Gesing Consultants Inc.

Gesing Consultants Inc.

Gesing Consultants Inc. undertakes technical consulting, technology development and scale-up to industrial scale, system integration and technical documentation, in the areas of on-line industrial process stream analysis, inspection and waste and scrap sorting. We have a special interest in the area of environmental technologies specializing in recycling of solid wastes, including the impact of substances of concern (SOCs) and persistent organic pollutants (POPs) on recycling processes and recycled products.

Company details

13160 Amanda Court , Tecumseh , Ontario ON N8N 4J1 Canada

Locations Served

Business Type:
Consulting firm
Industry Type:
Waste and Recycling - Material Recycling
Market Focus:
Internationally (various countries)

The core technical capability of Gesing Consultants is based on the over 30 years of the experience and accomplishments of the President, Dr. Adam Gesing, in the development and industrial implementation of high technology solutions in the aluminum and recycling industries.

Mark Gesing is adding mechanical engineering, design and computational expertise to the implementation of the GCI technical solutions.

Technical documentation and administrative functions are carried out under the direction of the CFO, Renka Gesing, whose areas of expertise include business and technical writing, technology tracking and documentation.

Adding to our technical strength is a collaborative network of contractors, consultants, research organizations, national laboratories and universities.

Our experience:

  • shredded scrap material handling, processing and separation
  • scrap metal sorting and recycling
  • plastic and rubber recycling
  • scrap sorting equipment and process development
  • scrap sorting plant design
  • aluminum reduction
  • aluminum remelting
  • aluminum recycling
  • magnesium reduction, remelting, recycling

Applications:

Development and industrial technology implementation based on:

  • solid waste material preparation including shredding, sizing, washing and drying
  • material separation and sorting techniques
  • dense media separation
  • aerodynamic and hydrodynamic separation
  • magnetic and eddy-current separation
  • machine vision
  • automation, robotics
  • x rays, x-ray imaging
  • lasers, beam-delivery optics, light collection optics
  • spectroscopy, industrial elemental analytical methods (OES and LIBS)

  Characterization, control and separation of the industrial process streams of:

  • solid waste, metal scrap, plastics, rubber, and organics
  • solid particles
  • liquids, slurries or molten metals
  • gas suspension

Our experience:

  • shredded scrap material handling, processing and separation
  • scrap metal sorting and recycling
  • plastic and rubber recycling
  • scrap sorting equipment and process development
  • scrap sorting plant design
  • aluminum reduction
  • aluminum remelting
  • aluminum recycling
  • magnesium reduction, remelting, recycling

Applications:


Development and industrial technology implementation based on:

  • solid waste material preparation including shredding, sizing, washing and drying
  • material separation and sorting techniques
  • dense media separation
  • aerodynamic and hydrodynamic separation
  • magnetic and eddy-current separation
  • machine vision
  • automation, robotics
  • x rays, x-ray imaging
  • lasers, beam-delivery optics, light collection optics
  • spectroscopy, industrial elemental analytical methods (OES and LIBS)

Characterization, control and separation of the industrial process streams of:

  • solid waste, metal scrap, plastics, rubber, and organics
  • solid particles
  • liquids, slurries or molten metals
  • gas suspension

Publications and Conference Presentations

  • A.J. Gesing, Sustainable Lightweighting: Recycling of New and Old Aluminum, and Magnesium, Alloy Scrap, Presentation at Lightweighting Summit, held 19-21 May 2014 in Detroit, MI
    Presentation
  • A.J. Gesing, H. Harbeck, Particle Sorting of Light-Metal Alloys and Expanded Use of Manufacturing Scrap in Automotive, Marine and Aerospace Markets, Presentation at REWAS 2008, Global Symposium on Recycling, Waste Treatment and Clean Technology, held 12-15 October 2008 in Cancun, Mexico
    Publication | Presentation
  • A.J. Gesing, H. Harbeck, Efficient Use of Aluminum Scrap in Batching Secondary Alloys and Potential for Sensor-Based Sorters to Improve Recycling System Efficiency, Presentation at REWAS 2008, Global Symposium on Recycling, Waste Treatment and Clean Technology, held 12-15 October 2008 in Cancun, Mexico
    Publication | Presentation
  • A.J. Gesing, A. Dubreuil, Recycling of Post-Consumer Mg-based Alloy Scrap, Presentation at REWAS 2008, 65th Annual World Magnesium Conference, held 18-20 May 2008 in Kliczkow, Poland
    Publication | Presentation
  • A.J. Gesing, Elemental Analysis and Chemical-Composition-Based Material Separation and Blending, Presentation at TMS 2007 Annual Meeting and Exhibition, held 25 Feb. - 1 March 2007 in Orlando, Florida
    Publication
  • A.J. Gesing, Shredder Practice for Preparation of Nonmetallic Concentrates and Potential for Particle Sorting of these Concentrates, Presentation at Sensor-Based Sorting 2006, International conference held 28-30 March in Aachen, Germany
    Publication | Presentation
  • A.J. Gesing, Aluminium, Recycling and Transportation, Presentation at Aluminium 2005, International conference held 12-14 Oct. 2005 at Kliczkow Castle, Poland.
  • A.J. Gesing, Assuring Recycling of EOL Vehicles, Presentation at the International Car Recycling Workshop, May 19, 2004 in Washington, DC.
  • A.J. Gesing, Assuring Continued Complete Recycling of Light Metals, Presentation at the Light Metals Division of the Metallurgical Society Luncheon, March 17, 2004 in Charlotte, NC.
  • A.J. Gesing, B. AuBuchon, P. Torek, R. Dalton and R. Wolanski, Assuring Continued Recyclability of Automotive Aluminum Alloys: Chemical-Composition-Based Sorting of Wrought and Cast Al Shred, TMS 2003 Annual Meeting: Automotive Alloys 2003, 3-14.
  • A.J. Gesing, P. Torek, R. Dalton, R. Wolanski, Assuring Continued Recyclability of Automotive Aluminum Alloys: Chemical-Composition-Based Sorting of Magnesium Shredded Scrap, TMS 2003 Annual Meeting: Automotive Alloys 2003, 15-24.
  • A.J. Gesing, L. Berry, R. Dalton and R. Wolanski, Assuring Continued Recyclability of Automotive Aluminum Alloys: Grouping of Wrought Alloys by Color, X-Ray Absorption and Chemical-Composition-Based Sorting, TMS 2002 Annual Meeting: Aluminum 2002, 3-17.
  • A.J. Gesing and R. Wolanski, New Developments in Recycling of Light Metals from End-of-Life Vehicles, Journal of Metals, Nov. 2001, 21-23.
  • A.J. Gesing, Aluminum Shredded Scrap Sorting, May 2001 report for Al Scrap Sorting Steering Committee
  • A.J. Gesing, Alloy Family Grouping of Aluminum Recovered from Automobile Shredder Scrap, March 2001 presentation to Al Scrap Sorting Steering Committee
  • A.J. Gesing et al., Separation of Wrought Fraction of Aluminum Recovered from Automobile Shredder Scrap, TMS 2001 Annual Meeting: Aluminum 2001, 31-42.
  • A.J. Gesing, Alloy Family Grouping by Selective Etching of Scrap Aluminum in Caustic (NaOH) and Color Sorting – Preliminary Results, Dec. 2000 report for Scrap Sorting Steering Committee
  • A.J. Gesing, Separation of Wrought from Cast in Aluminum Mix from Non-Magnetic Shredder Fraction, Sept. 2000 report for Al Scrap Sorting Steering Committee
  • A.J. Gesing, Color Sorting of 7003, 3003, 5182 and 2xxx alloys in as-received condition, Sept. 2000 report for Al Scrap Sorting Steering Committee
  • A.J. Gesing, Material Gathering for AAA Alloy Sorting Project, Sept. 2000 report for Al Scrap Sorting Steering Committee
  • A.J. Gesing et al., Scrap Preparation for Aluminum Alloy Sorting, TMS 2000 Annual Meeting: Recycling of Metals & Engineered Materials, 1,233-1,249.
  • A.J. Gesing, Aluminum Alloy Sorting, The Aluminum Association 21st Annual Design & Fabrication Seminar, Oct. 2000.
  • A.J. Gesing, Aluminum Scrap Sorting and Automotive Initiatives, The Aluminum Association Annual Meeting, Oct. 2000.
  • A.J. Gesing, R. Jankhe, et al., Behavior of Ferromagnetic particles on the eddy current rotor separating nonferrous scrap metal concentrate from autoshred, EPD Congress 1999, TMS/AIME Conference, 699-708.
  • A.J. Gesing, D. Reno, R. Grisier, R. Dalton, R. Wolanski, Nonferrous metal recovery from auto shredder residue using eddy current separators, TMS 1998 Annual Meeting: EDP Congress.
  • M. Litalien, F. Tremblay, A. Rosenfeld, M. Thomas, A. J. Gesing, Processes for the recycling of sheet and other wrought alloys from aluminum intensive vehicles, SAE Special Publications v 1251 Febr 1997, 45-53.
  • M. Litalien, F. Tremblay, A. Rosenfeld, M. Thomas, A. J. Gesing, Nonferrous Metal Recovery from Auto Shredder Residue Using Eddy Current Separators, SAE Transactions: Journal of Materials & Manufacturing (1997) 106, (5), 48-56.
  • M. Litalien, F. Tremblay, A. Rosenfeld, M. Thomas, A. J. Gesing, Processes for the Recycling of Sheet and Other Wrought Alloys from Aluminum Intensive Vehicles, Alumitech '97: 2nd International Aluminum Conference and Trade Exposition
  • A.J. Gesing and A.Rosenfeld, Composition Based Sorting of Aluminum Scrap from Aluminum Intensive Vehicles, Developments in Aluminum Use for Vehicle Design (Society of Automotive Engineers, Inc., Feb. 1996), SP-1164, 29-38.
  • A. Rosenfeld, A.J. Gesing, B. Farahbakhsh, Sorting of aluminum alloy scrap by laser induced optical emission spectroscopy, TMS 1995 Third international symposium: Recycling of metals and engineered materials, 751-763.
  • S. Wu, A.J. Gesing, N.A. Travitzky, N. Claussen, Fabrication and properties of Al-infiltrated RBAO-based composites, J Eur Ceram Soc v 7 n 5 1991, 277-281.
  • A.J. Gesing et al., Preparation and characterization of reaction-bonded aluminum oxide (RBAO) matrix SiC particulate filler composites, Ceramic Engineering and Science 1990 Proceedings, 11, 821-841.
  • A.J. Gesing and G. Burger, Crack Stability and Crack Velocity Considerations in Fracture of Metal--Ceramic Composites, Processing of Ceramic and Metal Matrix Composites 1989, 433-440.
  • D.J. Landini, H.D. Lesher, A.J. Gesing, V.J. Tennery, Ceramic composite valve seat inserts, 1989 Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Ceramic Materials and Components for Engines, 1536-1552.
  • R.K. Dwivedi, J.R. Ramberg, A.J. Gesing, V.J. Tennery, Characterization and performance of macrocomposites for piston engine applications, 1988 Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Ceramic Materials and Components for Engines, 1384-1396.
  • A.J. Gesing, D. J Wheeler, Screening and Evaluation Methods of Cathode Materials for Use in Aluminum Reduction Cells in Presence of Molten Aluminum and Cryolite Up to 1000 deg C, AIME Conference, Light Metals 1987.
  • S. Fortin, M. Gerhardt, A.J. Gesing, Physical Modeling of Bubble Behavior and Gas Release From Aluminum Reduction Cell Anodes, AIME Conference, Light Metals 1984, 721-741.
  • A.J. Gesing and R.C. Bradt, A microcracking model for the effect of grain size on slow crack growth in polycrystalline Al2O3, Fracture mechanics of ceramics. Volume 5 - Surface flaws, statistics, and microcracking (A84-24501 09-27). New York, Plenum Press, 1983, p. 569-590.
  • A.J. Gesing, Fracture Properties of Polycrystalline Ceramics: The Effect of Microstructure and Temperature on Slow Crack Growth in Alumina, The Pennsylvania State University PhD Thesis 43-03B, 1982, 829 365 Pages.

US Patents

5,931,308 Eddy current separator and separation method having improved efficiency
5,813,543 Method of sorting pieces of material
5,516,595 Production of ceramic and ceramic-metal composite articles with surface coatings
5,409,580 Process and apparatus for melting metals and composites while reducing losses due to oxidation
5,401,694 Production of metal carbide articles
5,254,509 Production of metal carbide articles
5,082,807 Production of metal carbide articles
5,064,788 Production of ceramic and ceramic-metal composite articles with surface coatings
4,981,632 Production of ceramic and ceramic-metal composite articles incorporating filler materials
4,948,764 Production of ceramic and ceramic-metal composite articles with surface coatings
4,891,338 Production of metal carbide articles
4,824,625 Production of ceramic and ceramic-metal composite articles incorporating filler materials
4,820,461 Production of ceramic articles incorporating porous filler material
4,790,873 Removing inclusions from molten metal
4,737,254 Linings for aluminium reduction cells
4,737,253 Aluminium reduction cell
4,726,842 Metallic materials re-inforced by a continuous network of a ceramic phase
4,613,418 Aluminium reduction cells
4,612,103 Aluminium reduction cells
4,599,320 Refractory lining material for electrolytic reduction cell for aluminum production and method of making the same
4,551,218 Electrolytic reduction cells
4,500,643 Shaped refractory metal boride articles and method of making them
4,495,047 Electrolytic reduction cells
4,443,313 Electrolytic reduction cells
4,405,415 Electrolytic refining of molten metal

Renka Gesing

Experience in:

  • business and technical writing and editing
  • documentation management
  • technology tracking
  • organization of special events such as networking meetings
  • general training, English and French language instruction and translation

Positions held:

  • Vice President & CFO Gesing Consultants Inc. (current)
  • Vice President & Partner, Cleghorn & Associates Ltd., a firm specializing in environmental management and strategic alliance networking (current)
  • Technical information coordinator, Huron Valley Steel Corporation
  • President, Tailored Texts, a firm specializing in writing and editing
  • Communications officer & newsletter editor and writer, Ontario Centre for Materials Research (now part of Materials and Manufacturing Ontario)
  • Alcan International, Kingston Research and Development Centre; Newsletter writer and editor; assistant to manager of personnel; manager and instructor for Alcan's French language program

Education

MA French Language, Pennsylvania State University (1975-1977)

Writing & editing:

  • Editing of journal publications and presentations for Gesing Consultants Inc.
  • Editing for Huron Valley Steel Corp.: user manual for eddy-current separators, internal reports, presentations on sorting of automotive scrap
  • All aspects of newsletter production - including writing, editing, layout and design, desktop publishing and photography - for organizations such as the Ontario Centre for Materials Research (OCMR), Alcan's Kingston Research & Development Centre, the Thyroid Foundation of Canada and various volunteer and sports organizations
  • Preparation and editing of press kits and research proposals for Alupower, a company developing products using aluminum/air battery technology
  • Editing and indexing of conference proceedings, books and reports, for Queen's University, Centre for Resource Studies
  • Writing and editing of internal Alcan reports on the future of ceramic automotive components, a user's manual for a cost-modeling program.

Publications:

  • Windsor, Ontario publications such as The TIMES magazine and Windsor Business (1998-current)
  • RETScreen® International : Centre d’aide à la décision sur les énergies propres; H. P. Cleghorn, R. Gesing, A. Monarque, Gregory J. Leng, S. Graham, S. Higgins, Présentation à TIC21, Valenciennes, France, le 3 fevrier 2005
  • Are You Ready for the Year 2000?, Cutting Tool Engineering, Sept. 1998
  • Current trends and shifting demands within the C&D industry, Wastenot: a quarterly publication on cost-effective sustainable construction and demolition, Winter 1997
  • Marketing Green Products: A Canadian Perspective, with Harry P. Cleghorn, Environmental Manager, Vol. 1, Sept. 1995
  • Long-Term Prospects for Gold Mining, Edited by Brian Mackenzie and Renka Gesing, Centre for Resource Studies, 1987
  • Prospects for Minerals in the '90s, Edited by Peter R. Richardson and Renka Gesing, Centre for Resource Studies, 1988
  • Profile Kingston, feature writing, 1985 - 1996
  • Law-Base-I, Reference Manual (for law office management software), Micro Office Systems Co., Toronto, 1988
  • Keep it simple sailor: Easy cooking for people who love to eat, with Mariella C.C. Morrin, Kingston Yacht Club, 1996

Presentations & training:

  • RETScreen International Clean Energy Project Analysis Software, Feb. 4, 2005, presentation at TIC21, a conference specializing in information and communication technologies for implementing sustainable development
  • Speaker on Canada's environmental technologies for Economic & Commercial Section, Canadian Embassy, Paris, Feb. 1, 2005
  • Seminar in French for Energy, Mines and Resources personnel; in Ottawa, under contract with Concord Environmental, on the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System
  • French language instruction to Alcan's senior professional staff in the Kingston laboratories
  • Computer skills, communications skills development and French language training to secondary school and university students

Professional Association:

Society for Technical Communication