- Liquid waste process design and build
- Process bottlenecks
- Waste process technical evaluations
- Oil recovery processes
- Recycling optimization audits
Despite the obligations and desires to minimize waste or re-use materials to avoid waste, generating waste is a natural part of business and recycling liquid wastes and hazardous wastes is unlikely to be a straightforward matter. However, where significant quantities of waste are produced, it may make sense to treat the waste at the place of production to minimize off-site disposal costs and to increase the opportunities for recycling. A design and build process can be tailor made to your requirements.
Existing on-site waste treatment processes may have been installed a long time ago or the production wastes have changed causing process bottlenecks, inefficient operation and excessive operating costs. A root and branch design review service would identify the root causes and de-bottleneck the problems.
When faced with an investment decision comparing different competing waste treatment solutions, it can be difficult to compare processes on an apples v apples basis. In some cases, it is necessary to evaluate a High CapEx / Low OpEx process alongside a Low CapEx / High OpEx process. Our technical evaluation service helps to determine the best waste treatment solution.
Oil recovery processes are a good example of the High v Low Capital Expenditure dilemma. The recovery of a fuel oil product from waste oil may be perceived as low risk when compared to the recycling of lubricating oil but it may be more difficult to achieve the End of Waste criteria to a fuel oil specification that has a large market demand. Whether it is necessary to produce dark viscous oil or thin low sulfur ‘white’ oil, we can provide the right technical solution.
Before deciding whether to modify an existing waste treatment plant or build something from scratch, it may be necessary to carry out an audit of the upstream production processes to optimize recycling opportunities at the earliest opportunity. Recycling optimization audits are recommended whenever appropriate.
Partner , Knights
Managing Director, Cleansing Service Group
Principal, Vincent Brown Associates
Specialist UK and EU Waste & Environment Law Practice
Barrister, 6 Pump Court Chambers