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October 15, 2021

Get back into the “swing” of things at the EREF Fall Classic | SCS Engineers

We’re excited to help sponsor the EREF Fall Classic & Networking Event.   Revenue from the Fall Classic goes to their mission, funding scholarships for students and solid waste research to advance sustainable waste management. Please join us in sponsoring or attending this fantastic networking event for a good ...

October 13, 2021

Lined Containment Ponds Continue to Provide the Oil and Gas Industry with Safe and Efficient Wastewater Management | SCS Engineers

  In an environmentally safe, less costly, and efficient manner, the disposal and recycling of millions of gallons of production water (brine water) and flowback water generated from the oil and gas industry annually continue to be challenging. While new technologies are on the horizon, there remains a long ...

October 11, 2021

Hydrogen Sulfide Balancing Act – Act Fast, Think Long-Term | SCS Engineers

“Imagine H2S generation as an expanding balloon; if you pop it, air rushes out fast . That concentration level scares people. But if you react by shutting off extraction points, your balloon will continue to expand and eventually create odor ...

October 4, 2021

Illinois Energy Transition Act | SCS Engineers

  On September 15, Governor Pritzker signed Senate Bill 2408, forming the Illinois Energy Transition Act.  The Act advances renewable energy goals and the path to carbon-free electricity generation by 2045. To say this bill will impact the Illinois electrical utility landscape is an understatement. Illinois is a top ...

September 29, 2021

SCS Engineers Expands Environmental Services in Illinois

New Chicago office location at 40 Shuman Boulevard, Suite 216, Naperville, IL 60563 SCS Engineers continues expanding its environmental team in its Chicago, Illinois office to meet environmental engineering and consulting needs focusing on waste management and the needs of the electric utilities. Driving demands are industries and municipalities ...

September 27, 2021

What’s in your landfill? What it’s costing you may not be sustainable.

  Recently the state of Wisconsin released its updated 2020-2021 statewide waste characterization study. The study found that the broad organics category, including yard waste and diapers, accounted for about 1.3 million tons. An estimated 924,900 tons of paper, including cardboard, compostable and office paper, comprised about 21 percent of ...

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 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

  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 ...