Waste Resource Engineering

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Bioremediation Offers Innovative Solutions for Pharmaceutical Contamination

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Modern medicine and pharmaceutical advances have been indispensable to improving quality of life for hundreds of millions in the United States. However, in recent years, pharmaceutical compounds have become a significant group of environmental pollutants. These compounds could pose risks to human health and have adverse environmental effects.     In fact, pharmaceuticals have been detected worldwide in wastewater, surface water, groundwater, and soil. These compounds enter the environment through many channels, including manufacturing waste, household and hospital solid wastes that end up in landfill leachates, and disposal of unused or expired medicine through sewage systems and landfills.     Recognizing the challenge posed by pharmaceutical compounds in the environment, identifying the best treatment options is crucial. Yet, the best treatment strategy also can prove complex. Treatment of pharmaceuticals presents challenges due to the large quantity, their complex and highly stable chemical structure, and their hazardous nature. Currently available physical and chemical remediation methods—including coagulation/flocculation, filtration,...

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R-Board Landfill Gas Monitoring

[metaslider id=4545]   Highlights Location Stafford, VA Project Manager(s) Mike Lawless, PE Services Provided Waste Resource Engineering Completion Date Ongoing The Rappahannock Regional Solid Waste Management Board (R-Board) Regional Landfill consists of 79 landfill gas wells. Draper Aden has been currently performs monitoring services including, gauging pressure, measuring landfill gas temperature, measuring gas concentrations, and recording condition of wellhead and appurtenances. Based on monitoring results, wells are adjusted and repairs are made as needed. In addition, we perform monitoring of the blower/flare station and do quarterly surface monitoring on the landfill cap. All monitoring results are recorded and reported to the R-Board.   [wpbgallery id=4549] ...

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Rockbridge Transfer Station

[metaslider id=4541]   Highlights Location Rockbridge, VA Project Manager(s) Mike Lawless, PE Services Provided Waste Resource Engineering Completion Date 2011 Draper Aden Associates conducted a study to evaluate the feasibility of landfill expansion versus waste transfer, and the study indicated that the County may be best served by the development of a transfer station. The County has decided to close its HB 1205 landfill facility by 2012, and planning is underway including the preliminary design of a new transfer station facility. Draper Aden Associates is currently in the process of assisting the County with the siting of the facility, and a site has been evaluated at the juncture of Rt. 60 and Interstate 81.   [wpbgallery id=4538] ...

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Springfield Road Landfill

[metaslider id=4212]   Highlights Location Henrico County, VA Project Manager(s) Mike Lawless, PG Services Provided Construction Materials Testing Environmental Engineering Geotechnical Engineering Stormwater Management Waste Resource Engineering Completion Date Ongoing Draper Aden Associates has worked with Henrico County on key components of the Springfield Road Landfill (SRLF) facility for nearly 20 years. Draper Aden Associates has successfully completed the following services for the County: Engineering and Consulting: Draper Aden Associates has provided design, permitting, and implementation of multiple expansions and closures at the Springfield Road Landfill. Construction and CQA Services: Henrico County utilizes its internal construction services team to provide daily inspection services for all of its construction projects. Landfill Gas Services: Henrico County generates revenue from an agreement with a landfill gas (LFG)-to-energy vendor, Ingenco. Draper Aden Associates maintains and optimizes the LFG wellfield to maximize these resources. Environmental and Groundwater Services: Over the years, Draper Aden Associates has successfully managed the environmental monitoring program at the Springfield Road landfill and has saved the County significant money with innovative approaches and advocating on...

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