Expert in Environmental Management, Experimental Designs, Refinery Processes
Expert directed, organized, planned, coordinated, and implemented a $600,000 source testing and emission inventory project. The testing was conducted for six marine vessels equipped with diesel engines and gas turbines while in underway operations. The test protocol followed EPA and International Maritime Organization (IMO) guidelines. Pollutants quantified included NOx, CO, SOx, hydrocarbons, and particulate matter (PM). He employed, for the first time in a marine environment, an innovative method for PM determination. The results were used to derive emission factors reflecting real-life engine operating conditions. These emission factors were used to determine the emission inventory for several Coast Guard vessel classes. He finished the project two months ahead of schedule and 15% under budget. The Coast Guard rated the project execution excellent.
Expert evaluated existing environmental laws, regulations, standards, and guidelines pertaining to environmental pollution control for the Jubail Industrial City, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He compared those laws, regulations, standards, and guidelines to U. S. EPA regulations. Compliance areas in the study included air quality, hazardous waste, water, land disposal, and solid waste management.
Expert assisted a facility to obtain a permit for two internal combustion engines. The engines generated 2700 kW electricity from the digester gas originating from biodegradation of municipal wastewater. He evaluated NOx, CO, and hydrocarbon emissions of candidate engines (Caterpillar and Waukesha) as to conforming to federal and San Diego Air Pollution Control District standards. He negotiated with agency and engine manufacturers for acceptable BACT criteria. He identified and recommended the installation of a low-NOx internal combustion engine thus allowing for the elimination of the SCR system presently operating at the site. The low-NOx internal combustion engines were estimated to save the facility $45,000/year compared to the existing engine/SCR system.
Expert evaluated existing and emerging technologies for the Comprehensive Treatment and Management Plan (CTMP) of the Rocky Flats Plant, located in Denver, Colorado for the remediation of hazardous and mixed wastes. Remedial technologies surveyed and identified included fluid bed treatment, catalytic oxidation, solidification, supercritical carbon dioxide extraction, supercritical water oxidation, microwave destruction, joule heating, plasma treatment, and chemical treatments. Prepared logic flow-chart for the effective treatment of waste streams. He established a budget for the identified technologies, and coordinated a project with vendors, partner-engineering firms, and cost estimators.
Expert planned, organized, and managed a waste characterization study associated with road construction activities, near El Centro, California. The results assisted Caltrans to develop more cost effective and environmentally friendly practices to manage wastewater during road construction projects.
Expert conducted a comprehensive RCRA audit for a refinery regarding solid and hazardous waste streams. The audit resulted in vastly improved waste management handling practices at the refinery, eliminated the need to pay pending penalties, and met full agency approval.
Expert helped a cruise line company to save $100 million in air pollution reduction costs.He helped a refinery to save $4 million in hazardous waste management compliance costs. Expert performed a Risk Management Program for metals manufacturers to help them successfully achieve regulatory compliance.He assisted a municipality to obtain an air quality permit for alternative energy generation. Expert evaluated alternatives and recommended a solution for hazardous and nuclear waste remediation.
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Los Angeles, California - San Diego, California - Long Beach, California - Santa Ana, California - Anaheim, California - Riverside, California - Glendale, California - Huntington Beach, California - San Bernardino, California - Chula Vista, California
|Year: 1974||Degree: Ph.D.||Subject: Chemistry||Institution: MIT|
|Year: 1964||Degree: M.S.||Subject: Chemical Engineering||Institution: Budapest Technical University|
|Years: 1997 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: President||Department:||Responsibilities: Expert is in charge of environmental and energy consultation, proposals, project planning, budgeting, execution, marketing, teaching, and seminars.|
|Years: 1992 to 1997||Employer: Fluor Co.||Title: Senior Technical Advisor||Department: Engineering||Responsibilities:|
|Years: 1982 to 1992||Employer: Unocal||Title:||Department: Science and Engineering Division||Responsibilities:|
|Training / Seminars|
|Expert has developed courses and seminars for: waste management, air quality compliance, risk management, and refinery processes.|
|He is experienced with a technology exchange for developing pharmaceutical products.|
|Other Relevant Experience|
|He is expert in statistical experimental designs.|
|Hungarian||Expert is fluent in Hungarian.|
|German||He is also fluent in German, being able to speak, read, and write it.|