Peguy

Water/Wastewater Treatment Operation & Maintenance Specialist

Specialisations

  • Treatment optimization
  • Treatment plant O&M auditing
  • Conventional coagulation/flocculation/settling/dual media filtration
  • Dissolved Air Flotation
  • Actiflo (weighted floc)
  • Diatomaceous earth filtration
  • Ion-exchange
  • Disinfection via chlorine gas, sodium hypochlorite, ozone, chloramination
  • Electrochlorination
  • Ozonation
  • Lime softening
  • Reverse osmosis & ultrafiltration
  • Sludge thickening and belt press dewatering
  • Treatment plant & chemical feed system commissioning
  • Pilot plant studies
  • Corrosion control studies
  • W/WW treatment plant laboratory testing/training
  • Water sampling & testing programs
  • Chlorine gas safety & leak response training

Profile

Over 30 years experience in the water quality and treatment field, starting as a treatment plant operator, progressing into the water quality laboratory until managing the operations for a 750,000 cu.meter/day plant in the USA. During this time, he acquired a wide range of expertise in water treatment and can say he is experience in the operation of: conventional coagulation/flocculation, settling, tube settlers, ultra-pulsator, dissolved air flotation, Actiflo (weighted floc), lime softening, reverse osmosis, ultrafiltration, diatomaceous earth filtration, ozonation, chlorination, chloramination, , electrochlorination, sludge thickening and dewatering, GAC contacting and ion-exchange.
Along the way he has acquired training and certification in a number of areas: Water Treatment Operator Licenses in California, Connecticut, New Jersey and Massachesetts, Emergency Response for Hazardous Materials training, hazardous materials handling, Six Sigma Green Belt, fluoridation, chlorination, chlorine leak response and American Boards of Certification licenses in water and wastewater treatment.
Since becoming an independent consultant in 1998 he has worked on a number of assignments for Veolia Environment and Seureca, the consulting arm of Veolia. These have taken him to Malaysia where he managed and helped commission a 750,000 cu. meter/day Actiflo water treatment plant and South Korea where he managed a 120,000 cu. meter/day industrial water facility at a petrochemical plant. There were additional short-term assignments of 1-6 months where he audited the operation and maintenance practices of various water and wastewater plants in India, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Oman.
In addition to performing assignments for Veolia, he has also acted as manager for water and wastewater treatment plants at a US Air Force base in Inçirlik, Turkey; managed a large pilot plant facility for a water plant expansion project for AECOM in the City of Columbus, Ohio, USA and managed a large diatomaceous earth filtration/ozonation plant for Metcalf & Eddy in the City of New York in order to determine the treatment technology to be used for NYC’s first treatment plant.

Selected Experience

Seureca Overseas, UAE, Muscat, Oman (Jan 2013-)

W/WW Treatment Specialist

Pre-commissioning Study for Al Seeb WWTP
  • Determine staffing needs, including position titles, duties and qualifications, for Haya Water’s new sequential batch reactor WWTP.

Seureca Overseas, UAE, Sohar, Oman (Nov 2010-Jun 2011)

O&M auditor & sampling/testing programmer

Rehabilitation of electrochlorination facility and determination of water quality sampling/testing schedules for Sohar Industrial Port for Majis Industrial Services Co.
  • Evaluate performance efficiency of electrochlorination facility supplying chlorinated sea water to large industrial port.
  • Evaluate pumping and hypochlorite dosing systems for future improvements.
  • Propose a program to evaluate the mixing efficiency of various intake chambers
  • Propose laboratory space and equipment needs for monitoring chlorination feed system as well as the WWTP for the industrial port.
  • Propose a water quality sampling and testing program for intake facility, drinking water storage and distribution system, activated sludge WWTP and discharge-to-sea outfall.
  • Review all contractual and governmental laws governing drinking water and wastewater discharge to ensure sampling/testing programs to all legal requiements.

AECOM, Columbus, Ohio, USA (Aug 2009-Mar 2010)

Chief of Operations

Dublin Road WTP Expansion Pilot Project for Columbus, Ohio
  • Train and supervise staff of 7 to operate 3000 cu. meter/day pilot plant equipped with 3 seperate trains consisting of DAF, Actiflo, Lime softening, UF, RO and sludge thickening.

Seureca Overseas, UAE, Riyadh, KSA (Jul 2008-Mar 2009)

Water/Wastewater Treatment Operation & Maintenance Specialist

6-Year Water & Wastewater Utlities O&M Contract for the City of Riyadh
  • Propose a water and wastewater sampling program for all plants and distribution and collection systems for the City of Riyadh, KSA
  • Perform a chemical management survey to optimise the water treatment at 8 WTP’s
  • Assist in proposals of various programs and procedures for enacting and improving plant Health & Safety, emergency response, laboratory information management system, disinfection monitoring, SOP’s, reporting and treatment optimization

Prospective Management Overseas, S.A., Tunis, Tunisia (Jan 2009-)

Water Expert

Report and Document Review for Africa Water Development Scheme
  • Review a report provided to the African Development Bank proposing the acceleration of African water projects and evaluating development gaps and methods of closing them in order to enable Africa to become more competitive.

Seureca Overseas, UAE, Sharjah, UAE (May-Jul 2007)

Wastewater Treatment Plant O&M Auditor

WWTP Audit for Possible Future O&M Contract
  • Propose improvements to treatment process which was exceeding treatment parameters
  • Audit O&M procedures for WWTP
  • Audit Health & Safety for WWTP

Seureca Overseas, UAE, Muscat, Oman (Sep-Nov 2006)

Wastewater Treatment Plant O&M Auditor

Technology Transfer for Oman Wastewater Services Co.
  • Audit O&M procedures for the 10 WWTP serving the City of Muscat
  • Develop Preliminary Action Plan for WWTP’s O&M regime
  • Propose improvements to laboratory procedures and instrumentation

Vinnell, Brown & Root, Inçirlik, Turkey (Feb-May 2006)

Water/Wastewater Treatment Plants Manager

Turkey Base Maintenance Contract for Inçirlik Air Force Base
  • Manage O&M of a 13,000 cu. meter/day water treatment plant
  • Manage O&M of a 11,000 cu. meter/day wastewater treatment plant
  • Conduct training in treatment and health & safety
  • Ensure all US Air Force, Turkish and maintenance contract requirements are adhered to

Seureca Overseas, UAE, Riyadh, KSA (Jun-Dec 2005)

Water/Wastewater Plants O&M Auditor

Technology Transfer for National Water Co. in Riyadh
  • Propose Preliminary Action Plan for the operation and maintenace of all water/wastewater treatment plants in Riyadh, KSA

Vinnell, Brown & Root, Inçirlik, Turkey (Mar 2004-May 2005)

Water/Wastewater Treatment Plants Manager

Turkey Base Maintenance Contract for Inçirlik Air Force Base
  • Manage O&M of a 13,000 cu. meter/day water treatment plant
  • Manage O&M of a 11,000 cu. meter/day wastewater treatment plant
  • Conduct training in treatment and health & safety
  • Ensure all US Air Force, Turkish and maintenance contract requirements are adhered to

Seureca Overseas, UAE, Jamshedpur, India (Nov 2003-Feb 2004)

Water/Wastewater Treatment Plants O&M Auditor

Technology Transfer for Jamshedpur Utilities Service Co.
  • Propose improvements to the O&M for 7 water and 2 wastewater treatment plants
  • Propose improvements to chemical treatment use and practices
  • Propose instrumentation and testing improvements to for the water and wastewater treatment plants laboratories
  • Conduct dual-media filter inspection at each plant
  • Operator training on safe use of gas chlorine and emergency response for chlorine gas leaks

Veolia Water-Thailand, Bangkok, Thailand (Sep 2001-Jul 2003)

Chief Operating Officer

Samut Prakarn Wastewater Treatment Project
  • Commence development of O&M Plan for 525,000 cu. meter/day WWTP
  • Propose O&M staffing and equipment needs
  • Propose CapEx and OpEx budget for O&M

Veolia Water-South Korea, Seoul, South Korea (Mar 2000-Aug 2001)

Project Manager

O&M Contract for Hyundai Petrochemical Industrial Water Facilities
  • Manage 2 water plants (120,000 cu. meter/day) consisting of coagulation followed by RO
  • Ensure all contractual obligations were satisfied
  • Conduct labor negotiations

Veolia Water Southeast Asia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Jan 1998-Feb 2000)

Elizabethtown Water Co., Westfield, New Jersey, USA (Mar 1996-Dec 1997)

Plant Operations Superintendent

  • Manage operations of WTP (750,000 cu. meter/day) consisting of coagulation, flocculation, tube settlers, sand filters
  • Waste sludge management
  • Ensure conformity to state and federal water quality parameters
  • Initiate a Laboratory Information Management System
  • Achieve and maintain lab certification for Information Collection Rule

Metcalf & Eddy of New York, New York City, USA (1988-Feb 1996)

Plant Manager

New York City DE Demonstration Water Plant Project
  • Commission and manage 15,000 cu. meter/day diatomaceous earth filtration plant
  • Evaluate other treatment technologies to compare against DE
  • Unsure conformity to contract specifications

Education

Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA (Sep 1969-Jun 1974)

BA Biology

Peguy - Water/Wastewater Treatment Operation & Maintenance Specialist

Peguy

Profession

Water Treatment Operation and Maintenance Consultant

Nationality

American

Location

Brest, France

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