Expert in Wastewater, Trade Effluent, Organic Waste Treatment, Analytical Science, Water Quality and Pollution
Expert ID: 727925 United Kingdom
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.
|Year: 1984||Degree: Graduate of the Royal Society of Chemistry||Subject: Chemistry||Institution: Liverpool Polytechnic|
|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.|
|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.|
|Part-time Lecturer: Forensic Evidence Collection and Analysis.|
|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.|
Fields of Expertise
analytical science, chemistry, effluent monitoring, biodegradable waste, aquatic chemistry, total organic carbon, wastewater treatment equipment, effluent treatment, water test kit, water analysis equipment, biological treatment, biological aerobic treatment, distilled water, environmental water sampling, environmental water sample, water, chemical oxygen demand, biochemical oxygen demand, activated-sludge process, waste-treatment sludge, waste sludge, monitoring equipment, municipal wastewater treatment, primary municipal wastewater treatment, secondary municipal wastewater treatment, sludge management, water-sampling equipment, municipal wastewater, aerobic municipal wastewater digestion, water pollution assessment, wastewater treatment, wastewater pretreatment, sludge treatment, sewage treatment, industrial wastewater treatment, biological municipal wastewater treatment, biological industrial wastewater treatment, water pollution control, aerobic digestion, sewage, wastewater, water pollutant, surface water, anaerobic municipal wastewater digestion, anaerobic industrial wastewater digestion, anaerobic microbiological process, anaerobic digestion, activated sludge