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Environmental Treatment Assessment Specialists

EnviTreat specializes in conducting highly technical tests to determine the biological and physical/chemical treatability of industrial water and wastes for:

  • Treatability Assessments
  • Evaluating process alternatives
  • Assessing the performancecharacteristics of operational treatment plants
  • New process development

EnviTreat testing protocols include the use of highly specialized measurement techniques, including using respirometers for monitoring biological reactions, bench scale batch reactors to define reaction kinetics needed todetermine treatability of industrial wastes, and continuously fedreactors to determine the mass loading relationships necessary to design full scale facilities. EnviTreat has developed a specialized expertisein the design and use of such equipment for the intended purposes.These tests typically require 10 to 90 days to identify all thefactors affecting wastewater treatability and to determine massloading and design parameters.

Laboratory Capabilities

EnviTreat Laboratory Services include:

Process Selection

  • Selection of appropriate treatment technology
  • Biological processes
  • Physical/chemical processes
  • Combined physical/chemical processes
  • Comparison of anaerobic and aerobic processes for municipal and industrial waste treatment

Treatability Testing

  • Assessing treatability of organic and inorganic wastes
  • Assessing anaerobic/aerobic biodegradation of specific organic chemicals
  • Assessing treatability of inorganic wastes
  • Design and operation of laboratoryscale and on-site pilot plants
  • Measurement of kinetic parameters

Forensic Evaluations

  • Evaluation of existing treatment plants with view toward optimization of performance
  • Assessment of process failures

Operations Assistance

  • Preparation of process operating manuals
  • Operator training
  • Laboratory analyst training

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Chemical Process Industry

  • Petroleum Refining
  • Polymer Production
  • Complex Alcohols
  • Soaps and Detergents
  • Dyes and Pigments
  • Formaldehyde
  • Glycols and De-icing Fluids
  • Phthalic Acids (PTA, DMT)
  • Plastics Intermediates
  • Sorbic Acid

Pharmaceutical Wastes

  • Antibiotics
  • Cosmetics
  • Fermentation Products

Food and Beverage Processing

  • Bakeries
  • Bottling Plants
  • Alcohol Production
  • Yeast Production
  • Candy Manufacturing
  • Canning Operations

Other Wastes

  • Landfill Leachates
  • Refuse-to-energy Conversion
  • Thermal Sludge Processing Liquors
  • Contaminated Groundwater
  • Oil Contaminated Soils
  • Gas Pipeline and Tank Farm Waste


EnviTreat's facilities include an analytical laboratory for conducting bench-scale tests and a high-bay area for operation of large laboratory scale pilot plants. EnviTreat's science and engineering staff also can provide design and operational assistance for on-site pilot plants.

Case Studies

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