BJAAM has been a pioneer in the environmental remediation industry for several decades and is known nationally as a leader in innovative remediation. BJAAM, through extensive research and development, continues to develop and implement innovative technologies specifically related to the environmental remediation industry. BJAAM’s technical professionals utilize their expertise in remediation system design, construction, and operation, coupled with unparalleled regulatory agency relationships, to design sensible, cost effective Remedial Action Plans for specific site contamination problems.
Remediation Design and Technologies
BJAAM employs a wide variety of state-of-the-art remediation technologies, coupled with risk assessment and groundwater modeling, to complete closure at sites under the USEPA, Ohio Bureau of Underground Storage Tank Regulations (BUSTR), Ohio EPA Division of Emergency and Remedial Response (DERR), Ohio EPA Division of Drinking and Ground Waters, the Ohio Voluntary Action Program (VAP), and the West Virginia DEP. Remediation technologies frequently used include:
Dual-phase extraction (DPE)
Engineering and administrative controls
Soil vapor extraction (SVE)
Source area removal
Ground water pump and treat
In-situ chemical oxidation
Feasibility Studies and Remedial Action Plans
BJAAM completes feasibility and pilot studies, combining turnkey field support and professional contracting services, to evaluate remediation strategies and develop the most feasible and cost effective approach to bring a site to closure.
Our professional scientists and engineers can use computer modeling to verify the results of pilot studies and ensure that the final remedial design represents the best balance of feasibility, time frame, and cost. Once a strategy has been selected, our professionals will work with regulating agencies to gain approval of the remedial action plan, coordinate system construction and installation, and optimize system operation to complete the cleanup on time and under budget.
BJAAM owns and operates a wide variety of remediation systems that are designed for scheduled remediation visits or emergency response. Our systems were designed to maximize flexibility while minimizing mobilization and set-up time. In addition, BJAAM designs and installs remediation systems to cleanup impacted soil, ground water, or surface water for longer-term remediation projects. Typical uses for our remediation systems include cleanup of releases at petroleum refining and distribution facilities, solvent releases at factories and commercial dry cleaning facilities, vapor intrusion sites, roadside spills, home heating oil spills, pilot tests, and aquifer characterizations. Remediation systems currently maintained at our facilities include:
Electric- and diesel-powered dual-phase extraction
Active and passive free product recovery
Soil vapor extraction
In-situ bioenzyme application
Ground water pump and treat
In-situ chemical oxidation application
BJAAM Environmental has enjoyed exceptional success with its bioremediation programs. Selected contaminated sites are treated by stimulating activity of naturally occurring microorganisms to metabolize contaminants.
Benefits at a site that is receptive to bioremediation are two-fold. First, bioremediation is almost always more cost-effective than most other technologies. Second, with a successful bioremediation treatment, a property owner/operator is no longer faced with long-term liability concerns linked to materials storage at a landfill or wastewater disposal.