Email: firstname.lastname@example.org DANIEL CHRISTODOSS, EMT, PhD, P.E.
Water, Wastewater, Environmental Remediation, Compliance, AMR/AMI, Asset Management, Storm Water-Drainage-City Engineer, Modeling, Pilot Studies, Design, Construction, Operational Optimization, Life-Cycle Sustainability
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Process engineering, water sustainability planning, design of water and wastewater plants-pipelines-utilities, bio solids & water reuse, waste to energy, industrial wastewater treatment, life-cycle asset management, soil & groundwater RI/FS and remedial design, master plans, pilot studies, InfoWorks ICM Modeling, I&I & water loss control, AMR/AMI, drainage design, residential and commercial development web design. Phase 1 and 2 site assessments and environmental audits, research and development and technology innovation,
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Asset/Risk Management: Plant Engineering, Preventive Maintenance, Capital Project Planning (CAPEX)
· Water/Wastewater Plant GPS Asset Inventory & Condition Assessment with Condition/Criticality Ranking
· Prioritized Weighted Long Term Capital Improvement Project Program Planning for Multiple Assets
· Asset Preventive Maintenance Schedules
Environmental Compliance and Remediation
· RI/FS, Value Engineering, Pilot Studies, Proposed Plan, Record of Decision and Remedial Design/Construction
· Environmental Compliance and Audits
· Development, Design and Construction of Innovative Remediation Technologies
Water Services (Groundwater, Surface Water Plant Preventive Maintenance/Design/Construction)
· Modeling, Water Treatment Plant Design, Existing Design Optimization and Rehabilitation
· Distribution System Design
· Master Plans and 85% Capacity Reports to TCEQ
Municipal Waste Water Services (Preventive Maintenance/Design/Construction)
· InfoWorks ICM Modeling, Waste Water Treatment Plant Design with Reuse
· Collection System Design
· I&I Studies and Recommendations
· Lift Station Design
· Capacity Evaluations and Rating Studies
· Wastewater Master Plans
· Green Energy (Sludge to Pellets) and Bio-solids to Energy (Electricity Generation using Methane)
Industrial Waste Water Services
· Pilot Studies
· Treatment System Design, Construction and Optimization
Storm Water Management
· Hot Spot Studies, Design and Construction
City Engineering and Utility Program Management
· Review of Development and Engineering Plans
Water and Wastewater and
· Code Compliance Investigations
· Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans
· City Planning Functions
· Preliminary Traffic Engineering and Route/Road Widening Feasibility Studies
· Identification of Applicable Grants
· Preparation of Grant Documents
· Coordination with the Funding Agency for Receipt of Grant Funds
· Identification of Technologies
· Effectiveness, Implementability and Cost Evaluations
· Return on Investment (ROI) and Life Cycle Analysis
· Weighted Ranking of Alternatives
· Recommendation of Optimal Technology which provides the highest ROI at lowest Life Cycle Cost
· Problem Evaluation
· Pilot Studies for Development
· Full Scale Design
Automatic Meter Reading/Automatic Meter Reading Infrastructure
· Evaluation of Technologies
· Exploring available funding sources
· Grant Administration
· Business Plan
· Implementation of the optimal Automatic Meter Reading Technology for Utilities to maximize the Return on Investment (ROI).
· Construction Administration
· Preparation and filing of Provisional (Patent-Pending) Applications
· Preparation and filing of Regular Patent Applications
· Creation of interactive web sites utilizing state of the art design tools
· Website optimization and promotion
URS CORPORATION, Houston, TX 2012 – Present
Development – Marketing. Prepared a new water and wastewater and comprehensive engineering
services business sector and brochure which included facilities,
transportation, drainage/stormwater, asset and energy
management, renewables with reuse, water and
wastewater and permitting services. Upgraded standard SOQ template master
to be comprehensive and focused on client needs. Established
new relationships with over 52 municipalities in North, Central and South East
Texas. Won $25,000 of work for permit related engineering for
Comprehensive Utility Asset Management. Assembled a Comprehensive Asset Management Team (CAMS) and Program for Municipalities to address long-term infrastructure sustainability through Preventive Maintenance, Criticality and Condition Ranked Capital Improvements to include water audit and non-revenue water loss. The concept is outlined in the graphic below:
Comprehensive Asset Management (CAMS) is a combination of effective management strategies geared toward improving utility system performance, efficient energy utilization and conversion of loss to revenue. Its purpose is to address current and future challenges such as rising costs, aging infrastructure, regulatory requirements, population changes, energy innovations and water supply demands. It also consists of integrating sustainable planning elements into capital improvements projects. CAMS benefits:
· Provide sustainable service
· Plan criticality condition ranked capital improvements (CIP)
· Incorporate scheduled preventive maintenance (PM)
· Extend useful life of the systems’ assets,
· Improve water accountability by reducing non-revenue water loss
· Provide broader access to capital improvement funding sources
West District and
Upper Brays Wastewater Treatment Plant Service Areas Sanitary Sewer and Odor Control
Systems Master Plan,
Oil & Gas +
Ralston Acres Water Supply Corporation Prepared $1.5M TWDB DWSRF Grant Application for Replacement of water well, water lines, storage and pressure tanks, chemical, electrical and structural modifications.
Source Water Treatment,
Municipal_Industrial: Water/Wastewater Master Plans, Technology Development/Validation through Pilot Studies, Hydraulic and Treatment Design, Construction and Operation. Environmental Remediation: RI/FS, Remedial Design & Construction. Public Works: Drainage hot spot evaluation, hydraulic design, and construction.
Design: Performed chemical feed and booster/well pump designs to attain optimal efficiency.
Technology: Implemented innovative aeration/recycle technology for Tri-Halo Methane reduction in Water Tanks.
Asset Manager/Design and Construction Manager: Managed assets by preparing an Asset Management Implementation Project Plan followed by Inventory Audit and Condition Assessment of Water and Wastewater Infrastructure. Prepared Asset Appraisal and Life Cycle Analysis plus Return on Investment for Management.
Criticality Assessment and Preventive Maintenance: Assigned scores to ground water, surface water and wastewater treatment plant assets based on redundancy, criticality, system and probability of failure to prepare a preventive maintenance plan, and long term capital improvement plan.
Water Capacity Planning: Planned for long-term capacity using population projections, economic outlook and historical trends to increase water system capacity to match future growth. Utilized peak and average flow graphical trend predictions to make future decisions on augmenting groundwater supplies vs. purchasing wholesale water.
Transition to Wireless RF Frequency Automatic Meter Reading (AMR): Created a new AMR Program by preparing a business case/return on investment (ROI) document to evaluate the merits of transitioning from a manual meter reading system to an AMR system. Team modified Mobile Antenna for optimal RF interception.
Meter Replacement: Evaluated AMR technologies and made recommendations on the best technology which provided the highest rate of return at the lowest life-cycle cost. Prepared detailed schedule in MS Project.
Water Loss Program: Created a new water loss program by controlling real and apparent losses. Real Loss Control: Performed Cycle-stop valve installation and testing to quantify reduction in leaks through pressure equilibration. Apparent Loss Control: Utilized study identifying significant drop in efficiency for meters that registered over 1.7 million gallons and proposed replacement of meters with state of the art automatic meter reading and high accuracy rugged registers.
Hydraulic Design/Filter Backwash Pump Design: Prepared a hydraulic model of backwash systems at two water plants to evaluate piping upgrade and pump replacement options to meet the minimum backwash flow requirements established by TCEQ. Extensive Hydraulic Design and Modeling to select optimum pipe and pump.
Sludge Dewatering Project: Evaluated available technologies and selected a new technology to provide a sludge volume reduction of 94% at a wastewater plant documented in the business plan/ROI in coordination with pilot testing at the facility.
Developments: Reviewed design and performed ROI calculations based on infrastructure cost vs. life cycle revenue.
PLUMMER ASSOCIATES INC,
Project Manager/Engineer: Managed and designed projects involving road and bridge construction ($5M), drainage and water/wastewater utility improvements ($1M), and water treatment plant improvements ($10M) and made presentations at City Council and Client meetings. Provided marketing support for numerous prospects and won over $5M in projects for the company. Developed and implemented an innovative water treatment technology, met with potential clients and consulting engineers to discuss and develop plans to employ the technology on projects, and submitted a patent application for bio-filter de-nitrification technology. Projects included:
filters to replace the existing sand filters. Features include higher solids loading per square foot of media (2.5 times the filtration area of sand filters), higher hydraulic loadings, reduced backwash water volume, reduced footprint
Flooding Hotspots: Identified
drainage solutions and prepared hydraulic designs for 10 of 25 flooding hot
spots in the City of
Stribling Drainage Channel: Designed and managed the reconstruction of the eroded channel to grade with armor flex and geotextile mat for erosion control and conveyance of the 100 year storm.
Highway 199 Lift Station: This lift station serves an area which includes a large undeveloped section of land along State Highway 199 west of the lift station site. Performed hydraulic design of pumps and pipe.
Highway 199 Sewer line Crossing, Ash Creek Sewer line Relocation and Turpin and Conwell Water Lines: Designed the replacement of an existing 8 inch aged sewer line with a new 12 inch line by methods other than open cut since the line crossed a busy highway. Performed hydraulic design to select optimum pipe and grade.
Ash Creek WWTP Effluent Pump Station: Project increased the capacity of line from 2 MGD to 3 MGD.
Support to Cities and Authorities: Assisted
Azle Water Treatment Plant Evaluation: Identified possible causes for the high turbidity at the transfer station and recommended that the caustic feed be relocated to a zone of high mixing upstream of the transfer station.
Development/Construction Plan Reviews: Reviewed
development and construction plans for conformity with City of
Azle Central Parks: Responsible for the design and construction of the 30 acre park which included recreational facilities, gardens, bird blinds, landscaping, irrigation and lighting, and a drainage system and a detention pond.
Program Manager: Operations and maintenance manager for about 900 miles of waterlines and 800 miles of sewer at
Development Engineer: Performed residential and commercial subdivision/lot designs for lot layout, roads, hydraulic design of drainage, water and sewer designs in compliance with Drainage Criteria and Design Manual and TCEQ/Local water and sewer codes. Prepared standardized spreadsheets to document hydraulic designs.
CITY OF TEMPLE - Temple, TX 2002-2004
City Engineer (CIP, Development, and Building Inspection & Flood Plain Manager): Directed public works activities, including the design, construction, and operation of roads, traffic engineering and road alignment feasibility studies, water/wastewater utilities, and City developments; coordinated maintenance of road and drainage systems and traffic control functions with Director of Services.
APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION,
Senior Project Engineer: Field engineer for optimization of the Unipure industrial heavy metals co-precipitation treatment plant, performing a comprehensive study of process parameters for enhancing treatment performance and meeting NPDES limits.
Kelly AFB: Performed a hydraulic design upgrade to the existing Groundwater Treatment Plant (GWTP) in a design-build process, and oversaw construction. Performed hydraulic design and construction oversight of lift/pump station, recovery well pumps, silt traps, below ground piping, mechanical and instrumentation components
Brooks AFB: As Resident Support Engineer conducted engineering evaluations and system cost analysis and recommended, designed, and oversaw reengineering projects as required to ensure optimal operation.
Senior Feasibility Engineer: Prepared feasibility studies, proposed plan, ROD, construction oversight and monitoring plan for 5-year CERCLA review for a Y-12 Filled Coal Ash Pond Remediation and received written commendations from DOE for escalation of milestones which resulting in a savings of over $2M and completion of the Remedial Design, and Remediation 7 years ahead of the original schedule
Feasibility Study Engineering Group Leader: Conducted weekly meetings for engineering staff and prepared presentations on emerging treatment technologies for contaminated soil, groundwater, and sediment and was commended for effective communication and presentation of geological hydrogeological and engineering principles relevant to remediation. Projects included but not limited to:
Chanute AFB, IL: Developed an environmental Cleanup Plan for the demobilization, closure and spill control and discharge plan for remediation of a landfill and a test site contaminated with metallic and organic contaminants.
Task manager for the K-25 Project: Prepared a ROD for a classified, contaminated burial ground and engineering studies for in situ vitrification and chemical oxidation of a pit contaminated with volatile organics and radionuclides, and remediation of PCB-contaminated ponds.
Senior Engineer for restoring contaminated auto salvage sites: Prepared Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis and Specifications for Magnetometer Surveys to identify buried objects, Soil Sampling with Geoprobe Sampling Systems for site contaminated with PCBs, radiological constituents, organics and heavy metals including mercury.
SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION,
Senior Environmental Engineer: Project manager for an Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis-Environmental Assessment (EE/CA-EA) for the Colonie site,
ENVIRONMENTAL INC. - Oak Ridge, TN 1989-1992
Civil Engineer: Principal Investigator for development of an innovative technology in hazardous waste treatment & waste minimization including producing a conceptual design of sewer and treatment systems to convey water (via railroad crossing) from blow-down, tank farm sinks, metal frame warehouse and a 2 story concrete block warehouse to a sanitary sewer after being treated in an activated carbon unit.
· Calculated the maximum slope angle based on angle of internal and the cohesion "c" (for various factors of safety) for a low level radioactive waste storage pile covered with clean soil and riprap on the slope
· Prepared the conceptual design for a soil cover and riprap configuration for the FUSRAP project.
Tangential Flow Filtration (TFF) Membrane
Water Reuse: Technologies for
Streamlining Cleanup Decisions at Filled
Coal Ash Pond, Proceedings for the Air and Waste Management National
2011 Implementation of a High-Tech Automatic Meter Reading Application in Unprecedented Record Time at Diversified Texas Water Utilities, 15th Annual Energy, Utility & Environmental Conference, Phoenix, AZ (2012)
Selector Single Stage Nitrification Process,
Paper: "Capping Options for Low-Level Radioactive Mtrl Storage Pile, Waste Management Symposia '93
Wastewater: Heavy Metals Removal-Enhancing the Process-Part I & II, Environmental Technology Journal of Advanced Science & Engineering (1999)
Remedial Action Alternatives for Containment of the Source and the Centroid of the Northwest Plume of Groundwater Contaminants Originating from the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Kentucky, USA, 2nd International Symposium on Environmental Contamination, Budapest '94, Hungary
Wastewater Treatment Sludge into Revenue by Bio-transformation (Bio-Fuel:
Methane Generation, Optimization, Electricity Production/Reuse), Texas AWWA
Activated Sludge Plant
Field/Model Capacity Evaluation,
and Capital Investment Challenges in Wastewater Treatment, ASCE,
Sludge Plant Field Study,
Retaining and Replenishing Water Utility Operators for Long Term Operational Sustainability of Critical Infrastructure, Utility Management Journal (abstract submitted)
Manganese Sequestration by
Silicates-Polyphosphates with Oxidants, Ph.D. Dissertation,
Silicate Effects on Iron Colloids in
Sequestration, ASCE Conference on Environmental Engineering,
Sequestration of Iron in Groundwater by
Polyphosphates, AWWA Annual Conference,
Sequestering Methods of Iron and Manganese Treatment, AWWA Research Foundation Project Report (1989)
Fluoride Analysis and Treatment of High
Fluoride-Bearing Water Sources, MS Thesis,
Membrane Filtration (TFMF) Applications in Wastewater Reuse plus Brackish
Groundwater and High Chloride Surface Water Treatment, March 2014 Membrane
Technology Conference, AWWA-AMTA,