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Project Profiles

CHICAGO CHEM CONSULTANTS CORPORATION
REPRESENTATIVE ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECT PROFILES

WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT EVALUATION
Project included evaluation of wastewater treatment system for a 30% plant operations expansion at a 600-person Locomotive Rebuilding Facility utilizing 20 hot/alkaline partwashing operations. Wastewater treatment plant discharge was at discharge limits for lead and oil and grease. CCC identified wastewater treatment system upgrade options including improved sludge collection, improved pH adjustment, better degreaser maintenance, recycle of steam condensate to boiler, and ultrafiltration of partwashing effluent to accommodate the 30% plant operations expansion. Subsequent ultrafiltration pilot study is discussed in "Pilot/Treatability Studies".

ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT OF MANUFACTURING PLANT AND RECOMMENDATIONS
Assisted the buyer in an environmental and technical evaluation of a metal products manufacturing company. The manufacturing process involved lead metal fabrication and casting. Worked with the regulators, remediation companies, and both the seller and buyer's attorneys and consultants to examine the company's regulatory compliance and health and safety programs. The project resulted in the identification of major existing and potential environmental
problems along with recommendations for their remediation. This information was used by the buyer to successfully negotiate a fair purchase price which covered remedial action costs such as removal of an underground storage tank and removal of lead contaminated soil for on-site recycling.

ELECTRO-FINISHING BUSINESS ACQUISITION STUDY
Assisted California buyer in selecting and purchasing a plating and anodizing company with $5 
10 million of sales. Evaluated three companies for business economics, environmental compliance, production, and health and safety. Determined which company was the best purchase. Formulated acquisition plan including production recommendation and cleanup plan that was accepted by California Environmental Protection Agency. Assisted with acquisition negotiations. Acquisition plan was executed and the resulting company was so successful that it opened an additional grassroots state-of-the-art facility two years after the purchase.

REMEDIATION COMPANY BUSINESS EVALUATION
Performed a business evaluation for an Ohio based remedial action company. This involved interviews with key employees and the evaluation of project management, marketing, sales and operations. The evaluation identified areas of concern and provided specific recommendations, including sales and marketing strategies, to assist the company in achieving its' goal of increasing business from $4 million to $20 million over the next 4 years.

BUSINESS ACQUISITION - REFINERY ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE REVIEW
Completed expanded Phase I Environmental Site Assessment including an examination of environmental and health and safety operational history and future compliance needs of a national lube oil re-refining company on behalf of international investment firm to support further financial investment. Services included a review of current and past operations and the development of recommendations for addressing State mandated soil remediation. Validated financial budget requests for environmental activities prior to further investment.

RCRA EMERGENCY CONTINGENCY PLAN
Provided technical assistance in the review and modification of a RCRA Part B permit. Included
examination and modification of chemical process flow diagrams and accident scenario evaluations.
 

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