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Suggested Citation:"Attachment A: Roster and Biographical Information." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Metrics for Successful Supercritical Water Oxidation System Operation at the Blue Grass Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot Plant. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25390.
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Suggested Citation:"Attachment A: Roster and Biographical Information." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Metrics for Successful Supercritical Water Oxidation System Operation at the Blue Grass Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot Plant. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25390.
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Attachment A Roster and Biographical Information ROSTER OF THE COMMITTEE ON METRICS FOR SUCCESSFUL SUPERCRITICAL WATER OXIDATION SYSTEM OPERATION AT THE BLUE GRASS CHEMICAL AGENT DESTRUCTION PILOT PLANT GARY S. GROENEWOLD, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, Chair RONALD M. BISHOP, AEHS, Inc., San Antonio, Texas RUSSELL P. LACHANCE, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York RONALD M. LATANISION, NAE,1 Exponent, Inc., Natick, Massachusetts MURRAY GLENN LORD, The Dow Chemical Company, Freeport, Texas Staff BRUCE BRAUN, Director, Board on Army Science and Technology JAMES C. MYSKA, Program Officer, Study Director NIA D. JOHNSON, Senior Research Associate DEANNA SPARGER, Program Administrative Coordinator BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION GARY S. GROENEWOLD, Chair, is a senior scientist in the Energy and Environment Directorate at the Idaho National Laboratory, where he has conducted research in surface chemistry, gas-phase chemistry, and analytical measurement since 1991. His research has focused on determining speciation and reactivity of radioactive and toxic metals (U, Np, Pu, Hg), and of toxic organic compounds (including VX, mustard, and sarin). Dr. Groenewold received a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Nebraska in 1983, where he studied ion molecule condensation and elimination reactions under the direction of Dr. Michael Gross. He has authored more than 130 research articles in these areas, and has served on several ad hoc committees for the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Dr. Groenewold has served on seven chemical demilitarization committees and is thoroughly informed on the issues at Blue Grass Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot Plant (BGCAPP) and the concerns about the supercritical water oxidation (SCWO) system. RONALD M. BISHOP is founder of AEHS, Inc., and president of A.H. Bishop and Associates. Both corporations provide environmental, health, and safety consulting services and training. He earned his bachelor’s of science degree in preventive medicine (environmental health engineering) from the University of Washington and a master’s of public health in industrial hygiene with additional concentration in air pollution from the University of Minnesota. Mr. Bishop also served for 2 years as director of the Office of Safety and Health Protection at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where he was responsible for all safety, industrial hygiene, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), hazardous waste management, and technical training. Mr. Bishop spent 25 years in the U.S. Army with numerous environmental, safety, and health positions, retiring as a Colonel; his last assignment was commander of the U.S. Army Environmental Hygiene Agency. He has worked 20 years 1 Member, National Academy of Engineering. 25

as an environmental, safety, and industrial hygiene consultant. Mr. Bishop also provides instruction for a myriad of courses, including indoor air quality, asbestos, lead, respiratory protection, LO/TO, HAZCOM, confined space, and OSHA’s 501 Voluntary Compliance. RUSSELL P. LACHANCE is an associate dean and an associate professor of chemical engineering at the U.S. Military Academy. His active areas of research include waste-to-energy research and chemistry and chemical engineering education. His work in SCWO includes the modeling of oxidation and hydrolysis reactions in supercritical water-free radical elementary reaction networks and their applications, the co- oxidation of methylphosphonic acid and ethanol in supercritical water, and thermochemical biofuel production in hydrothermal media. Dr. Lachance earned a B.S. with a chemistry concentration from the U.S. Military Academy, an M.S. in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering, also from MIT. He is retired from the Army with the rank of Colonel. RONALD M. LATANISION is the corporate vice president at Exponent, Inc. Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Latanision was the director of the H.H. Uhlig Corrosion Laboratory in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT, and held joint faculty appointments in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and in the Department of Nuclear Engineering. He is now an emeritus professor at MIT. In addition, he is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a fellow of ASM International, NACE International, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Latanision’s research interests are focused largely in the areas of materials processing and in the corrosion of metals and other materials in aqueous (ambient as well as high temperature and high pressure) environments. He specializes in corrosion science and engineering, with particular emphasis on materials selection for contemporary and advanced engineering systems, and in failure analysis. His expertise extends to supercritical water power generation and waste destruction. Dr. Latanision’s research interests also include stress corrosion cracking and hydrogen embrittlement of metals and alloys, water and ionic permeation through thin polymer films, photoelectrochemistry, and the study of aging phenomena/life prediction in engineering materials and systems. He speaks annually at the MIT Reactor Technology Conference for Utility Executives. Dr. Latanision is a member of the International Corrosion Council and serves as co-editor-in-chief of Corrosion Reviews, with Professor Noam Eliaz of Tel-Aviv University. MURRAY GLENN LORD is associate director of Environmental Health and Safety and director of the Operations Technology Center at Dow Chemical Company. He is responsible for the research program for technology development for Global Environmental Operations, which includes project areas in process optimization, technology development, and capital project execution. Mr. Lord has experience in project areas across multiple business and technology areas and has experience in starting up and operating industrial processes. He has served on three past chemical demilitarization committees of the National Academies, including the 2015 Committee on the Review Criteria for Successful Treatment of Hydrolysate at the Pueblo and Blue Grass Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot Plants, which authored the report that serves as the basis for the current report, and the 2013 Committee on Assessment of Supercritical Water Oxidation System Testing for the Blue Grass Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot Plant. He is also a member of the standing Committee on Chemical Demilitarization. 26

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The supercritical water oxidation system at the Blue Grass Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot Plant near Richmond, Kentucky is a secondary waste processing reactor that is an important unit in the overall function of the Blue Grass Chemical Agent Pilot Program. This system is designed to reactively destroy the primary products of agent hydrolysis, thus preventing chemical reformation of the original agents. This letter report develops metrics that can be used to determine the success or risks of failure of the system, focusing on safety, corrosion, performance, and reliability, availability, and maintainability.

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