21 July 2017 | SPL News

Special Pathogens Laboratory welcomes back Frank P. Sidari III, PE, BCEE, as technical director for SPL Consulting Services.

Frank P. Sidari III returns to Special Pathogens Laboratory after serving as an engineering project management and coordinator for capital improvements of water treatment and distribution systems at Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority. He brings significant water and wastewater experience from his work at major engineering firms including URS and ARCADIS/Malcolm Pirnie. In those positions, he conducted all phases of water and wastewater projects including, client and proposal development, studies, field services, detailed design and specification, permitting, and construction services.

Dr. Janet E. Stout, director of Special Pathogens Laboratory and research associate professor at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering, says, “We're excited that Frank's returning to SPL in this new role to advance our engineering capacities and research in managing the risk of Legionella in water systems.”

A registered professional engineer, board certified environmental engineer and certified construction document technologist, says he is excited to refocus his efforts on managing risk of Legionella in water systems.

"With mounting industry and regulatory direction on managing Legionella in building water systems, I am excited to return to SPL to assist our clients with the design of new systems and management of existing facilities," says Sidari.

Sidari published the first field evaluation of chlorine dioxide disinfection of a hospital campus water system to control Legionella pneumophila, which appeared in Journal of the American Water Works Association. In 2014, he was awarded the Consulting-Specifying Engineer’s 40 under 40 award for combining engineering expertise with a specialization in water quality and Legionella.