Kwasi Badu-Tweneboah is a Principal Engineer based in Florida with more than 30 years of consulting and research experience focusing on the design, permitting, construction, operation, and closure of containment systems for solid, hazardous and radiological wastes, sediments, and surface impoundments; and geosynthetics applications in civil engineering.
His clients include commercial waste disposal firms, municipal and local governments, petrochemical manufacturing, utility, pulp and paper processing industries, and land development firms in the southeast and midwest U.S. Kwasi specializes in landfill design and permitting, geotechnical investigations, containment system and confined disposal facility (CDF) design, dredged material management, sediment capping, shore protection rehabilitation, resident engineering, and construction management/quality assurance.
Kwasi was the on-site project manager, resident engineer, and certifying engineer for the Fernald remediation and closure project in Ohio, a facility designed for the safe disposal of 2.5 million cubic yards of low-level radioactive waste and mixed waste. He was also responsible for the design, construction, and performance monitoring of an innovative final cover system for the closure of very low shear strength, compressible paper-mill sludge impoundment in Ohio. His work on this project was documented in a paper he co-authored which received the 1999 TAPPI Russel O. Blosser Memorial Best Paper Award. Kwasi is presently the principal geotechnical engineer and program manager for multiple geotechnical, environmental and sediment related projects at a liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility on Savannah Harbor, Georgia, where he is responsible for maintenance dredging management; geotechnical investigation, design and construction oversight of CDF dike raisings; shore protection rehabilitation design and construction oversight; and dredging permit renewal applications, including wetlands delineation and mitigation plans. Kwasi has been involved in the design, permitting, construction, and closure of over 50 solid waste management and containment system facilities in 15 states. He was a major contributor on the Task Force assigned by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) to rewrite Florida's solid waste rules and regulations to comply with the Federal Subtitle D regulations for municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills in the early 1990s, and has also served as a member of several Technical Advisory Groups (TAGs) on research projects sponsored by the Hinkley center for Solid & Hazardous Waste Management. Kwasi has published more than 50 papers on sediments, dredge material management, landfill design and solid waste issues, and regularly make presentations at technical conferences on innovative containment system design.