The Remedial System Optimization (RSO) process is generally a systematic evaluation/enhancement of an existing system with goals of increasing effectiveness, efficiency and net environmental benefits.
Remedial systems generally operate for years or even decades. Ensuring they are efficiently operated, maintained and monitored is a critical, though often overlooked, component. D&B’s experience and technological expertise enables us to complete a thorough, well-thought-out RSO evaluation that meets/exceeds client expectations.
Environmental conditions at most remedial sites are constantly evolving. As technologies advance, systems often become outdated, inefficient or technologically ill-suited for their original purposes, thereby limiting effectiveness and net environmental benefits in addition to adversely affecting budgets.
D&B’s staff is uniquely qualified to identify a wide range of remedial scenarios, ranging from conventional remedial technologies such as pump-and-treat to more advanced technologies such as ultraviolet-oxidation. Our proven multi-tiered RSO process can steer a struggling remedial program “back on track,” while significantly reducing overall remedial costs.
D&B’s proven RSO approach addresses remedial system equipment/performance deficiencies, and bigger-picture issues such as a site’s conceptual operational model, and ultimate exit strategy. The cumulative effect of these evaluations and enhancements often result in the RSO expense being covered or paid for multiple times over by the RSO process itself.
Typical Application Results:
- Reduced energy/consumable material usage.
- Reduced system downtime and O&M/laboratory costs.
- Enhanced efficiency through system reconfiguration.
- Application of more efficient/suitable remedial technologies.
- Reduced site closure timeframe.
- Ensuring compliance with Decision Documents.
- Application of “green” technologies/reduced carbon “footprint.”