David Gossman
Curriculum Vitae

David Gossman Biography

David Gossman has a B.S. and M.S. in Interdisciplinary Physical Science, and is a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemists (FAIC) and is a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI). He is the Managing Partner, Specialty Graphene Research LLC, President, Gossman Consulting, Inc., President, ChemRight Laboratories, Inc., Chief Investigator, Gossman Forensics (a division of ChemRight Laboratories, Inc.), Owner, Hidden Bluffs Farm, and Sole Proprietor, TreeFarmProducts.com. He has been Manager, Cement Kiln Services for Safety-Kleen Corp.; Manager, Business Development for McKesson Envirosystems; and Technical Director for Systech Corp.

During his professional scientific career, he developed a large number of the commercially available systems for utilizing waste as fuel in cement kilns. Over the last twenty-two years he has provided expert witness and investigation services in matters of fires, explosions, chemical releases, personal injury, enforcement actions and similar issues related to litigation support. Prior to entering the hazardous waste management field in 1980, he held a non-teaching faculty position at the Michigan State University Heavy Ion Laboratory where he worked as an instrumentation engineer on superconducting magnet systems and mapping magnetic fields.

He is currently serving on the American Institute of Chemists Editorial Review Board. Over the years David Gossman has been involved in the process of developing, reviewing and approving numerous ASTM standards. He is a named inventor on five patents granted by the US Patent Office, a number of which involve safe disposal and/or recycling of medical waste. One is as the sole inventor of a system for controlling mercury emissions from industrial furnaces.

He is the son of Martha and Ronald Gossman, an electrical engineer who worked for the US Air Force. David served four years on a school board in Illinois in the 1990s and was president of that board for two years, overseeing the construction of a new high school (on time and on budget). He has overseen the construction of more than ten major industrial facilities (on time and on budget) and led the successful permitting effort for a large industrial plant inside the City of Chicago. He was invited to present at the 5th World Conference of the Society of Ecological Restoration.

He received the Iowa Farm Environmental Leader award in 2019 from the Governor of Iowa. In 2004 was named Woodland Owner Division District Winner in Jackson County Iowa. He has been certified by NASA since 1978 to handle moon rocks, and has taken them to presentations at the local schools (K-college). David remains involved in the local community as an Assistant Swim Coach and Level II Swim Meet Official.

Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow of the American Institute of Chemists (FAIC)
  • Member of ASTM Committees including
    • Air Quality
    • Waste Management
    • Molecular Spectroscopy and Separation Science
    • Forensic Sciences
    • Occupational Health and Safety
    • Environmental Assessment, Risk Management and Corrective Action
    • Nanotechnology
  • Member of the American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • Member of the International Society of Environmental Forensics
  • Fellow of the American Institute of Chemists (Certified chemist)
  • Associate Member of the American Bar Association (ABA) including
    • Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources
    • Section of Tort Trial & Insurance Practice
  • Member American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  • Member Air and Waste Management Association (AWMA)
  • Member National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
  • Member Forensic Expert Witness Association (FEWA)
  • Member National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI)
  • Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI)
  • Member Technical Advisory Board of Core Technology Development Group, LLC
  • Licensed Private Investigator - State of Iowa

Education and Experience

College Courses

College of Natural Science, Michigan State University

1977 to 1979 Master of Science .  June 1979. Interdisciplinary Physical Science: advanced analytical chemistry, exploration geophysics, climatology, management/communications, and thesis.

1975 to 1977 Bachelor of Science.  June 1977. Major in Interdisciplinary Physical Science; extensive background in chemistry, physics, mathematics, and geology.  Additional courses in engineering, cartography, and climate.

1973 to 1975 Hanover college, Indiana

First two years of BS. - courses in chemistry, physics, geology, and mathematics.

Self-employment Maquoketa, Iowa, and Hampshire, Illinois

2023 to Present Managing Partner. Specialty Graphene Research LLC researching and developing a new technique for manufacturing graphite and large-scale graphene.

2015 to Present Chief Investigator, Gossman Forensics.  Gossman Forensics, a division of ChemRight laboratories, Inc., provides chemical and environmental forensic and expert witness services both nationally and internationally.
2004 to Present President, ChemRight Laboratories, Inc. ChemRight laboratories, Inc. provides laboratory testing services to local communities in eastern Iowa.

2000 to Present Managing partner, ERAtech Group LLC ERA tech Group LLC developed multiple international waste fuel blending and fuel use facilities in Europe, South America, and Asia.

1994 to Present Owner, Hidden Bluffs Farm  Hidden Bluffs Farm is a 670 acre corn, soy bean and timber farm located in eastern Iowa, including active forest, savanna, and prairie ecological restoration as part of the farming operation.

1988 to Present President, Gossman Consulting, Inc.  Gossman Consulting, Inc. provides technical, regulatory, and scientific consulting services to industry both nationally and internationally.

5/1987 to 9/1988 Safety-Kleen Corp. Elgin, Illinois

Manager, Cement Kiln Services.  Continued to manage and expand hazardous waste fuel use in cement kilns after McKesson Envirosystems acquisition by Safety-Klean.

1986 to 1987 McKesson Envirosystems, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Manager, Business Development.
  Developed and managed cement kiln outlet for waste fuels including state of the art on-site laboratory. Fuels outlet permitted overall corporate growth to record levels.  Also assisted in corporate development of standard company analytical procedures, QA/QC program, and health and safety evaluation system.  Negotiated corporate purchase of Perkin-Elmer GCs and minicomputers to standardize plant labs.

7/1985 to 3/1986 Marketing Manager.  Assisted in technical development and marketing of cement kiln waste fuels outlet in Puerto Rico.  Conducted systems analysis of three plant labs to improve operations.  Developed and implemented a new waste qualification program, providing a 50% increase in number of qualifications and adding $500,000 in corporate revenues for qualification analysis services.

10/1982 to 6/1985 Systech Corp,. Paulding, Ohio

Technical Services Director and Safety and Regulatory Manager.
 Transferred to corporate staff of vice president.  Assumed added responsibilities of corporate safety and regulatory compliance.  originated and performed early design of computerized, plant level system for receiving, invoicing, and other real time data management activities.

3/1982 to 10/1982 Technical Services Director.  Responsible for all technical aspects of the Waste-to-fuels Division.  Analyzed and specified analytical equipment and computers for labs in Ohio, California, and Kansas.  Responsible for the design and set-up of each of the new labs./  Continued training of all new chemists and other technical personnel.  Additional research and development of faster and more accurate methods of analysis.

2/1980 to 3/1982 Site Manager and Chemist.  Built, developed methods for, and operated pilot project laboratory for analyzing waste solvents prior to their use as fuel in a cement kiln.  Project involved extensive research into cement chemistry and industrial waste solvent chemistry in order to determine appropriate and analytical criteria and methods.  Hired, trained, and managed staff of up to five chemists and technicians. Trained two future site managers.  Position involved extensive communications with cement plant personnel, industrial waste generators, waste haulers, and corporate sales and management staff.  Also responsible for on-site interactions with federal and state regulatory personnel.

9/1979 to 2/1980 Self Employed. E. Lansing, Michigan

Private Tutor. Tutored college students in chemistry, math, and physics.

9/1978 to 6/1979 Science and Mathematics Michigan State University, Teaching Center

Graduate Assistant.  Taught lab and recitation section of Sophomore Physical Science.  Supervised one undergraduate employee.  Provided academic advising for undergraduate students enrolled in interdisciplinary science programs.  Responsible for helping students deal with numerous academic and bureaucratic problems.

6/1977 to 4/1978 MSU-NSF Heavy Ion Laboratory Michigan State University

Specialist (university faculty position).  Systems engineering work involved design, construction, and operation of instrumentation systems. Implemented computer controlled magnet mapping system and was involved in design and operation of cyclotron control systems.  Technologies included digital and analog electronics, mini-computers, cryogenics, RF systems, super-conducting magnets, and vacuum systems.  Wrote the in-house bi-weekly engineering newsletter "Cyclotron News" updating technical changes and developments in operating and future systems.

6/1975 to 6/1977 Research Aide.  Same as above.  Also performed computer assisted analysis of nuclear spectra; occasionally supervised other student employees doing computer analysis.  Gave tours of the cyclotron lab to school groups and the general public.

1/1975 to 5/1975 Shaw High School Madison, Indiana

High School Teacher (temporary).  Taught one class of high school chemistry.

9/1973 to 4/1975 Hanover College Hanover, Indiana

Teaching Assistant.  Assisted teaching college freshman chemistry. Supervised and prepared labs.  Graded lab reports and tests.

7/1974 to 8/1974 Systems Technology Corp. Dayton, Ohio

Skilled Labor.  Implemented the conversion of a mothballed sewage digester to a methane producing solid waste/sewage digester.   Included supervising one other employee, purchase of all needed equipment and supplies, and implementation of drawn-up design.

ASTM Standards and Development

ASTM standard development is a consensus based process involving the input and contributions from numerous individuals. David Gossman has been involved in the process of developing, reviewing and approving numerous ASTM standards. Following are ASTM standards for which he was either principal author or had substantive input and involvement in developing:

D 4978 Test Methods for Screening of Reactive Sulfides in Waste
D 4979 Test Method for Physical Description Screening Analysis in Waste
D 4980 Test Methods for Screening of pH in Waste
D 4981 Test Method for Screening of Oxidizers in Waste
D 4982 Test Methods for Flammability Potential Screening Analysis of Waste
D 5057 Test Method for Screening Apparent Specific Gravity and Bulk Density of Waste
D 5058 Test Methods for Compatibility of Screening Analysis of Waste
D 5177 Guide for Waste Acceptance at Hazardous Waste Incinerators
D 5283 Practice for Generation of Environmental Data Related to Waste Management Activities: Quality Assurance and Quality Control Planning and Implementation
D 5368 Test Methods for Gravimetric Determination of Total Solvent Extractable Content (TSEC) of Solid Waste Samples
D 5468 Test Method for Gross Calorific and Ash Value of Waste Materials
D 5513 Practice for Microwave Digestion of Industrial Furnace Feedstreams and Waste for Trace Element Analysis
D 5530 Test Method for Total Moisture of Hazardous Waste Fuel by Karl Fischer Titrimetry
D 5681 Terminology for Waste and Waste Management
D 5792 Practice for Generation of Environmental Data Related to Waste Management Activities: Development of Data Quality Objectives
D 5830 Test Method for Solvents Analysis in Hazardous Waste Using Gas Chromatography
D 5839 Test Method for Trace Element Analysis of Hazardous Waste Fuel by Energy-Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometry
D 5928 Test Method for Screening of Waste for Radioactivity
D 6050 Test Method for Determining of Insoluble Solids in Organic Liquid Hazardous Waste
D 6052 Test Method for Preparations and Elemental Analysis of Liquid Hazardous Waste by Energy-Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence


Patent Holder and Sole Inventor

US 8,980,205 Mar. 17, 2015 Method for Reducing the Mercury (Hg) and Other Metal Emissions from a Plant for Manufacturing Cement Clinker and Other Industrial Processes


US 8,163,045 Apr. 24, 2012 “Method and System of Making a Burnable Fuel

US 8,268,073 Sept. 18, 2012  “System and method for making cement and cement derived therefrom

US 8,324,443 Dec. 4, 2012  “Secure Containers having unidirectional apparatuses for used or unused materials and methods for making and using same

US 10,150,613 Dec. 11, 2018  “Packaging designed to be a fuel component and methods for making and using same

Selected Print / Online Publications

Trade Magazines, Journals and Presentations

 “Chemical Forensic Evidence in Fire/Explosion Causation Analysis (pdf), Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Fire Investigation Science and Technology, September 24-26, 2018:  231-238.

Safe Alternatives,” International Cement Review, July 2013, pg 54-58.

Polychlorinated dibenzo(p)dioxin and furan (PCDD/F) congener profiles in cement kiln emissions and impacts., Science of the Total Environment, 2012 March 1;419(20):37-43.

Emissions of metals and polychlorinated dibenzo(p)dioxins and furans (PCDD/Fs) from Portland cement manufacturing plants: inter-kiln variability and dependence on fuel-types., Science of the Total Environment, 2011 Sep 15;409(20):4198-205.

Alternatives to ACI”, International Cement Review, May 2011, pp 70-72, Tradeship Publications Ltd, UK - Special Thanks to International Cement Review for providing copyright permission to use the paper at gcisolutions.com

Alternate Fuels and Economic Downturns” courtesy of World Cement magazine

A Review of Potential Solutions to Control Dioxin (PCDD/PCDF) Emissions from Cement Kilns

MACT Implications of Alternative Raw Materials

HWC Operating Limit Determination for Lone Star Industries Greencastle Facility

The Use of a Comprehensive Facility Operations Review and Hazop Study to Limit Liabilities and Risks in the Operation of Hazardous Waste Fuel Facilities

The Differences in Implementation Between the HWC MACT Regulation and the PC MACT Regulation as it Affects Hazardous Waste Combusting Cement Kilns Attempting to Comply with Both Regulations

Cement Resource Recovery in Developing Countries: A Sustainable Development Option

Evaluating the Consequences of Mercury Emissions from a Point Source (PDF)

Factors Influencing Emission Levels of PCDD/PCDFs from Cement Kilns

Preparation for CMS Plan as Part of MACT

A Comparison of BIF Test Plans with HWC MACT Test Plans

Development and Design of Hazardous Waste Fuel Blending Facilities in Developing Countries

Data Quality Objectives at Resource and Recovery Act Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facilities (DQOs at RCRA TSDFs)

Risk Management Plan Update & Modification

Practical Quality Assurance/Quality Control in the Commercial Thermal Treatment Facility Laboratory

Community Relations via The World Wide Web

BIF Testing - Is There Anything Else To Learn?

An Analysis of Selected NOD Issues Related to Waste Analysis Plans

An Evaluation of a Cement Kiln's Emissions While Under Worst Case Operating Conditions

BIF Metal Spiking Safety Considerations & Training

Comparison of Metal Emissions from Cement Kilns Utilizing Hazardous Waste Fuels with Commercial Waste Incinerators

Metal Equilibration and Process Capture Efficiencies in Cement Kilns

Metal Precompliance for Cement Kilns

The Use of Monochlorobenzene as a Principal Organic Hazardous Constituent for Destruction Efficiency Determinations in Cement Kilns

Quality Control of Hazardous Waste Fuel

Petroleum and Petrochemical Waste Reuse in Cement Kilns

Suitability of Hydrocarbon and Carbon Monoxide Measurement as Combustion Indicators in Cement Kilns

Typical Metal Concentrations in RCRA Waste Burned in Cement Kilns

The Fate of Trace Metals In The Wet Process Cement Kiln

Cement Kilns Sources of Chlorides Not HCl Emissions

Hazardous Waste Fuel and The Cement Kiln: The Incineration Alternative

Comparison of Metals Spiking Systems and Metal Compound Selection Among the Cement Kilns Conducting Compliance Tests

2,3,7,8-TCDD Equivalent Emissions from Cement Kilns Burning Hazardous Waste

A Method for the Rapid Semi-Quantitative Identification of Hazardous Organic Constituents in Liquid Organic Hazardous Waste Streams

Burning Waste in Kilns in the United Kingdom A Comparison of Regulations in the United Kingdom versus the United States EPA Regulations

EPA Regional Variances in the Interpretation and Implementation of the BIF Regulations

The Added Risk to Health, Safety and the Environment Due to the BIF Regulation

A Review of the Usefulness of Various ASTM and SW-846 Methods Which May Be Used by the Thermal Treatment Industry

Continental Cement Trial Burn Strategy

The Effect of Process Differences on System Removal Efficiencies (SREs) and the Fate of Metals in Cement Kilns (PDF format, 350 kb)

An Analysis of Potential Changes to Operations and Waste Analysis Requirements for Commercial Facilities Regulated Under EPA Proposed Hazardous Waste Combustor Regulations

A Comparison of Normal and Worst Case Cement Plant Emissions

Sources of PCDDs/PCDFs in Cement Kiln Emissions

Changes Required in Hazardous Waste Incinerator Trial Burns and Waste Analysis Plan to Fully Implement BIF" Requirements

Quality Control Review of Mercury and PCDD/PCDF Emissions Data From Cement Kilns Used for MACT Evaluations

Continental Cement Trial Burn Strategy Follow-up

Observations and Comments on EPA/DOE Mercury CEMs Demonstration at Holnam's Holly Hill, SC Facility

A Model Waste Analysis Plan for Commercial BIF Facilities

The Design of A Custom Database System for Storing and Accessing Point Source Emission Test Data and Associated Process Conditions

Innovations in Permitting or Is the Use of 'Common Sense' Permitting an Innovation?



Specific Experiences

  • Investigated fire at hazardous waste recycling facility.
  • Assisted state attorney general’s office investigation into potential prevention and preparedness options for a chemical manufacturer located adjacent to a residential area.
  • Investigated meat grinder accident to help determine causation.
  • Investigated and prepared report on house fire/explosion involving propane supply system.
  • Investigated industrial explosion and fire involving peroxides.
  • Investigated and prepared expert report on a flash fire associated with the cleaning of a rail car.
  • Investigated explosion in wastewater treatment plant during deconstruction of storage tanks.
  • Investigated and provide expert report on fire and injury relative to use of consumer product.
  • Investigated cases of pesticide drift on multiple occasions.
  • Expert investigation involving alleged manufacture of dangerous explosive devices.
  • Investigated trans-Atlantic cargo ship fire and explosion that resulted in multiple fatalities.
  • Investigated railcar derailment, fire and chemical contamination following mishandled cleanup.
  • Investigated personal injury caused by a chemical burn that occurred in the workplace.
  • Investigated explosion at a wastewater treatment plant that caused a fatality and resulted in a wrongful death lawsuit.
  • Investigated city wastewater treatment system that was inadequately maintained and subsequently caused damage to several parties and their property.
  • Investigated and determined causation of fire in an oxygen tank regulator resulting in personal injury lawsuit due to burns to the individual’s lungs.
  • Investigated explosion in home caused by an acetone-based cement stain in which individuals were badly burned, and determined there were inadequate warnings regarding the product.
  • Investigated zirconium explosion and fire at hazardous waste incinerator, resulting in a multi-party lawsuit, and determined causation was due to mismanagement of the waste materials prior to delivery at the facility.
  • Investigated potential offensive odor contamination in a liability lawsuit.
  • Provided technical analysis in a personal injury case involving chemical burns caused by hydrofluoric acid in an aluminum cleaner.
  • Provided technical analysis for the Department of Justice in a case involving potential violations of the Clean Air Act from an industrial source.
  • Provided technical support on various issues in support of the cement industry's lawsuit against EPA regarding certain aspects of the BIF regulations.
  • Determined causation in a personal injury lawsuit involving explosion of aerosol paint can.
  • Determined causation in an investigation of a propane related home explosion.
  • Investigated explosion of automobile air conditioner Freon refill aerosol can in a personal injury lawsuit.
  • Investigated causation for an industrial fire involving a methane digester.
  • Provided an environmental forensic investigation of soil PCB contamination.
  • Conducted sampling and testing for an investigation into possible workplace heavy metal contamination.
  • Performed chemical analysis to determine causation of an industrial chemical flash fire at an incineration facility in a multi-party workplace personal injury lawsuit.
  • Investigated possible illegal processing of RCRA hazardous waste in potential violation of federal hazardous waste laws in a criminal lawsuit.
  • Performed investigation of dust contamination and ground water impact related to personal property adjacent to a quarry in a civil lawsuit.
  • Investigated health and safety of working conditions and potential environmental regulation violations on behalf of a labor union.
  • Investigated and determined causation of an industrial pipeline rupture and fire at a hazardous waste plant in a multi-party wrongful death lawsuit.
  • Provided analysis and testimony for a personal injury lawsuit concerning an individual burned by industrial furnace material.
  • Performed environmental forensic analysis to determine causation and actual source of dioxin emissions in an enforcement action.
  • Provided expert witness report in patent dispute.
  • Investigated and provided testimony in a civil case concerning contamination of private property following containment failure of a lagoon in which oil field waste had been dumped.
  • Provided technical reports and supporting materials concerning emission modeling to assist attorneys in adjudicated permit hearings in New York State.
  • Investigated hazardous waste violations in an enforcement action by the EPA.
  • Performed chemical forensic examination and determined causation as part of an investigation into a large industrial railcar explosion and fire.
  • Determined causation of an explosion and fire in the flammable liquids tank farm of a waste management facility.
  • Provided expert report and testimony in an adjudicated permit hearing for a hazardous waste facility in Texas.
  • Assisted in obtaining patents for client on conversion of medical waste into industrial fuel.
  • Assisted client in specifying new GC systems for PCB determinations.
  • Lead the successful effort to permit a new cement plant in the city of Chicago – the first new cement plant permitted in a major city in decades.
  • Taught class in Dubai on Risk Assessments for high risk industries.
  • Taught class in Shanghai, China on Hazard and Operability Analyses (HAZOPs).
  • Developed safety manual for regional oil and gas pipeline construction firm.
  • Designed hazardous waste regulations for potential use in a developing country.
  • Evaluated a draft waste fuel supply contract between a cement manufacturer and a waste management company.
  • Managed Hazardous Waste Combustor (HWC) Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) compliance testing programs.
  • Managed Portland Cement (PC) MACT compliance testing programs.
  • Provided expert witness report on the source of a fire and fatality at a hazardous waste management facility.
  • Performed a company-wide environmental compliance audit including management strategies for more effective compliance.
  • Provided an expert witness report on the cause of a railcar explosion at a HWF facility.
  • Provided an expert witness report on the cause of an explosion in the vapor hood space at a hazardous waste fuel storage facility.
  • Managed a comprehensive, 2 phase, 4 day Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) trial burn at a cement plant.
  • Evaluated numerous cement plants in Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Australia, Philippines, United Kingdom and Malaysia for potential use of alternative fuels and raw materials.
  • Provided expert witness report and testing regarding an accident in a cement plant clinker cooler.
  • Provided expert witness report on a waste recycling patent dispute.
  • Supervised Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) for a Risk Test Burn at a cement plant under the Boiler and Industrial Furnace (BIF) regulations.
  •  Wrote and supervised testing at numerous cement plants for dioxin emissions relative to preparing for compliance with the MACT rule.
  •  Assisted in the development of strategies for compliance with dioxin emission limits under the MACT rule at numerous cement plants.
  •  Assisted in the preparation of testimony for permit hearings.
  •  Testified at adjudicated hearings required for a Part B permit for a cement plant using hazardous waste fuel in Texas.
  •  Set up the laboratory and trained operating personnel at a waste fuel blending facility in Chilé.
  •  Assisted in the preparation of a permit application for a new cement plant in the US, specifically made calculated emission estimates for metals and organics based on raw material inputs and process design.
  •  Assisted in the development of a dynamic model for predicting metal emission rates from a cement plant as a tool for developing operating modes designed to reduce mercury emissions.
  •  Trained international teams for the performance of feasibility studies for the potential use of waste derived fuels and raw materials in cement plants in developing countries.
  •  Developed corporate standard quality control procedures for alternative raw materials and fuels for cement plants.
  •  Assisted in writing a number of Initial Comprehensive Performance Test Plans for plants complying with the new HWC MACT rule.
  •  Evaluated maximum feed rates for the use of spent aluminum potliner in specific cement plants.
  •  Developed a report on emissions from cement plants using tire derived fuels compared with baseline emissions.
  •  As part of a team, performed a comprehensive review of proposed MACT standard for hazardous waste combustors.
  •  Evaluated three cement plants in Argentina for potential use of hazardous waste fuel.
  •  Assisted with negotiations to set Part B permit operating conditions for a cement plant burning hazardous waste fuel in Texas.
  •  QA/QC review of a HAP test for a cement plant using tire derived fuel.
  •  External QC for EPA funded test to fully characterize PIC emissions from a cement kiln burning hazardous waste fuel.
  •  QA/QC review of comprehensive testing of a Canadian cement kiln utilizing chlorine-containing waste as an alkali reducer.
  •  Comprehensive lab operations review for on-site hazardous waste testing laboratory.
  •  Trial burn review for commercial BIF facility.
  •  Performed a study of metal and particulate emissions for cement kilns using hazardous waste fuel.
  •  Prepared a Waste Analysis Plan for an oil/solvent recycling facility in Chilé.
  •  Assisted in a study comparing proposed HWC (MACT) rules with existing BIF regulations.
  •  Acted as QA/QC manager for one of the first comprehensive RCRA Trial Burns at a cement plant.
  •  Performed a comprehensive review of a proposed update to SW-846.
  •  Performed a detailed QA/QC review of mercury emission data used by EPA to develop/justify MACT controls on cement kilns.
  •  Performed a detailed QA/QC review of dioxin emission data from cement plants not utilizing hazardous waste fuels.
  •  Assisted in development of a comprehensive waste oil/solvent waste fuel program for Chilé.
  •  Acted as QA/QC manager for 1995 update to ROC tests at multiple cement plants.
  •  Evaluated three cement plants in Spain for potential use of hazardous waste fuel.
  •  Assisted in the review of a cement plant’s waste water run off plans.
  •  Reviewed the EPA draft Combustion Emissions Technical Resource Document (CETRED) and assisted various clients in providing technical comments and corrections to EPA.
  •  Performed a detailed QA/QC review of dioxin emission data comprising over 20 tests at a single cement plant, both under baseline conditions and while burning hazardous waste.
  •  Made a presentation at a technical seminar on hazardous waste combustion presented to waste generators and regulatory authorities in the United Kingdom.
  •  Evaluated two cement plants in Chilé for potential use of hazardous waste fuel.
  •  Assisted with a community information program for an existing facility undergoing Part B permitting. Helped the public in attendance to understand the Trial Burn Plan process.
  •  Assisted with the preparation of Trial Burn Plans for a number of cement kilns using hazardous waste. Plans incorporated latest EPA guidance on data required for multi pathway risk assessments.
  •  Provided hardware support and maintenance for in-house state of the art network system including optical character and voice recognition technology.
  •  Provided conceptual oversight to the design of a corporate level multi plant emissions database for a major U.S. cement manufacturer.
  •  Assisted in the review and preparation of client comments on the EPA draft Dioxin Assessment. Assisted international clients in dealing with erroneous EPA conclusions found in the draft report in order to prevent the erroneous conclusions from negatively.
  •  Designed and set up a new GC/MSD system for testing organic hazardous waste.
  •  Prepared a new Waste Analysis Plan and QA/QC Plan for a cement plant using both liquid and solid hazardous waste fuel.
  •  Prepared an analysis of existing metal emission data from cement kilns and incinerators burning hazardous waste, and recommended technology-based metal emission standards that have been presented in a petition for rule making to the USEPA by the Cement Kiln Recycling Coalition.
  •  Assisted in a critical review of QA/QC data from an EPA study of cement kiln dust.
  •  Assisted in responding to regulatory allegations and potential fines for cement plants using hazardous waste fuel.
  •  Evaluated a number of cement kilns in the United Kingdom for hazardous waste fuel potential and made recommendations to help set project priorities.
  •  Assisted in the development of a “green grass”  waste fuel burning facility in the United Kingdom with special emphasis on appropriate quality control measures, process monitoring permitting and stack testing.
  •  Developed a detailed GC-MSD technique for determining volatile and semivolatile organics in hazardous waste fuel.
  •  Assisted in the development of a petition for rule making submitted to EPA by the Cement Kiln Recycling Coalition.
  •  Provided technical support on various issues in support of the cement industry’s lawsuit against EPA regarding certain aspects of the BIF regulations.
  •  Evaluated cement plants in Thailand for potential hazardous waste fuel projects.
  •  Assisted in the development of hazardous waste fuel specifications and laboratory testing methods for a cement kiln using hazardous waste fuel in Australia.
  •  Evaluated and made recommendations regarding a potential hazardous waste fuel project for a cement plant in Indonesia.
  •  Performed comprehensive audits of contractor operated laboratories testing hazardous waste fuel at three cement plants.
  •  Assisted in the preparation of an ISO 9000 (British Standard 5750) certification application for a hazardous waste fuel laboratory in the United Kingdom.
  •  Prepared a comprehensive report compiling the results of all BIF compliance testing at industrial furnaces commercially burning hazardous waste fuel in the United States.
  •  Prepared a comprehensive report compiling the results of 20 trial burns at commercial hazardous waste burning incinerators.
  •  Assisted with presentations to a community advisory panel for a cement plant using hazardous waste fuel (HWF) in Indiana.
  •  Prepared a study of recycling opportunities utilizing cement kiln technology for refineries in Venezuela.
  •  Assisted in drafting two requests for hydrocarbon extensions under the BIF regulations.
  •  Assisted in presentations to EPA regions and headquarters regarding the BIF regulations and the HC/CO issue in cement kilns.
  •  Subcontracted metal spiking and process sampling/testing at two BIF compliance tests.
  •  Managed and wrote the reports for BIF compliance tests/trial burns at four cement plants.
  •  Prepared revised BIF Precompliance Certifications for three cement plants.
  •  Developed sample preparation methods for homogenizing non-homogeneous samples of liquid and solid HWF prior to analysis.
  •  Developed and wrote a screening method for radioactive material contamination of HWF.
  •  Developed laboratory testing methods to screen HWF for selected pesticides.
  •  Updated RCRA Operating Plans for three cement plants using HWF to comply with new BIF regulations.
  •  Prepared BIF Precompliance Certification for a cement manufacturer using HWF.
  •  Prepared and made presentations at public meetings in Texas and Colorado regarding the use of HWF in cement kilns.
  •  Provided expert witness testimony during legislative hearing in Texas regarding bills on hazardous waste management and facility permitting.
  •  Developed and wrote a comprehensive laboratory operations manual for use at multiple HWF testing laboratories.
  •  Designed and set up a new laboratory for HWF testing in Ohio. Subsequently trained the new lab manager to operate and maintain the lab in accordance with EPA guidelines.
  •  Performed studies of the impact of the proposed Boiler and Industrial Furnace regulations and other regulations on the hazardous waste/cement kiln market.
  •  Prepared and made presentations to representatives from the oil refining industry regarding opportunities for reusing hazardous waste in cement kilns.
  •  Developed laboratory operating procedure that allows for the determination of sub-ppm levels of mercury in HWF in less than two hours using EPA SW-846 methodology.
  •  Developed a comprehensive database of health and safety information on over 400 compounds known to have been found in hazardous waste fuel.
  •  Designed and set up a new laboratory for HWF testing in Tennessee. This was the first HWF laboratory designed specifically to comprehensively test solid HWF prior to acceptance and the first to use x-ray fluorescence spectroscopy to determine metals.
  •  Assisted client companies in evaluating technical personnel for positions involved in hazardous waste operations and laboratories.
  •  Co-directed a series of courses on Solvent Recycling and Reuse taught in the United States and Europe.
  •  In conjunction with Southdown Corp., performed a study to determine the viability of proposed EPA stack testing methodology for HCl emissions. Results indicate that ammonium chloride and other chloride salts produce false positives using the methodology.
  •  Performed technical and market evaluations to determine the suitability and made recommendations regarding the resource recovery opportunities available to various cement plants throughout the United States as well as Great Britain, Venezuela, and South East Asia.
  •  Performed comprehensive laboratory based study, including field sampling, of cement kiln dust and cement clinker stored and generated at cement plants throughout the country.
  •  Developed and managed the implementation of stack testing plans for cement manufacturers using or planning on the use of hazardous waste fuel. Tests were performed to satisfy state air permit authorities as well as provide data to be used for future EPA requirements.
  •  Performed a comprehensive evaluation of the potential for utilizing spent aluminum potliner as a fuel in cement kilns. Evaluation included facility design criteria and concepts based on the study’s technical findings.
  •  Evaluated various resource recovery opportunities for client companies relative to technical feasibility, worker health and safety impact, environmental impact, and regulatory requirements.
  •  Helped to design a system to perform a detailed market analysis of selected types of hazardous waste within a regional market.
  •  Performed RCRA and CAA audits of existing cement kilns utilizing HWF.
  •  Performed a study of various alternatives for the introduction of solid hazardous wastes into cement kilns including the potential for pyrolysis or thermal separation prior to cement kiln introduction.
  •  Provided detailed calculations of potential limits on metals in hazardous waste fuel based on proposed BIF regulations and stack dispersion models.
  •  Wrote a complete set of RCRA operating plans for a RCRA interim status hazardous waste fuel storage facility located at a cement plant. Guided the engineering design of a bulk liquid HWF facility for a client cement company including tank farm, truck and rail transfer, and laboratory.
  •  Guided the engineering design of a bulk liquid HWF facility for a client cement company including tank farm, truck and rail transfer, and laboratory.
  •  Developed a comprehensive community information program and implementation plan for a client cement manufacturer considering the use of hazardous waste fuel.
  •  Performed the first comprehensive, published study on the fate of trace metals in the cement manufacturing process. The study provided special insight on how recirculating loads, as well as the point of introduction, can affect the fate of metals in cement kilns.
  •  Authored a series of published reviews of proposed EPA Boiler and Industrial Furnace regulations. These included specific technical analysis of potential impacts on cement kiln waste fuel operations with suggestions and guidance for providing comments to EPA.
  •  Managed the economic planning and all stages of business operations of HWF programs for Safety Kleen, which included marketing and sales strategies.
  •  Developed an additional HWF facility for Safety Kleen at a cement plant in South Carolina. This facility has the largest storage facility capacity of any in the country.
  •  Participated in corporate lobbying efforts through representation of Safety Kleen at meetings of the Hazardous Waste Treatment Council and National Association of Solvent Recyclers.
  •  Developed and managed a "green grass" HWF facility at the largest cement kiln in the world. This process included permitting, community relations, facility design, construction, personnel hiring, training and management, contract negotiations with the cement manufacturer and training of marketing and sales personnel. The facility was on line burning HWF within five months after a decision was made by both companies to pursue the project. This HWF facility promoted McKesson Envirosystems revenue and profitability growth to record levels and was one of the key reasons for Safety Kleen's acquisition of McKesson Envirosystems.
  •  Assisted in the development of McKesson Envirosystems standard analytical procedures, QA/QC program and health and safety evaluation system.
  •  Performed a comprehensive systems analysis at three McKesson Envirosystems solvent recycling/waste fuel-blending facilities to improve efficiency and QA/QC.
  •  Negotiated corporate purchase of laboratory equipment and computers worth $250,000 to standardize plant labs.
  •  Developed and implemented a new comprehensive hazardous waste stream qualification program for McKesson Envirosystems. The system provided a 50% increase in the number of qualifications and added $500,000 in corporate revenues for qualification analysis services.
  •  Assisted in the technical development and marketing of a cement kiln waste fuels outlet in Puerto Rico, the first and only in the Caribbean.
  •  Developed and helped to equip a laboratory for HWF testing in Puerto Rico and trained laboratory personnel.
  •  Supervised the technical, regulatory and safety aspects of test burns in cement kilns in Illinois, Pennsylvania, California, Kansas, Ohio, and Ontario, Canada from 1982 to 1985.
  •  Participated in community relations programs for HWF facilities in California, Texas, Ohio, and Ontario, Canada.
  •  Designed and set up new laboratories for HWF facilities in California and Kansas. Trained chemists and managers for both facilities.
  •  Co-developed the first quantitative model for evaluating relative health and safety risk from compounds found in HWF. This model has been copyrighted by Systech Corp. and continues to be utilized in evaluating potential hazardous wastes for inclusion in their hazardous waste fuel program.
  •  Managed the corporate safety and regulatory compliance program for Systech Corp. This program included review of all pre shipment analysis for Systech for over five years. This review process included a comprehensive toxicological review of each compound identified in every waste stream.
  •  Developed the first comprehensive HWF specification, which met the needs of product (cement) quality, environmental protection and personal health and safety in 1980.
  •  Developed the first comprehensive and field tested system for determining the chlorine specification for HWF used in cement kilns. This system remains proprietary to David Gossman. The system takes into account a wide variety of parameters including raw material and current fuel chemistry as well as kiln system design.
  •  Developed the first analytical methodology for identifying volatile and semi volatile compounds with potential health and safety impacts in HWF. Later enhanced this methodology by utilizing wide bore capillary chromatography and multiple detector systems.
  •  In 1983, provided the initial design and system specifications for an on site computerized shipment receipt and invoicing system at multiple commercial RCRA, TSDFs. The system provided significant manpower savings and paid for itself with interest income from faster invoice receipts within one year.
  •  Developed the first three-tiered hazardous waste testing program in 1981 including pre shipment testing, shipment receipt testing and blended waste testing. By using such a multi tiered system, this program was the first to effectively deal with the QA/QC issue relative to testing at RCRA facilities. 
  •   Developed a complete operations and safety manual for use at RCRA permitted hazardous waste fuel facilities.
  •   Developed a comprehensive laboratory and operations training program for the Paulding, Ohio HWF facility which has subsequently been used at five additional RCRA permitted hazardous waste fuel facilities.
  •  Developed and published the first high speed methodology for determining metals in HWF utilizing organic matrix dilution and direct aspiration into an atomic absorption spectrophotometer.
  •  Developed and published the first analytical methodology to utilize ion chromatography to determine F, Cl, Br, S, and P in HWF.
  •  Developed and published the first analytical methodology specifically designed to determine PCBs in HWF. The method was eventually expanded to utilize computerized, graphics based pattern recognition.
  •  Managed the first commercial hazardous waste fuel (HWF) blending facility operating at a cement plant. The facility in Paulding, Ohio was the first of its kind with a complete on-site laboratory and storage facility operating in full compliance with RCRA in 1980.