Bernard Wendrow, PhD, PE
- URS (Formerly Woodward-Clyde)
- Northwestern University
- Exchange National Bank
- North American Rockwell
- Union Oil Company of California (UNOCAL)
- Petroleos Brasileiros (On UNOCAL Leave)
- Mathieson Chemical Corporation
- Pacific Carbide and Alloys
PERTINENT PROJECT EXPERIENCE
XDX Innovative Refrigeration
URS - Woodward-Clyde
Air Pollution Control. Armour Pharmaceutical Company of Kankakee, Illinois, requested Woodward-Clyde to design a facility to remove and control amines and hydrogen sulfide odor forming compounds from the effluent gases from two wastewater aeration ponds. As project manager and process engineer, Dr. Wendrow designed a gas collection system and an air-water packed tower scrubber to chemically remove the odor-forming compounds. The plant was placed in operation in October 1992, and is performing successfully.
Dr. Wendrow was appointed project manager for a project to identify, package, and remove chemicals from a facility formerly used as a research laboratory.
Pumping System. Dr. Wendrow performed the process design for self-priming sump pumps for a French drain system to remove groundwater and pump it to a treatment system.
Process Wastewater System. Rhone-Poulenc of St. Louis, Missouri, required an evaluation of an existing wastewater sewer system and a process design for a water treatment system including bioremediation to treat the process water. Dr. Wendrow was in charge of the design phase of this project.
Process Wastewater System. Dr. Wendrow performed the peer review function for a system designed by Woodward-Clyde to treat process -wastewater from a plant that manufactured aluminum products.
Process Wastewater System. Wolverine Coil Co. near Detroit, Michigan needed to upgrade its process waste water system to meet discharge standards and also replace some obsolete equipment. Waste waters resulted from acid washes of steel coils, neutralization, and cooling waters used to cool hot product exiting painting chambers. Dr. Wendrow designed the basic process for treating the wastewater, and reviewed the final system specifications and drawings.
Groundwater Treatment System. As project manager, Dr. Wendrow was responsible for the internal inspection, cleaning, and rebuilding the entire groundwater remediation system for a chemicals receiving and loading facility. The system included equalization, a bioreactor, an inclined plate clarifier, an air-water stripper, and a flow metering system.
Process Wastewater Systems. Avon Cosmetics has asked Woodward-Clyde to design and/or critique the designs for its process water treatment systems in its cosmetics manufacturing plants. Thus far two plants, one in Argentina and one in Jakarta, have been evaluated with respect to process flow and technology. Woodward-Clyde has given its recommendations for process improvements where deemed advisable. Dr. Wendrow has been chosen as Woodward-Clyde process design reviewer for all the Avon installations.
Superfund Sites. Dr. Wendrow has performed treatability studies and process design for soil treatment and groundwater treatment for four CERCLA sites to date
Reviewed safety features of a national gas treatment plant that removes hydrogen sulfide from the gas by liquid phase absorption, and then converts the hydrogen sulfide to elemental sulfur.
Inspected and certified the installation of a chemical process waste water storage tank.
Completed preliminary and 60% process design, material balance, equipment selection and sizing, automatic control instrumentation, and cost estimate for a Superfund groundwater treatment system.
Pacific Carbide and Alloys Company
Mathieson Chemical Corp.
- crude and vacuum distillation
He was the process and project engineer for a complete plant for the manufacture, packaging, storing, and shipping roofing asphalt. Dr. Wendrow conducted field testing and then designed a system to recycle hydrocarbon vapors from service station UST's back to the gasoline delivery truck, using dual concentric hoses. He was awarded an U.S. patent for this design.
North American Rockwell, (now Rockwell International)
Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, 1950, University of Texas
MS Chemical Engineering, 1942, University of Washington
BS Chemical Engineering, 1941, University of Washington
United States Navy, 1943 - 1946
Registered Professional Engineer (Illinois, California)
Dr. Wendrow served for seven years as a member of the Environmental Control Commission of the City of Highland Park, Illinois, including two as Chairman.
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