July 30, 2018

SCS Mathematical Models – Optimize Landfill Base Grades to Increase Airspace

SCS has turned the science of geometry into mathematical models utilized to quickly evaluate base grades. Specific parameters of the currently permitted base grades are plugged in the mathematical model along with those of the alternative and the model provides quantitative values (cubic yards) of the difference between ...

July 27, 2018

SCS Engineers Joins Georgia Manufacturing Alliance

The Georgia Manufacturing Alliance (GMA), based in Lawrenceville, GA, is a professional organization founded in 2008 to support Georgia’s manufacturing community. SCS Engineers is pleased to announce the firm is GMA’s newest member supporting manufacturers with permitting, compliance, and other environmental services. Mike Fisher, SCS’s point of contact, has three ...

July 24, 2018

SCS Engineers’ Nicole Kron Encourages K-12 Students to Consider STEM Careers

SCS Young Professional, Hydrogeologist Nicole Kron, recently finished her second session of Skype a Scientist, a program in which she Skypes with classrooms and talks to kids about her work as a professional geologist and her journey to become a scientist. The Skype a Scientist program connects students and teachers with ...

July 23, 2018

Using Landfill Gas Extraction Wells to Address Heat Management

Solid waste operators and engineers cannot solely rely on the amount of heat extracted through gas wells to control high temperatures in elevated temperature landfills. Watered out gas wells with reduced gas productivity further contribute to a reduction in heat extraction through gas collection wells. Thermodynamic computations have indicated ...

July 18, 2018

Using a remote approach to monitoring and control – saves time and money

California-based Integrated Waste is a division of the Sonoma County Department of Transportation and Public Works (TPW) that operates five closed landfills. Its cloud-based RMC system monitors liquid levels in real time across the sites and notifies operators when setpoints have been exceeded. Landfill operators and technicians can look ...

July 17, 2018

Advice from the Field: Landfill Leachate Seeps

It always makes sense to stay ahead of the issues and address any potentially sensitive condition before it turns into a major problem. As discussed above, addressing leachate seeps can be done in many different ways, and the operator needs to be prepared to fight for funds to ...

July 16, 2018

More Opportunity Zones Provide New Tax Incentives, Brownfield Revitalization

Investors can defer tax on prior gains invested in a Qualified Opportunity Fund (a fund set up to make investments in Qualified Opportunity Zones). In addition, if investors hold the investment in the Opportunity Fund for at least five years they are eligible for capital gains tax reductions or ...

July 10, 2018

SCS Advice from the Field: Tier 4 Surface Emissions Monitoring Process and Issues

This paper, presented at A&WMA’s 111th Annual Conference details the Tier 4 process and the potential issues that have arisen from conducting a Tier 4. This paper also assesses potential Tier 4 sites, exceedance reporting, wind monitoring, additional SEM equipment requirements, penetration monitoring, notification and reporting requirements, and impacts on solid ...

July 10, 2018

SCS Advice from the Field: Wastewater Leachate Treatment Technologies I

Biological processes have been adapted successfully from the municipal wastewater industry by the wastewater equipment manufacturers who service the solid waste industry to treat landfill leachate.  They form the basis of a viable treatment platform that can be expanded depending on the effluent requirements and other design goals.  By ...

July 10, 2018

SCS Welcomes Process Safety Management and Risk Management Program Project Director William Lape

SCS Engineers recently added ammonia refrigeration Process Safety Management and Risk Management Program (PSM/RMP) Project Director William Lape to their professional team working with industrial clients. Mr. Lape joins the SCS Tracer Environmental team in the firm’s Minneapolis–St. Paul, Minnesota office. Lape brings his expertise and established reputation as ...

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