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DAVID S. BUTTS
CERTIFIED CHEMICAL ENGINEER

EDUCATION:

BSChE, University of Utah, 1960
Continuing Education: Reliability and Statistics; Strategy of
Experimentation; Brine Biological System; Financial System;
Performance Management; Management Reinforcement;
Roadmap To Problem Solving.
Certified by the American Institute of Chemists.

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PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:

Mr. Butts has 45 years of experience in practical engineering. Forty years have been devoted exclusively to the extraction of minerals and salts from lakes, oceans, salars, and underground deposits.

Mr. Butts participated in the design and operation of a 35,000 acre solar pond complex, now in operation at Ogden, Utah. He designed solar ponds for FMC in Argentina, for the Bureau of Chemical Mines at the Quidam Basin, China. He has supervised the building of hundreds of kilometers of solar pond dikes on every continent. He has aided in the design and operation of plants manufacturing potassium sulfate, potassium chloride, sodium sulfate, sodium chloride, magnesium chloride, soda ash, borax, sulfur, lithium carbonate, lithium chloride, sodium and potassium nitrate, iodine, bromine and other chemicals.

From 1982 to 1996, Mr. Butts was vice president of GSL Solar Consultants and Advisors Inc. He consulted with clients in the United States and abroad. This includes salt plants and refineries in over 30 countries. In addition to practical engineering experience, he has given training lectures in China, Turkey, Egypt, Jordan, Uganda, USSR, and the United States. 1n 1998, IMC Global purchased Great Salt Lake Minerals and renamed it IMC Kalium. Mr. Butts now consults with IMC and with other clients under the name of DSB INTERNATIONAL INC.

Mr. Butts received The George Harris Chairmanís Award for engineering excellence in 1995. He is an honorary Research Fellow at the Center of Saline Lakes, Academy of Geological Science, China. He is also a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemists.

PUBLISHED WORK:

bulletKirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology, Chemicals From Brine, 2002 edition.
bulletKirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology, Sodium Sulfates, 1997 edition.
bulletKirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology, Chemicals From Brine, 1993 edition.
bullet8th International Salt Symposium on Salt, 2000, The Hague, Netherlands, Paper on solar pond modeling and leakage.
bulletSeventh International Symposium on Salt, Kyoto, Japan 1992, Paper on Solar Salt.
bulletKALI 91, Second International Potash Conference, Maximizing Solar Evaporation Through Sequential Brine Flow and Pond Area to Area Ratios, May, 1991, Hamburg, Germany.
bulletThe Theory and Practice of Extracting Minerals from Brine, (book) copyright number TXI-470-245, Dec. 1984. Limited edition in English and Chinese.
bullet Desertic Terminal Lakes, Solar Evaporation Chemistry of the Great Salt Lake Brines, International Conference on Desertic Terminal Lakes, Published by Utah State University 1977.
bullet Twenty five other papers have been published.
bullet Five patent awards.

 

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If you have any questions or problems concerning Solar Ponds or Evaporite Processing, DSB International, Inc. may be able to help.  We have solved many problems and provided suggestions that aided salt production facilities all over the world.

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DSB International, Inc.
David Butts, BSChE
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South Jordan, Utah 84095-4115


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