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Industrial & Municipal Water & Waste Water Treatment

ID: 733644 Illinois, USA

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Expert has over 40 years of experience in the fields of water, wastewater and industrial wastewater treatment. His experiences include the engineering, operational and educational aspects in each of these fields. For the past 40 years, he has served primarily as process engineer project manager or principal-incharge for a variety of study, design and treatment plant operations projects. Expert's project experience encompasses the design and operation of new facilities as well as improvements to existing facilities. Representative projects include wastewater treatment plants, water treatment plants and industrial treatment plants. Nutrient control, advanced wastewater treatment, clarifier design, new processes, Biosolids and troubleshooting are among his specialties. His experience also includes directing numerous pilot studies, a number of value engineering studies, odor identification and control studies, and serving as an expert witness. Expert has authored or co-authored more than 170 publications and a text book, was the editor of a major conference proceedings, and has contributed to several major manual of practices - including serving as liquid treatment volume leader of WEF's design of municipal wastewater treatment plants, task chair of WEF’s clarifier design manual, and nitrification chapter author of WEF's nutrient control manual of practice (MOP) - and technical publications, as well as presenting numerous seminars in the field of environmental engineering. He is a former editor of WEF's research journal Water Environment Research and has won numerous awards, including the industry’s most prestigious one: the AAEE Gordon Fair award.

• Significant contributor to Major Water and Wastewater projects all over the world, including in
o US
o UK
o Germany
o Brazil
o China
• Mentor to many of top people in in profession including WEF’s top technical officer, an owner/ founder of an engineering firm, a recent VWEA president ….
• Excellent communicator, including having written/ presented almost 200 presentations/publications and co-authored two editions of a textbook. Also, have led or contributed to multiple WEF MOPs (Manual of Practices). I have won multiple award for my presentations.
• Developer of an activated sludge operational approach used around the world.
• Experience as an educator, having taught for 3 years at Rutgers University an having developed/taught a new course IIT Chicago in 2016.
• Executive in a top engineering firm, Earth Tech (originally Rust E & I and ultimately AECOM), helping to propel firm into top 5 WW firms in ENR. A developer/founder of Technical Practice Groups (TPG(s) and headed Biosolids TPG for Earth Tech.
• Creator and leader (for 24 years) of Greeley and Hansen’s Process Engineering Group which ultimately was copied by most Environmental Engineering firms.

Biosolids/ Sludge handling treatment & disposal, Nutrient Control & Recovery, Optimization & Troubleshooting

Many examples of saving clients huge sums of money upon request--Available upon request.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1969 Degree: PhD Subject: Environmental Engineering Institution: Illinois Institute of Technology
Year: 1967 Degree: MS Subject: Environmental Engineering Institution: Northwestern University
Year: 1964 Degree: BS Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: Northwestern University

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1989 to 1996 Country / Region: Munich, Germany Summary: Developed Nutrient Control Plant design that over a billion DM
Years: 1989 to 1996 Country / Region: UK Summary: troubleshot wwtp designs
Years: 1989 to 1996 Country / Region: Bejing China Summary: Headed Bio-solids Study
Years: 1989 to 1996 Country / Region: Rio de Janerio, Brazil Summary: Headed Bio-solids Study
Years: 2016 to 2017 Country / Region: Canton, China Summary: Technical Lead Master plan for ww

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Professional Memberships
American Academy of Environmental Engineers, BCEE Membership Committee
American Society of Civil Engineers
Clarifier Research Committee
Reviewer for Journal of the Environmental Engineering Division
Water Environment Federation
New York Water Environment Association
Virginia Water Environment Association
Central States Water Environment Association:
Government Affairs Committee: Program Committee, Education Committee
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Design Committee
Residuals and Biosolids Committee

Technical Practice Committee:
Task Force on MOP Operation of a Municipal Industrial Waste Program
Task Force on Aeration
Task Force on Activated Sludge
Task Force on Clarifiers
Task Force on MOP 8, Design of Wastewater Treatment Plants
Task Force on Nutrient Control Design Manual
Principal author of Nitrification Chapter
Task Force on MOP Wastewater Source Control Program
Task Force on MOP 11 Operation of Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plants
Task Force on MOP 8, Design of Wastewater Treatment Plants
Task Force on Fixed Film MOP, author of Clarifier Chapter
Task Force on Nutrient Control Design Manual
Water Environment Federation Research Foundation Representative
Reviewer Research Journal
Editor, Water Environment Research
Licenses / Certifications
Board Certified Environmental Engineer
Professional Engineer, Virginia
Professional Engineer, Illinois
Professional Engineer, Indiana

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Numerous cases. A full list available upon request.
Marketing Experience
Developed over $60 million worth of new fees from new clients over period 2000-2008

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