Author George J. Crits received his B.S. in chemical engineering from Pennsylvania State University in 1943 and an M.S. in chemical engineering from Columbia University in 1950. Mr. Crits has been a registered Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania since 1950.
During World War II, he was employed by Kellex Corp. and worked on the Manhattan Project. He also worked with the U.S. Army and the University of California at Los Alamos, N.M. Much of his career since 1950s was with Cochrane Corp. (now Crane Co.) in King of Prussia, Pa. He was a technical director there until his retirement in 1988.
Mr. Crits expertise is in water and wastewater treatment, especially ion-exchange technology. He holds 13 U.S. patents and more than 50 foreign patents. In addition, he has contributed to three technical books, and published or presented more than 150 papers. Mr. Crits received the 1983 “Annual Merit Award” from the International Water Conference. In 1981, he was named Honorary Member of the Mexican Water Treatment and Manufacturers Association (AMFESAAC). He also is a life member of ACS, AWWA, ASTM, NACE, and the Franklin Institute.