Alvin J. Snyder is President and owner of Environmental Resource Associates. He has over 40 years experience in chemical and environmental consulting for industrial, institutional, governmental, commercial, and private clients both domestic and foreign. His projects often involve multi-jurisdictional agencies and regulations for permitting and compliance, routine reporting, studies, evaluations, modeling, design, and implementation. Projects encompass air, water, waste water, and subsurface contamination and remedial design. In the past, Mr. Snyder has applied his expertise and guidance to a wide variety of environmental issues including contaminated properties, leaking tanks, water and waste water treatment, corrosion control, air pollution control, workplace air quality, baseline power plant cooling tower systems, acid mine water drainage and storm water.
Notable past projects include: 1) review of Love Canal remedial alternatives for the NYS Attorney General's office; 2) investigations, groundwater modeling and remedial designs for Superfund sites; 3) design and implementation of one of the first air strippers for treating groundwater; 4) design and startup of a waste water treatment system for sour bottoms stripper waste from a coal liquefaction energy plant; 5) innovative reactor design for the treatment of acid mine water drainage; 6) geochemical and material balance model for operation of power plant cooling towers; and 7) multiple air pollution control systems for a grass roots uranium ore processing plant.
Mr. Snyder received his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York. He is a registered Professional Engineer in RI, MA, CT and OH, and is one of the first Licensed Site Professionals (LSP) in Massachusetts. He actively gives seminars to various professional groups and businesses on environmental regulations, awareness, and compliance. Aside from his professional endeavors, he is an avid canoeist who enjoys nature, camping, mineral collecting, wine making, watercolor painting, natural history, and astronomy.