discharge permit Articles

  • Case Study - Groundwater Discharge Permit - Plymouth, Massachusetts

    The process of obtaining a groundwater discharge permit for a subdivision scale septic absorption system was faciliated by using the advanced GIS features within EnviroInsite. Geologic features were downloaded and presented at the site scale along with the subdivision boundary and potential downgradient receptors. A cross-section was created showing the detailed soil descriptions, water levels ...


    By EI LLC

  • Housing development wastewater treatment and constructed wetland disposal system

    Location: Sooke, BC Owner: Frances Gardens Housing Co-op Society Description: Innovative treatment and disposal design in an area of poor soils, including four-cell constructed subsurface flow wetlands to provide tertiary treatment of effluent from a 49 m3/d extended aeration activated sludge treatment plant. The renovated effluent from the ...


    By NovaTec Consultants Inc.

  • Ceramic Polishing

    A company was using several chemistries to remove the total suspended solids (TSS) from their wastewater. The facility manufactures stainless steel surgical instruments. The wastewater is generated from the polishing/deburring of these instruments using an aluminum/ceramic polishing media. The jar tests shown are from the addition of the Floccin-H to the wastewater and moderate mixing. The TSS ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • Test & treat - treating hydrostatic test water

    A pipeline company in Iowa conducted a hydrostatic test of its pipeline, producing 39,000 barrels of fluid for treatment. The hydrostatic test water was to be discharged in accordance with a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit. The permit required that discharge of the treated test water could not exceed a period of 14 days from the date the test was conducted. Fluid ...


    By CETCO Energy Services

  • Cost Effective Monitoring Strategies in MS4 Programs

    A Tale of Two Cities: The Evolution of Monitoring Strategies In Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Programs City of Hoover NPDES Permit History On October 12. 2001, the Alabama Department erf Environmental Management (ADEM) issued National Pollutant Discharge Elimination Systems (NPDES) Permit Number ALS000001 for "Birmingham Area Municipal Separate ...


    By In-Situ, Inc.

  • Shifting from Disposal to Sustainable Resource Based Strategies – Implementing Lott’s Wastewater Resource Management Plan

    This paper discusses implementation of the LOTT Wastewater Resource Management Plan (Brown and Caldwell, 1998) from planning through finance and operation of the first capital facilities for recycling the water. In 1995, Brown and Caldwell was selected to assist with the development and implementation of a comprehensive wastewater management plan for north Thurston County in Washington state. The ...

  • CHINA UPDATE - a regular briefing on major EHS regulatory developments in China

    Untitled Document CHINA UPDATE provides a regular briefing on major EHS regulatory developments in China for clients of ENVIRON (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. In This ...


    By ENVIRON

  • Frances Kelsey secondary school advanced wastewater treatment constructed wetland and effluent irrigation

    Location: Mill Bay, B.C. Owner: School District No. 65 Description: Site constraints necessitated a 75.6 m3/d treatment and disposal system to serve 1,200 students. The system includes septic tank, equalization tanks, advanced activated sludge treatment plant with nitrogen and phosphorous removal, constructed wetland, storage tank, ...


    By NovaTec Consultants Inc.

  • Ice Cream

    Problem: This ice cream maker, established almost 70 years ago, is one of the largest premium ice cream companies in the USA. The plant discharged its wastewater to the local sanitation plant until 1987, at which time heavy restrictions were placed on their discharge permit. The plant manager hired a consulting firm, and together they proceeded to investigate wastewater treatment systems ...


    By HydroCal Inc.

  • Cloth Media Filtration Technology Meets Very Low Total Phosphorus Levels in Existing WWTPS.

    ABSTRACT Alexandria (Minnesota) WWTP and Cayuga Heights (New York) WWTP are both facing new discharge permits that include more stringent total phosphorus (TP) levels of 0.3 mg/L and 0.2 mg/L, respectively. An AquaDisk® cloth media filter pilot unit was brought to these sites for a period of three (3) weeks each. Results of the two (2) pilot studies demonstrate that the cloth media ...

  • Selenium Removal

    The oil refinery was in search of a feasible solution for the removal of selenium. Discharge permit changes by the EPA require a reduction of 50% from current levels. Integrated Engineers, Inc. was given an opportunity to perform a feasibility test to determine a treatment process as well as estimated operational costs. The best process was to adjust the pH from 7.0 to 10.0 using caustic, ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • Treatment of Arsenic Contaminated Industrial Wastewaters

    Arsenic in industrial wastewater effluents is attracting greater regulatory attention. Depending on factors such as total maximum daily loads (TMDLs), the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) discharge permit levels for arsenic may even be less than the drinking water standard of 10 µg/L. One of the industries affected by stringent arsenic discharge limits is coal-fired power ...

  • Integration of Watershed Planning and Wellhead Protection Programs

    For communities using groundwater as the primary source of water supply, delineating, managing, and protecting the wellhead recharge area is essential to assuring a sustainable water resource system. Because many communities are also required to obtain a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit for discharges from municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s), delineating ...

  • A technical guide to complying with Federal SPCC Regulations

    Let’s start by clarifying what SPCC is not since SPCC does overlap other Federal and State environmental regulations. SPCC is not: NPDES – Permits under NPDES, such as stormwater or water discharge permits, are required to discharge pollutants into the “navigable waters of United States.” While it is never permitted to discharge “oil” into any waters of the US, there is some overlap with NPDES in ...


    By Ecocion, Inc.

  • Army Truck Wash Depot case study

    The Problem: The Army Truck Wash Depot had a trickling filter that was not capable of handling the organic loading generated by heavy vehicle wash operation. The tricking filter was channeling the wastewater due to media that had been crushed by the weight of the biomass that could not be sloughed off. As a result, the ability to treat the wastewater for BOD ...


    By BioprocessH2O

  • Comprehensive monitoring of appropriate wastewater treatment at national and global level

    Coordinator:Korea Environment Institute (KEI) Where: Palais des Congrès (Rez de Jardin Level)- PC 2 - Endoume 3 When: Thursday 15 March 1700 - 1900 Targeted audience: Policy makers, practitioners, service providers, civil society To build comprehensive monitoring system at national and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Developing a Stormwater Infrastructure Geospatial Database for a Large Non-Traditional MS4 System

     ABSTRACT The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) is a state agency which owns and maintains parks, conservation and watershed land, and roadways. They are regulated as a non-traditional MS4 stormwater municipality under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase II program. To satisfy the ...

  • Case Study - KIA E-Coat Wastewater and Treatment Process

    KIA Automotive uses a water-borne Electrodepostion (E-Coat) paint process that produces various wastes including rinse waters containing Zinc (Zn), Nickel (Ni) & phosphorous (P) waste. Most of the waste is found in the rinse waters from the e-coat overflows that contain less 1000 mg/l TSS. Some of the “dumps” contain detactified paint waste concentrate in small quantities. The various ...

  • Lowes Plaza commercial wastewater system information

    Commercial wastewater is usually highly concentrated in organic content and complicated by sanitary routines and house keeping habits that shorten the expected life of the soil disposal system.  Advanced wastewater treatment will preserve the disposal system indefinitely and often represents a one to three year return on investment for commercial facilities. This Aquapoint wastewater ...


    By Aquapoint

  • A seasonal waste load allocation policy in an integrated discharge permit and reclaimed water market

    This paper intends to assess the seasonal demand for nitrogen discharge permits and its influence on waste load allocation (WLA) strategies. For this purpose, the Sefidrud catchment is analyzed, where the agricultural demands for discharge permits and reclaimed water (RW) are significant and also intermittent. The paper discusses using variable total maximum daily loads and a transferable ...


    By IWA Publishing

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