PROJECTS

Waste Derived Fuels and Carbon Supplements ProductionLOCATION:Sorocaba, Brazil
Type of Facility:Waste Derived Fuels and Carbon Supplements Production

DESCRIPTION:

Permit, Design and build waste derived fuels and carbon supplements production facility in order to facilitate:

  • Recovery for sale (or significantly reduced disposal cost) of fuels (both hazardous and conventional).
  • Removal of solvents from landfills or rivers used for drinking water, a pharmaceutical production facility was converted into a hazardous and non-hazardous waste management facility at the request of both a major international bank and the Brazilian government.

Efforts included conducting:

  • Site remediation
  • Design of reconstructed and upgraded facility
  • Certification of facility
  • Permitting and licensing of facility which was the first facility dedicated solely to waste derived fuels production in Brazil
  • Marketing and sales efforts.

The semi-automated production of the largest waste-derived fuels blending facility in the world (in the U.S.) was successfully transferred to this Brazilian facility with due consideration given to the significant cultural differences existing between Brazil and the US. As in the US this facility is a producer of both liquid and solid hazardous waste fuels, however, due to purpose, this facility was not originally designed for extensive solid liquefaction capabilities.


Hazardous and Non-Hazardous Waste Landfill: Health and Safety  including OHSAS 18001, ConsultantLOCATION:Michigan, USA
Type of Facility:Hazardous and Non-Hazardous Waste Landfill: Health and Safety including OHSAS 18001, Consultant

DESCRIPTION:The second largest commercial hazardous waste management landfill facility in the U.S. and its various other associated operations, Including non-hazardous landfills, solvent recycling facilities, treatment (including solidification) facilities and transfer facilities throughout the U.S. required independent review with appropriate training of its senior management with regard to health and safety, incorporating proper and effective management, operations, and, conformance with OHSAS 18001. These facilities accept both hazardous and non-hazardous wastes.

In addition to landfill activities, treatment operations included various recycling (solvents, glycols, etc.) activities as well.

Efforts included conducting:

  • Multiple thorough site reviews and inspection
  • Determining adequacy and completeness of all environmental authorizations, licenses, permits, etc. which regulate the inspected facilities (up to 11,000 U.S. gallons)
  • Determining the adequacy of the internal audit process
  • Review of client interfaces
  • Review of the adequacy and completeness of the organization and its on-site processes with regard both to its established OHSMS (Occupational Health & Safety Management System) and EMS (Environmental Management System-compliant with ISO 14001).

Mobile Waste Derived Fuels ProductionLOCATION:Texas, USA
Type of Facility:Mobile Waste Derived Fuels Production

DESCRIPTION:Dover Environmental commercialized a mobile waste derived fuels for the largest waste derived fuels production facility in the world. In particular the mobile unit was designed to emulsify and liquefy refinery “K-wastes” and other sludge’s or organic solids into liquid waste-derived-fuels for recycling in cement kilns. Reasons for development:

  • Recovery for sale (not disposal cost) or significantly reduce disposal cost of fuels (both hazardous and conventional).
  • Determining adequacy and completeness of all environmental authorizations, licenses, permits, etc. which regulate the inspected facilities (up to 11,000 U.S. gallons)
  • Removal of solvents from landfills

The primary purpose of this unit was to transfer the fixed-based capabilities of this facility to any industrial location the U.S. The unit is equally capable of producing hazardous waste fuels as conventional fuels. The mobile system comes complete with its own logistics support trailer for onsite maintenance and also houses a fully equipped laboratory for ensuring product specifications prior to a waste fuel shipment leaving the generator’s facility. In particular the mobile unit was designed and operated to emulsify and liquefy refinery “K-wastes” and other sludges and/or organic solids into liquid waste-derived-fuels for recycling in cement kilns.  The unit is equally capable of producing hazardous waste fuels as conventional fuels.  The program brings a self-contained fully equipped and professional staffed mobile unit, employing the latest technology in fuels blending and processing, to the generator location.  The mobile system comes complete with its own logistics support trailer for onsite maintenance and also houses a fully equipped laboratory for ensuring product specifications prior to a waste fuel shipment leaving the generator’s facility.

Efforts included conducting:

  • Assistance with design and construction of unit and trailer
  • Permitting and licensing of unit, as appropriate,
  • Successful operation of units

Hazardous and Non-Hazardous Waste Landfill: Review of Management, Operations and ISO 14001 ConformanceLOCATION:Michigan, USA
Type of Facility:Hazardous and Non-Hazardous Waste Landfill: Review of Management, Operations and ISO 14001 Conformance

DESCRIPTION:The second largest commercial landfill in the US required independent verification of its proper and effective management, operations, and conformance with ISO 14001. The facility also accepts non-hazardous wastes. In addition to landfill operations, it also conducts various treatment and recycling activities.

Efforts included conducting:

  • Multiple thorough site reviews and inspection
  • Determining adequacy and completeness of all environmental authorizations, licenses, permits, etc. which regulate the facility
  • Determining the adequacy of the internal audit process
  • Review of client interfaces
  • Review of the adequacy and completeness of the organization and its on-site processes

The necessary effort was conducted over a 3 year period. It included interaction with senior management and all other associated US based facilities.

The overall project scope included:

  • Landfills
  • Treatment Operations
  • Transportation Activities
  • Brokerage
  • Transfer Operations

Treatment, Storage and Deep Well Disposal FacilityLOCATION:Romulus, Michigan, USA
Type of Facility:Treatment, Storage & Deep Well Disposal Facility

DESCRIPTION:A $40 million dollar state of the art facility was commissioned to properly handle and isolate hazardous and non-hazardous wastes (acids, caustics or contaminated waters).The facility services all forms of waste containment:

  • Drums
  • Bulk Tankers (up to 11,000 U.S. gallons)
  • Railcars

There is over 350,000 U.S. gallons of storage capacity and a daily production rate of 400,000 U.S. gallons per day. All activities are conducted indoors, as with all other liquid hazardous and non-hazardous waste management facilities, these materials are much better handled in facilities properly and effectively designed for them opposed to landfill disposal with probable concomitant groundwater contamination.

Efforts included conducting:

  • Site review
  • Design assistance
  • On site construction oversight for facility
  • Professional Engineering certification of facility
    including both construction and capability
  • Permitting and licensing of facility
    As of 2011 this facility is the first new hazardous waste management disposal facility in the U.S. in over a decade.
  • Staffing
  • Management

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