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Expert in Expertise for Sodium Chlorate/Perchlorates Projects, Economics on Power consumption/Process, Revamping/Rehabilitation of running/old plants

Expert ID: 732393 India

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He has over 37 years of experience working in chlorates/perchlorates fields. He has worked in several countries in various fields, including chemical plant equipment design, plant operation and administration, money and manpower management, product marketing, project planning and commissioning. Presently working as an 'ADJUNCT RESEARCH FELLOW' in Nanyang Technological University, Singapore to support research on Chlorate/perchlorate processes.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1976 Degree: B.E (chem) Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: Annamalai University, Tamilnadu, India
Year: 2005 Degree: MIE Subject: Member of institution of engineers India Institution: Institution of Engineers (India), Kolkatta, India
Year: 2005 Degree: Chartered Engineer Subject: Registered Institution: Institution of Engineers (India), Kolkatta, India

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2014 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Freelance Technical Consultant Department: Chemical Plants and Projects Responsibilities: Expert is a Freelance Technical Consultant providing services to chemical plants and projects.
Years: 2014 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Adjunct Research Fellow Department: Energetic Research Institute Responsibilities: He is working as an ‘Adjunct Research Fellow’ to support a research team in NTU, Singapore, on Chlorate/perchlorate (electro-chemical) processes.
Years: 2014 to 2014 Employer: Gujarat Alkalies & Chemicals Ltd. Gujarat, India Title: Chlorate Expert Department: Sodium Chlorate Crystal Project Responsibilities: Worked as a Chlorate Expert for a Greenfield 60 TPD Sodium Chlorate crystal project for electrolysis process, crystal and utility plants. The plant achieved its full rated capacity of 60 TPD crystal production and it is running satisfactorily.
Years: 2012 to 2014 Employer: Ayyan Consultant , Chennai, (India) Title: Technical Consultant Department: Chlorate and Chemical Responsibilities: As a Technical Consultant, he extended his expertise to Chlorate and chemical industries in India for new project and plant efficient operation enhancement.
Years: 2009 to 2012 Employer: Teamec Chlorates Ltd, Ongole, A.P (India) Title: Senior Vice President Department: Sodium Chlorate crystal project Responsibilities: Expert implemented a Greenfield 32 TPD Sodium Chlorate crystal project for electrolysis process for a crystal plant. As Team Leader, his activities included land development, procurement of equipment, construction, planning and coordination. Results included successful commission and running.
Years: 2005 to 2009 Employer: Othman H Al-Ghamdi & Sons Co. (Saudi Arabia) Title: Project Manager Department: Sodium Chlorate Project Responsibilities: Expert worked on the implementation of a 15,000 TPA capacity sodium chlorate project.
Years: 2004 to 2005 Employer: Vanithamani Chemicals Pvt. Ltd, Sivakasi (India) Title: Consultant Department: Potassium Chlorate Plant Responsibilities: Via electrolysis process, Expert assisted with the modernization, optimization of plant economics and new projects executed for the production of per-chlorate and potassium nitrate.
Years: 2003 to 2004 Employer: Pabanas Chemicals Pvt. Ltd. (India) Title: Consultant Department: Potassium Chlorate Plant Rehabilitation Responsibilities: He provided his expertise to assist in the total rehabilitation of a potassium chlorate plant by chemical method and for a new project for potassium nitrate production.
Years: 2002 to 2002 Employer: Rayalaseema Alkalies & Chemicals Ltd. (India) Title: Engineer Department: Sodium Chlorate Production Responsibilities: Expert submitted a basic engineering report for the production of Sodium chlorate to a capacity of 1500 TPA, for better re-usage of depleted/weak brine solution from their existing Membrane cell Chlor-Alkali plant of 100 TPD capacity, using the surplus power to be tapped out from their captive power plant.
Years: 2001 to 2001 Employer: Vaigai Chemicals Ltd. (India) Title: Potassium Chlorate Expert Department: Potassium Chlorate Manufacturing Responsibilities: Expert conducted a detailed study for this leading potassium chlorate manufacturer in India, on plant efficiency, plant economics, plant operational safety, etc. He implemented these changes as well.
Years: 1999 to 2001 Employer: NEC Engineers Pvt. Ltd (Iraq) Title: General Manager Department: Projects Responsibilities: Expert worked on contract to engage in the rehabilitation and commissioning of a chlorine plant (22 TPD); installation and commissioning of a sodium chlorate/perchlorate project (2 TPD) as Team Leader for defence application; and equipment supply and installation supervision.
Years: 1984 to 1999 Employer: Chemfab Chlorates Ltd. Pondicherry(India) Title: General Manager Department: Sodium chlorate crystal plant operation Responsibilities: He worked as GM (15 years) for this large-scale potassium and sodium chlorates manufacturing unit (10 TPD). Executed a greenfield 5 TPD Sodium Chlorate plant on Chemtics (Presently known as Jacobs.Inc), Canada technology.
Years: 1981 to 1984 Employer: Pandian Chemicals Ltd. (India) Title: Shift Engineer Department: Potassium Chlorate Plant Responsibilities: Expert worked as Shift Engineer at this potassium chlorate plant (12 TPD).
Years: 1978 to 1981 Employer: National Sugar Industrees (India) Title: Promotion Engineer Department: Design and Sales Responsibilities: He was engaged in the design and sales of chemical plant equipment like centrifuge, ball mill, rotary kiln, driers, etc., as well as sugar plant machineries like sugarcane crushers, evaporators, batch type centrifuge and others.
Years: 1977 to 1978 Employer: Shiram Fibers Ltd. (India) Title: Trainee Engineer Department: Engineering Responsibilities: Expert served as a trainee engineer at this Nylon-6 Tire cord manufacturer.

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