Dr. Sawochka currently is President of NWT Corporation. He has been involved with
consulting and R&D projects in the fields of water chemistry, water treatment,
corrosion, and radwaste processing in BWR and PWR systems for over 50 years. He previously
was Manager of Water Chemistry Development for General Electric's BWR Systems Department.
Dr. Sawochka has authored numerous publications in the referenced areas and has been an
active member of EPRI committees that have developed guidelines for BWR and PWR chemistry
control. E-mail Dr. Sawochka at email@example.com.
Dr. Palino has been a Principal Consultant with NWT since 1979. From 1974 to 1979, he was
associated with General Electric's Nuclear Energy Division. Prior to joining GE, Dr.
Palino taught chemistry, radio-chemistry and engineering courses at San Jose State
University, at Harvey Mudd College and at the Federal University of Rio de Janiero. Since
joining NWT, Dr. Palino's responsibilities have included technical management of PWR
primary and secondary system chemistry studies and BWR radiation level assessment and
control programs. He also has developed and presented training courses for BWR and PWR
chemistry staffs and has worked in the areas of radwaste treatment, volume reduction,
tracer calibration of flowmeters, condensate demineralization and quantification of
moisture carryover from PWR steam generators. E-mail Dr. Palino at
Mr. Helmholz began his nuclear industry career in 1951 at Hanford. He subsequently joined
the Case Institute of Technology where he organized the radiochemistry program and taught
courses in nuclear chemistry. After several years at KAPL and at NRTS at Idaho Falls,
where he supervised the S5G chemistry laboratory, he joined GE-Vallecitos and assumed
responsibility for design and performance of chemical test programs at operating BWRs.
Since joining NWT in 1981, he has had responsibility for numerous projects in the
chemistry and radiochemistry areas including development of radioanalytical procedures,
laboratory reviews, training course development and presentation, and assessments of solid
waste radioassay techniques, radwaste dose rate to curie conversions, ventilation
monitoring, and fuel failure modes. Contact Mr. Helmholz at
Since joining NWT in 2000, Mr. Leonard has participated in a variety of activities
relative to impurity transport and corrosion in PWR and BWR systems. He has been involved
primarily in crevice and surface solution chemistry, hideout return, corrosion product
transport, and PWR fuel deposit modeling efforts. He has participated in several plant
gamma scans and a feedwater flowrate/moisture carryover tracer evaluation. Mr. Leonard
also has responsibility for test loop operation and sampler/ECP electrode fabrication.
Contact Mr. Leonard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mr. Miller joined NWT in 1981. Currently, he is supervisor of the NWT laboratory and is
responsible for application and development of advanced analytical procedures to support
NWT and client needs. His emphasis has been on methods development for analysis of low
concentration impurities in power station waters including adaptation of graphite furnace
atomic absorption and ion chromatography techniques. His accomplishments in related areas
include development of a radiotracer based resin leakage procedure and modification of
commercial TOC instrumentation for in-line plant applications. Mr. Miller is responsible
for NWT's in-house laboratory QA/QC program and its BWR and PWR Q-CHEM programs which
provide samples of unknown concentration for plant chemist analysis to assist utilities in
demonstrating conformance to 10CFR50. Over 50 plants currently are participating in this
program in partial satisfaction of 10CFR50 requirements. Mr. Miller also provides
customized training at utility sites on low level impurity analyses in nuclear systems
employing primarily ion chromatography and atomic absorption techniques. Contact Mr.
Miller at email@example.com