17 March 2010|
University: University of Florida
Professor: Timothy Townsend
My thesis topic was sponsored by the Center - Characterization of construction and demolition waste landfill gas. I sampled landfill gas from C&D landfills landfills from around the state of Florida. In addition I conducted a research study characterizing gas produced by degrading gypsum drywall.
I lent a hand during the installation of pressure transducers at the New River Landfill Bioreactor.
What I’m Doing Now
Currently I am an application engineer at USFilter Davco Products in Thomasville, GA. My duties include interpreting specifications for design of water and wastewater treatment equipment and systems. I write proposals and interact with clients and consulting engineers to sell filters, clarifiers, dissolved air flotation systems, and field erected package treatment systems. I helped launch a new filter product line, the Astrasand continuous backwash filter.
Before working at USFilter, I was a staff engineer at Golder Associates in Jacksonville, FL. My duties there included water and soil sampling, landfill liner installation construction quality assurance and process safety management auditing at facilities using ammonia.
How UF Projects Affected Career
Doing research gave me opportunity to experience hands on work at landfills and interact with other solid waste professionals. My research work at UF greatly helped build my abilities in technical writing, information processing, time management, and communication with others.