Integrated Science & Technology, Inc.
3301 Windy Ridge Pkwy, Ste 250, Atlanta, GA 30339
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SOUTHERN GA BLACK LIQUOR POND REMEDIAL INVESTIGATION
Site: Black liquor pond at pulp and paper manufacturing facility in Southern Georgia
Environmental Concern: Black liquor sludge in solid waste landfill
After visiting the site and reviewing available information and data, IST recommended a limited subsurface and groundwater field investigation using the high pH property, black/brown color, and odor of black liquor as indicators. IST's mechanized, vehicle-mounted, direct-push Geoprobe® soil probing system was used to elevate pH in soil. Based on the findings, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (GEPD) was notified. At the same time, IST conducted a comprehensive series of tests to determine the physical and chemical characteristics of the sludge, the stabilization reagents, and the final stabilized material and then worked out one efficient plan. IST provided client a detailed report and an interrelated remedial plan. GEPD approved both documents.
Upon review, the GEPD agreed with IST's evaluation and allowed the client to dispose of the stabilized black liquor sludge in the solid waste landfill. As a result, the client saved several million dollars in disposal costs.