douglas m. chatham
NRCC - Certified Environmental Analytical Chemist
ENVIRONMENTAL: Project Management of Preliminary Assessments (Phase 1), Site Screening Inspections (Phase 2), and Listing Site Inspections. Data Review and Validation of CLP and Level III data according to Functional Guidelines. Field Analytical Support Chemist. Analyzed samples with an on-site GC. Presented a comprehensive series of seminars on Basic Environmental Chemistry.
COMPUTER: Developed MS Access Relational databases. Developed Visual Basic Program processing organic analytical air data. Developed Visual Basic Program processing Toxic Release Inventory data including generating charts. Skilled user of MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, and MS Powerpoint.
2004-Now USEPA/SSAI providing technical assistance in the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) division. Generate reports from the Risk Screening Environmental Indicators (RSEI) program using Excel Pivot Tables and Charts supporting Pollution Prevention efforts. Presentation of a series of seminars on “Basic Environmental Chemistry”. Development and presentation of seminars on TRI and RSEI.
Waller Associates, under contract to the U.S. Army Reserve Command at
Engineering Science, Inc. Senior Chemist. Responsible for laboratory audits, review of
CLP data packages, development, approval, and auditing of QA plans, and
training other employees on field GC methods.
Data review instructor in GC/MS Seminar.
Field analyses using portable and mobile GCs. Established SOP's for data review and soil
gas analysis. Established comprehensive
series of training seminars on Environmental Chemistry. Project Quality
Assurance Manager for IRP activities and preparation of the Quality Assurance
Project Plan (QAPP) for a RCRA Facility Investigation. Responsible for various phases of the quality
assurance/quality control process including data reviews and laboratory audits
at various DOD sites and preparation of a laboratory manual for the WWTP
laboratory at an Air Force Base. Negotiated consent decree and Quality
Assurance Project Plan (QAPP) modifications with EPA project manager and NEIC,
GC analysis of water samples by direct injection and head-space analysis. Instructor of a series of in-house seminars
covering environmental chemistry.
Conducted Continuing Education training to scientists and engineers
Project Manager for several preliminary assessments (PA) evaluating sites on the basis of historical data, off-site reconnaissance, potential targets affected, and geology; Screening Site Inspections (SSI), which included sampling soil and water for the presence of contaminants; and Listing Site Inspections (LSI) leading to placement of a site on the National Priorities List.
Provided extensive technical support for ammonia and ammonium nitrate sales groups. Determined parameters necessary for distillation of agricultural grade ammonia to produce refrigerant and metallurgical grade ammonia.
Participated in development, scale-up, and production of Lithium Hexafluoro Arsenate, a specialty battery electrolyte.
Conducted evaluations of solvent extraction purification of phosphoric acid in a three-stage extraction, three-stage stripping laboratory scale, mini-plant capable of producing data applicable to a full scale plant.
Assisted in stack sampling activities at several fertilizer plants for EPA regulations covering fluoride emissions.
duPont de Nemours &
B.S., Chemistry, 1963,
M.S., Chemistry, 1973,
Georgia Institute of Technology,
American Chemical Society
Papers and Publications
"The Attempted Synthesis of an Electron-Deficient Isonitrile," M.S. thesis, Georgia Institute of Technology
"Control of Foam Formation
in the Manufacture of Wet Process Phosphoric
"Vertical Segregation of VOCs and SVOCs in Soils associated with a Groundwater Contaminant Plume at a Former Jet Fuel Sludge Pit, Chanute Air Force Base, IL", a paper presented at the 39th Midwest Groundwater Conference, 1993.
"Cue the QA/QC", Soil
and Groundwater Cleanup Magazine, November, 1996. "Precision
Decision", Soil and Groundwater Cleanup Magazine, December, 1996. These
articles are based on a position paper entitled "Suggestions for Reduction
of Analytical Costs by Elimination of Unnecessary Quality Control (QC)
Samples", September, 1995, available on the World-Wide Web at
"Suggestions for Reduction of Analytical Costs by Elimination of Unnecessary Quality Control (QC) Samples", a paper presented at the 1999 Waste Policy Institute/ Environmental Protection Agency (WPI/EPA) Conference.