Engineering and Construction:
Superfund Site Remediation Stabilizes
an Ohio Landfill
GESI partnered with another consulting firm to complete the design
and construction of a treatment system for contaminated groundwater and
leachate recovered from this landfill site in Ohio. The design encompassed
development of the conceptual design through the preparation of bid documents.
The treatment system included physical/chemical heavy metal steps, a sequenced
batch reactor (SBR) biological treatment system, sand filtration and activated
carbon polishing. Treated effluent was discharged to surface water under
an NPDES permit.
Engineering Solution for the Largest Water Treatment Chemicals Supplier
GESI was retained to evaluate and design process ventilation systems and
scrubber control equipment at various locations throughout the U.S. Design
conditions were developed to improve system capture, minimize worker exposure
and reduce emissions. The design addressed the selection of new equipment,
modifications to existing equipment, materials of construction and future
plant expansion. GESI also oversaw construction and system start-up.
Tier I Automotive Parts Manufacturer Wins 1999 Wastewater Treatment
Plan of the Year with GESI Design
GESI worked closely with the client in the design and construction of
a $1.5MM, 4000 square feet, Phase II Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion.
GESI was responsible for treatability studies, treatment plant equipment
specification, design services, permitting, and construction. Additionally,
GESI was able to reduce the overall project cost from $2.25MM to $1.5MM.
Machine Tool Coolant Process Costs Reduced by 300%
GESI was retained to modify the machine coolant filtration process
for their Georgia facility. The modified process reduced cost of off-site
treatment/disposal, and the use of “raw” coolant by filtering oil and
particulate from the “waste” or spent coolant. Capital cost recovery is
anticipated within 4 months.
Pollution Prevention Initiatives Identified for U.S. Air Force
GESI personnel, while employees of a national consulting firm, completed
a multi-site U.S. Air Force (USAF) Base pollution prevention/waste minimization
project. Baseline Waste Generation Surveys were produced for 26 USAF Air
Combat Command bases across the United States and 6 overseas bases. For
the baseline survey, data was gathered on hazardous waste, solid waste,
air emission generation and on the usage of ozone depleting compounds
(ODCs) and chemicals containing the EPA 17 Industrial Toxics. Recommendations
were then made on ways to reduce solid waste and hazardous waste generation
as well as alternatives for reducing overall air emissions. Finally, economic
studies were performed to identify those changes likely to have the greatest