Baha Abulnaga is a professional engineer and a director at Splitvane Engineers Inc. He graduated in 1980 with a B.Sc (Eng) in aeronautical engineering from Queen Mary College at the University of London. In 1986, he graduated with an M.Sc in materials engineering from the American University in Cairo. He is the published author of The Slurry Systems Handbook (McGraw-Hill 2002) and 23 papers quoted in many technical references. Abulnaga has spent most of his career dealing with mineral processing, oil and gas, and engineering slurry pumps for various manufacturers and engineering firms. He is licensed in many jurisdictions and may be reached at