Forensic Investigation, Due Diligence and Technology Transfer

Dr. Zeliger is a Certified Professional Chemist and Board Certified Forensic Examiner with forty years of chemical industry product and process experience. He has carried out numerous forensic investigations of chemical and hazmat accidents and failures, and provided professional services for due diligence and technology transfer projects. Examples of these are:

Forensic Investigation
Chemical Accidents and Failures

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Collapse of pre-fabricated farm buildings due to adhesive failure

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Peeling paint in a theme park sea water aquarium

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Food decay and contamination caused by packaging material

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Evolution of chlorine from stored disinfectants

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Transport of PCB's in river water and sediment

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Permeation of organic liquids through polyethylene and polyurethane films in prosthetic devices

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Failure of faux marble hotel vanities

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Delamination of furniture finishes following solvent changes mandated by the Clean Air Act

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Cause of deterioration of telecommunication equipment in an underground environment

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Source of contamination of the municipal water supply of a Mid-western city

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Causes of deterioration of canvas backed museum oil paintings

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Failure of structural plastic parts upon weathering

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Cause of adhesive failure in a universally used blood oxygenator 

Please refer to the toxic chemicals and flammable chemicals pages of this web site for forensic investigations in these areas.

Due Diligence and Technology Transfer

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Due diligence investigation for investors prior to the purchase of a specialty chemicals company

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Preparation of exemplary formulations incorporating adhesive and paint plasticizers for an international manufacturer 

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Review of trade secret formulas of a fuel additive for a venture capital group

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Reformulation of adhesive and coating formulations for manufacture in Asia and South America using locally available raw materials

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Transfer of wire coating technology to Europe

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Evaluation of a new cleaner product additive prior to its commercial introduction

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Investigation of the validity of pesticides patent claims

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Evaluation of hazardous chemical handling procedures of an electronics manufacturer prior to its public stock offering

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Allocation of responsibility for ground water contamination among multiple potentially responsible parties

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Evaluation of new adhesive technology for a major chemical company

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Evaluation of patented disinfectant product technology prior to manufacturing and licensing

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Reformulation of synthetic human skin for cardiac simulators

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Process specification for the recovery of precious metals from recycled copper
 

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Phone: (207) 747-4040 (office)
(518) 882-6800 (cell)  

hiz@zeliger.com