September 24, 2021

SCSers Pay it Forward | SCS Engineers and NAAEE

  As the world faces environmental, social, and economic challenges, environmental education can transform lives and society by addressing these challenges. SCS’s Young Professionals Planning Committee collected $3,683 for the NAAEE – North American Association for Environmental Education this summer. SCSers generously contributed toward funding scholarships, research, outreach focusing ...

September 22, 2021

Insulation, the forgotten, and possibly expensive, stepchild of ammonia refrigeration | SCS Engineers

  Most everyone is familiar with IIAR2, the American National Standard for Safe Design of Closed-Circuit Ammonia Refrigeration Systems. They will refer to it as the Recognized and Generally Accepted Good Engineering Practice (RAGAGEP) for our industry. People often forget that IIAR2 is merely the RAGAGEP for the design of ...

September 20, 2021

Space Sharks Aim to Take Giant Leap For Mankind | SCS Engineers

  SCS Engineers proudly sponsors the 2021-2022 California State University Long Beach (CSULB) NASA RMC team: The Space Sharks, participating in NASA’s upcoming LUNABOTIC competition. The annual NASA LUNABOTICS competition is a hands-on engineering exercise where students receive practical experience in the full engineering lifecycle process from concept development ...

September 16, 2021

Sustainable Biofuels Team Funded by the Department of Energy | SCS Engineers

  In August, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced nearly $34 million in funding for  11 projects that will support high-impact research and development to improve and produce biofuels, biopower, and bioproducts. These biomass resources, otherwise known as feedstocks, can be produced by municipal solid waste (MSW) streams ...

September 15, 2021

EPA Alternative Test Method for NESHAP MSW Landfill CO Monitoring in Landfill Gas Wells Approved | SCS Engineers

  Approved The EPA issued a newly approved alternative test method (ALT-143) for compliance with the enhanced monitoring provisions in the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAPs) for MSW Landfills (40 CFR 63 Subpart AAAA updated March 26, 2020). The approved alternative method instead of Method 10 ...

September 14, 2021

California Providing $500 Million for Brownfields Remediation | SCS Engineers

California’s 2021 and 2022 budgets provide $500 million to the Department of Toxic Substances Control to support community revitalization. The funds are available over four years to accelerate the investigation and cleanup of contaminated properties in environmental justice communities. This funding is referred to as the Cleanup in Vulnerable ...

September 13, 2021

Meet the Accreditable, Credible, and Incredible Stormwater Guru Jonathan Meronek | SCS Engineers

  Jonathan Meronek specializes in comprehensive stormwater management programs. He has conducted BMP and Pollutant Source Assessments (PSAs), written Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs), performed Training and Education classes and implemented Monitoring Implementation Plans (MIPs) for hundreds of facilities in the United States. His accreditations include IGP-TOR, QISP, ENV-SP, ...

September 11, 2021

Weighing Emissions of Organic Waste Management Options | SCS Engineers at WasteExpo Together Online

  Pat Sullivan brings his expertise to bear when deciding which organic waste management option to recommend. Pat will take his audience through the selection process when the primary goal is to focus on air quality and greenhouse gas impacts. He quantitatively compares different organic waste management options based ...

September 9, 2021

Hydrogen, Renewable Energy and a Low-Carbon Pathway to Decarbonization in the U.S. | SCS Engineers

  Progressive energy companies are rushing to corner the growing hydrogen market, excited as they see this renewable fuel’s cost steadily drop and as they prioritize decarbonization. As they work to stay ahead of the pack, they need to put time and thought into building out and implementing these ...

September 7, 2021

Maintaining Gas Extraction System Pumps Saves Time and Money | SCS Field Services

  Accumulating liquids are problematic for landfills taking sludges and other wet wastes not traditionally part of the incoming waste stream. Add to the mix increasing precipitation, and operators could be staring down the perfect storm—especially as they work to optimize their gas extraction systems. Here’s the challenge, explains ...