SLR’s Process Engineering team provide technical insight and compliance support across a variety of industries. Our engineers help clients take a systematic approach to new developments or plant improvement projects.

Our team has Chartered Chemical and Mechanical Engineers, and the relevant background and experience to offer advice across different industries. Our technical expertise ensures our clients identify plant issues early and find solutions to make necessary improvements.

How can we help? 

The SLR Process Engineering team assist clients in ensuring they comply with their regulatory requirements relating to industrial wastewater cost-effectively. This can involve tasks related to; design and implementation of waste minimisation processes on production lines, existing treatment plant operation and maintenance, including troubleshooting and process optimisation, new treatment plant selection, specification, and commissioning, regulator liaison and expert witness services.

The team also lends their technical expertise to complete Technical Due Diligence on the development of new processing plants or acquisitions. This work often carries forward to providing contract support, acting as Owner’s Engineer and carrying out Performance Testing of new plants and equipment.

The team can carry out this work across industries thanks to their systematic approach, but have specific experience with food and drink, whisky distilleries, recycling, energy from waste, and anaerobic digestion plants.

Our team includes

  • D’Ann Wilkins US Manager of Water & Wastewater Engineering
    D’Ann Wilkins

    D’Ann Wilkins has 20 years of experience in microbiology, aquatic toxicity, wastewater and whole effluent toxicity projects and has extensive experience in the management of Toxicity Reduction Identification/Evaluation studies (TREs). These studies have included municipal and industrial facilities with a primary focus on processes within power plants, manufacturing, mining, electrodialysis water treatment plants and refineries.  She has a thorough knowledge of biological wastewater systems, state and federal water quality standards, regulatory drivers, laboratory practices and their applicability to wastewater compliance and enforcement.

  • Steven Hammer Principal Engineer
    Steven Hammer

    Steven has a degree in chemical engineering and almost 30 years of experience as an environmental consultant. His focus has been on evaluating the feasibility of and designing engineered solutions for wastewater treatment and soil and groundwater remediation, permitting wastewater discharges, and assessing the impact of wastewater discharges on the receiving bodies of water.

  • Christina Brow Senior Engineer
    Christina Brow

    Christina has over 10 years of experience in environmental engineering. Her focus has been on surface water quality modeling and permitting, and remedial investigation and design. She has completed mixing zone and dye studies, including thermal impact assessments in support of wastewater discharge permitting projects for seafood processing, pulp and paper, energy, and manufacturing facilities, and provided engineering calculations and hydrodynamic modeling in support of conceptual and detailed designs for wastewater diffusers.

  • Stephen Bell Technical Discipline Manager
    Stephen Bell

    Stephen is a Chartered Engineer and Chartered Waste Manager. He leads the SLR Process Engineering team in Europe and is a specialist in the design, construction and operation of recycling and waste management facilities including thermal, biological and solid waste treatment. He is a subject matter expert on material recovery and recycling facilities. Stephen has over 30 years’ experience of the waste management industry including waste and recycling processing, transport and operations, infrastructure development and construction, expert witness work, asset management and performance improvement and bidding and winning PFI/PPP tenders. The mix of operational, engineering and project skills gives a full appreciation of all aspects of the waste and construction industries and the needs of both private and public-sector clients.