White Papers

December 27, 2023

Septic Systems Failures and Forever Chemicals

This SCS paper discusses the impact of septic systems on our groundwater. Experts have recognized these systems as potential groundwater pollution sources since the 1980s. The USEPA’s 1984 report highlighted … Continue reading Septic Systems Failures and Forever Chemicals

December 6, 2023

Lithium Extraction from Oil Field Brines: Outlook, Opportunities, and Challenges

This SCS paper covers the need for lithium and how the oil industry can help supply it. Oil field brine extraction is a naturally occurring aspect of oil and gas … Continue reading Lithium Extraction from Oil Field Brines: Outlook, Opportunities, and Challenges

November 22, 2023

Carbon Capture and Sequestration: A Primer

SCS Engineers Staff Scientist Patty Herman takes readers through Carbon Capture Storage and Sequestration basics for newcomers to the industry and the public. Carbon dioxide (CO2) capture and sequestration (CCS) … Continue reading Carbon Capture and Sequestration: A Primer

November 15, 2023

The Role of Microbes in Mediating Methane Emissions

The American Academy of Microbiology, the scientific think tank and honorific leadership group at the American Society for Microbiology (ASM), has released a new report, The Role of Microbes in … Continue reading The Role of Microbes in Mediating Methane Emissions

October 18, 2023

Decision Support Tool Process Module for Municipal Solid Waste Collection and Transportation for Developing Countries

There is an urgent need to develop decision support tools tailored to developing countries. These tools will be helpful to municipal officers, consultants, stakeholders, manufacturers, academicians, and others who make … Continue reading Decision Support Tool Process Module for Municipal Solid Waste Collection and Transportation for ...