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Expert in Reverse Osmosis Desalination

Expert ID: 732124 New Jersey, USA

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Expert has done extensive research and design in areas of intakes, pretreatment, reverse osmosis membrane design and post-treatment all related to seawater reverse osmosis. In addition to being professor at several international universities in USA, Saudi Arabia and Singapore, Expert has been retained as a consultant on many large SWRO projects globally. Expert has consulted for SWCC (Saudi Arabia) which is the largest producer of water by desalination in the world, U.S. Bureau of reclamation which is responsible for desalination activity in Saudi Arabia and USA, Dupont and Dow which are manufacturers of RO membranes and designers of SWRO facilities and currently with Turks and Ciacos Water Company which is the producer of water by SWRO in Turks and Caicos Islands.

Expertise in seawater intakes, pretreatment design, reverse osmosis (RO) design and post-treatment

He is designer and operations consultant to Turks and Caicos Water Company reverse osmosis facilityHe was consultant to DuPont and Dow on RO membrane development.

Industrial Consultation:
Turks and Caicos Desalination Water Company, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands, BWI
DuPont, Permasep Division, Wilmington, Delaware, USA
Dow Chemical Company, Midland, MI, USA
U.S. Dept of Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Desalination Division
Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) Saudi Arabia
Reviewer for World Health Organization on Water Quality, Geneva, Switzerland
Middle East Desalination Research Center, Muscat, Oman
Desalination Consultant, Public Utility Board, Singapore
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Kuwait Institute of Water Research, Kuwait
Expert Witness, Tampa Bay Water Authority versus Hydranautics
Reviewer for Desalination Journal
Reviewer for Journal of Membrane Research
Editorial Board of Journal of Water Reuse and Desalination
Consultant to Environmental Solutions Consultancy, Dubai

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 - Bridgeport, Connecticut - New Haven, Connecticut - Hartford, Connecticut - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1970 Degree: Ph.D. Subject: Biochemistry and environmental biology related to reverse osmosis Institution: Columbia University, New York USA
Year: 1964 Degree: B.S. Subject: Chemistry and Biology Institution: Fairleigh Dickinson University
Year: 1966 Degree: M.S. Subject: Biology Institution: Fairleigh Dickinson University
Year: 1971 Degree: Post- Doctoral Fellowship Subject: Office of Naval Research Institution: Columbia University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1970 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Professor Department: Natural Sciences Responsibilities: Research in desalination

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1990 to 1993 Agency: U.S. bureau of Reclamation Role: Consultant Description: He was responsible for training Saudi Arabia desalination operators

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1991 to 1992 Country / Region: Saudi arabia Summary: assisted SWCC in RO development
Years: 2009 to 2012 Country / Region: Singapore Summary: Assisted GrahamTek in RO development

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
IDA
Professional Appointments
Continual work for Journal Membrane Science and Desalination
Publications and Patents Summary
He has over 50 publications and seminars and recent chapter in intakes for RO process and desalination.
Workshops: 4
Book chapters: 3

Reviewer for Journals and Governments:
Desalination and Water Treatment Journal
Desalination
IDA Journal, Desalination and Water Re-Use
Journal of Membrane Science
Journal of Water Process Engineering
Encyclopaedia of Life Sciences, Fouling Component in Desalination
Technical Committee for World Health Organization (WHO) Guidance on Desalination & Safe Water Supply
Public Utilities Board (PUB), Singapore, external reviewer of university grant proposal to EWI
Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Department of Interior

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert witness for Tampa Bay Water in litigation against designers.
Training / Seminars
Seminars for International Desalination Association

Fields of Expertise

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