Major Industries We Serve

Manufacturing

Manufacturing clients turn to us to solve process water and wastewater related problems. To do this, we evaluate every key step in chemical and biological treatments, including pH manipulation, oxidation, coagulation, and flocculation using polymers, settling tests, solids dewatering, and membrane filtration. We can help clients understand whether activated sludge can be used to remove organics and we evaluate contaminant adsorption and design parameters for field systems by performing adsorption isotherms and rapid small scale column tests (RSSCT).

Typical support for our manufacturing clients can include the following:

  • Understanding chemistry to support process engineering

  • Managing wastewater and process water

  • Monitoring contaminants in wastewater and process water

  • Conducting bench-scale treatability testing

  • Characterizing microbial populations present

  • Measuring and supporting bioremediation using NitroGen and Gene-Trac® Testing

Mining

Mining operations can have large and complex water treatment challenges. Turn to SiREM’s extensive experience in bench-scale and molecular genetic testing to support water treatment designs of mine-influenced water, acid mine drainage, and tailings. By acting as a neutral third party, we help mining clients evaluate commercial products and solutions for their site before choosing the best treatment. We investigate surface and bulk solid chemistry, assess treatment options, and evaluate on-site microorganisms to establish best-value treatment plans.

Typical support for our mining clients can include the following:

  • Evaluating adsorption loading rates, distribution coefficients and stability on different Sorptive media

  • Understanding how pH or ORP changes can promote precipitation of dissolved metals

  • Using commercial amendments, such as ZVI, to measure rate and extent of chemical reduction

  • Deciding whether monitored natural attenuation (MNA) is an option

  • Assessing microbially mediated water treatment, including optimizing amendments

Oil and Gas

Domestic and international oil and gas clients in midstream and downstream markets turn to SiREM for testing and analytical services to support even the most complex environmental projects. Our advanced bioaugmentation cultures can address a growing range of chemicals, including chlorinated solvents, benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylenes.

Typical support for our oil and gas clients can include the following:

Power Generation

Power generators face new and stringent regulations regarding coal combustion residuals (CCRs). Use SiREM’s experience in bench-scale and molecular genetic testing for support of traditional and innovative water treatment designs for CCR ash ponds. Batch reactor and column laboratory studies are cost-effective tools to assess, compare, and optimize treatment performance before you select a technology. Once you have made that choice, we support field design and implementation of your project.

Typical support for our power clients can include the following:

  • Deciding whether monitored natural attenuation (MNA) could be effective at your site

  • Evaluating adsorption, chemical precipitation, and chemical reduction

  • Understanding the suitability of microbial populations to degrade specified compounds of concern

  • Assessing microbially mediated water treatment options

Waterfront and Harbor Developers

When developers face issues involving sediment at waterfronts and harbors, they turn to SiREM for sustainable solutions. We often support clients managing brownfield projects, coastal remediation projects, dredging, beneficial reuse, marinas, and other residential and commercial waterfront projects. We support these clients with passive solutions to understand and treat complex projects both on land and in water and sediment.

Typical support for our waterfront clients can include the following:

  • Monitoring environmental conditions with passive sampling, analytical testing and genetic testing

  • Providing monitoring for mobile contaminants, including mobile PFAS in water and sediment

  • Assessing microbially mediated water treatment options

  • Understanding the suitability of microbial populations to degrade specified targets

  • Understanding sequestration processes in aquatic environments

  • Deciding whether monitored natural attenuation (MNA) or enhanced monitored natural recovery (EMNR) could be effective at your site