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Mr. Karwoski has 30 years of experience as a hydrogeologist and project manager. He has designed and managed investigations and remediations at existing and proposed landfills; and industrial, Superfund, military, and petroleum sites.

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    • Mr. Karwoski has 30 years of experience as a hydrogeologist and project manager. He has designed and managed investigations and remediations at existing and proposed landfills; and industrial, Superfund, military, and petroleum sites. In addition to his environmental consulting experience, Mr. Karwoski was a hydrogeologist with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources prior to becoming an environmental consultant. Tom has a B.S. and M.S. in Geology from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.

Mike Kelly, CIRO, is an Ammonia Refrigeration Advisor for our Tracer division. He focuses on Mechanical Integrity Inspections of ammonia refrigeration systems for compliance with the International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration Standard 6, “Standard for Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Closed-Circuit Ammonia Refrigeration Systems”.

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    • Mike Kelly, CIRO, is an Ammonia Refrigeration Advisor for our Tracer division. He focuses on Mechanical Integrity Inspections of ammonia refrigeration systems for compliance with the International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration Standard 6, “Standard for Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Closed-Circuit Ammonia Refrigeration Systems”.
      Additional experience includes PSM/RMP requirements. Prior to joining SCS, Mike was responsible for several capital projects (some PSM-related) from development, budgeting, executing and follow-up (Management of Change / Pre-Startup Safety Review).

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Mr. Kenyon has been working in various capacities in the environmental field for over 20 years. He has been instrumental in developing and administering Health and Safety plans for over a decade, and currently serves as the lead content developer for SCS’s internal training programs. He has received OSHA certified Health and Safety training on a variety of industrial safety topics and is an OSHA outreach authorized instructor, and is SWANA certified as a Manager of Landfill Operations (MOLO). He also holds a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) certification from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals.

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Ali Khatami
Ali Khatami
Vice President/Project Director/National Expert on Elevated Temperature Landfills and Landfill Design & CQA
Asheville, NC
National Expert: Landfill Design; Construction Quality Assurance; Elevated Temperature Landfills
O. (561) 441-1473

Ali Khatami, PhD, PE, LEP, CGC, is a Project Director and a Vice President of SCS Engineers. He is our National Expert on Elevated Temperature Landfills and Landfill Design/Construction Quality Assurance (CQA). He has over 40 years of research and professional experience in mechanical, structural, and civil engineering. He is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in Florida and a Florida Licensed Environmental Assessor (LEP). As a National Expert in Landfill Design and Construction Quality Assurance for SCS and an executive member of the corporate office in the area of solid waste management, Dr. Khatami works with various offices of SCS on complicated technical matters, provides advice to technical professionals, provides technical presentations at conferences, provides national webinars, publishes technical papers and blogs, and prepares technical training material for internal use by SCS’s professional staff.

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    • Ali Khatami, PhD, PE, LEP, CGC, is a Project Director and a Vice President of SCS Engineers. He is our National Expert on Elevated Temperature Landfills and Landfill Design/CQA. He has over 40 years of research and professional experience in mechanical, structural, and civil engineering. Dr. Khatami has been involved for more than 30 years in the design and permitting of civil/solid waste/environmental projects such as, surface water management systems, drainage structures, municipal solid waste landfills, hazardous solid waste landfills, low level radioactive waste landfills, leachate and wastewater conveyance and treatment systems, gas management systems, hazardous waste impoundments, storage tank systems, waste tire processing facilities, composting facilities, material recovery facilities, landfill gas collection and disposal systems, leachate evaporator systems, and liquid impoundment floating covers.  Dr. Khatami has acquired extensive experience and knowledge in the areas of geology, hydrogeology, hydrology, hydraulics, construction methods, material science, construction quality assurance (CQA), and stability of earth systems.  Dr. Khatami has applied this experience in the siting of numerous landfills.
      Dr. Khatami has developed numerous concepts used in the design of various components of landfills and has coined terminologies for such concepts as Leachate Toe Drain System (LTDS); Rainwater Toe Drain System (RTDS); Gas Pressure Release System (GPRS) above Bottom Liner; Tiered Vertical Gas Wells (TVGW); Minimum Head Design (MHD) for Base Grades; and MHD-Herringbone Hybrid Design (Hybrid) for Base Grades.
      As a National Expert in Landfill Design, Elevated Temperature Landfills, and Construction Quality Assurance and an executive member in the area of solid waste management, Dr. Khatami works with various offices of SCS on complicated technical matters. He provides advice to technical professionals, makes technical presentations at conferences, conducts national webinars, publishes technical papers and blogs, and prepares technical training material for internal use by SCS’s professional staff.
      Dr. Khatami has been involved in the design, permitting, and construction of over 100 landfills in the United States, Europe, and Middle East.  He has significant experience in the design and construction of landfill gas collection and gas disposal systems.  Dr. Khatami has designed numerous landfills with active and passive gas collection systems, permitted several leachate evaporator systems with beneficial reuse of the landfill gas.  As the engineer of record for these facilities, Dr. Khatami has managed construction of these systems following completion of permitting.  Dr. Khatami has been extensively involved in the preparation of Title V permit applications for utility and enclosed flare systems, solar flares, and gas collection systems.
      Dr. Khatami has provided expert services to clients facing structural failure issues at their facilities, to legal counsels representing plaintiffs, to developers defending their planned projects before administrative judges, and to clients during resolution meetings with regulatory agencies.
      Dr. Khatami has significant design and construction experience with low level radioactive landfills.  Dr. Khatami performed as the resident engineer for the closure of the first geosynthetic cover system at the low level radioactive landfill in Barnwell, South Carolina.  The cover system extended over trenches that had been filled for approximately 10 years, and contained waste grades A, B, and C.  Dr. Khatami also performed as the project engineer for the design of a landfill for radioactive contaminated materials generated from the decommissioning of the Fernald Uranium Processing Facility located in Cincinnati, Ohio.  The landfill was designed to perform for a 2,000-year period.  The cross sections of the landfill and storm-water conveyance ditches were designed based on natural shapes of landforms and streams formed over thousands of years to minimize soil erosion from the landfill cover due to wind, and storm-water ditches due to water.  The leachate collection system in the landfill was designed to minimize human involvement in the operation of the landfill over the next 2,000 years.  Extensive compatibility tests were performed to evaluate effect of radioactive isotopes on the integrity of the geosynthetics used in the landfill lining system.  The landfill cover system included components to prevent animals from burrowing over the 2,000 year period.  Dr. Khatami was also involved in the permitting process for accepting hazardous waste as part of a transuranic waste being accepted at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) facility in Carlsbad, New Mexico.
      Dr. Khatami has also been involved in remediation of many hazardous waste contaminated sites. 
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Mr. Kim is a project professional with over 10 years of experience in air quality compliance and permitting, greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories, air monitoring at landfills, and environmental compliance.

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    • Mr. Kim is a project professional with over 10 years of experience involving air quality compliance and permitting, greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories, air monitoring at landfills, and environmental compliance. His work at SCS includes preparation of annual GHG reports, Annual Landfill Methane Rule (LMR) reports under AB32, Title V permit applications, permit renewals, landfill gas collection and control system (GCCS) design updates, Annual Emission Reports (AERs), Emission Inventories, and New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) and Startup Shutdown Malfunction (SSM) compliance reports.

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Ms. Kim is a Senior Project Professional with our OM&M Division. She specializes in compliance and permitting.

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    • Ms. Kim is a Senior Project Professional with our OM&M Division. She specializes in compliance and permitting.

Mr. King is a Project Manager. He is experienced in landfill and landfill gas (LFG) study, design, permitting, monitoring, and construction projects.

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    • Mr. King is a Project Manager with experience in landfill and landfill gas (LFG) study, design, permitting, monitoring, and construction projects. Mr. King has performed and assisted in over a dozen LFG control and remediation projects in Virginia, North Carolina, Russia, India, and Israel, including projects focused on LFG migration control and odor/emissions regulatory control. He also has a variety of experience with landfill construction quality assurance (CQA), groundwater monitoring, environmental services/storage tanks, and RCRA investigations

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Mr. King is a Senior Project Manager in our West Palm Beach, FL, office. He has 20 years of experience in the environmental cleanup industry. His experience includes program/project management, health & safety training, regulatory compliance, site investigations, remediation construction and operation & maintenance, storage tank management and compliance, and QA/QC management. He manages environmental and remediation construction services for a broad range of petroleum clients throughout the southeast US.

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    • Mr. King is a Senior Project Manager in our West Palm Beach, FL, office. He has 20 years of experience in the environmental cleanup industry. His experience includes program/project management, health & safety training, regulatory compliance, site investigations, remediation construction and operation & maintenance, storage tank management and compliance, and QA/QC management. He manages environmental and remediation construction services for a broad range of petroleum clients throughout the southeast US.
      Prior to joining SCS, Mr. King implemented and managed a comprehensive client Health & Safety program focusing on reducing workplace incidents through specialized training of employees and subcontractors, updating and rollout of safety policies/procedures, completion and compiling of workplace safety audits, and trend analysis. Mr. King served as General Manager for an environmental consulting firm responsible for overall day-to-day operations and financial management. He also served as Program Manager for major oil company clients, a rental car company, and other private sector clients throughout Florida and the United States.

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Scott Knoepke, PE, PG is a Project Director with two decades of experience as an engineer and hydrogeologist. His diverse experience includes stormwater management, treatment, and design, groundwater treatment, and soil and groundwater remediation. He is also experienced in litigation support, voluntary clean-up program support, in-situ remediation, and environmental permitting and compliance. He is a Professional Engineer licensed in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, and Iowa, and a Professional Geologist licensed in Illinois.

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    • Scott Knoepke, PE, PG is a Project Director with two decades of experience as an engineer and hydrogeologist. His diverse experience includes stormwater management, treatment, and design, groundwater treatment, and soil and groundwater remediation. He is also experienced in litigation support, voluntary clean-up program support, in-situ remediation, and environmental permitting and compliance.
      His remediation experience includes contaminants including VOC, CVOC, and metal impacted soils and groundwater. He is also experienced in environmental regulatory compliance, with particular focus on in-situ methods for passive treatment approaches (ISCO/ISCR, enhanced bio, in-situ metal stabilization, treatment wetlands, and phytotechnologies) and the integration of surface hydrology improvements as part of remediating subsurface soil and groundwater impacts. Mr. Knoepke has applied this knowledge to various industries including heavy industry (steel, rail, coal, mining), electronics manufacturing, metal plating, metal cutting, industrial landfill, municipal landfill applications, and solid waste management permitting, design, and construction projects.

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Mr. Knox has over four decades of of compliance, health & safety and hazardous materials experience. He is a Senior Manager with extensive “hands on” experience in solid waste, explosives, hazardous waste emergency response, industrial, landfill and munitions range clearance operations. Mike is a Gulf war veteran who, as EOD Team Chief, performed Improvised Explosive Device (IED) and after-attack, chemical, and munitions support.

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    • Mr. Knox has over four decades of of compliance, health & safety and hazardous materials experience. He is a Senior Manager with extensive “hands on” experience in solid waste, explosives, hazardous waste emergency response, industrial, landfill and munitions range clearance operations. Mike is a Gulf war veteran who, as EOD Team Chief, performed Improvised Explosive Device (IED) and after-attack, chemical, and munitions support.

Mr. Kollasch utilizes his background in geological engineering and geology to link investigation and remediation solutions to meet the needs of clients. He has nearly three decades of geology and engineering experience, and his technical expertise emphasizes site assessment for case closure and redevelopment of properties. Project experience includes environmental due diligence including Phase 1 and Phase 2 Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs); brownfields redevelopments; UST closure assessments, and site characterization and remediation. Mr. Kollasch has an MBA and a Bachelor’s degree in Geological Engineering and Geology and Geophysics.

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    • Mr. Kollasch utilizes his background in geological engineering and geology to link investigation and remediation solutions to meet the needs of clients. He has nearly three decades of geology and engineering experience, and his technical expertise emphasizes site assessment for case closure and redevelopment of properties. Project experience includes environmental due diligence including Phase 1 and Phase 2 Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs); brownfields redevelopments; UST closure assessments, and site characterization and remediation. Mr. Kollasch has an MBA and a Bachelor’s degree in Geological Engineering and Geology and Geophysics.

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Mr. Kranz nearly four decades of experience in the environmental/pollution control field, with specific emphasis on landfill gas (LFG) migration control and recovery. His experience on LFG projects includes construction; routine operation, monitoring, and maintenance; non-routine repair and emergency call-out response; operation and maintenance of recovery facilities; surface sampling for VOC emissions; and groundwater and soil sample collection/monitoring.

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    • Mr. Kranz nearly four decades of experience in the environmental/pollution control field, with specific emphasis on landfill gas (LFG) migration control and recovery. His experience on LFG projects includes construction; routine operation, monitoring, and maintenance; non-routine repair and emergency call-out response; operation and maintenance of recovery facilities; surface sampling for VOC emissions; and groundwater and soil sample collection/monitoring.
      Mr. Kranz is responsible for all phases of project work, including development, management, and technical oversight of field operations; preparation and review of reports; budgeting; and client contact and quality control. He also oversees installation of extraction wells, monitoring wells, condensate collection/containment facilities, leachate control/disposal facilities, blower/flare stations, and energy recovery plants. He has experience in operating heavy equipment such as excavators, loaders, backhoes, bulldozers, man lifts, cranes, water trucks, and dump trucks. He is experienced in surveying, establishment of grades, preparation of as-built documentation, and compilation of field notes.

      Mr. Kranz’ experience with LFG recovery systems includes maintenance and adjustment of well fields, compressors, boilers and flares, and distribution pipelines. He also works on remediation projects. These include underground storage tank (UST) excavation and removal projects; chemical and petroleum contaminated soil excavation, transportation, and disposal; and construction of soil vapor extraction systems (VES).

      As the western regional construction manager, Mr. Kranz has determined methods of construction and estimating strategies for numerous landfill projects. His project management responsibilities include scheduling, field staff supervision, cost control, and contract administration
      He is also experienced in managing subsurface investigations and conducting oversight during remedial activities including source removal and remediation system installation. He holds a certification in 40-Hour HAZWOPER/OSHA training and is a Professional Geologist and Certified Hazardous Materials Manager.

Mr. Kraus is a Project Manager based in our Phoenix office.

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    • Mr. Kraus is a Project Manager based in our Phoenix office.

Jacob Krause, PG, is an experienced hydrogeologist with a strong technical background. His experience includes soil and groundwater sampling to characterize a variety of contaminants, including petroleum hydrocarbons, chlorinated volatile organic compounds, and historic fill-related impacts. He has completed vapor intrusion assessments, including screening assessments and sub-slab vapor and indoor air sampling. Mr. Krause is a licensed Professional Geologist in Wisconsin.

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    • Mr. Krause is an experienced hydrogeologist with a strong technical background. He designs, conducts, and manages investigations and remediations at contaminated sites involving a variety of contaminants, including petroleum and chlorinated hydrocarbons and fill-related organic and inorganic compounds. He is experienced in planning and executing remedial activities, including excavation, in-situ chemical oxidation, monitored natural attenuation of groundwater, vapor mitigation, and construction of engineering barriers. Additional experience includes aquifer characterization by collecting and analyzing hydraulic conductivity data using straddle packers in bedrock boreholes; sampling groundwater for human enteric viruses and emerging contaminants; and developing geologic and hydrologic inputs for groundwater flow models using ArcGIS and MODFLOW.

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Tony Kriel, PE, LEED AP, is SCS Engineers’ National Expert on Energy Management. He has 13 years of consulting experience as a mechanical engineer and his project experience includes specializing in Cx, RCx, ASHRAE Level I-III energy audits, and other design-related energy services. Tony has managed multiple large (>million square foot) projects and has worked with industrial, commercial, military, federal, state, municipal, and solid waste clients. He is a LEED Accredited Professional AP BD+C, and LEED AP O+M.

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    • Tony Kriel, PE, LEED AP, is SCS Engineers’ National Expert on Energy Management. He has 13 years of consulting experience as a mechanical engineer and his project experience includes specializing in Cx, RCx, ASHRAE Level I-III energy audits, and other design-related energy services. Tony has managed multiple large (>million square foot) projects and has worked with industrial, commercial, military, federal, state, municipal, and solid waste clients. He is a LEED Accredited Professional AP BD+C, and LEED AP O+M.
      His projects include Commissioning (Cx), Retro-Commissioning (RCx), ASHRAE Energy Audits, Energy Modeling, Geothermal Feasibility and Design, and Solar PV.
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Jennifer Krueger has two decades of experience fostering improvements in environmental engineering and green technology development, and ensuring state and federal EPA regulation compliance. Experience includes environmental audits, site inspections, 24-hour emergency spill response actions, air, water. and waste management compliance reporting, and waste stream characterization. Additional experience includes assessing RCRA and CERCLA sites for EPA regulation compliance, and designing water and wastewater treatment systems.

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    • Jennifer Krueger has two decades of experience fostering improvements in environmental engineering and green technology development, and ensuring state and federal EPA regulation compliance. Experience includes environmental audits, site inspections, 24-hour emergency spill response actions, air, water. and waste management compliance reporting, and waste stream characterization. Additional experience includes assessing RCRA and CERCLA sites for EPA regulation compliance, and designing water and wastewater treatment systems.
      Ms. Krueger previously worked for the United STates Environmental Protection Agency, including the Office of Environmental Information, and as a Technical Specialist for the National Clean Deisel Compaign within the Office of Transportation and Air Quality. She led an $8 Million Emerging Technology Program to reduce emissions from diesel engines be developing and commercializing novel technology via grants under American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

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Mr. Kundral is a Vice President of SCS Engineers and a Project Director with nearly two decades of broad and diverse environmental engineering experience that includes projects in landfill redevelopment, landfill gas management system design, site assessment, groundwater remediation system design, storm water management, Injection Well System Construction and permitting, compliance reporting and construction administration services, and O&M of remediation systems. He is a Professional Engineer licensed in Florida.

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    • Mr. Kundral is a Vice President of SCS Engineers and a Project Director with nearly two decades of broad and diverse environmental engineering experience that includes projects in landfill redevelopment, landfill gas management system design, site assessment, groundwater remediation system design, storm water management, Injection Well System Construction and permitting, compliance reporting and construction administration services, and O&M of remediation systems. He is a Professional Engineer licensed in Florida.
      Mr. Kundral has served small to multimillion-dollar projects with clients from both public and private sectors. He is well known at FDEP, SFWMD and DERM.

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Mr. Kuntz has nearly two decades of solid waste engineering and consulting experience, and serves as a design engineer for many types of projects ranging from regulatory permitting and design of landfills(active and closed), coal combustion residual (CCR) facilities, landfill gas (LFG) collection and control systems, LFG transmission pipelines, leachate collection and control systems, landfill liner and cover systems, landfill development plans, and surface water management systems. He has served as Professional of Record on over 25 landfill liner and/or final cover construction quality assurance (CQA) projects and over 25 gas collection and control system (GCCS) CQA projects. He has prepared over 40 construction plans, technical specifications, and bid packages for landfill liner/final cover and GCCS projects combined. Though most of his experience has been with Texas solid waste projects, Mr. Kuntz has also worked on landfill projects in Oklahoma, Arizona, New Mexico, and Louisiana.

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    • Mr. Kuntz has nearly two decades of solid waste engineering and consulting experience, and serves as a design engineer for many types of projects ranging from regulatory permitting and design of landfills(active and closed), coal combustion residual (CCR) facilities, landfill gas (LFG) collection and control systems, LFG transmission pipelines, leachate collection and control systems, landfill liner and cover systems, landfill development plans, and surface water management systems. He has served as Professional of Record on over 25 landfill liner and/or final cover construction quality assurance (CQA) projects and over 25 gas collection and control system (GCCS) CQA projects. He has prepared over 40 construction plans, technical specifications, and bid packages for landfill liner/final cover and GCCS projects combined. Though most of his experience has been with Texas solid waste projects, Mr. Kuntz has also worked on landfill projects in Oklahoma, Arizona, New Mexico, and Louisiana.
      Mr. Kuntz’s municipal solid waste (MSW) responsibilities have included Hydrologic Evaluation of Landfill Performance (HELP) modeling to evaluate leachate generation; hydraulic and hydrologic analysis of landfill drainage systems using such software as Hydrologic Engineering Center’s Hydrologic Modeling System (HEC-HMS); preparation of storm water pollution prevention plans (SWP3s) and spill prevention, containment, and countermeasure plans (SPCCs) for wide range of facilities; waste and soil ballast analysis; landfill sequencing; development of construction plans and specifications for liner construction, drainage, New Source Performance Standard (NSPS) and Title V Permits, design of landfill gas collection systems and LFG transmission pipelines (from concept through construction plans and specifications), landfill gas modeling, and LFG collection systems and transmission pipelines; construction-phase services; certifying engineer for construction quality assurance (CQA).

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Mr. Kuntz has experience troubleshooting and maintaining landfill gas collection systems, pump installation and maintenance, construction of gas collection systems, and operation of various pieces of construction equipment. Mr. Kuntz also provides construction services and LFG well monitoring, extraction well balancing and adjustment, blower/flare station data collection and adjustment/maintenance, condensate system/sump maintenance, perimeter probe monitoring, groundwater well monitoring, ground water sampling/testing, surface emissions monitoring, control of gaseous emissions and non-routine scheduled repairs (leaks, pipe repair, etc.).

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    • He provides maintenance and repairs on extraction pumps, pneumatic condensate injection pumps, pneumatic condensate sump pumps, air compressors, thermocouple and electric component replacements. Mr. Kuntz’s landfill gas collection system experience includes activated carbon systems, active air injection systems, passive landfill gas barrier/vent systems, automation methane gas detection systems, recovery plant compressor systems and landfill gas to energy.

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