At Synergy we understand that when a client is faced with a problem which requires remediation, their primary concern is with how the environmental condition affects their business. Our remedial solutions always focus on cost minimization and certainty of outcome. In addition, minimizing impact on ongoing business operations is also a priority.
Synergy’s core strength is our ability to develop a scope of work, and then execute complex or simple projects from inception through to completion. The broad collective experience of our staff and our long standing relationships with competent subcontractors enables Synergy’s project management success.
Pump & Treat, Air Sparge, Soil Vapor Extraction, Mixed Removal Technologies
Synergy’s professionals are expert in the design, installation and implementation of bulk removal technologies such as Soil Vapor Extraction, Air Sparge, Pump & Treat and a mixture of these technologies. Synergy utilizes equipment as needed to achieve remedial results.
In many cases, Synergy personnel are able to adapt existing equipment inventory for project specific applications, which greatly reduces project costs. Synergy works very closely with RES, a group which is expert in implementing economically and functionally efficient remedial equipment.
At Synergy, we believe that the best solution available should be employed to effectively complete the remediation and achieve final site closure. In addition to the bulk removal technologies described above, we utilize, and are expert in the design and implementation of advanced remedial technologies, including:
Chemical oxidation/reduction is the process in which hazardous molecules are “mineralized” into innocuous end products including carbon dioxide and water. Chemical oxidation and chemical reduction technologies are readily acceptable by all regulatory agencies. Choosing the “right” chemical is imperative, and is based on the specific contaminants of concern, site hydrogeology, contaminant concentrations and site/access limitations.
Technologies utilized by Synergy include:
- Permanganate (potassium and sodium)
- Sodium persulfate
- Hydrogen peroxide/Fenton’s Reagent
- Emulsified zero valent iron reduction
- Polysulfide reduction
- Vendor supplied technologies such as RegenoxTM, ORCTM, etc.
Many common organic constituents can be treated by enhanced bioremediation processes. In general, certain compounds can be treated aerobically where native microorganism are enhanced through the introduction of oxygen and nutrients, or anaerobically where hydrogen is utilized by the native microorganisms to effectively reduce the constituents of concern.
In general, contaminates that are amenable to aerobic biodegradation include petroleum related compounds such as BTEX, aliphatic organics and polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons. Compounds amenable to anaerobic biodergradation include chlorinated organic compounds, nitroaromatic compounds and metals. Recently, Synergy has been successful in utilizing magnesium sulfate to enhance the anaerobic biodegradation of fuel oil contaminants.
Synergy custom engineers/builds our remediation systems/treatments to account for a wide range of variables, including geology, hydrology, contaminants of concern, groundwater chemistry, soil conditions, physical constraints, etc. We also employ a web-based control system that allows us to operate, adjust and diagnose our systems remotely, in real time. This allows us to run our systems more effectively with less down time, which reduces costs and remediation time frames.
Fixed Price Remediation
In certain situations, remedial activities (investigation/remediation/closure) can be performed at a guaranteed fixed price if a funding source has been established. for which funding has been provided and escrowed for costs through to project completion at the initiation of the remediation project, including collateralization of potential cost overruns through insurance or other means. The critical aspect of a fixed price remediation solution is a dramatic improvement in cost certainty prior to project initiation. The source of funding can vary from one or a combination of the following sources:
- Remediation Trust Account
- Qualified Settlement Trust (468B)
- Collateralized Environmental Indemnity Agreement
- Pollution Legal Liability Insurance
- Underground Storage Tank Insurance
- State Underground Storage Tank Fund