Summary of Professional Qualifications:
Registered Professional Engineer in California
Licensed Professional Engineer in Illinois
Registered Professional Engineer in Indiana
Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering, specializing in Environmental
B.S and M.S. in Civil/Environmental Engineering
OSHA 40-hour Hazardous Waste Operations/Emergency Response
M.S. in Environmental Engineering in Civil Engineering,
University of Illinois
Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering in Civil Engineering,
University of Illinois
Solid and Hazardous Waste / Hazardous Materials Projects:
Collection Vehicle Routing: For the Army Corps of Engineers, solid waste collection vehicle routing studies were conducted at military bases,
reducing the collection vehicle travel distances by an average of seven percent without reducing the level of service. The methodology included both computer-based optimization techniques as well as manual
rescheduling and load balancing.
and Water Supply:
SB 610/221 Water
Supply Assessment Sr. Engineer: California
regulations require an independent water supply assessment for new developments that may place an additional demand on available
supply. An independent assessment of the water supply system for the City of
Galt, California was conducted
as part of an EIR process for a large commercial development. Estimates of water
demand for the new development were generated through an evaluation of similar facilities that were in similar geographic locations. By comparison of the new demand
with the available and planned supply, it was possible to show that the project would have very little impact and not endanger
the ability of the City’s water department to provide sufficient water to the community.
Water Reuse Study Project Manager: A Southern California water district
had proposed to use recycled water to recharge a local aquifer for indirect potable reuse.
The proposal had been rejected on the basis of widespread public pressure, but the client’s desire to complete
the project lead to a study of the technologies that would be required to produce higher quality water that could potentially
overcome public resistance. A preliminary design and cost estimate was developed
for a highly treated wastewater facility, based on the likely contaminants that were present in the source wastewater after
conventional treatment. A treatment scheme including micro filtration, reverse
osmosis, and UV/peroxide oxidation was proposed to achieve the highest quality of water that was economically feasible.
Water Recycling Project Manager: In an effort to reduce the demand for potable
water and eliminate wastewater discharge permitting requirements, a California
oil refinery requested a study to assess the feasibility and cost of becoming a “zero-discharge” facility with
respect to industrial wastewater. A detailed study of the refinery’s water
uses and discharge, water quality requirements, available treatment technologies, and potential ‘sinks’ for reclaimed
wastewater was completed.
Water System Vulnerability
Assessments Senior Engineer: Regulations developed after the terrorist attacks
in 2001 required all but the smallest water systems to examine their potential vulnerabilities and to identify measures to
reduce them. The required assessments were conducted for 15 different systems
in California and Arizona.
Plan Project Manager: A proposed seawater desalination plant at Carlsbad, California would change the potable water quality provided
to many consumers in northern San Diego County. These water quality differences present a host of challenges to the local water distributors,
including the possibility of increased customer complaints, corrosion, scaling, and discoloration. The study was conducted for the San Diego County Water Authority, and identified the potential issues and
the means to minimize their negative impact.
Senior Project Engineer: A 1,700-mile, 30-inch diameter pipeline was designed
and constructed to transport heavy crude oil from off-shore production fields near Santa Barbara,
California to refineries near Houston,
Texas. The total project cost was
$1.4 Billion. Dr. Quindry’s responsibilities on the project included hydraulic
and thermal modeling of the pipeline for design and location of the pipeline as well as the associated pumping and heating
stations. In addition, the proposed leak detection systems for the pipeline were
modeled to validate predictions of reliability and minimum detectable leak size.
Studies in Thailand Senior Engineer:
The Asian Development Bank requested technical assessments and cost estimates for potential energy pipelines Thailand. The
projects included an extension of an existing off-shore natural gas pipeline to additional gas fields, an on-shore crude oil
transmission pipeline to link a deep-water port to an inland refinery, and petroleum products pipelines to link the refinery
to distribution terminals throughout the country. To complete the assessment,
Dr. Quindry spent several weeks in Thailand
to collect data and meet with government officials.
Environmental Site Assessment and Remediation:
Principal Engineer: Portions of the former Kaiser Steel Mill in Fontana, California were redeveloped as a municipal solid
waste recycling facility, an industrial park, and a portion of the California Speedway.
Site investigations and health risk assessments were conducted under Dr. Quindry’s direction to assess the potential
risk to workers and the general public at the site and to establish clean-up goals.
After clean-up operations had been completed, regulatory closure of the site was achieved. After closure certification to the California Department of Toxic Substances Control, periodic post-closure
inspections and reporting were also conducted. Follow-on work has also included
modeling and feasibility studies for construction of a waste-to-energy production plant through anaerobic digestion of the
food wastes and green wastes collected at the recycling facility.
RCRA Site Assessment: An oil refinery in Hawaii was found to be discharging fuels to groundwater and to the Pacific Ocean
through subsurface transport of the tidally-influenced plume. Services provided
included modeling of tidal effects on the plume and regulatory interface with EPA Region 9 personnel to minimize the regulatory
impact of past violations.
Optimization of Water Distribution Systems, Journal of the Environmental
Engineering Division, ASCE, Vol. 107, No. EE4, August, 1981.
Biological Conversion of Biomass to Methane, Fuel Gas Production
from Biomass, Vol. 2, (Contributing Author) (Donald L. Wise, Ed.) CRC Press, 1981.
Water Distribution System Design Criteria, Final Report, NSF Grant
APR-7619120, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1979.
Biological Conversion of Biomass to Methane, Beef Lot Manure Studies, DOE Contract EY-76-S-02-2917, Dept. of Civil Eng., Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1978.
Biological Conversion of Organic Refuse to Methane, Final Report,
NSF Grant GI-39191, Dept. of Civil Eng., Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1976.