BP Oil Company
Paulsboro, New Jersey
Burgess & Niple (B&N) designed a groundwater treatment plant for this 130-acre petrochemical storage and distribution terminal. BP has been remediating contaminated groundwater at the site since 1983 under the terms of a New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Administrative Consent Order. As the site is located above a sole source aquifer, groundwater leaving the property boundary must be of drinking water quality. Treatment plant capacity was set at 0.5 million gallons per day (mgd), expandable to 1.0 mgd. Expected influent contaminants include petroleum hydrocarbons and chlorinated organics.
Following an evaluation of treatment process alternatives, a PACT® system, consisting of conventional activated sludge treatment augmented by the addition of powdered activated carbon, was selected. Pilot scale testing using actual groundwater from the site was conducted by Zimpro/Passavant, exclusive PACT® system licensees. Based upon the results of the pilot scale tests, B&N prepared complete process flow sheets, sized and specified necessary equipment, and prepared detailed plans and specifications for the full-scale groundwater treatment facility, provided services during construction, and prepared permit applications for 14 separate environmental permits.