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Expert in Surfactant Biodegradation

Expert ID: 107590 California, USA

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Expert had the early portion of his career include the syntheses of new and potentially biodegradable surfactants for use in laundry detergents. Later, he supervised the testing of these and other surfactants for biodegradability and soil removal performance. Among his accomplishments is the establishment of a laboratory detergent testing program for a major chemical company. He has consulted with industrial and academic groups in many countries on the environmental effects of detergents on water quality. He has testified before governmental bodies in several countries on this topic.

He has done extensive work on product applications for polyisobutylene. This has included its use in caulks, sealants, adhesives, waterproofing, inks, coatings, and many other applications too numerous to list.

He has had considerable experience involving product specifications, analyses, and applications for alpha olefins. In addition, he has developed several new uses for alpha olefins varying in molecular weight from C6 to C20.

Expert consulted with the Exxon Chemical facility in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.He consulted with the Chevron Research facility in Richmond, California.He currently consults with P. T. Monokem Surya, Jakarta, Indonesia (not on site).

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: San Jose, California - San Francisco, California - Sacramento, California - Oakland, California - Stockton, California - Fremont, California - Modesto, California - Santa Rosa, California - Hayward, California - Sunnyvale, California

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1961 Degree: PhD Subject: Organic Chemistry Institution: University of Washington
Year: 1957 Degree: AB Subject: Chemistry Institution: Harvard University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1986 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Independent Consultant Department: Undisclosed Responsibilities: Expert provides consulting services in the areas of surfactant biodegradation and industrial chemicals.
Years: 1961 to 1986 Employer: Chevron Research Company Title: Undisclosed Department: Undisclosed Responsibilities: The last eleven years of Expert's career were involved in the supervision of Chevron's Industrial Chemical Technical Service Group, which troubleshot problems associated with Chevron Chemical's industrial chemicals.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1975 to 1986 Country / Region: Far East Summary: Expert consulted with various governmental, industrial, and educational personnel regarding the biodegradability of surfactants in Indonesia, Thailand, India, and Singapore.
Years: 1975 to 1986 Country / Region: Middle East Summary: Expert consulted with various governmental, industrial, and educational personnel regarding the biodegradability of surfactants in Saudi Arabia.
Years: 1975 to 1986 Country / Region: Africa Summary: Expert consulted with various governmental, industrial, and educational personnel regarding the biodegradability of surfactants in Nigeria.
Years: 1975 to 1986 Country / Region: Latin America Summary: Expert consulted with various governmental, industrial, and educational personnel regarding the biodegradability of surfactants in Mexico, Peru, Ecuador, and Colombia.
Years: 1975 to 1986 Country / Region: Europe Summary: Expert consulted with various governmental, industrial, and educational personnel regarding the biodegradability of surfactants in France, England, and Switzerland.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
He has been a member of the American Chemical Society and the American Society for Testing and Materials (Task Group Chairman, Membership Secretary).

Publications and Patents Summary
He has approximately 10 publications and three or four patents.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Spanish Expert reads some Spanish.
German He reads some German.

Fields of Expertise

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