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Expert in Wastewater Plant Design, Wastewater Plant Operation, Terrorism Prevention Engineering

Expert ID: 725009 Indiana, USA

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He has over thirty years of experience as Environmental Manager, Engineer, Professor, Auditor, American Borate, Expert Witness, etc.

Has ample expertise in the following:

Civil and Environmental Engineering, Construction Inspection & Management, Business Development, Risk Assessment, Policy, Planning, Lobbying, Industrial and Municipal Wastewater Engineering, & Management, Wastewater Plant Operations, Design & Construction. Teaching Engineering & echnology, Construction, Project Managements, andQuality Control. Capital Improvement Project (CIP)from ¼ to 55 million dollars.

Construction Industry:
Responsible for construction evaluation, bids, estimating, Construction Management, construction progress, management and supervision of more than 100 employees. Acts as a Civil Engineer.


Fuel and Gasoline Industry:
Was responsible for business development,
supervise several employees, technicians.

Group Leader/ Acting Chief:
Offer training and engineering and scientific skill to Scientists and Engineers, waste treatment and disposal operators, and managers.

Laboratory Manager:
Set up teaching and research laboratories, supervise workers.

A large size Electrical Energy Producing Company has Wastewater Treatment Plants For Treatment of (a) Industrial Wastewater and (b) Domestic (Bathroom) Wastewater. The Domestic Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) had several problems in meeting National Pollution Elimination Discharge System (NPDES) limits, including E.Coli Limits.

Sources of receiving any amount of industrial wastewater to the Domestic WWTP were eliminated in order to avoid toxicity to the biomass of the Domestic WWTP. One of the main reasons that the WWTP had problem is due to oversize of the WWTP. The WWTP was designed for treating 20,000.00 gallons of wastewater per day. The actual Wastewater flow that was coming to the WWTP for treatment was only 4000.00 to 50000.00 gallons per day.

The conventional activated WWTP was designed for 24 hours residence time. Due to oversize of the treatment plant, the residence time was from 96 hours to 120 hours. To save energy and to prolong the lives of the blowers, the aeration system for the activated sludge aeration chamber was “ON” for one hour and “OFF” for one hour. The said conditions caused septic conditions contributing the violation of E.Colil limits.

Measurement of Dissolve Oxygen (D.O) at different depth of the aeration chamber of the WWTP was taken. The D.O in the activated sludge aeration chamber was sometimes below 1 mg/l.

Briefly in order to resolve the problem, (a) short term corrective measure and (b) long term corrective measures were taken.

Short Term Measure:

1. Septic sludge from the aerating chamber was pumped out and fresh activated sludge was added (2) Aeration pattern was changed first from one hour “ON” to one hour “OFF” to aeration at all times until the D.O. reached at least to a level of 4.0 mg/l, for a week and then aeration was tapered off to 45 minutes “ON” and 15 minutes “OFF” mode, (3) Chlorination dosage for disinfections was adjusted. (4) Special technique was developed in collecting E. Coil samples.

Long Term Measure: Different Options were considered. The WWTP plant has been operating for without much mechanical maintenance for more than 13 years. Normally, such a package plant will have a life of 20 to 25 years. The package plant is corroded.

First option was considered to replace the WWTP with a smaller size WWTP plant like Sequential Batch Reactor, Bio Reactor, Membrane Bio Reactor, SVM, Conventional Package Plant etc. The Company was not willing to install and operate a new plant due to budgetary constrain. Cost on installation of a new WWTP would have been any where from $250,000.00 to $600,000.00.

In order to meet the budgetary constrain, it was decided to divide the existing 20,000.00 gallons per day aeration chamber of the WWTP to two (2) 10,000.00 gallons aeration chambers by mechanical means. One of the two chambers will be used for aeration purpose. The second one will be at stand-by. This change will reduce the chance of septic conditions due to reduced residence time. During the change, the other needed mechanical maintenance will be made which will prolong the life of the WWTP to another 10 to 15 years.The Industry complaint about paying too much fees to the City as IU. On investigation it was found that:

(1) The Holding Tank which holds the mixture of Industrials and Domestic (bathroom) WW before the mixed WW overflows to the City’s collection system was creating septic conditions, (2) the City charged the Industry based on Bio-Chemical Demand (BOD) and Total Suspended Solids (TSS) multiplied by the total volume of WW, (3) The Septic Condition of mixed WW in the Holding Tank was contributing to high BOD and TSS numbers.

SOLUTIONS:

(1) The use of Holding Tank, which was creating Septic Condition, was eliminated.
(2) The domestic WW was separated from Industrial WW. (3) Dumping of unused material which contributed to high BOD number was minimized by using best management practice (BMP) and total quality management ( TQM) (4) Arrangements were made with the City to pay separately for Domestic WW and Industrial WW. The cost was reduced from $700,000.00 per year to expected $ 200,000.00 per year.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Indianapolis, Indiana - Bloomington, Indiana - Muncie, Indiana - Anderson, Indiana - Terre Haute, Indiana - Lafayette, Indiana - Champaign, Illinois - Hamilton, Ohio

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1981 Degree: MS Subject: Environmental Engineering Institution: Southern Illinois Uni
Year: 1974 Degree: BS Subject: Metallurgical Engineering Institution: IIT
Year: 1986 Degree: Post Graduate Subject: Professional Engineering Institution: University of Nevada
Year: 1988 Degree: Post Graduate Subject: Business Administration Institution: Lakehead University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2006 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Managing Director Department: Environmental Management Responsibilities: 2006- Present: Managing Director: Environmental Management Associates:
Consulting Engineering Firm to serve Civil Engineering Projects, Construction
Management, Construction Inspection, Industrial and Municipal Drinking &
Wastewater users. Practice includes policy input, operation, and
design of wastewater, drinking water, and surface & ground water treatment,
collection and transportation system design, Terrorism Prevention
Engineering, Grant Management
Years: 1985 to 2006 Employer: Indiana EPA Title: Sr. Engineer & Group Leader Department: Wastewater Responsibilities: 1985-2006: Group Leader and Sr. Environmental Engineer: Indiana Department of Environmental Management. Construction & Design Review, Erosion Control, Policy and Rule making, Lobbying, Review of design, offer design assistance, offers advice on modern and innovative technology for design, collection system design review and assistance; design to use collection system to store storm water during wet weather, Construction Monitoring, Environmental Compliance, Auditing, Flow monitoring, Sampling, Ground, Surface & Storm Water Management, Treatment, and Protection; and clean ups, Rule making, assist Industrial and Municipalities with Regulatory Affairs with Federal, State, Municipal Regulations, Construction Evaluation of Wastewater Treatment Plants, Bio Solids Management, Multimedia Evaluation of regulatory compliance with Wastewater, Air, Solid &Hazardous wastes; Assistance in Permit Process, initiation of enforcement actions, Offer Technical assistance in regulatory and compliance matters, offer assistance and Encouragement in pollution prevention, voluntary clean up; offer technical, diagnostic, Regulatory, processing, and waste management, waste control, waste disposal assistance in wastewater plant operation and management, and, treatment and disposal, and Pretreatment of wastes.
Years: 1984 to 1985 Employer: KBI of Cabot Corporation Title: Engineer Department: Metal Div Responsibilities: Engineer: KBI of Cabot Corporation, Henderson, Kentucky. Quality Control, Metallurgical Master Alloy Production and Environmental and Regulatory Affairs.
Years: 1982 to 1984 Employer: Lincoln Trail College Title: Professor Department: Engineering Responsibilities: Monitoring, Environmental Compliance, Auditing, Flow monitoring, Sampling, Ground, Surface & Storm Water Management, Treatment, and Protection; and clean ups, Rule making, assist Industrial and Municipalities with Regulatory Affairs with Federal, State, Municipal Regulations, Construction Evaluation of Wastewater Treatment Plants, Bio Solids Management, Multimedia Evaluation of regulatory compliance with Wastewater, Air, Solid &Hazardous wastes; Assistance in Permit Process, initiation of enforcement actions, Offer Technical assistance in regulatory and compliance matters, offer assistance and Encouragement in pollution prevention, voluntary clean up; offer technical, diagnostic, Regulatory, processing, and waste management, waste control, waste disposal assistance in wastewater plant operation and management, and, treatment and disposal, and Pretreatment of wastes.

1982- 1984: College Professor: Lincoln Trail College, Robinson, Illinois. Taught Engineering & Technology, Drafting, Surveying Courses, Curriculum Development, Applied for Grants, Developed Laboratories, Advised Students, and Served in search Committees in selecting other faculty members.
Years: 1981 to 1982 Employer: Management Engineers Title: Engineer Department: Engineering Responsibilities: Served as a Technical Expert Engineering and Safety design and Projects. Assist client in Regulatory Compliance.

Career Accomplishments

Licenses / Certifications
PE
Professional Appointments
College Professor, Committees in selecting other faculty members

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Wastewater Engineering, Mining Environmental Areas
Training / Seminars
Wastewater, Environmental Safety
Vendor Selection
All environmental
Marketing Experience
Fuel and Gasoline Indsutry: Was responsible for business development,
supervise several employees, technicians.

Group Leader/ Acting Chief: Offer training and engineering and scientific skill to
Scientists and Engineers, waste treatment and disposal operators, and managers.

Laboratory Manager: Set up teaching and research laboratories, supervise workers.
Other Relevant Experience
Construction Industry: Responsible for construction evaluation, bids, estimating,
Construction Management, construction progress, management and supervision of
more than 100 employees. Act a Civil Engineer.

Travel/ Hospitality Industry: Co- past owner of Travel Agency for 15 + years. Development
of business, supervision and customer dealings.

Fields of Expertise

accelerated environmental testing, acid sludge disposal, aerobic municipal wastewater digestion, biological industrial wastewater treatment, biological municipal wastewater treatment, condensate water treatment, drinking water quality monitoring, drinking water quality standard, drinking water treatment, drinking water treatment statute, drinking water treatment waste disposal, environmental compliance, environmental due diligence investigation, environmental engineering, environmental management, environmental waste, environmental water sampling, fuel cleanup, groundwater treatment, industrial wastewater treatment, industrial water treatment, in-situ groundwater treatment, municipal wastewater land treatment, municipal wastewater treatment, plating wastewater treatment, process-water treatment, pumped-groundwater treatment, site remediation, soil remediation, soil sampling, wastewater disinfection, wastewater plant design, wastewater system, wastewater treatment, wastewater treatment engineering, water remediation, water softening, water treatment filtration, terrorism, lobbying, budgetary control, plant design, environmental forensics, mold remediation, wastewater flocculation, etchant recycling, bacterial contamination, aluminum recycling, spa water treatment, groundwater remediation, distilled water, gray water, environmental water sample, water magnetic treatment, environmental science, natural resource, closed cycling wastewater treatment, environmental analytical chemistry, state environmental regulation, wastewater stripping, water reuse, environment-related assessment, drinking water distribution system microbiological control, municipal wastewater disinfection, drinking water source protection, drinking water organics control, feedwater treatment, water pollution process, soil contamination, pollution, Environmental Protection Agency, industrial wastewater, drinking water chlorination, environmental testing, sour water, human ecology, ecological environment, drinking water fluoridation, hazardous waste recycling, environmental cleanup, bioremediation, environmental impact, cryogenic recycling, environmental effect, waste recycling, water ultrafiltration, reverse osmosis water treatment, physical industrial wastewater treatment, materials reuse, environmental modeling, environmental risk assessment, environmental impact statement, ecosystem assessment, drinking water distillation, contamination control, agricultural chemical environmental effect

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