Philip Block, PhD has over thirty years of industrial product and market development experience in the areas of water treatment and peroxygen chemistries, serving in companies such as FMC, Peroxychem and Evonik. He has been instrumental in developing soil and groundwater in situ remediation of contaminants of concern and municipal and industrial wastewater treatment technologies, especially in the field of municipal wastewater disinfection. He is a member of the Water & Environment Federation, participating in the Disinfection and Public Health committee and is a WEF technical practice leader in wastewater disinfection. He has published numerous articles and book chapters and is an inventor on eleven granted patents. He earned a BS in Chemical Engineering from North Carolina State University and a PhD in Physical Chemistry from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC.