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Mechanical Design

We can design your parts or assemblies with efficiency. Each of us will review each project, providing more perspective and a more efficient design.

Design for Manufacturability

We have extensive experience designing parts and assemblies for ease of production, whether your volume is 100/month or 100,000/month.


Product Development

We use efficient Japanese methods for product development to reduce overall development time and cost with the fewest complications.


SolidWorks Models/Training

We can make your models right the first time, whether it is a simple part, or a family of parts that you want to design using a spreadsheet to automate the design process.

We can also train your people in Solidworks at your site, whether it is a focused lesson on one topic, or an entire week of training to bring your people from square-one to productive.


Engineering Drawings

Do you need SolidWorks Drawings to go along with your models? We can prepare drawings for you that will be clear for the manufacturer.


Research/Feasibility Studies

Is your project worth doing? Will it work? We can help you know this as cheaply and quickly as possible. We are experienced, educated and open minded. Let that combination work for you and your project.



We love to do calculations. If we aren’t able to do the best possible job for you, we know enough about it to find someone to do it reliably for you. This way you won’t be throwing your money away on so-called experts that don’t care about your project.


FEA Analysis

Using advanced tools and our experience, we can help you develop the best model the first time through.

Roy Young Biography


01/70 – 06/73 Government of Belize: Assistant Social Development Officer

09/73 – 03/78 Belize City Council: Town Clerk

04/78 – 03/87 Government of Belize: National Chief Elections Officer

04/91 – 03/92 Mayor of Belize City, Belize

04/92 – 05/93 Government of Belize: Special Assistant to the Minister of Tourism and Project

Officer for the Belize Tourism Board

12/98 – 03/08 Consul General of Belize for the Sate of California, USA

2005 – 2008 Dean of the Los Angeles Consular Corps

2008- Present International Business Consultant


Chairman Belize National Sports Council. Initiated and organized the first Belize Games

Headed delegation to Mexico to negotiate a Bilateral Sports Agreement.

Headed sports delegation to Cuba to discuss Technical Assistance Program.

Chairman, Belize National Refugee Committee

Represented the Government of Belize on assignment at the Annual session of the United Nations High Commission on Refugees UNHCR in Geneva, Switzerland

Recipient of Wiley Manuel Award for pro bono services

Recipient of awards from the Los Angeles City Council promoting international relations

Recipient of awards from the Department of Public Health of the Los Angeles County for participation and support of the Bi-National Health Programs


1967 -1969 University of Swansea, Wales: Diploma in Social Administration

1989 – 1990 University of Belize: Paralegal Studies

1991 Harvard University, John F Kennedy School of Government: Certificate Municipal Administration

1994 – 1998 Los Angeles City College,

Legal Assistant/Paralegal Studies (cum lau-de)

2008 University College of Los Angeles (UCLA)

Completed course entitled understanding U.S. Immigration Law

About the Raven Knight Project Team

Raven Knight is focussed on achieving sustainability for all. The company’s main goal is to deliver a solid project that showcases the technology available through Raven Knight with the Sustainability Initiative. The project will be launched August 1, 2012 or before and it can be found at The initiative will develop an affordable water and energy independent home to be used for affordable housing. It will incorporate the water recycling system that has been under development by Mahaffey Innovative Technologies, solar, atmospheric water generation, waste to energy through the use of a household gasifier, geothermal power, metering and much more.

Please feel free to contact us for more information and browse through the about us section to fund out more about our project partners as well as review the products and services we offer. Whether it be marketing support services or ordering an atmospheric water system, a portion of all revenue generated by Raven Knight will support the Sustainability Initiative.

Water & Oil Technologies- Ed Laurent

Ed Laurent is president of Water & Oil Technologies, Inc. Water & Oil Technologies, Inc. is a small corporation located in Montgomery, Illinois, incorporated in 1988, and currently serves many municipal and industrial clients with polymers or other chemical treatment products.

Water & Oil Technologies, Inc. manufactures, blends, and distributes both synthetic, and natural polymer products that are cationic, anionic, or nonionic in power, emulsion, or water soluble liquid form. Additionally, we have chemical formulas for the removal and prevention of struvite or vivianite scales.

In our consulting service we tailor treatment sequences of our products to provide the most cost effective treatment to meet your specific treatment need be it dewatering, or thickening of biomass after flocculation with polymers for by-product use of the dewatered biomass, or scale removal from your piping system.

Water & Oil Technologies, inc. has a patented feedstock that incorporates the use of dewatered biomass, that when blended with coal, create a feedstock to be used as a fuel, especially in the production of ethanol.

We have provided successful consulting and polymer/chemical treatment sequences since 1988. Please feel free to contact us to discuss your specific water or wastewater treatment need.

Water & Oil Technologies, Inc.

By-product recovery and utilization has been one of the major areas in which Water & Oil Technologies, Inc. has assisted customers to achieve successful liquid/solid separation of their particular process wastestream.

With ever increasing environmental discharge regulations confronting us all, we at Water & Oil Technologies, Inc. have found alternatives to land application and on-site composting of sludges. Natural Flocculents can be successfully used with or without pH adjustment to achieve solids recovery from process waste, thus producing an environmentally cleaner supernatant or subnatant discharge.

Our Natural Flocculents are currently sold to poultry, hog, cattle, cheese, dairy, food, grain, and oil processors for the flocculation of solids for recovery of fats, oils, grease, minerals, and/or proteins. By utilizing our AAFCO and FDA approved Natural Flocculents, the recovered fats, oils, grease, minerals, and/or proteins can be sold for animal feed ingredients, fertilizer or used in fuel components.

Recovery Benefits of Natural Flocculents

  • FDA and AAFCO approved for use in animal and poultry feeds, whereas acrylamides and polycrylamides (synthetic polymers made from monomers) are not.
  • Can usually be used without the aid of acid or caustic to achieve flocculation of solids from process waste.
  • Compatible with acids or caustic if so desired to be used to obtain liquid/solid separation.
  • Can be used alone or in conjunction with coagulants to recover solids containing fats, oil, grease, minerals and/or proteins.
  • Can be used to treat solids containing phosphates and nitrates.
  • Totally biodegradable which make their use environmentally acceptable.

Earth Forensics- Dr. Richard Laton

Dr. W. Richard Laton, Vice President and Principal Hydrogeologist
Associate Professor of Hydrogeology
California State University, Fullerton

Dr. Laton is an expert in the field of hydrology/hydrogeology. He is currently an Associate Professor
of Hydrogeology in the Department of Geological Sciences, California State University, Fullerton.
This is a continuation of a career that includes years of teaching, consulting, litigation support and
management experience. Dr. Laton possesses extensive knowledge in the areas of hydrogeology,
field hydrology, wetlands, coastal monitoring/geomorphology, field and sampling techniques and
environmental remote sensing/GIS. His classes at the university encompass topics including: water
quality, environmental sampling, groundwater modeling, oceanography, and basic geology. He enjoys
introducing students to applied research and acts as the faculty advisor to a large number of upperlevel
students. He has also acted as a consultant for a variety of companies and agencies that need
input on the above subjects as well as natural hazard assessment and mapping.

Earth Forensics – Dr. John Foster, Geologist

Dr. John H. Foster, President and Principal Geologist
Professor of Geological Sciences
California State University, Fullerton

John Foster received his BS in Earth Science from University of California San Diego, and a PhD in
Geology from University of California, Riverside. He is currently a professor of Engineering and
Environmental Geology at CSU Fullerton. In addition to his current position, he has been the Chair
of the Department of Geological Sciences at CSUF from 1995 to 2004 and the Chair of the Board of
Governors for the Desert Studies Consortium and is presently a member of the Board of Advisors for
the Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary. His teaching and research focus is on the engineering geology of
landslides, coastal watershed geology and the geology of groundwater basins in arid regions. Dr.
Foster is co-principal investigator of a large research contract with the Mojave Water Agency with the
objective of assessing water quantity and quality in their district as well as identifying basin geology
and the potential for groundwater recharge throughout the central Mojave Desert Area.

About Earth Forensics


Investigative Geology and Hydrology

Earth Forensics, Inc is a professional consulting and technology corporation established to
provide services to the Energy and Environmental Sectors of Industry. The professionals
who started the company designed it to be responsive to the demands from industry for clean
water, efficient energy and environmental responsibility. The company is strongly directed
to provide investigative services with analytical support and long term solutions on a global
scale. The experience and combination of academic and pragmatic professional backgrounds
of the principals forms a strong bond between the need for new insights and the demand for
environmental integrity throughout the changing international business and government

The three main areas of concentration for the company include: aerial investigative analysis
using our lighter than air platform to support numerous photographic and remote sensing
imagery; a pilot water treatment analytical vehicle that can be moved easily and refitted
quickly to address a wide spectrum of water issues from simple discharge clean up to
desalination; and slope movement analysis including detailed analytical analysis of rock and
soil. Each of these support a basic consulting effort that ranges from litigation support to
energy and environmental analysis to the development of interim to long term water
treatment solutions.

About Raven Knight

We know that there is an ample amount of water and power available on Earth.

Our aim is to increase the amount of usable water and power through recycling and reusing existing resources. By providing the best available site and water and materials analysis services to enable the deployment of correct, efficient and solid technology, we can produce an abundant amount of water and power for everyone.

Raven Knight began as a manufacturers representative company in 2002, focused on delivering renewable water and power technology to the marketplace. After working together with numerous product manufacturers and developers, we discovered that not enough prior analysis and testing had be done for each project, initially. We were often asked to provide a solution and deliver technology that may or may not address the problem in each situation. We also discovered that many manufacturers had not and were not willing to provide this type of research, analysis and engineering work prior to deploying their technology, so with each project there was a significant amount of gray area.

Also, with some of the leading edge systems we were offering, there was a lack of reliable test data and testing of the equipment, so we put together a team of scientists, engineers, developers and manufacturers capable of conducting feasibility studies, engineering solutions, developing systems or testing and if necessary, redesigning existing systems based on solid testing methodology. We also now have the ability to manufacturing new technology as is needed for each project.

This new emphasis and focus is what Raven Knight has needed to ultimately deliver the projects we have been working on and to provide new clients with reliable solutions to their water and waste issues that will deliver clean, reliable products and bi-products. We invite you to take advantage of our services and aim to provide your project with valid, reliable, tested solutions that will save you money and time in the long run.