Wastewater Treatment Expert
Last Updated: 16th February 2018 (over 4 years ago)
Significant knowledge of conventional, contemporary and commercially available water/wastewater treatment technologies and related process equipment, as well as wastewater treatment technologies intended for treated effluent reuse purposes. Profound knowledge of numerous manufacturers’ specialized in production of water/wastewater and sludge treatment/processing equipment commercially available at the world market. Significant experience in design of various activated sludge process configurations for conventional secondary and tertiary wastewater treatment (nutrients removal), as well as related sludge treatment (aerobic and anaerobic).
Performed various post-contract consulting services for water/wastewater engineering projects, i.e. checking and approving contractor’s detailed design and drawings, equipment procurement, construction expert supervision of installation, testing, trial run, commissioning, plant as-built documentation and operation and maintenance.
Master Degree in Civil Engineering
— Dec 2009
Wastewater Treatment Plant Operation Manager
— Oct 1989
The Course was composed of three sessions:
Choice and conception of wastewater treatment plants,
Operation and controls of wastewater treatment plants,
Economic and environmental aspects
Basically, the Course covered the following topics:
Pretreatment and primary treatment
Sewage sludge treatment and disposal
Instrumentation and controls
Energy consumption and control
Dysfunctionning and management problems
Manager responsibilities and duties
— Sep 1982
13 regular subjects, 7 facultative subjects, carried out laboratory work in general chemistry, microbiology, chemistry of water and wastewater and unit operations.
Submitted design reports on wastewater collection, water distribution, pumping stations, water treatment plants and wastewater treatment plants.
Expert in Urban Hydrotechnics
— Jun 1977
Diploma in Civil Engineering
— Apr 1975
Worked for a couple of years at the same faculty as assistant to professor Branko Kurpjel on the subject water conditioning.
Wastewater Treatment Expert
Technical Expert: Feasibility Study for Sludge Treatment and Disposal for the Sarajevo Wastewater Treatment Plant related to reconstructed plant sludge production and quality, existing legislation and regulations in terms of further treatment and disposal, treatment alternatives incorporating solid waste, financial and economic analyses of alternatives, recommendations and public involvement. In charge for the reconstructed plant process description and specifically for the inputs/outputs along the sludge treatment train and the dewatered sludge quantity projections.
Lead Design Reviewer: Procurement of Reconstruction Works at Sarajevo Wastewater Treatment Plant at Butila, 600.000 P.E. and 350,000 m3/day hydraulic capacity). The reconstruction works are part of the World Bank Project ID P090675 -Sarajevo Waste Water Project Bid/Contract reference No.BA-SWWP-7842BA-S&I-12-14, financed through the IBRD loan of 51 million USD and grant funds ensured by pre-accession fund IPA. The WWTP is already reconstructed by UNIONINVEST, Sarajevo and PASSAVANT-ROEDIGER GmbH, and placed into operation in 2016. In charge for review, verification of the Detailed Design documentation and plant equipment procurement procedure in regard to the selected wastewater treatment and sludge treatment process technology. The procured equipment for the wastewater and sludge treatment train encompasses screw pumps, coarse and fine screens, grit chamber equipment, rotational circular scrapers for primary and secondary settling tanks, diffused aeration system and air blowers for conventional activated sludge process, recirculation and waste activated sludge pumps, coagulant dosing equipment, etc. The procured equipment for the anaerobic sludge treatment line is mostly from ROEDIGER GmbH and was related to mechanical sludge thickeners, anaerobic digester equipment for sludge treatment, biogas treatment, biogas storage and use in digesters and in co-generation plant, sludge dewatering centrifuges, various type of pumps, etc. The plant process control incorporates the complete process control instrumentation, PLC systems and SCADA system. Following the four month trial run period, the plant has been placed into regular operation in October 2016.
Lead Designer: Consultancy and preparation of the Detailed Design for the wastewater treatment plant in Banovici. Plant design capacity is 18,000 P.E.; treated effluent will be disposed into the sensitive water area/stream and therefore incorporates tertiary treatment, i.e. removal of nitrogen and phosphorus compounds using the SBR process configuration. The Detailed Design is completed in April 2017.
Lead Design Reviewer: Review of the basic engineering design for collection, treatment and disposal of industrial and sanitary wastewater (SBR technology), and storm water collection in the Arcelor Mittal industrial complex (iron and steel manufacturing) in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina. In charge for the investment report review, project summary report and preparation of the final, joint report.
Lead Designer: Prepared the Preliminary study, Conceptual Design (SBR process technology) and Tender Documentation for the wastewater treatment plant in Tomislavgrad, Bosnia and Herzegovina - 1st phase plant capacity 6,000 P.E. and 2nd phase 10,000 P.E. The project is part of the European Investment Bank program – Water and Sanitation (WATSAN). The project is presently in the tendering phase.
— Jun 2015
Team Leader for the preparation of the wastewater treatment component (Phase 3) for the River Ravi Waterfront Urban Development Project in Lahore, Pakistan - Feasibility Reports for seven WWTPs ranging in hydraulic capacity from 40,000 m3/day to 800,000 m3/d). Participated in preparation of the Lahore Infrastructure Master Plan.
— Mar 2014
— Jul 2012
Prepared the Conceptual Design and Tender Documents for Phase 1b: preparation of WWTP design parameters for selected process technology and related technical specifications; participation in cost analysis and tender documentation preparation (wastewater/sludge treatment process sections).
Project Process Engineer
— Aug 2010
Proposals/recommendations for the short-term, medium-term and long term strategy for the Regional Master Plan for the rehabilitation, repair and/or relocation of wastewater water treatment plants, process equipment selection and procurement within the seven urban areas in Libya (Tripoli, Benghazi, Albeyda, Misurata, Zliten, Sirt and Sabha. Preparation of tender documentation in accordance with the FIDIC Yellow Book.
Preparation of the recommendation reports to the Utility Ministry related to the treated wastewater effluent quality standards, ultimate disposal and potential reuse, and medium and long-term sludge disposal/use strategy.
Manager - Water and Wastewater Treatment Division
— Apr 2010
Inland Waters Project – IBRD Loan HR/7453 and Project Jadran - IBRD Loan 7226/HR (Water Authority of Croatia). Expert review of the wastewater treatment plants and water treatment plants design and provision of the directive project management services for the following towns in Croatia:
Wastewater Treatment Plants:
Cerna (SBR technology, 6,000 P.E.), Dugo Selo (CAS technology, 15,000 P.E.), Ivankovo (SBR technology, 8,000 P.E.), Otok (SBR technology, 8,500 P.E.), Delnice (BNR technology, 5,000 P.E.), Nasice (CAS technology, 15,000 P.E.) Ilok (aerobic lagoons, 8,000 PE), Ogulin (BNR technology, 15,000 P.E.) and Hvar (preliminary treatment, 20.000 P.E.). Reviewed commercial proposals/bids, recommended the most appropriate treatment technologies, approved equipment selection and participated in procurement of the wastewater and sludge treatment equipment and instrumentation.
Water Treatment Plants:
Slatina - WTP Medinci (100 L/s), Beli Manastir WTP Prosine (30 L/s) and Knezevi Vinogradi - WTP Topolje (80 L/s). Review of the proposals/bids, consultancy services regarding the tendering and procurement procedure, review of commercial proposals/bids and recommendations for selection of contractor(s), and participation in contract proposal negotiations.
Team Leader and Principal Engineer
— Apr 2009
Since 2006, participated in preparation of the Dubai Industrial City Master Plan (Infrastructure part within 50 km2 site, and Wastewater treatment plant, 373,000 P.E., hydraulic load 88,000 m3/day, and effluent reuse for irrigation purposes. Permanently engaged with plant wastewater load analysis, studies and elaborates. Prepared technical documentation and worked on plant(s) equipment procurement for the temporary wastewater treatment plants (1,500 m3/day and 3,500 m3/day) built to serve the labour camps during implementation of the DIC Project. Conceptual and preliminary design of the sewerage system, wastewater treatment plant and irrigation network for the Sharjah Investment Centre (95,000 P.E.) and for various new developments in the Dubailand area - 558 Villas, Mudon, Dubai Studio City, The Villa, Global Village and Tijara Town.
Detailed design, equipment procurement and works supervision of the Dubai Municipality storm water pumping station with discharge flow capacity of 6 m3/s located in the Dubai Festival City (relocation and capacity upgrade due to extension of the Dubai airport).
Detailed design, equipment procurement and construction works supervision of the Potable water booster pumping station (22 L/s) in the Dubai Festival City.
Prepared Conceptual Design report for the Jumeirah Beach Residence Project (JB DC P-055) - Irrigation with District Cooling blow-down water.
In 2007 prepared the report for Bab Al Shams Project on Least Cost Operational Irrigation System, incorporating comparison of different wastewater treatment technologies.
In 2007 worked on the Dubai Municipality project DS-126, Irrigation mains from the Jebel Ali STP. Examination and review of all available data related to DS-149 (Dubai Irrigation MP) and DS-150 (Jebel Ali STP Project); establishment of design criteria and projections for irrigation demand and TSE production in the Project area and the design period; conducted final surveying of the proposed irrigation pipeline routes; design of the proposed pipelines and prepared cost estimates.
During 2007-2009 worked on the Global Village Project (”greenfield” project) – detailed design, water bodies equipment procurement, construction supervision and commissioning of the water supply network, wastewater collection network and storage, storm water network and water bodies within the new development, incorporating open water channels, artificial lakes and water filtration/recirculation plants. In 2008 worked on the Dubai Municipality project DS 185, Jebel Ali STP emergency TSE sea outfall. Performed analyses relative to the initial dilution, duck bill ports, buried conduits, required head and outfall sitting.
Water and Wastewater Treatment Engineer
— Jan 2006
Assistance on technical and financial cost of the technical alternatives, the estimated cost of the preferred technical solution, and the net gain to the water utility by following these technical solutions. Worked closely with the World Bank task team, various utilities involved in the program and sector specialists. Project management services for water facilities in the cities of Posusje-100 L/s, Lukavac-140 L/s, Cazin-60 L/s, Vares-25 L/s and Stolac-30 L/s. Monthly reports were prepared and submitted to the World Bank. The reports were related to the technical issues and financial performance of the local water utilities (borrowers)
— Dec 2002
Directly participated in the presentation seminars regularly organized for the potential borrowers throughout the country, and coordinated loan officers work related to the received loan applications and site visits to the applicants. That included screening of the loan applications, evaluation of business, management, financial performance and loan repayment capacity. Responsible for processing of loans recommendation, its completeness and compliance with the USAID Business Development Program criteria, and once a loan had received the USAID approval, supervised the loan disbursement process and project implementation (structures). Managed and directly involved in preparation of over 100 commercial loans which had been presented, recommended and ultimately approved by the USAID Credit Commitee (loans ranging from US$ 100,000 to US$ 3,000,000). The total amount of the disbursed commercial loans exceeded 100 million US$. In addition to loan financial structuring, all SME projects were designed to be environmentally sound and friendly.
The Environmental Impact Studies and Environmental Protection Guidelines for each approved project were incorporated into the Loan Agreement. Due to the positive results, the BF program had been extended for two more terms than initially planned. In 2005, awarded for the significant contribution to the success of the USAID Business Finance Program by the USAID Mission Director (received Manager Award certificate).
— Oct 1996
In that period, primarily involved in the project identification, design preparation and works supervision related to the Water Supply Reconstruction Projects and preparation activities for the World Bank’s Water, Sanitation and Solid Waste Urgent Works Project. Managed, coordinated and analyzed the technical documents and proposals for projects, selected and prioritized of those to be implemented by local and international engineering firms. Responsible for the negotiations with the contracting agents assigned for the implementation of these projects, and procurement of contracted works and equipment. Analyzed over thirty main water infrastructure projects proposals and prepared the recommendations for their implementation through the different reconstruction programs funded by the European donor-countries and the World Bank. In that period, provided project management services and directly involved in procurement of process equipment and construction supervision of the water treatment plant for the city of Zepce-40 L/s, Banovici-102 L/s, Sanski Most-250 L/s, and Gorazde-240 L/s, and rehabilitation of the water treatment plant for the city of Tesanj-30 L/s.
Water Treatment Engineer
— Mar 1995
In the later stage of plant operation, in charge for procurement of bio-monitoring equipment used for the river water quality monitoring and regular potable water quality control at these two emergency water treatment plants. The water quality analyses were regularly performed in the local water utility company laboratory and occasionally in the respective laboratory in NATO air base in Germany. Participated in procurement of two MICROTOX bio-monitoring units from abroad that had been used at the site for determination of the filtered water quality. In charge for the professional evaluation referred to as “Scope and Estimated Effects of the Sarajevo Emergency Water Supply System”. Published two articles in the local newspaper related to the emergency water supply system implementation progress. In 1994, participated in the international workshop in York (UK) on Rebuilding Sarajevo, and presented the project and actual conditions of its implementation. Two package water treatment plants were in constant operation and have supplied potable water to the eastern part of Sarajevo till the end of the war. One of the plants was in operation for some ten years after the war, while the plant initially located in one lane of the road tunnel was dismantled, relocated and again placed into operation.
Senior Process Engineer
— Jul 1993
Chief Design Engineer
— Sep 1989
• WWTP for city of Neum and Ston (Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia); Plant capacity 30,000 PE; Detailed Design and plant equipment procurement. Project Cost: US$ 3 million; Plant in operation.
• WWTP Padova III (Croatia - Island of Rab); Plant capacity 5,000 P.E., Detailed Design, plant equipment procurement, construction supervision. Project Cost: US$ 1 million; Plant in operation.
• WWTP for the city of Gorazde (Bosnia-Herzegovina); Plant capacity 35,000 P.E. Preliminary and Detailed Design. BNR technology. Effluent disposal to the artificial water storage reservoir.
In 1985-1987 worked in Amman, Jordan, as Chief Design Engineer for preparation of the Preliminary Study, Detailed Design and Tender Documentation for the wastewater treatment plant and effluent reuse project for the South Amman Area (Jordan) - Water Authority of Jordan 1985/86, Project No 56/85 - Waste stabilization ponds for the treatment capacity of 80,000 PE.
As Chief Design Engineer, in charge of leading and supervising a design team of professionals and technical engineering staff for the design, plant equipment procurement, construction, installation and trial-run of the Wastewater Treatment Plant for Oil Refinery Bosanski Brod (plant capacity 500 m3/h). Published professional articles on the design and operation of that plant. Worked on numerous projects related to industrial wastewater treatment plants (oil refinery, metal plating industry, leather manufacturing industry, fruits and meat processing industry, etc.), incorporating detailed designs, process equipment procurement and/or construction supervision.
— Feb 1980
Liason with the existing industry related to wastewater pre-treatment of and their plans for expansion (edible oil production, slaughterhouses, different food industry, textile industry and metal plating industry). Procured the necessary materials and equipment and managed all the activities on the extension and reconstruction of the public sewerage network, and several sewerage pumping stations (numerous submerged pumps and one large screw pumping station-300 L/s lifting capacity). Responsible for procurement of materials and supervision of the works related to the construction of 600mm diameter wastewater pipeline intended to collect the wastewater flows from the eastern part of the city and adjacent industry complex. Supervised numerous works on repair and reconstruction and extension of the existing sewerage network, and on providing connections to that network.
— Oct 1977
Plant processing equipment was manufactured as per the specific design and some components were partly imported-dosing system, pumps, instrumentation, etc. Plants were supplied, installed, commissioned, placed into trial-run (functional tests) and regular operation (performance tests), and plant personnel was trained for operation and maintenance. Participated in design, equipment procurement and construction supervision of the following domestic and industrial wastewater treatment plants:
• WWTP for the city of Ruma (Serbia); Plant capacity 40,000 P.E. Project Cost: US$ 8 million. Plant in operation since 1977.
• WWTP and Effluent Reuse for the Paper industry UMKA-Belgrade (Serbia), Plant capacity 360 m3/h. Project Cost: US$ 2 million. Plant in operation since 1986.
• WWTP for the Fruit Processing Industry BOLEC-Belgrade (Serbia); Plant capacity 580 m3/h. Project Cost: US$ 1 million. Plant in operation since 1984.