Based upon his 50 years of experience in the study, evaluation, design, construction and operation of water and wastewater treatment facilities, Gordon Culp has served as an expert witness or on expert panels on several projects. His credentials include authoring or co-authoring ten books and over 70 technical papers on water treatment, wastewater treatment, sludge handling and management of water/wastewater systems.
Examples of experience as an expert witness include:
- A 60 mgd advanced wastewater treatment plant with cost and schedule issues
- A wastewater treatment plant that was failing to meet a total nitrogen effluent limit of 10 mg/L
- Feasibility of meeting very stringent effluent nitrogen limits (1 mg/L total nitrogen) proposed by a regulatory agency
- Design and operation of a wastewater treatment plant to control odors
- Operating issue in a water treatment plant treating highly colored groundwater related to issues with an ozonation/activated carbon adsorption system
- Feasibility and cost of treatment of combined sewer overflow
- Effluent limits necessary to protect receiving water quality
- A membrane water filtration system
In addition, he has served as chair or been a member of several expert panels:
- Chair of an expert panel that reviewed odor control alternatives and that recommended an approach for a 91 mgd wastewater treatment plant serving the City of Las Vegas, NV
- Chair of an expert panel that reviewed wastewater collection and treatment system alternatives for a $1.2 billion program for the Capital Regional District, Victoria, British Columbia.
- Chair of an expert panel that reviewed alternative project delivery methods for the $1.2 billion wastewater collection and treatment project for the Capital Regional District, Victoria, British Columbia..
- Chair of an expert panel that reviewed sludge management alternatives for Honolulu, Hawaii.
- Member of an expert panel reviewing the planning of a major new secondary wastewater treatment plant serving Vancouver, British Columbia
- Member of an expert panel that reviewed the proposed design of the 290 mgd Croton Lake water treatment plant for New York City.