SCS Reflects on the Impact of Technology Innovation in Landfill Environments

Published in the Environmental Business Journal’s Fall 2023 Technology Edition. EBJ interviews Ken Brynda, SCS Field Services OM&M Quality Advisor, who is an active member of SWANA’s Landfill Gas and Biogas Technical Division, Field Practices Committee serving clients for over 30 years. Ken’s expertise includes the design, construction, operation and maintenance, evaluation, troubleshooting, and assessment of landfill gas collection and control systems and LFG-to-energy production facilities. Ken is SWANA-certified as a Landfill Technical Associate in the Manager of Landfill Operations (MOLO) program and has also taught the SWANA introductory Landfill Gas System Operation and Maintenance training course.

David Hostetter, SCS Engineers Business Manager, manages remote monitoring and controls (RMC) work across the United States and internationally. His experience includes RMC systems engineering, construction, and operation; landfill gas and leachate engineering; and mechanical engineering. He is a graduate of Messiah College’s mechanical engineering program. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania and Virginia, a Certified Energy Manager, and a LEED Accredited Professional. His projects have received an Environmental Business Journal Technology Merit Award and an Inductive Automation Firebrand Award.

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  • SCSeTools® is a web-based application platform that collects, monitors, views, charts, graphs, and manages data from a variety of sites in a range of industries to help facilities operate more efficiently, continually gauging operational health and spot trends that help determine when and how to invest in infrastructure. With its mobile app, SCS MobileTools®, SCSeTools has individual toolsets designed by our field staff, compliance experts, and technologists based on our decades of field experience and compliance management.
  • SCS Remote Monitoring and Control® uses a network of sensors and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) applications to help minimize equipment downtime by alerting your team to maximize production or to an operational safety issue. The system supports additional monitoring components as your site grows, providing facility owners and operators with a single secure application for their supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), data management, and reporting needs. The system integrates sensors, with data collection using drone scans, satellites, or human collection, and augmented reality enabling operators and owners to see underground conditions.