Experts' profiles - Eugene Cairncross
Eugene Cairncross
Eugene Cairncross is a recently retired Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering, Cape Peninsula University of Technology (Bellville Campus); currently Adjunct Professor with post-graduate supervision and ad hoc lecturing responsibilities.

He has Industrial process engineering and management experience (1975-1993) includes basic process design, plant trouble-shooting, design of computer based control systems, plant commissioning, management of project development and project management of small to medium sized chemical plant projects. Process plant experience includes oil refining, polyester polymer manufacture, sulphuric acid, phosphoric acid, and phosphate fertiliser manufacture, the manufacture of explosives, the formulation of pesticides and insecticides, fine chemicals manufacture, and the extraction of minerals from natural brines. Project Management experience includes the development and execution of 15 small to large chemical plant projects.

During the period 1998 to present, he has been involved in private consulting activities include design and installation of an effluent water treatment system, consulting to the Department of Environment and Tourism on several projects related to the regulation and enforcement of regulations pertaining to oil refineries and consulting to the Western Cape Provincial Government in respect of the preparation of an Emission Inventory.

His recent consultancy activities includes conducting a training workshop on air quality management regulations and providing air quality specialist services to Kayad Knight Piesold (KKP) Environmental for a 2-year (2011-2012) dust monitoring project.
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