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EDUCATION


Carmen Baez, P.E., PMP
President and CEO of Baez Chem i Consulting, Inc.


Columbia University, New York City, M.S. Chemical Engineering.
University of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, B.S. Chemical Engineering.
Thesis: Design of an Ethanol Plant from Sugar Cane Derivatives. 


QUALIFICATIONS:

Over 20 years of hands-on problem solving experience in Latin America and the United States.
Registered Professional Engineer, Florida (#52418)
Certified Project Manager Professional (#312381)


ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

Material and energy balance for the installation of a sugar refinery using new process technology.
Process flow diagram & equipment specification for an entire new plant.
Implemented a waste minimization program to reduce caustic soda usage; savings over US$ 300,000 per year.
Preparation of a material and energy balance for a proposed plant expansion.
Preparation of Title V application permit for an entire facility.
Design a sugar refinery using chromatographic technology.
Coordinated and implemented the installation of a pilot plant to improve current sugar cane technology and subsequently used research results for the design of a new sugar refinery.
Simulation and modeling of a sugar refinery using Sugars™ For Windows®. 

PUBLICATIONS:

Evaporation Process Energy Balance in the Fabrication of Sugar Cane (1995)
Theoretical Considerations for the Design of an Industrial Cane Juice De-calcification Column (Juice Softener, 1999).
Chromatographic Desugarization of Cane Sugar Syrup (2000)
Modeling the New Technology Raw Sugar Factory/Rifinery Using Sugars™ For Windows® (2001)
Pilot Study to Quantify Floodplain Soil Phosphorus in the Kissimmee River Restoration Area (Poster Presentation, 2004)
Anaerobic Digestion of Vinasse for the Production of Methane in the Sugar Cane
Distillery (2006, in press)

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

Member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AICHE)
Member of the American Chemical Society (ACS)
Member of the American Society of Sugar Cane Technologists (ASSCT) (Past President)
Member of Dominican Society of Engineers (CODIA)
Member of the Project Management Institute (PMI South Florida Chapter, Board Member)


LANGUAGES: Fluent in Spanish and English.