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EUEC 2021 Virtual Conference

February 8, 2021

The 24th Annual Energy Utility Environment Conference & Expo will be held virtually, February 8 -19, 2021.

The conference features

  • 10 Tracks
  • 300 Presentations with LIVE Q&A
  • 100 Virtual Exhibits & LIVE Demos
  • On-Demand Access for 90 days

Speakers from SCS Engineers will include

  • Pat Sullivan (SCS Senior Vice President):  E5.1 The Evolution of Emission Controls on Landfill Gas Engines and Turbines (February 12, 2021 11:00am – 11:30am)
  • Jeff Pierce (SCS Senior Project Director):  E3.1 Flip or Flop: Conversion of Biogas Power Generation to RNG (February 11, 2021 2:30pm – 3:00pm)
  • Monte Markley (SCS Vice President/Project Director):  I4.2 The basics of Deep Well Injection as a Leachate Disposal Option (February 12, 2021 8:00am – 8:30am)

Click for program details and registration information

 

 

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VRA and SWANA Webinar: Landfill Gas Emissions and LFG Control System Performance

September 28, 2020

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SWANA is offering educational sessions as a webinar series with CEUs available from August through November. Register for just a few or pay one flat fee to participate in as many as you would like.

This week’s Webinar is on Thursday, October 1 at 10:00 am ET, 1 CEU.

Landfill Gas Emissions and LFG Control System Performance

State-of-the industry practices pertaining to the design, construction, operations, monitoring, and data analytics of LFG collection and control systems, as well as investigation of the quantity (mass flux) of fugitive (uncollected) LFG emissions.

Webinar Schedule and Registration

This 1 hour SWANA Training includes topics on Landfill Gas Emissions. Register through the VRA/SWANA Webinar Series. If you’d like to learn more about the services and technologies discussed during this session, try one of these links:

 

 

 

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EUEC2020 – Energy, Utility & Environment Conference is now a VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

April 20, 2020

EUEC 2020: The Energy, Utility & Environment Conference and Exhibition, is set to proceed as a VIRTUAL CONFERENCE, with remote access to EUEC 2020, using a brand new EUEC Mobile App that will be active April 15, 2020.

You can Register as a “Virtual Attendee” giving you the ability to network and learn all from the comfort of your mobile device.

The conference will include presentations on numerous tracks:

  • Utility Regs, Permits and Compliance
  • AQ Control, Compliance & Testing
  • Coal, Oil, Gas, Pumps & Turbines
  • Power Gen & Energy Services
  • Climate, MSW, LFG, RNG, Biofuels
  • Renewable Energy, Storage, Efficiency
  • O&M, DDD & EHS, Fire Safety
  • CCR, CCS, ELG, and Coal Ash
  • Water, 316(B) & Cooling Tower

Click here for more information and to register

 

 

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SCS Advice from the Field: Finding the most cost-effective and reliable LFG monitoring technology for your landfill

March 5, 2019

With the number of LFG monitoring technologies out there, it can be difficult for operators to distinguish which is the best fit. The authors, Pat Sullivan and John Henkelman of Understanding Landfill Gas Monitoring Techniques, do just that, help readers find the approach that works best for their landfill monitoring needs.

Methane can be monitored above the surface of the landfill as a gauge of potential emissions or can be directly measured using techniques that test for the rate or flux of emissions. The above-surface monitoring techniques for gauging potential emissions include surface emission monitoring, ground-based or low-altitude imaging and satellite and aerial imaging.

Landfill methane measurement is the direct measurement of methane emissions from landfills. Direct measurement of methane is more expensive than surface emission monitoring. Four ways to measure landfill methane directly are flux chamber testing, plume measurement, micrometeorological methods, and dispersion modeling.

Read the full article in Waste Today to decide which technologies work best for your landfill and why.

 

 

 

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SCS Advice from the Field: Tier 4 Surface Emissions Monitoring Process and Issues

July 10, 2018

This paper, presented at A&WMA’s 111th Annual Conference details the Tier 4 process and the potential issues that have arisen from conducting a Tier 4. This paper also assesses potential Tier 4 sites, exceedance reporting, wind monitoring, additional SEM equipment requirements, penetration monitoring, notification and reporting requirements, and impacts on solid waste landfills that will use the Tier 4 SEM procedure for delaying GCCS requirements. This paper reviews the changes between the draft NSPS and the final version of the new NSPS that was promulgated.

Click to read or share the paper, and learn about the authors.

 

 

 

 

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Region 2000 Services Authority Wins SWANA Regional Program Achievement Award for Landfill Operations

May 29, 2018

The 2018 Solid Waste Association of North America, Old Dominion Chapter award recognizes significant accomplishments in the solid waste industry.

The Region 2000 Services Authority (Authority), was awarded a SWANA program achievement award on May 9, 2018, for landfill operations at the Region 2000 Regional Landfill – Livestock Road Facility, in Campbell County, Virginia. Clarke W. Gibson, P.E., Director; Larry Hall, Operations Manager; and Robert Arthur, Environmental Compliance and Safety Manager head the Authority’s operations team.

SCS Engineers nominated the team for their achievements through the Authority’s Odor Management Program, which reflects the success of the Authority’s technical strategies as well as their collaboration with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VDEQ) and proactive community outreach efforts.

Livestock Road became a regional landfill in 2012 when the Concord Turnpike Regional Landfill closed. Livestock Road began serving the citizens of the City of Lynchburg and the counties of Appomattox, Campbell, and Nelson with approximately 165,000 citizens living in these communities. More solid waste means more cell development, and more odors to control.

Odor management is a foremost challenge at any landfill, but particularly challenging as Livestock Road was receiving a significant increase in solid waste just as the surrounding area was developing a subdivision adjacent to the landfill. The Authority took action, and today has documented a 98 percent decrease in odor complaints as of March 2018. The results enhance the quality of life of the citizens residing in adjacent communities.

“Effective landfill odor control takes a multi-pronged and diligent approach, we wanted to implement the best management practices and the best technology to address landfill odors. As a result, we believe we have significantly improved the odor problem at our landfill and have greatly improved the quality of life for our neighbors,” stated Clarke Gibson, Director at Region 2000 Services Authority.

The comprehensive Odor Management Program was developed and implemented with the support of SCS Engineers, and is comprised of odor abatement, mitigation, and controls. Numerous elements including systems, investigations, monitoring/analyses, protocols, and practices are part of these three major elements commissioned on a voluntary basis.

“The Authority’s operations team demonstrates excellence in environmental stewardship and community relations through their program,” stated Robert Dick, Vice President, and the SCS Project Director.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SCS Advice From the Field: GCCS Construction Quality Assurance

May 21, 2018

CQA is essential for ensuring the proper construction of GCCS and meeting the intent of the design, and can help prevent safety mishaps. Even highly experienced design-build teams invest in expert CQA professionals to protect their capital investment, maintain maximum LFG capture through constructed GCCS, and keep operating and maintenance costs in line. It is critical for CQA person-nel to understand the overall intent of the design drawings, current field conditions, long-term conditions, and strict safety protocols. They must also have the expertise to respond to the questions contractors have during construction, especially regarding modifications to the design which will positively impact safety, long-term performance, and maintenance.

Part 1 of the 3-part article series in MSW Magazine discussed essential elements of the piping system in a landfill gas collection and control system (GCCS). The authors examine landfill GCCS design perspective and the benefits of designing landfill gas (LFG) headers outside of the waste boundary. In Part 2, we focus on construction quality assurance (CQA) services and outline the process of taking the design drawings through completion of the CQA report.

Read Part 2 here. Contains link to Part 1.

 

 

 

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25th Annual SCS Engineers Landfill and Solid Waste Seminar – Register Now

March 23, 2018

About the Seminar
The half-day landfill and solid waste seminar provides updates on the latest regulatory, policy, and technological developments in the solid waste, landfill and landfill gas industries.

Registration
A $100 registration fee includes continental breakfast, seminar materials, lunch, and certificate of completion. To register, please complete and return the registration form located on the SCS website for download. Additional instructions will follow with your confirmation.

Who Should Attend?
Solid waste management professionals, landfill managers, supervisors, and operators. For attendees already possessing landfill experience, topics will provide a fresh perspective and cover important regulatory and technological updates. For those new to the field, topics will cover essential information on all aspects of landfill development, operations, monitoring, and management.

Continuing Education Credits
Full event attendance provides four (4) CPE/T contact hours toward DPOR requirements
for Class I and Class II license renewal, as well as three (3) Continuing Education Units for SWANA Certification Program.

About SCS Engineers
Founded in 1970, SCS is an employee-owned environmental consulting firm specializing in solid waste management and environmental engineering services. SCS opened its Reston, VA office in 1971. Our other VA locations include: Richmond, Virginia Beach, and Winchester. Presently, we have over 800 employees throughout the United States.

Roanoke | April 5, 2018
Richmond | April 13, 2018
Seminar fee is $100. Complete a separate form for each registrant and kindly attach registrant’s business card.

Questions? Contact Heather Blake for answers.

Thanks for attending!

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NSPS/EG Rule Update – March 2018

March 6, 2018

SCS Engineers periodically prepares Technical Bulletins to highlight items of interest to our clients and friends who have signed up to receive them.  Our most recent SCS Bulletin summarizes the new rules which took effect on October 28, 2016, with compliance obligations under the NSPS Subpart XXX rule beginning November 28, 2016. Originally, states and local air jurisdictions were to submit their proposed EG rules by May 30, 2017; however, there have been some delays in this process, which we condense and detail in this Bulletin. SCS will continually update coverage of this Rule on our website.

 

 

 

 

 

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Advice from the Field: Plan for and design a landfill gas collection system with particular attention to landfill bottom liners.

November 21, 2017

We continue SCS’s Advice from the Field blog series with guidance from an article in MSW Magazine by Daniel R. Cooper, Jason Timmons, and Stephanie Liptak.

Planning a landfill gas collection system before collection is required can increase the long-term benefits for multiple stakeholders.

The authors of a recent article in MSW Management Magazine present engineering ideas that provide for more efficient construction of a GCCS.  Gas system operators will benefit by having fewer pumps to operate and maintain and shallower headers that are more easily accessible. Odor management will be easier along with other benefits.

Read the full article here to learn about the design elements for maximizing long-term benefits, impacting: bottom liners, location of the blower/flare station, leachate risers, extraction well targets, and external header piping.

 

 

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