George P. Fulton
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George P. Fulton, 91 years old, and a resident of the Town of Darien for over 50 years, died on January 29, 2013 of natural causes.
He was born May 16, 1921 in New York City, the oldest of four children of Peter Fulton and Hilda Liebler Fulton. He graduated from Stuyvesant High School and from the City College of New York School of Technology with a degree in civil engineering. He practiced civil and environmental engineering for over 60 years and was recognized as a specialist in industrial and drinking water quality and treatment.
Some of his notable projects included managing the process and boiler water treatment for the Savannah River Plant of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, the 30 million gallons per day water treatment plant for Jersey City, New Jersey, and the research and planning for the 300 million gallons per day treatment plant for the City of New York Croton Water Supply.
During World War II he worked for the U.S. Signal Corps in the production of radar facilities. He also practiced for several years in the heavy chemical industry, where he supervised design, construction and successful start-up of what was then the world's largest fertilizer grade phosphoric acid production plant.
Mr. Fulton was vice president of Metcalfe & Eddy, Consulting Engineers, where he managed that firm's New York City branch office for 25 years and also served as water treatment specialist for its other several nationwide branch offices. This tenure was followed by 12 years as Director of Special Projects for Hazen and Sawyer, P.C., in New York City, where he concentrated on the continued research and evaluation of the City Croton Water Supply treatment facilities. During his later years, he worked as District Engineer for the First District Water Department in Norwalk, Connecticut, retiring at the age of 89.
Mr. Fulton was a prolific author. He created or co-authored several water treatment texts, writing chapters for principal professional texts and publishing or delivering over 75 papers on water quality and treatment.
He holds a patent for recovery and recycling alum, a principal chemical used in water treatment, from water plant waste streams.
He is survived by his wife of over 65 years, Sonja S. Fulton, four sons, John P. Fulton of Warwick, Rhode Island, James A. Fulton of Darien, Connecticut, Matthew S. Fulton of Summit, New Jersey, Peter M. Fulton of Harrisonburg, Virginia, as well as three grandsons.
A memorial service will take place in the spring.
Published in The Hour on Feb. 3, 2013