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Expert in Wastewater, Trade Effluent, Organic Waste Treatment, Analytical Science, Water Quality and Pollution

Expert ID: 727925 United Kingdom

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Expert is an experienced analytical chemist specialising in the analysis of waters, wastewaters, sludges and formal samples from both a regulator industry and regulated industry point of view. Experience of the design and implementation of effluent monitoring programes for various reasons including: assessment and optimisation of treatment plant operations, treatment plant design, regulatory compliance.

Expert has experience of classical 'wet' and instrumental methods of analysis including: AAS, Gas and Liquid Chromatography, Air Segmented Continuous Flow Analysers, Ion Selective Electrodes. Method development, validation and documentation. Quality Assurance/Quality Control and Laboratory Management

He has assessed organic waste materials for use as agricultural soil conditioners and fertilisers including calculation of application rates and filed appropriate documentation in respect of Waste Management Exemptions.He has reviewed expert reports and commented on the validity of conclusions drawn, offering alternative conclusions in respect of water supply (water quality) litigation.He has conducted audits of small scale sewage treatment plants to assess loading rates and identify reasons for discharge consent failure. A maintenence and management program was developed to bring this plant back into consent.He has conducted a desk study into historical land use and calculated nutrient and potentially toxic element loadings in relation to an agricultural tenancy dispute following waste spreading activities.He has analysed regulator formal samples and provided expert advice and evidence at Magistrates Court and Crown Court (Appeal Court) in respect of water pollution incidents.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1984 Degree: Graduate of the Royal Society of Chemistry Subject: Chemistry Institution: Liverpool Polytechnic

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1992 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Consultant Department: Responsibilities: Provision of Expert Support Services in the areas of: Water Quality, Wastewater Treatment, Organic Waste Treatment, Recycling to Agricultural Land, Water Pollution Incidents. Advice on Laboratory Services and Analytical Methods. Laboratory Setup and Staff Training.
Years: 1990 to 1992 Employer: North West Water Title: Senior Scientist Analytical Department: Responsibilities: Management of the analytical function of 2 water and 2 wastewater laboratories in South and West Cheshire. Analytical Method Development, Validation (DWI) and Documentation. Staff training/review.
Years: 1987 to 1990 Employer: North West Water Title: Senior Scientific Officer Department: Responsibilities: Management and training of junior laboratory staff. Provision of an analytical chemistry service: wastewaters, industrial effluents, sludges and soils. Analysis of Formal Samples.
Years: 1983 to 1987 Employer: North West Water Title: Scientific Assistant Department: Responsibilities: Provision of a general analytical service: wastewaters, industrial effluents, sludges and soils.
Years: 1978 to 1983 Employer: North West Water Title: Assistant Scientific Officer Department: Responsibilities: Provision of a general analytical service: wastewaters, industrial effluents, sludges and soils.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Chartered Scientist (CSci). Chartered Chemist, Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (CChem MRSC). Member of the RSC Water Forum and Law Groups.
Professional Appointments
Part-time Lecturer: Forensic Evidence Collection and Analysis.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Provision of oral and written expert advice to Barristers and Solicitors.
Provision of oral evidence in Tribunals, Magistrates and Crown Court (Appeal Court). Cases include: Water Pollution, Land Pollution (following waste recycling), Water Quality (fit for purpose), Treatment Plant Operation (negligence).
Other Relevant Experience
Trained in the Legal Aspects of Report Writing.

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