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  • Melanie Williams

    Dr Melanie Williams started her career with BP. She spent ten years developing new processes for the chemicals and refining businesses. This involved new catalyst development and also financial assessment of different pathways and processes for new and existing products. She led the work to develop and implement new BP processes for the production of vinyl acetate monomer and maleic acid hydrogenation to speciality products. She then spent three years licensing BP technology for the conversion of remote gas and benchmarking technologies for potential investment. She also worked in Intellectual Property management and competitor analysis.

    Melanie has extensive experience working in certified scientific services at SERCO leading the Environmental Measurements Group at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) in the UK for over seven years. Under Melanie’s leadership, the Group grew to 30 people delivering high quality, accredited, environmental monitoring and instrumentation certification services to government and industry customers worldwide. She led the Group into the new area of greenhouse gas measurement and developed new services for the waste management, petrochemical and refining sectors. This work was key to the establishment of the Centre for Carbon Measurement at NPL in 2011, by the UK’s Department of Business, Innovation and Skills.

    Melanie was responsible for publicising NPL’s environmental monitoring work and the development of new business. Melanie has a MA in Natural Sciences and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Cambridge. She also gained the PRINCE2 qualification in Project Management.

    Dr Melanie Williams started her career with BP. She spent ten years developing new processes for the chemicals and refining businesses. This involved new catalyst development and also financial assessment of different pathways and processes for new and existing products. She led the work to develop and implement new BP processes for the production of vinyl acetate monomer and maleic acid hydrogen...

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  • Graeme Pearce

    Dr Graeme K Pearce is a membrane technology specialist with 30 years' experience in the membrane industry. After working with BP Chemicals in process development he moved to membrane development at BP Chemicals then Kalsep and Hydranautics, in various aspects of research and development and system design. Graeme then formed Membrane Consultancy Associates (MCA) in 2005 to advise users and providers in water and wastewater. He is well known in the field of water and membranes through publication of his own book along with numerous book contributions and papers. He has also been a prominent contributor at conferences as a conference session chair, and through giving keynote lectures and papers (see www.membraneconsultancy.com for further details).

    Graeme has an MA in Chemistry and a D.Phil in Chemical Engineering from the University of Oxford.

    Dr Graeme K Pearce is a membrane technology specialist with 30 years' experience in the membrane industry. After working with BP Chemicals in process development he moved to membrane development at BP Chemicals then Kalsep and Hydranautics, in various aspects of research and development and system design. Graeme then formed Membrane Consultancy Associates (MCA) in 2005 to advise users and provid...

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  • Alan Lloyd

    Alan Lloyd specialises in work related to the monitoring of industrial emissions to atmosphere. He provides advice and expertise to industry and regulators on the monitoring of and compliance with legislation relating to industrial emissions, including the EU emissions trading scheme. He has worked with the UK’s Environment Agency since 2004, to introduce the EU ETS to the UK. His role has been as technical advisor for the team regulating the operators of the seven hundred installations within the scheme in England and Wales. This work involved determining permit applications, variation to and surrenders of permits and notifications of process changes. He has over twenty years of experience in contaminated land investigations, asbestos monitoring, occupational monitoring and ambient air monitoring. Alan is a former director of the UK's Source Testing Association and further details of his experience are available at www.i-a-m-c.co.uk Alan has an MSc Environmental Technology from the University of Wolverhampton and he has gained the UK Environment Agency’s MCERTS Level 2 qualification.

    Alan Lloyd specialises in work related to the monitoring of industrial emissions to atmosphere. He provides advice and expertise to industry and regulators on the monitoring of and compliance with legislation relating to industrial emissions, including the EU emissions trading scheme. He has worked with the UK’s Environment Agency since 2004, to introduce the EU ETS to the UK. His role has been ...

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