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Our Services

Solution To Pollution is...

The mythical Ag. Engineer Hercules devised the solution to pollution some 4000 years ago, Read More ....

 

Nutrient Removal

Engineering data on N, P, K removal with manure treatment to make solids and liquids usable Read More ....

 

Waste Management Pathway

Renewable Energy from Biomass 
 

 

We have been providing environmental advisory services since 1963 to the livestock
industry and animal producers in
North America - Asia - Europe - Latin America.

EPT BIO-ENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL   (Click Here for PDF Format)

 

We have been providing environmental advisory services to the livestock industry and to governments and international institutions associated with animal production, pig, cattle, poultry, since 1963.

 

 


 

Current Consultancies

2008 -   Engineering adviser to Singapore Food Industries to assess the environmental impact of several sites in the corn belt of China, for the production facilities and the design of the wastewater treatment systems for pig farming areas which eventually will house 250,000 pigs.

2006 - Adviser to Protrade corporation of Vietnam for the conceptual design of the production facilities and the engineering design of the wastewater treatment system to meet effluent standards and qualify for funding under the Kyoto Protocol greenhouse gases reduction provisions. Traveled to the site in Vietnam and we are currently working with United Engineers LLC of Singapore www.uel.com.sg  for the design of a pig farm that eventually will have a population of 100,000 pigs.


 

2006 - Adviser to Protrade corporation of Vietnam for the conceptual design of the production facilities and the engineering design of the wastewater treatment system to meet effluent standards and qualify for funding under the Kyoto Protocol greenhouse gases reduction provisions. Traveled to the site in Vietnam and we are currently working with United Engineers LLC of Singapore www.uel.com.sg  for the design of a pig farm that eventually will have a population of 100,000 pigs.

 

 

2000 -   Adviser to the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority, www.ava.gov.sg, of the government of Singapore to assess the malodor problem from the poultry farms within a km of an urban housing development and make recommendations for its resolution.

 

2001 -             Chief engineering adviser of a government of Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia funded project, working with www.chemsain.com  to assess the suitability of several sites in Borneo for the establishment of a central pig farming area where all pig farms scattered around urban areas will move, layout the biosecurity, the layout of the farms, the waste treatment and disposal facilities. As part of this assignment, we developed a computer program to calculate a suitability index for sites that will be assessed as potential sites for intensive pig farming in terms of environmental issues, nuisance potential, bio-security, and other relevant factors.  Liaised with government officials including ministers on the feasibilities of pig farming and the costs involved for practical alternatives. As of 2007, the proposed program has been funded and a model pig farming area to house more than 250,000 pig population is under construction.

2001 -              Chief engineering adviser to SEKE of Greece and the Balkans,  www.sekeLtd.gr, on waste management on livestock farms, olive oil press plants, fruit processing, and on biogas plants. We also designed their webpage, which we did for several our clients before webpage designers sprang out of academia in the late 1990s

 

1993 -  Chief engineering adviser to the pork council of Mexico, www.cpm.org  on pollution control and waste management for commercial pig farms in Mexico. As part of this project, we developed a computer program, PigMex, that calculates automatically, with minimal inputs, the costs of pig waste management alternatives; we continue to consult with Mexico to upgrade the PigMex program and to develop standards for the financing of treatment plants to meet Kyoto Protocol provisions for carbon credit and funding. The PigMex program is now being updated and upgraded for presentation at a workshop being organized by the ministry of the environment in 2009. Book: Manual para el manejo y control de aguas residuales y excretas porcinas, 1996; 141 pages

 

Past Consultancies

1992 - 2003   Chief engineering adviser to Bertam Development,  Malaysia, bertamdev@pd.jarring.my, for the design of pig farming areas in Negri Sembilan, Penang, of pig waste treatment to meet effluent standards. We liaised with government officials to have the company acquire private land for the pig farming area, and afterwards we liaised with an engineering firm they hired to do the detail design for the overall concept for the individual farms and the entire area.

1991-  2007      Chief general adviser to FAN Separator of Germany, [www.fan-separator.de], a solids-liquid separation pollution control equipment manufacturer, on the world wide marketing of the equipment in large dairy farms, paper mills, food processing plants, abattoirs; designed their first webpage, wrote operator manuals, designed and carried out training courses for company representatives; traveled extensively in Latin America, North America, Asia, Europe.

1970 - 2003     Chief engineering adviser to  Foxley companies on beef cattle feedlot wastes, abattoirs, meat processing plants, wetlands ecology, mapping of groundwater pollution, wetland habitat modeling. We liaised with federal EPA and state agencies to which we reported the monitoring of ecology and water quality data for 10 years to prove the re-establishment and rehabilitation of damaged wetlands. We developed guidelines and a handbook for the management of the wastes from a feedlot of 75 000 beef cattle to provide nutrients for 20 000 acres of irrigated farmland.

1972 – 1975  Chief engineering consultant on livestock wastes, World Health Organization,[www.who.org,  Copenhagen, Denmark: panel on urban solids wastes; organized seminar on animal wastes, Bratislava Slovakia in 1975; Book: “Animal Wastes” 429 pages.

 

 

 

1975 – 1985   Chief Tech nical Adviser/Chief Engineer, the FAO /UN www.fao.org/ www.ava.gov.sg, Singapore; we designed housing integrated with waste collection and treatment for intensive concentrated pig farming areas at the rural urban interface. Carried out  research on odors from pig rearing, on single cell proteins, on algae, on biogas, on sludge harvesting; Supervised the design, construction, monitoring and evaluation of a full-scale  demonstration research treatment plant for 35,000 pigs; Book: “Pig waste management and recycling”.  428 pages

1985 - 1987   Chief Technical Adviser/Project Manager, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: environmental legislation, associated rules and regulations, plus engineering specifications for pig production farms with integrated pollution control, biosecurity, etc. Book: “Pig farming in Malaysia with pollution control  200 pages

1963-1975      Consultant / Lecturer: USA:  Moorman Feeds pig waste research facilities; Flavorland Corporation [slaughter plants, meat processing, hide processing, beef feedlots]; Nu-Tek Foods Inc. [cheese manufacture].;  Behlen Steel Co.  INTERNATIONAL:   NATO – grants for lectures and study tours in Europe. Lectured on environment themes at conventions, seminars, etc. in over 30 countries [in English and in Spanish] and in most USA states. WHO/UN- World Health Organization [solid wastes; Europe: Denmark, Poland, and Czechoslovakia]. EPA- US Environment Protection Agency (Poland; USA). IDRC- International Development Research Centre of Canada (China, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia], US PHS- Public Health Service [solid wastes research grants review]; FAO/UN- Food and Agriculture Organization (waste recycle, resource recovery: Rome; Mexico, Romania, Bulgaria, China, Burma [Myanmar], Thailand); Ford FoundationIndia.  Private consulting: Hong Kong, Colombia, Mexico, Canada, Germany, France, Greece, etc.

 

Our MISSION is to help livestock producers assess the costs of practical potential systems of handling the wastes from their animal units  with maximum recycle and minimum public nuisance.