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Mac Qadir, P.E., to Present Advanced Oxidation Process Case Study
at AIChE Annual Meeting

Design and implementation of an advanced oxidation process to treat contaminated ground water enables Enpro Solutions to remediate and close industrial site.

Dublin, CA, October 17, 2013 – Enpro Solutions, Inc., is pleased to announce that R. M. “Mac” Qadir, company founder and principal, will be a speaker at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting on November 5, 2013, in San Francisco, CA. Qadir, who is a professional engineer licensed in California, will present a case study on the use of an advanced oxidation process (AOP) to treat contaminated ground water in-situ at a former acetylene gas manufacturing site in Northern California.

“This remediation project was complex,” says Qadir. “There was a mess of acetone and hydrocarbon contaminants in the ground water which required that we inject over 10,000 gallons of a specially designed treatment mixture of oxygen release compound with both controlled release and fast acting varieties at 45 separate site locations.” Soil chemistry and varied subsurface conditions such as lime sludge and buried pipelines added to the complexity. Site access was limited to weekends and multiple drill rigs and support vehicles operated within a small site footprint, adding logistical and safety concerns.

Qadir notes, “The site started with one of the state’s highest concentrations of acetone in ground water. We were able to improve ground water quality by reducing concentrations of all dissolved contaminants to below cleanup standards. In fact, the site is getting closure by the lead agency, the County of San Mateo in November and site monitoring will no longer be required.”

Qadir’s paper is entitled, “Case Study – In-Situ Oxidation of Ground Water Contaminated by Petroleum Hydrocarbons, Acetone, and Chlorinated Hydrocarbons at a Former Industrial Facility in Northern California.” He will present it at AIChE’s Advanced Oxidation Processes Session which will be held at the Hilton Union Square, San Francisco.

About Enpro Solutions, Inc.

Enpro Solutions, Inc. (Dublin, CA) was founded in 1998, by R. Maqbool “Mac” Qadir, PE, when he saw the need in California for an environmental firm with the leadership, technical expertise and industry connections to take on complex projects requiring multi-disciplinary solutions. Today, Enpro ( solves complex environmental challenges and helps its clients reduce their environmental liabilities, save resources such as water and energy, comply with environmental, health and safety regulations, and prevent accidents. The firm’s capabilities include remediation services, environmental management services, process safety consulting, environmental permitting, environmental process engineering, and environmental construction services.

Enpro is a State of California-Certified Small Business. For more information, contact the company at 925-803-8045 or by email at

About R.M. “Mac” Qadir

R. Maqbool “Mac” Qadir has 30 years of consulting and industrial experience and has managed over 100 environmental projects for Fortune 500 clients, municipal clients and the Department of Defense. He is a Professional Engineer in the state of California and is also licensed in California as a General Engineering Contractor with Hazardous Substance Certification. His papers and articles have been published in industry and technical journals such as Environmental Protection; and U.S. Department of Energy technical publications. For more information, please see his LinkedIn profile: or visit the Enpro website: