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On-Site Consulting Services

EBS provides specialized on-site support to industrial wastewater treatment systems. Ranging from on-going monitoring and technical support to emergency support during upsets and system failures, EBS brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to you when you need it. From tracer studies and depth surveys to laboratory analyses to upset remediation, our goal is to develop the data you need to make good business decisions. EBS helps you maintain compliance without breaking your budget.

Our Wastewater Specialists can perform various wet chemistry tests at client sites. On-site testing includes ammonia, phosphorus, chemical oxygen demand (COD), total suspended solids (TSS), pH, and nitrate. Our specialists can also check the health of the biology in the wastewater system by conducting a microscopic exam, as well as measuring Dissolved Oxygen Uptake Rate (DOUR) to determine how active the bacteria are in the system. These analyses provide critical information to numerous clients who rely on EBS as an important “second set of eyes.”

Aerated Stabilization Basins

EBS is one of the most respected companies in the industry when it comes to monitoring and troubleshooting aerated stabilization basins (ASB’s) in the pulp and paper industry. EBS Principal Consultant Mike Foster has authored over ten technical papers on various aspects of ASB optimization. He is a co-author of a comprehensive manual entitled, “Aerated Stabilization Basins for Pulp and Paper Mills”.

Since 1997, EBS has performed system evaluations, operator training, and upset response support to numerous industrial wastewater treatment plants to address performance issues in their ASB’s. Some of the studies and services we provide are listed below:

Any or all of these components can be included in a single comprehensive system evaluation. – Comprehensive ASB Study Report

Activated Sludge Systems

EBS also has extensive experience in supporting industrial activated sludge systems in many industries including pulp & paper, chemical processing, petroleum refining, dairy processing, and food processing. Some examples of work we perform in support of industrial activated sludge systems are provided below:

Laboratory Audits

History can play a role in determining the tests run at an industrial lab. And so, at times industrial labs desire to step back and review their current lab testing process, the written procedures themselves and the accuracy of how the tests are being performed, and the equipment used with the goal in mind of looking for areas of improvement, which in turn can positively affect compliance with state regulations and permits. EBS has performed many industrial wastewater treatment lab audits to provide clients with this important information as well as training to those performing the tests. A laboratory audit report and subsequent training plan are available to ensure companies maintain optimum high quality test results for their plant permits and the operational decision making process.