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Expert in Influent, Boiler, Cooling and Waste Treatment, Refinery, Petrochemical, Steel, Paper

Expert ID: 726393 Pennsylvania, USA

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Ms. Expert has an Bachelor's Degree in Science and a Master's Degree in Environmental Engineering. Expert has experience in the field of municipal water and wastewater treatment. Expert worked for a large municipal drinking water treatment plant and has several years of design experience including the design of influent treatment and activated sludge process systems. Expert has also designed sanitary and storm sewer collection systems.

Ms. Expert has extensive experience in the field of industrial water and wastewater treatment. Expert worked for an electric power company and monitored the cooling water and wastewater treatment programs. Expert also conducted wastewater treatment studies at the power plant stations. Expert has extensive experience with industrial water and wastewater treatment. Expert worked for a large water treatment company providing technical expertise to industrial clients including refinery, petrochemical, steel, automotive, paper and manufacturing customers. Expert has extensive knowledge in the areas of influent treatment including influent clarification, cold lime softening, hot process softening, sodium zeolite softening, ion exchange, filtration, microfiltration, nanofiltration, reverse osmosis, demineralization and deaeration.

Ms. Expert has extensive knowledge in the areas of wastewater treatment including metal removal processes, dissolved air flotation, induced air flotation, activated sludge systems, trickling filter treatment, secondary clarification and tertiary treatment. Expert has experience with sludge dewatering processes and equipment including belt filter presses, vacuum filters, centrifuges and plate & frame filter presses.

Ms. Expert has considerable experience in the areas of water and wastewater treatment chemicals. Expert worked as a buyer for a large water treatment company and had responsibilities for the polymer and monomer purchases valued at $70 million. Expert also directed the $35 million spend for toll manufacture of proprietary chemistries. Expert had responsibilities as the purchasing liaison to the company's business units and manufacturing plants. Expert also developed global polymer strategies and planning for company.

Expert also sold water and wastewater treatment chemicals including organic coagulants, flocculants, antifoams, metal removal chemistries to industrial and manufacturing clients. Expert also sold cooling and boiler treatment chemicals including dispersants, corrosion inhibitors, deposit control agents and biocide to water treatment companies.

She is a water treatment consultant and recently completed a water treatment plant audit for an ethanol manufacture. She reviewed the water system operation and recommended increasing the backwash flows for the filters, identified severe scaling in the secondary reverse (RO) osmosis units and recommended converting the secondary RO to primary RO units as well as installing another clarifer to produce an effluent that will meet the NPDES discharge limitations.She is a consultant and recently wrote a report discussing the various water and wastewater coagulants that are used as alternatives to aluminum sulfate (alum) and sodium aluminate including including aluminum chlorohydrate (ACH), polyaluminum chloride (PAC), polyaluminum chloride-sulfate, ferric sulfate, ferrous chloride and ferric chloride.
She discused the primary manufacturers and the classes of products that are produced in the United States and Canada. She also provided descriptions of manufacturing operations including raw materials, reactor sizes, reaction times and temperatures.
She is a consultant and conducted an audit of clarifiers (cold lime softeners) at a electric power plant. She evaluated the performance of the water treatment facilities and made recommendations for optimization and included an assessment of the technologies, chemical treatment and monitoring programs of the water treatment system. She is a water treatment consultant and completed a comprehensive audit of the influent, steam and cooling water systems at a large refinery. She reviewed the system operations and made several recommendations to optimize the operations of the influent, steam and cooling water systems resulting more efficient operations.She is a wastewater treatment system consultant and completea comprehensive audit of the wastewater system at a large refinery. She reviewed the wastewater unit operations and made recommendations to optimize the system operation and improve the effluent quality.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York - Yonkers, New York - Newark, New Jersey - Jersey City, New Jersey - Paterson, New Jersey - Elizabeth, New Jersey - Trenton, New Jersey - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Allentown, Pennsylvania - Baltimore, Maryland

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1983 Degree: MS Subject: Environmental Engineering Institution: University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
Year: 1975 Degree: BS Subject: General Science Institution: University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2009 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President Department: Responsibilities: She is a consultant offering water and energy audits of steam, cooling and wastewater systems and conservation and water reuse studies. She provides technical marketing, new product introduction, technology training seminars and product development services to clients.
Years: 2006 to 2009 Employer: Barclay Water Management Title: Area Manager and District Manager Department: Sales Responsibilities: She sold water and wastewater products to the industrial, manufacturing and commercial clients and the products included influent polymers, boiler internal treatment, cooling corrosion and deposit control inhibitors, closed system inhibitors, biocides and wastewater products.
Years: 2001 to 2006 Employer: Gucciardi Consulting Inc. Title: President Department: Water and Energy Audits Responsibilities: She was a consultant offering water and energy audits of steam, cooling and wastewater systems and conservation and water reuse studies. She provided technical marketing, new product introduction, technology training seminars and product development services to clients. She also sold cooling and boiler polymers to water treatment companies.
Years: 1983 to 2001 Employer: BetzDearborn/Hercules Title: Strategic Product Development Manager Department: Technical Marketing and Sales Responsibilities: She was the global product development manager for the water treatment, wastewater treatment and the industrial process technologies. She introduced new product technologies to the market place. She had an 18 year tenure at the company with technical marketing, engineering and sales assignments in the US and Europe.
Years: 1981 to 1983 Employer: Wisconsin Energy Corporation Title: Project Specialist Department: Environmental Responsibilities: She monitored water, wastewater and cooling water treatment programs. She conducted wastewater and cooling treatment studies at the power plant stations.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1995 to 1998 Country / Region: Belgium and Europe Summary: She was the Technology Marketing Manager and Corporate Accounts Manager based in Haasrode, Belgium for a large water treatment company. She developed and managed the water and wastewater treatment and industrial process treatment markets. She provided product and engineering support for these treatment technologies in Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Great Britain. She launched new polymer technology.
Years: 1998 to 2000 Country / Region: Europe, Asia Pacific, South America Summary: She was the Strategic Product Development Marketing Manager and managed the global product development for the water treatment, wastewater treatment and the industrial process technologies. She successfully introduced new product technologies to the market place and she increased the water and wastewater sales by 20% and industrial process sales by 30%.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Training / Seminars
Water Treatment Training Course offered at 2005 NACE International, Eastern Area Conference, October 2005

Water and Wastewater Technical Training courses conducted at several client locations.
Vendor Selection
Lead coordinator of the Global Polymer and Monomer Team for the BetzDearborn and Paper divisions of Hercules. Direct buying responsibilities within the region for Polyacrylamides, Polyacrylates, Polyamines, Poly-Dadmacs, Dispersants and tolled products. Liaison to the Paper Dry Strength and Retention, Drainage and Clarification Strategic Business Units, as well as the BetzDearborn Boiler, Cooling (polymers), Industrial Process and Water and Wastewater groups. Also the liaison to the Beaumont, Texas manufacturing plant.
Marketing Experience
Expertise in area of water and wastewater treatment for industrial clients. Resource for wastewater treatment requirements and discharge limitations for refinery, petrochemical, steel, paper and food industry clients.
Other Relevant Experience
Good communication skills and skilled technical presenter.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English She is proficient in English.

Fields of Expertise

activated sludge, activated-sludge process, dewatering, industrial wastewater treatment, industrial water treatment, influent water treatment, reverse osmosis water treatment, secondary municipal wastewater treatment, wastewater treatment, wastewater treatment equipment, wastewater treatment facility, water treatment, coagulant, coagulation, organic water treatment chemical, water treatment chemical, aquatic chemistry, electrodeionization, sour water treatment, nitrogen removal, oxidizing agent chemistry, demineralized water, ferrous sulfate, ozone technology, pH measurement, cooling system, deionized water system, condenser, wastewater treatment corrosion, zero-discharge closed cycling wastewater treatment, closed cycling wastewater treatment, chlorine dioxide, water treatment instrumentation, cooling water, peroxide oxidation, backflow prevention, boiler water treatment, municipal wastewater treatment, municipal wastewater nutrient removal, process-water treatment, drinking water treatment waste disposal, drinking water treatment, drinking water source protection, drinking water quality monitoring, drinking water organics control, drinking water inorganics control, drinking water distribution system maintenance, water treatment system, swimming pool water treatment, pumped-groundwater treatment, cooling water treatment, inorganic water treatment chemical, aerobic municipal wastewater digestion, activated carbon water filtration, toxic substance contaminated water treatment, industrial wastewater treatment facility, municipal wastewater treatment facility design, effluent product, groundwater treatment, drinking water, powdered activated carbon, granular activated carbon, sludge wastewater treatment system, wastewater pumping equipment, water softening, wastewater disinfection, water ultrafiltration, small community wastewater treatment system, reverse osmosis, point-of-use drinking water treatment, microfiltration, iron removal, flocculating agent, drinking water filtration, environmental engineering, drinking water disinfection, disinfectant, water desalination, boiler, boiler feedwater

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