berm Articles

  • Recovery of lead from bullet berms on shooting ranges using Ekokem`s method - Case Study

    Ekokem has developed a method by which it is able to separate bullets from berm soil. The method used for separation is based on the electromagnetic properties of lead and on sensor technology. A considerable number of bullets accumulate on shooting ranges every year. It is important to remove them from outdoor shooting ranges as the lead they contain can leach into the soil, where it ...


    By Ekokem Oy

  • Composted Woody Materials Become Erosion Control Product

    In Beaverton, Oregon, Lakeside Reclamation, Inc. grinds incoming yard trimmings and other feedstocks which are composted and bagged for use in erosion and runoff control. The facility recycles over 25,000 tons of wood each year for multiple product use. Owned by Howard Grabhorn, the site includes a limited purpose landfill, composting area, retail products building and comparative erosion control ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • The Second Line of Defence

    The environment is at the top of everyone’s agenda. Oil and related products can be a threat to the natural world when they leak, causing major environmental consequences that kill wildlife, pollute water and spoil agricultural land. It takes both great expense and time to clean up a spill, so a second layer of protection is required as a safety net. The first layer of protection present at ...


    By Maple Grove Enterprises

  • Beaver Dam Flats ArmorFlex Pathway Reconstruction - Case Study

    ArmorFlex provides a low-disturbance, efficient and flexible solution to a flood-damaged trail. A trail system path through the Bow River floodplain in Calgary was washed-out during the city’s 2013 flood. The City of Calgary needed to make quick and lasting repairs to maintain this section as part of its larger Regional Pathway Network, an important link for commuters and ...


    By Nilex

  • Creative Uses of TenCate Geotube Marine Technology Continue to be Instrumental for Unique Marine Applications - Case Study

    Backed by proven, innovative methods, Geotube units offer key advantages for many distinctive marine structure projects. Thanks to Geotube marine technology, the waterfowl of Lake Sinissippi (Wisconsin) now enjoy an improved wildlife habitat, and the residents near Lac Saint-Jean (Quebec) no longer worry about shoreline erosion issues. Geotube marine structures were successfully installed in ...

  • Flood control and disaster management

    Flood control refers to all methods used to reduce or prevent the detrimental effects of flood waters (wikipedia). Some of the common techniques used for flood control are installation of rock berms, rock rip-raps, sandbags,  maintaining normal slopes with vegetation or application of soil cements on steeper slopes and construction or expansion of drainage channels. Other methods include ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Flood Control Equipment from Barrier Systems LLC

    We have all seen the massive amounts of volunteer labor that is generally required for sandbagging operations. It takes time to put together the workforce and can be chaotic and inefficient. By utilizing the SandMaster to fill and place the bags, the workforce can be reduced, response times improved, and more properties saved. Volunteers ...


    By Barrier Systems, LLC

  • Open water spill at Kemess Mine in Canada

    We received a request for SpillRemed (Industrial) from Kemess Mine located in the rocky mountains in Canada. The mine was so inaccessible that it took almost 10 days for the shipment to reach the customer. The company had a diesel spill in the containment berm and as per the standard protocol absorbent booms were placed to recover the spill, but unfortunately the boom absorbed water and sank at ...


    By Sarva Bio Remed, LLC

  • Simplify Your SandBagging Efforts With The SandMaster

    Are you still filling sandbags the old fashioned way, by hand? Do you need to put together a small army just to fill a few thousand bags to protect your home, business or community? Do away with the back breaking, time consuming, labor intensive process of filling and placing sandbags by utilizing the SandMaster for all of your sandbagging needs. The SandMaster fill, transports, securely closes ...


    By Barrier Systems, LLC

  • Quick Sandbagging for Spring Flooding 2014

    According to NOAA’s Spring Outlook for 2014, rivers in half of the continental USA are at minor or moderate risks of flooding this spring. The SandMaster sandbagging attachment may be just what your community needs to provide the protection when a flood event threatens your ...


    By Barrier Systems, LLC

  • Scrap Metal Recycling 1

    Integrated Engineers provided treatability services for the facility for three areas onsite: the oil water separator, tin baler effluent water, and aluminum shavings/cutting oil runoff. The facility processes and bales scrap metal for recycling. The three different waters were treated with Floccin J. Oil Separator The oil separator water is used to remove any free oil that is floating on top of ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • Case study - Upgrading highly loaded waste ponds to “Bio-Gas Banks”

    Problem: Un-covered anaerobic systems can generate significant amounts of odors and renewable energy in the form of methane. The sulfides and methane are lost to the atmosphere due to lack of an impermeable barrier. If the basins were covered, the biogas could be captured, burned and converted to electricity and odors contained. A Missouri project, believed to be the largest and most ...

  • Security projects

    Location: Belle Chasse, LA Unit: C-3315 and C-4315 Project: Flood, security and spill walls Conoco Phillips Alliance Refinery sits approximately 20 miles downriver (Mississippi) from the city of New Orleans. During 2005’s Hurricane Katrina, Conoco Phillips suffered massive damage, owing to hurricane storm surge and its resulting flooding. The six-month production downtime at Conoco ...


    By HESCO Bastion, Inc.

  • Flood protection - Flood walls

    Manitoba Hydro is the electric power and natural gas utility in the province of Manitoba, Canada. Located only minutes north of the US border at North Dakota, Manitoba Hydro have generating stations and sub-stations located in the Red River Valley. This critical infrastructure is vulnerable to annual river flooding and, with flood predictions and forecasts for Spring 2011 at the highest in ...


    By HESCO Bastion, Inc.

  • Bergen county golf courses drainage analysis & design for Rockleigh, Darlington, & Overpeck golf courses

    GEA provided Drainage Assessments and Designs for amelioration of flooding and poor drainage conditions for three (3) Golf Courses in Bergen County for the Bergen County Department of Parks. The three courses and their respective rivers or controlling streams included:· Darlington in Mahwah, NJ - Darlington Brook, tributary to Mahwah River; Overpeck in Teaneck, NJ -  Overpeck Creek; ...


    By GEA ENGINEERING

  • Colorado River Floods, Droughts, and Shrimp Fishing in the Upper Gulf of California, Mexico

    Abstract  Accurate procedures that measure hydrologic variability would have great value for evaluating ecosystem impacts of upstream water use in the Colorado River Basin. Many local extractive income-based stakeholders rely directly or indirectly on ecosystem health and are adversely affected when the river does not flow. This study focuses on the impact of little or no Colorado River ...


  • Utilizing a Multiple Metal Detector Array for Locating Anomalies Indicative of Ferrous and Non-Ferrous OE/UXO

    ABSTRACT An array of three Geonics Limited EM61-MK2 metal detectors was utilized to identify subsurface metallic anomalies at the Mare Island Naval Shipyard in Vallejo, California. The goal of the 120-acre survey was to locate anomalies indicative of ferrous and nonferrous ordnance and explosives/unexploded ordnance (OE/UXO) in dredge pond berms with particular attention to 20 mm high explosive ...


    By Weston Solutions, Inc

  • Sindh on–farm water management project environmental monitoring and avaluation

    Sindh On - Farm Water Management Project was introduced in Sindh province for improving and lining of 4,000 watercourses, with 60% within the three established Area Water Boards (AWBs) and 40% in other irrigated area of Sindh. And also improving and rehabilitating of 100 distributaries and 25 branch canals in three established AWBs. In addition of this, another related improving work of ...


  • Compost Markets Grow With Environmental Applications

    The use of compost in various environmental applications is one of the most intensive areas of compost research being pursued today. The high organic matter content and biological activity of compost makes it effective for use in a variety of applications. Five of these will be reviewed in this article: erosion control, revegetation, biofiltration, bioremediation, and wetlands construction. ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • De Pere & Manitowic, WI - Dewatering / Filtering Drilling Sediments - Case Study

    TenCate develops and produces materials that function to increase performance, reduce costs and deliver measurable results by working with our customers to provide advanced solutions. THE CHALLENGE Lunda Construction was subcontracted by Michels Corporation to provide 35' diameter down-shafts to facilitate the installation of a pipeline between the Manitowoc River and the Fox ...

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