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Andrew Gietman

Analytical Chemist & Consultant Biomass and Waste-to-Energy
Melbourne

Professional Background

Andrew has over 15 years' laboratory experience, with 10 of those with HRL.  Having worked with all relevant laboratory equipment and a wide range of samples, he has the knowledge and expertise to be able to discuss biomass and Waste-toEnergy (WtE) projects in depth with clients to facilitate ideal project outcomes.

Areas of Expertise

  • Combustion characterisation of Biomass derived fuels:
    • Wood pellets
    • Wood briquettes
    • Bio-pellet blends
    • Organic materials
  • Combustion characterisation of Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) and Process Engineered Fuels (PEF)
  • Combustion characterisation of raw material streams for potential use as a fuel source:
    • Municipal Solid Waste (MSW)
    • Automotive Shredder Residue (ASR)
  • Consultation for clients regarding appropriate fuel sources for Waste-to-Energy (WtE) Thermal treatment methods
  • Auditing, classification and sampling of material streams for WtE thermal treatment
  • Laboratory testing of biomass, RDF, PEF, MSW, ASR to international standard methodologies (EN ISO, IS, ASTM, CEN/TS)
  • Analysis of combustion waste residues against state-specific EPA Guidelines for categorisation and disposal of industrial wastes
  • Consultation for EPA works-approval requirements for WtE systems implementation
  • NATA Accredited laboratory for Biomass analysis.

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