AIR PERMIT REQUIRED WASTE COMPOSITION STUDY
A medical waste combustor is required to undergo a waste composition study every five years as a requirement of its air emission permit under MN Rule 7007.0501, Subpart 2. The study requirements include performing a fractional analysis, proximate analysis, ultimate analysis, and heat value evaluation of the medical waste processed by the facility.
CONFIDENTIAL CRUDE OIL RAIL LOADING FACILITY
Pinnacle Engineering was retained to assist with environmental compliance tasks associated with a crude oil rail loading facility in North Dakota. The facility is located on tribal land and is under the regulatory purview of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE), and the tribal environmental department.
METAL PRODUCTS MANUFACTURER
Pinnacle Engineering was hired by a metal products manufacturer to identify opportunities to decrease the client’s extensive use of water in its manufacturing process. Due to the quality of the water, the client was incurring significant costs for pre-use treatment of water as well as post-use water treatment to meet Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTW) discharge requirements.
WOOD CABINET MANUFACTURERS
Under a long standing Custom Compliance Services Package, a service Pinnacle Engineering offers to manufacturing and industrial clients, Pinnacle has provided environmental compliance services for more than 12 years to two wood furniture manufacturing facilities located in Minnesota and South Dakota.
AIR PERMIT COMPLIANCE SERVICES
An industrial biomass energy facility had air permit compliance issues relating back to initial permitting of its facility. Pinnacle Engineering (Pinnacle) became involved with the client during stack testing of the source, which showed that SO2 emissions were much higher than predicted and originally permitted. Pinnacle was contracted to provide engineering services, air permitting related services, and air dispersion modeling services.
CONCRETE PANEL MANUFACTURER
Pinnacle Engineering was hired by a concrete manufacturer to design and build a wastewater treatment system. The manufacture of concrete products generates significant amounts of wastewater from equipment cleaning. This wastewater, which can have high levels of fine particulate and be alkaline in nature, had historically been discharged to an onsite pond, but current environmental regulations no longer permit this.
INDUSTRIAL WASTEWATER DESIGN/BUILD
Pinnacle Engineering was hired by an industrial client to design and install a wastewater treatment system for a difficult-to-treat wastewater stream. The client was having problems achieving compliance with both its oil and grease and zinc permit limits. The most troublesome component of the wastewater was petrolatum, a material with characteristics similar to Vaseline, which does not break down easily in biological treatment systems and coats filters, causing them to bind up.