Introducing David Williams as a Chemist at CommTank

Oct 01, 2016

CommTank is proud to welcome David L. Williams to our staff. David is presently developing methods of analysis of used fuel oils, as a method of advising reuse. He is also working on unique spill recovery methods.

David has a B.S. majoring in Chemistry and Physics from Trinity College in Hartford Connecticut. He was awarded a Ph. D. in chemistry by Northwestern University in Evanston Illinois, in the area of analytical chemistry. He moved to the Boston area in 1961 to work at Monsanto Research Corporation in the area of batteries and fuel cells; a minor contract with Pratt and Whitney to determine the degradation of jet engine lubricant, indicating micelle formation and a surface charge. The charge was very dependent on the surfactant additive as well as the oil degradation. The Monsanto unit was transferred to American Hospital Supply Corporation, where Dr. Williams worked on amperometric enzyme electrodes. His work continued with studies of tooth conductivity, saliva analysis and drug delivery in the oral cavity. Work at Arthur D. Little, Copley Pharmaceutical and Genetics Institute/Wyeth extended his interest in pharmaceutical analysis and drug delivery forms.

Dr. Williams was a chair of the Reading Massachusetts Solid Waste and Climate Advisory committees and continues to be active in those committees. He is also an emeritus member of the American Chemical Society and Sigma Xi.

Kevin Hoag, President and Owner said “David’s wealth of experience and industry knowledge has already made him a key addition to the CommTank family. I’m confident that David will play a significant role in providing and implementing high quality solutions for our clients.”

CommTank’s mission is to provide comprehensive and effective fuel restoration solutions to ensure optimal fuel quality. Our goal is to restore aged, degraded diesel fuel to clean, dry and on specification fuel. Fuel polishing and restoration technology has improved significantly in the last decade and with David’s research we hope to save our customers thousands of dollars in fuel replacement costs.