David L. Russell, PE is a long time member of AIChE. He is currently serving as Chair for the Atlanta Section. His specialty is environmental engineering, and water pollution control. His career includes time with Allied, Hooker, and IMC Chemical companies, and a long period in consulting. He has written two books on environmental topics, Remediation of Petroleum Contaminated Sites which he is currently updating, and Practical Wastewater Treatment published by John Wiley in 2006. He has traveled widely and worked in a number of different continents doing such diverse things as setting up the investigation of contamination in the Oriente region of Ecuador, and working with the Central Mining Institute in Katowice, Poland on removal of radium from highly saline mine waters. His firm is Global Environmental Operations, Inc.