Remediation & Cleanup
Remediation & Cleanup Overview
Remediation & cleanup projects include a wide range of short-term, long-term, temporary, and permanent treatment applications. From contaminated groundwater treatment, to dredged sediment return water, to landfill leachate, many projects involve treating known “hot spot” contamination and/or high strength legacy contamination sites. Typical contaminant profiles in this category include metals, oils, BTEX, PAHs, cPAHs, VOCs, CVOCs, PCBs, PCPs, TBT and more. Because of the nature of these waste streams, many are held to strict compliance orders for meeting effluent requirements. WaterTectonics provides a turnkey approach to evaluating treatment options and deploying treatment systems for temporary and permanent remediation & cleanup projects.
How WaterTectonics Supports Remediation & Cleanup Projects
Remediation & cleanup projects can be driven by several different factors. Many projects include close oversight by regulatory agencies. They may be funded wholly or partially by grants and/or private cleanup trusts. Because of these factors, there is typically a high level of project pre-design in alternatives analysis and treatment process selection. Our team works closely with project stakeholders in the early stages of these projects in a planning, permitting, and feasibility design capacity. Once a treatment approach is selected and equipment is deployed, we often provide ongoing monitoring and system maintenance support services.
Important Considerations for Remediation & Cleanup Projects
Many remediation & cleanup projects involve waste streams that are continuously generated over a defined period of time. Influent water is often profiled in advance and understood well. Depending on the nature of the project, “hot spots” in cleanup areas can introduce variability into a process. These hot spots may be known in advance or may require additional monitoring of feed water in real-time. Due to the higher strength nature of many of these streams, consumable and operating costs are often an important consideration for the design. When possible, we work with customers to model operating costs for different treatment alternatives.