: He is responsible to maintain planning, operations and maintenance of this Internet-based ministry.|
|Years: 1998 to 2001||Employer: DTH Consulting Engineers||Title: Director||Department:||Responsibilities: Expert was responsible for the planning, management and marketing of the company. Furthermore he was responsible for rendering expert advice in specialized fields of geotechnical, IT, civil, and water purification engineering.|
|Years: 1994 to Present||Agency: Department of Environmental Affairs||Role: Consulting Engineer||Description: Expert is responsible for the civil and mechanical design and construction and monitoring of specialized water and sewage purification works in environmentally sensitive areas.|
|Years: 2004 to Present||Agency: Nelson Mandela Metropole||Role: Consulting Engineer||Description: He is responsible for the design and compilation of a sewer master plan for the Metropolitan area based on environmental and geological parameters.|
|Years: 1991 to 1994||Agency: Department of Agricultural Development||Role: Regional Engineer||Description: Expert was the responsible engineer for four regional offices. He was required to supervise and assist in the analysis, design, and monitoring of the construction of geotechnical structures.|
|Years: 1988 to 1991||Agency: Dpeartment of Water Affairs||Role: Design Engineer||Description: He was responsible for the design of various large diameter pipeline schemes.|
|Associations / Societies|
|Expert is a member of SACPE.|
|Licenses / Certifications|
|He is a licensed Professional Engineer.|
|Expert is Chairman of the Umzi Wentaba Steering Commitee.|
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|He has seven engineering publications, numerous published articles, two patents, and numerous registered designs.|
|Training / Seminars|
|Expert teaches numerous life enrichment courses for youth and adult groups.|
|He has sourced numerous international suppliers and manufacturers of equipment and processed for projects he was appointed to design and establish.|
|Expert has vast experience in developing new products and marketing them on an international level. He also has vast experience in developing marketing models and implementing them for imported and exported products.|
|Other Relevant Experience|
|He is an expert on IT systems, various operating systems, and engineering and GIS packages.
He is an expert in project management, especially of projects pertaining to and in eco-sensitive areas.
He is very experienced in development planning specifically related to governmental entities, private enterprise, and international investors.
He is very experience in conducting civil and environmental investigations for potential investors, designers, and developers.
|English||He is highly proficient in all aspects.|
|Flemish||He can read and speak Flemish perfectly; his writing skills are fair.|
|Dutch||He can read Dutch perfectly; his writing and speaking skills are fair.|
|German||He can read German fairly and speak it poorly.|
Fields of Expertise
solar energy, alternative energy, solar technology, biofuel, energy-efficient solar water heating, green energy, solar space heating, energy-efficient space heating, geotechnical engineering, geosynthetic material, geotechnical centrifuge modeling, geotechnical failure, environmental engineering, environmental management, environmental water sample, water reuse, solar pond, anaerobic industrial wastewater digestion, drinking water treatment, boiler water treatment, closed cycling wastewater treatment, condensate water treatment, cooling water treatment, drinking water disinfection, drinking water distillation, drinking water filtration, drinking water purification, wastewater recycling, wastewater treatment engineering, activated-sludge process, aerobic municipal wastewater digestion, anaerobic municipal wastewater digestion, biological industrial wastewater treatment, biological municipal wastewater treatment, boiler feedwater treatment, chemical municipal wastewater treatment, drinking water quality monitoring, drinking water source protection, drinking water treatment waste disposal, effluent treatment, reverse osmosis water treatment, sour water treatment, swimming pool water treatment, wastewater disinfection, wastewater flocculation, water desalination, water magnetic treatment, water purification, water softening, water treatment filtration, water ultrafiltration, water sanitation, sewage purification, swimming pool construction, solar pond design, demineralized water, spa water treatment, biological treatment, distilled water, municipal water, advanced battery, solar energy application, desalination, cooling system, brine disposal, chemical oxygen demand, biochemical oxygen demand, wastewater stripping, drinking water quality standard, cooling water, water supply, environmental protection, drinking water distribution system microbiological control, electric energy generation, drinking water treatment statute, drinking water taste control, drinking water organics control, drinking water inorganics control, water treatment, activated-carbon system, wastewater treatment, coagulation, drinking water odor control, industrial wastewater, sour water, effluent product, conventional space heating, drinking water fluoridation, drinking water, activated carbon, wastewater, water resource, soil mechanics, rock mechanics, flocculating agent, dewatering, coagulant, brine, boiler feedwater, anaerobic microbiological process, alternative fuel