Engineering Services

Engineering Services

Controls
Lab Studies
Specialty Projects
Design/Build
Managed Care

Engineering Services for Industrial and Municipal Wastewater Treatment

Operators Unlimited understands the engineering needs of wastewater treatment plant managers, operators and the processes they manage. We work with our customer partners to provide cost-effective, technologically driven engineering services. These best practice solutions maximize ROI while offering compliance for the most complex systems. From process reviews and lab studies, to controls, specialty projects and project engineering and design, Operators Unlimited systems and solutions offer maximum efficiency and minimal environmental impact.

Controls
Lab Studies
Specialty Projects
Design/Build
Managed Care

Engineering Services for Industrial and Municipal Wastewater Treatment

Operators Unlimited understands the engineering needs of wastewater treatment plant managers, operators and the processes they manage. We work with our customer partners to provide cost-effective, technologically driven engineering services. These best practice solutions maximize ROI while offering compliance for the most complex systems. From process reviews and lab studies, to controls, specialty projects and project engineering and design, Operators Unlimited systems and solutions offer maximum efficiency and minimal environmental impact.

Controls

Wastewater process control can be a complicated process utilizing either a manual or automatic strategy. The primary incentives for the control and automation of wastewater treatment plants are compliance with permit discharge requirements, cost reduction and overall operational efficiency.

Operators Unlimited works with our customer partners to identify your control needs and design a system that increases safety, compliance and overall process efficiency. Based upon the control objectives and parameters of the facility, engineers isolate areas where controls can be utilized for process improvements or can implement a comprehensive plant-wide system that integrates all areas into one central command.

  • Total wastewater system automation
  • Instrumentation and controls for tank levels, pH, ORP, flow rate, pressure temperature and more
  • Remote monitoring
  • Industrial boiler and cooling water specialty water treatment control systems

Lab Studies

Industrial wastewater treatment plants continually try to improve the quality of their process wastewater effluent discharges. System performance issues present themselves in a variety of ways. Operators Unlimited lab studies and pilot studies offer clarity into your process. Our process engineers will conduct a lab study and offer solutions to the issues you are experiencing.

Our lab studies take a deep dive into the following:

Organics: A determination of the concentration of carbon-based (organic) compounds aimed at establishing the relative “strength” of wastewater Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD), Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD), Total Organic Carbon (TOC) and Oil and Grease (O&G).

Solids: A measurement of the concentration of particulate solids that can dissolve or suspend in wastewater (Total Solids (TS), Total Suspended Solids (TSS), Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), Total Volatile Solids (TVS) and Total Fixed Solids (TFS).

Nutrients: A measurement of the concentration of targeted nutrients (nitrogen and phosphorus) that can contribute to the acceleration of eutrophication (the natural aging of water bodies).

Physical Properties and Other Impact Parameters: Analytical tests designed to measure a varied group of constituents that directly impact wastewater treatability (temperature, color, pH, turbidity and odor).

What do Lab Studies Offer?

  • Reduced operating costs
  • Solve under-sizing issues from a process standpoint and not design/build
  • Pinpoint and offer solutions to compliance issues
  • Maximize plant capacity

Lab Studies

Industrial wastewater treatment plants continually try to improve the quality of their process wastewater effluent discharges. System performance issues present themselves in a variety of ways. Operators Unlimited lab studies and pilot studies offer clarity into your process. Our process engineers will conduct a lab study and offer solutions to the issues you are experiencing.

Our lab studies take a deep dive into the following:

Organics: A determination of the concentration of carbon-based (organic) compounds aimed at establishing the relative “strength” of wastewater Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD), Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD), Total Organic Carbon (TOC) and Oil and Grease (O&G).

Solids: A measurement of the concentration of particulate solids that can dissolve or suspend in wastewater (Total Solids (TS), Total Suspended Solids (TSS), Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), Total Volatile Solids (TVS) and Total Fixed Solids (TFS).

Nutrients: A measurement of the concentration of targeted nutrients (nitrogen and phosphorus) that can contribute to the acceleration of eutrophication (the natural aging of water bodies).

Physical Properties and Other Impact Parameters: Analytical tests designed to measure a varied group of constituents that directly impact wastewater treatability (temperature, color, pH, turbidity and odor).

What do Lab Studies Offer?

  • Reduced operating costs
  • Solve under-sizing issues from a process standpoint and not design/build
  • Pinpoint and offer solutions to compliance issues
  • Maximize plant capacity

Specialty Projects

Circumstances often arise that require a system evaluation, upgrade or redesign. Examples include plant line additions that affect the wastewater plant, plant shut down maintenance, routine maintenance or plant closure assistance. Whatever the need, Operators Unlimited can evaluate, manage and deliver your wastewater specialty project on time and on budget.

Design/Build

Operators Unlimited can take your industrial wastewater treatment stream from characterization to concept to compliant discharge to POTW or can isolate steps in between to fully optimize your system’s potential.

The team can fully design and automate your custom wastewater plant with unit operations including:

  • EQ/Surge Tank
  • Chemical treatment tanks
  • Clarification
  • Dissolved Air
  • Flotation
  • Media Filtration
  • Membrane filtration
  • Deionization
  • Effluent flow monitoring
  • Solids Handling and Sludge dewatering (plate and frame filter press, belt press, screw press, centrifuge)

 offers turnkey solutions capturing all aspects of a wastewater build project including sampling and plant-specific state regulatory compliance approvals in order to begin plant build.

Design/Build

Operators Unlimited can take your industrial wastewater treatment stream from characterization to concept to compliant discharge to POTW or can isolate steps in between to fully optimize your system’s potential.

The team can fully design and automate your custom wastewater plant with unit operations including:

  • EQ/Surge Tank
  • Chemical treatment tanks
  • Clarification
  • Dissolved Air
  • Flotation
  • Media Filtration
  • Membrane filtration
  • Deionization
  • Effluent flow monitoring
  • Solids Handling and Sludge dewatering (plate and frame filter press, belt press, screw press, centrifuge)

 offers turnkey solutions capturing all aspects of a wastewater build project including sampling and plant-specific state regulatory compliance approvals in order to begin plant build.

Managed Care

A total outsourced option for Plant Managers, resulting in one invoice for the wastewater plant, increased ROI and compliant process peace of mind. handles everything from plant operations, chemicals and solids disposal to sampling, analysis, reporting and regulatory compliance. All resulting in the freedom to focus on your primary business.

 managed care program is a full-service solution for your facility. We conduct on-site surveys and assess your current process. We identify and develop solutions and improvement plans based on the long-term goals of the facility. We assess your process and suggest updates and pivots that make your process more efficient. We work with your maintenance and wastewater supervisors to create a team atmosphere and maintain a strong safety culture. Our managed care customer partners experience operational efficiency, cost predictability and process peace of mind.

Managed Care Contracts Include the Following Services

  • Full-Time Operational Support and Staffing
  • Serve as Operators of Record
  • Conduct Sampling and Reporting
  • Provide and Implement All Chemistry Needs
  • Provide and Implement Equipment Needs and Upgrades
  • Engineering Services
Learn More About Our Managed Care Services