RainmakerTMWater Harvester, Twin Oaks Research Centre, Inc., Hazle Township, PA
Design of innovative desalinization device and process for converting saline (saltwater) water to potable water.

City of Port Arthur Water Department, Port Arthur, TX

Design of innovative desalinization device and process for converting saline (saltwater) water to potable water.

Village of Beaver Brook, Luzerne County, PA

Water Distribution System Replacement: Replacement of WPA era water distribution system with new lines.

Town of Grand Gorge, NY
Contaminated Water Supply: Designed air stripping system for removal of hydrogen sulfide and methane from contaminated public water supply well.

Town of Lemont, PA
Contaminated Water Supply: Designed air stripping system for removal of PCE from a contaminated public water supply spring.

Matamoras Municipal Authority, Matamoras, PA
Secondary Authority Engineer

Hazleton Pumps, Hazleton, PA
Research Project: Developed TurboJett© hydraulic jet mixer into a centrifugal venturi aerator for oxidizing metals in solution and removing the metals from contaminated water streams.

Hazleton Pumps, Hazleton, PA
Research Project: Derived an air stripping device from the hydraulic jet mixer originally developed for mixing of a neutralizing agent while simultaneously oxidizing the metals present in solution. The project included lab and field scale testing, resulting in a U.S. Patent being issued and a commercial device for the Company.

Hazleton Environmental, Hazleton, PA
Research Project: Developed design philosophy and provided management and technical consulting for a successful metals-laden acid mine water to potable water demonstration project in Hazleton, PA. Process removed aluminum and manganese at pH values below 7.5.

Hershey, Inc., Hazle Township, PA
Design Project: Designed dissolved metals removal system to be installed ahead of reverse osmosis process water pre-treatment systems.

Arcadia West, Lehigh County, PA
Troubleshooting: Investigation into fire pump malfunctions on developer owned water system.  Owner called Mr. Ackerman in to investigate why a new fire pump was cavitating during start-up testing.  Review of the system and its operation concluded that it was due to excess air in the distribution system being drawn into the pump.  The distribution system had not been properly purged prior to operation and a dead-headed section of pipe leading to the next phase of the park contained enough air to choke the fire pump suction resulting in the cavitation.  The problem was solved by closing a valve leading to the expansion phase.