Remediation Secret Knowledge
As a graduate engineer, geologist or earth scientist starting your career in consulting you expect that a lot of what you do will be learned on the job. Using your knowledge gained at school to help make educated decisions along the way you should be ok right? A lot will depend on the Company you work for and the type of Customers they have. More often than not environmental consulting companies will take what business they can get and figure out how to do it while getting paid. This is where you come in. Does the phrase getting thrown to the wolves ring a bell? In this series of articles we will discuss some of the things you might encounter when exposed to your first remediation project. We will limit our discussion to the items not typically taught in school or by that senior person at the firm who is the only one who can handle certain aspects of a project. The 12 part series will include the following topics:
- PILOT TEST EQUIPMENT SELECTION
- PERFORMING THE PILOT TEST
- FULL SCALE EQUIPMENT SELECTION
- BLOWERS: REGENERATIVE, POSITIVE DISPLACEMENT, ROTARY VANE, AND TURBO FANS.
- COMPRESSORS: ROTARY SCREW, RECIPROCATING, ROTARY VANE, AND ROTARY CLAW.
- PUMPS: CENTRIFUCIAL, DIAPHRAM, PROGRESSIVE CAVITY AND LIQUID RING
- AIR STRIPPERS: TRAY, TOWER, AND TANK
- OIL\WATER SEPARATORS: GRAVITY, COELESSING PLATE, DISSOLVED AIR FLOATATION
- COMPONENTS OF A SOIL VAPOR EXTRACTION SYSTEM
- COMPONENTS OF A DUAL PHASE EXTRACTION SYSTEM
- COMPONENTS OF AN AIR SPARGING SYSTEM
- CHEMICAL INJECTION, RISK BASED CORRECTION ACTION AND NATURAL ATTENUATION
After a contamination assessment has been performed and you have determined that correction action is necessary the next step is to perform a pilot test using the technology selected or desired for the full scale system. In our next part we will discuss pilot test equipment selection.