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Experience

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SUMMARY:

 

·  Chemical Engineer with over 40-Years Experience in Solids Processing

   (Mechanical & Thermal)


·  Technical, Marketing, and Sales Skills


·  Global Experience: Japan, Taiwan, China, Korea, Mexico, Brazil,

   England, Germany, Netherlands


·  Critical Analytical Thinking


·  Strong Process Engineering Background


·  3 U.S. Patents - - - 35 Technical Publications


·  Instructor for an Industrial Drying Course at The Center for

   Professional Advancement, in East Brunswick, NJ and in 

   Amsterdam, The Netherlands


·  Powder & Bulk Engineering Magazine - Author & Editorial Advisory

   Board Member

BUSINESS EXPERIENCE:

2003 – Present

AMERICAN DRYING CONSULTANTS

St. Paul, Minnesota


Solids Drying Consultant
 

·  Process Engineering, Equipment Sizing, Process Flow Diagrams – H&M

   Balances,

·  P&ID schematics,

·  advice on dryer system interlocking,

·  recommendations on suitability of various types of thermal processing

   equipment,

·  participation at meetings with Client and potential vendors,

·  witnessing pilot plant testwork and evaluation of pilot plant test 

   reports,

·  bid tabulation review of vendor quotations,

·  analysis of plant operating data,

·  engineering study to increase existing dryer capacity,

·  methods to decrease existing dryer heat load,

·  conversion from open-cycle system to closed-cycle drying circuit,

·  process start-up advisory services,

·  investigation of possible causes for dryer failures,

·  ways to eliminate or control dryer fires.


 

1997 – 2002

BARR-ROSIN INC.

Montreal, Canada


Process Engineering & Design of High-Speed Paddle Dryer.

1984 – 1997

BEPEX CORPORATION

Minneapolis, MN


Process Engineering & Design of 8-types of direct-contact convection and indirect-contact conduction dryers:

Fash dryer, Fluid Bed dryer, Hopper dryer, Cascade Tray dryer, Solidaire, TorusDisc, Thermascrew, Continuator, PET Crystallizers

1982 – 1984

WERNER & PFLEIDERER CORPORATION

Ramsey, NJ


Process Engineering & Design of Spiral Dryer.


1979 – 1982

STORK BOWEN ENGINEERING, INC.

Somerville, NJ


Process Engineering & Design of Spray Dryers & Fluid Bed Dryers


1974 – 1979

DORR-OLIVER, INC.

Stamford, CT


Process Engineering & Design of processing equipment for sludge thermal conditioning, mechanical dewatering, and incineration:

Decanter Centrifuge, Rotary Vacuum Filter, Plate & Frame Filter Press, Continuous Belt Press, Fluid Bed Incinerator. 



LICENSES:

·  Registered Professional Engineer (Minnesota)

·  Registered Professional Engineer (New Jersey)


PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:

·  American Institute of Chemical Engineers 


PATENTS:

 ·  “Concentric Double Pipe Horizontal Heat Exchanger for Fiber      Containing Fluids” (U. S. No. 3,920,068)


·  “Fluid Bed Cooling System for Polymer Processing” 

    (U. S. No.  5,516,880 - - - Process Patent)


·  “Fluid Bed Cooling System for Polymer Processing” 

    (U.S. No. 5,662,870 - - - Apparatus Patent)