CHICAGO CHEM CONSULTANTS CORPORATION
CATALYTIC OXIDIZER MARKETING STUDY
Led marketing team of engineers and marketing specialists on catalytic oxidizer market study. Study included review of existing and upcoming regulations, determination of market size and projected growth, identification of competitors and promotion methods, comparison with competing air pollution control technologies, determination of product requirements, review of product technologies, and identification of good catalytic oxidizer applications and emerging trends. Client stated "money [for marketing study] was well spent."
WASTEWATER TREATMENT SYSTEM STARTUP AND TROUBLESHOOTING
An improperly designed $3 million waste water treatment plant (WWTP) failed compliance testing at new food facility due to fat, oil, and grease (FOG) emulsions resulting in potential for facility shutdown. CCC directed independent laboratory, chemical additives company, and client's personnel in developing successful treatment process now in use. Developed procedures and trained WWTP operators in operating, sampling, and analyzing. Demonstrated compliance during week long inspection by Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago through operator supervision and oversight, and measurement of FOG with CCC installed instrumentation. Recommendations were also implemented in a sister plant.
ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE CLAIM REVIEW
Reviewed costs and environmental effectiveness of $500,000,000 environmental damage claim by oil refiner. Identified 76% of claim as excessive or unnecessary. Made presentation as part of settlement negotiations between insured and insurer. Favorable settlement was achieved by client.
GOVERNMENT SUPERFUND TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT
Conducted a Superfund technology review and evaluation for the United States Congress' Office of Technology Assessment. This was part of a major report to the US Congress on the status of Superfund implementation and impending reauthorization. It involved an examination and field- review of thermal destruction technologies applicable to Superfund cleanups.
PROPERTY TRANSFER AND REAL ESTATE LIABILITY REDUCTION
Supervised the removal of contaminated soils for a Chicago area generator. Contamination had migrated from the clients site to an adjacent facility. Permission was obtained from the next door
neighbor to perform the removal activity. The work involved pre and post removal sampling, special waste disposal permits, heavy equipment operations and other activities required to provide clean closure for our client.
FEASIBILITY STUDY - PCB-CONTAMINATED SOILS REMEDIATION
Assisted one of the largest hazardous waste firms in the country in an evaluation of available and
developing technologies for the treatment of PCB-contaminated soil and sludge at a Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Facility (TSDF). An exhaustive literature search and interviews with process equipment manufacturers was conducted, leading to the timely completion of this US EPA mandated Superfund site study.
BROWNFIELD REDEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
Currently several brownfield projects are underway. Projects involve review of past investigations by others and ballpark estimate of remediation costs for buyer of environmentally distressed properties. Investigation and remediation of purchased properties is ongoing.
Chicago Chem Consultants Corporation
14 North Peoria Street, Suite 2C
Chicago, Illinois 60607-2609
Phone 312-226-2436 · Fax 312-226-8886
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