SCS Engineers is exhibiting and presenting at the Missouri Waste Control Coalition’s 2019 Environmental Conference, “Balancing Environment and Economy”, July 14-17, at the Margaritaville Lake Resort in Osage Beach, Missouri.
This year the conference includes a full Brownfields track, and sessions on Tanks, Land Development, Legal, Solid Waste and Environmental Services. Four SCS professionals will be presenting on the following topics:
- Monday, July 15, 10:30 am: A Balancing Act – The Many Requirements at a Modern Landfill , by Doug Doerr, P.E. – As landfills have become more complex, they have also become subject to more rules, regulations and requirements. Many times the involvement of different groups with different requirements and end goals lead to a well-run facility that is very environmentally protective. However, many times owners and operators find themselves trying to balance different, and sometimes competing, requirements. This presentation will discuss some of the instances when conflicts exist and provide insights on how to find balance.
- Tuesday, July 16, 8:30 am: Injection Wells for Responsible Liquids Management by Stephanie Hill – This presentation will highlight two case studies where deep well injection is being used to manage non-hazardous industrial wastewater at (1) an underground coal mine and (2) leachate from a landfill. This side-by-side comparison of each of these industry’s differing approaches will walk through their unique wastewater type and how they manage chemical compatibility of their injected wastewater and downhole reservoir fluids to ensure longevity of this capital asset.
- Tuesday, July 16, 8:30 am: PFAs in Landfill Leachates – Overview and Handling Options, by Viraj deSilva, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE – With the EPA positioned to take serious action on PFAS in late 2019, regulators in many states have already begun implementing measures of their own, while state and federal courts are beginning to address legal issues surrounding this emerging contaminant. These changes mean new potential liabilities and consequences for organizations that manufacture, use, or sell PFAS or PFAS-containing products, and the time to take action to protect your operations is now. A number of established treatment options to remove PFAS from landfill leachate are available, including activated carbon, ion exchange or high-pressure membrane systems.
- Tuesday, July 16, 10:30 am: Design and Construction of a ClosureTurf® Final Cover System, by Dillon Baird, P.E. – As onsite borrow sources become depleted and Subtitle D landfills reach capacity and close, synthetic final cover systems such as ClosureTurf® are now being utilized as an alternative to a prescriptive final cover system. The construction and long term post closure maintenance costs of final cover systems are crucial factors when selecting which cover system is best for a site. Mr. Baird’s presentation will provide a recap of the value engineering process that led to construction of a ClosureTurf® final cover system. Additionally, he will share some of the lessons learned during each phase of the project.