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I`m a Chemical,Civil and Environmental Engineer and have a number of projects in all phases of the environment. I have worked in the chemical industry and am active in professional societies, and am currently on an industrial wastes committee for the Water Environment Federation, and have taught courses in remediation in the US and abroad. I have written one book on Remediation of petroleum Contaminated Sites, and have a second book on PRACTICAL WASTEWATER TREATMENT to be published by John Wiley in September, 2006. I've also written over 30 articles on various elements of environmental problems and cleanup. Most Recently, I have addressed a NATO Scientific and Techical Conference on Ecoterrorism, and have worked with the same group on remediation of sites contaminated with Chemical Warfare Agent materials and othe materials as well. . I can answer q`s about Chemical and Environmental Engineering, land development, air pollution, water pollution, soil and water cleanup, combustion, international environmental problems, industrial processes chemical processes. Civil and Environmental and Chemical Engineering. Overall, I have over 35 years of experience in this area. Note: I do not answer homework questions

Experience in the area

I love work in the third world and developing areas because it is challenging and one can get a sense of accomplishment.

What do you like about this subject?

It's fascinating because each problem is unique. In all my years of experience I've never had to solve the same problem twice. There's always something unique about each challenge.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

I hope to continue teaching and lecturing to pass the knowledge I've gained along to others.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

The application of good science and common sense is often missing when we come to discuss emotionally charged topics. The politics of the environmental movement have and are severely impacting the science and it is always easy to see who is telling the truth by following the money to see who benefits from getting you to take up their cause.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

Global Warming may not be caused by the US alone! The many treaties which are being used to batter the US about Global Warming are really political development treaties where the developing countries are allowed to continue to pollute unabated while the developed countries have to impose severe controls and cut jobs to attain pollution goals.

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Recent Answers from David L. Russell, PE

2017-04-01 Home Infested with what I think is mold or a fungus.:

Mold does not grow without access to water.  From the pictures, I'm speculating that you have some water or leaky roof problems. It looks like a black mold, but then I'm no specialist in that area.  Whenever

2017-03-08 Conservation biology:

Sorry but this type of question is really outside my area of expertise. However, I can infer that the poorer countries may create less stress on all species because there is lower development levels, and

2016-05-09 Air Pollution:

The question is overly broad, and cannot be easily answered.  Do you mean, Carbon Emissions, Sulfur dioxide, particulate emissions, smog, aldehydes, or something else.  Please clarify you question -- but

2016-02-22 Burnt plastic smell from dishwasher on silicone items:

The heating coil charred the organics in the silicone, and it's porous. part of the surface has absorbed the chemical compounds from the decomposition.  So throw it out.  I'm afraid that time is about

2016-01-06 mchm:

Hi Carolyn:  About the only thing that I could suggest is that you might want to contact your local Culligan Man and have them install a carbon filter on your household water system.  They will come back


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