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William W. Slack

CINCINNATI, OHIO
PHONE: 513-469-6040

Work Experience

3/94 – Present: FRx, Inc.
Vice President

Principle and founder of the company, which commercially provides new and recently developed technology for contaminated subsurface remediation. Responsible for execution of all operations of the company including administrative oversight, sales, marketing, engineering, and field activities.

8/90 – 9/97: University of Cincinnati
Geochemical Group Leader, Center for GeoEnvironmental Science and Technology

Managed a multi-disciplinary group of 9 scientists and engineers conducting research of methods for in situ remediation of contaminated soils. Personally listed as principal investigator for research sponsored by the US EPA as well as for research and technical services for corporate clients. As adjunct faculty provided consultation to students and sat on advisory committees for graduate students in environmental engineering and geology. Also compiled and taught a course on solidification and stabilization processes for contaminated soil.

88 – 90: Chevron USA
Engineering Manager, Midland, Texas

Supervised twelve engineers and held responsibility for engineering analysis and project design for 37 oil fields, which produced, in aggregate, 22000 bbl oil per day from 3700 wells. Prepared budgets, coordinated efforts with other corporate elements, and negotiated with partners, vendors, and customers.

Senior Project Engineer, Houston, Texas

Conducted and directed studies of petroleum reservoirs. Designed and evaluated enhanced oil recovery projects for oil fields along the Gulf coast and in West Texas. Conducted and directed studies of petroleum reservoirs. Designed and evaluated enhanced oil recovery projects for oil fields along the Gulf coast and in West Texas.

Gulf Research and Development Company
Research Engineer, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Planned, justified, conducted and documented fundamental investigations of multiphase flow through porous media utilizing bench top experiments and numerical models.

Education

Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
M.S., Chemical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
B.S., Chemical Engineering, Cornell University

Professional Qualifications

Professional Engineer, Ohio, No. E-56519
Professional Engineer, Kentucky, No. 21337

Certifications

Hazardous Waste Site Worker (40 hr HAZWPR)
Hazardous Waste Site Supervisor
OSHA Lockout/Tagout training
OSHA Respiratory Protection training
OSHA Hearing Conservation training
WHIMS for Managers and Supervisors
Basic Safety Training from Sarnia-Lambton IEC
US DOE Radiological Worker I & II
Heavy Equipment Operator Certification
10,000 PSI Water jet Operator Certification
Hydraulic Fracturing Equipment Operator Certification

Affiliations

National Groundwater Association
American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Society of Petroleum Engineers

Selected Publications/Presentations

Murdoch, L.C., D. Wilson, K. Savage, W. Slack, and J. Uber. Alternative Methods for Fluid Delivery and Recovery. USEPA/625/R-94/003, 1995.

Seigrist, R. L., K.S. Lowe, L.C. Murdoch, W.W. Slack, T.C. Houk. X-231A demonstration of in situ remediation of DNAPL compounds in low permeability media by soil fracturing with thermally enhanced mass recovery and reactive barrier destruction. DOE document ORNL/TM-13534, March 1998.

Whiting, T., W. Slack, L.C. Murdoch. Dual-phase extraction with hydraulic fractures at a superfund site. International Conf. On Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds, Monterey, CA, May 1998.

Murdoch, L.C., W. Slack, R. Siegrist, S. Vesper, T. Meiggs, Hydraulic fracturing advances. Civil Engineering, May 1997, 10A-12A.

Murdoch, L.C., M. Kemper, and W.W. Slack. Applications of hydraulic fractures during in situ remediation. 1st Hawaiian National Remediation Technology Conference, Honolulu, HI, Sept. 1994.

Murdoch, L.C., W. Slack, R. Siegrist, S. Vesper, T. Meiggs , Advanced hydraulic fracturing methods to create in situ reactive barriers. Proceedings of the International Containment Technology Conference and Exhibition, Feb. 9-12, 1997, St. Petersburg, FL.

S.C. Hunt, T.O. Meiggs, L.C. Murdoch, W.W. Slack. Method and system for bioremediation of contaminated soil using inoculated support spheres. Patent 5,733,067 issued 31 March 1998.

Murdoch, L.C., W.W. Slack, W. Harrar, B. Nilsson, and R. Siegrist. Sidewall sensors for monitoring fractured clay till. Journal of Nordic Hydrology.

Murdoch, L.C., W.W. Slack, W. Harrar, R. Siegrist, and T. Whiting. Sidewall sensors for measuring in situ properties. Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds Conference Proceedings, Monterey, CA, May 18-21, 1998.

Murdoch, L.C., W.W. Slack, W. Harrar, B. Nilsson, and R. Siegrist. Sidewall sensors for monitoring fractured clay till. Proceedings of the Mass Transport in Fractured Aquifers and Aquitards Conference. Copenhagen, DK. May 14-16, 1998.

Murdoch, L.C., W.W. Slack, W. Harrar, R. Siegrist, and T. Whiting. Arrays of sidewall sensors to monitor subsurface conditions. 4th International Symposium on Environmental Geotechnology, Boston, Mass. Aug. 9-13, 1998.

William W. Slack, Lawrence C. Murdoch, Rex Hodges, and Dave Butler, “Recovering Free Product from Clay Using Hydraulic Fractures” Second Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds, Monterey, 2000.

William W. Slack and Lawrence C. Murdoch, “Hydraulic Fractures to Improve In Situ Remediation” Second Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds, Monterey, 2000.

Murdoch, L.C. J.R. Richardson, and W.W. Slack. Hydraulic fractures in fine-grain materials. Southeastern Geol. Soc. Amer, abstracts, March 2000.

Agee, C., L.C. Murdoch, S. Brame, W.W. Slack. Effects of hydraulic fractures on well performance in saprolite Southeastern Geol. Soc. Amer, abstracts, March 2000.

Davis-Hoover, Wendy J., L. Taras Bryndzia, Michael H. Roulier, Lawrence C. Murdoch, Mark C. Kemper, Phillip R. Cluxton, Souhail Al-Abed, William W. Slack, Stephen J. Vesper, “In Situ Bioremediation Utilizing Horizontal Lasagna”, Fifth International Symposium for In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation, San Diego, CA, April 1999.

Davis-Hoover, Wendy J., Michael H. Roulier, L. Taras Bryndzia, Lawrence C. Murdoch, Mark C. Kemper, Phillip R. Cluxton, Souhail Al-Abed, William W. Slack, Stephen J. Vesper, “Horizontal Lasagna to Bioremediate Trichloroethylene In Situ”, Midwest Focus Groundwater Conference, National Groundwater Association, Chicago, October 1999.