Gossman Consulting, Inc. provides
assistance in preparing and implimenting waste minimization programs.
minimization is a concept that is heavily promoted by environmental
one which the EPA has tried to institutionalize through regulation. The
implication is that industry is inherently wasteful and must be
pressured to minimize its waste production. As a business
know that there is potential savings in minimizing waste, but the
and technological changes that must be instituted to accomplish the
adversely impact the company's efficiency or even the quality of it's
It is a difficult situation. GCI's professionals are skilled in
well as being knowledgable of the regulations and the various
alternatives. Many of the skills needed to formulate "waste recycle and
reuse" programs and hazardous waste management programs are the same
skills needed to prepare waste minimization programs. Consequently our
to assisting our clients in preparing waste minimization programs is
practical and thorough, yet we are fully aware of the implications to
operations. Add to this our extensive experience in managing hazardous
facilities under the constant review of federal and state agencies and
understand why GCI believes we are eminently qualified to provide our
- Prepared and made presentations to
representatives from the oil refining industry regarding opportunities
for reusing hazardous waste in cement kilns.
- Co-directed a series of courses on
Solvent Recycling and Reuse taught in the United States and Europe.
- Performed technical and market
evaluations to determine the suitability and made recommendations
regarding the resource recovery opportunities available to various
cement plants throughout the United States as well as Great Britain,
Venezuela, and South East Asia.
- Performed a comprehensive evaluation
of the potential for utilizing spent aluminum potliner as a fuel in
cement kilns. Evaluation included facility design criteria and concepts
based on the study's technical findings.
- Evaluated various resource recovery
opportunities for client companies relative to technical feasibility,
product quality, worker health and safety impact, environmental impact,
and regulatory requirements.
- Performed a study of various
alternatives for the introduction of solid hazardous wastes into cement
kilns including the potential for pyrolysis or thermal separation prior
to cement kiln introduction.
- Guided the engineering design of a
bulk liquid HWF facility for a client cement company including tank
farm, truck and rail transfer, and laboratory.
- Developed an additional HWF facility
for Safety-Kleen at a cement plant in South Carolina. This facility has
the largest storage facility capacity of any in the country.
- Developed and managed a "green grass"
HWF facility at the largest cement kiln in the world. This process
included permitting, community relations, facility design,
construction, personnel hiring, training and management, contract
negotiations with the cement manufacturer and training of marketing and
sales personnel. The facility was on line burning HWF within five
months after a decision was made by both companies to pursue the
project. This HWF facility permitted McKesson Envirosystems revenue and
profitability growth to record levels and was one of the key reasons
for Safety-Kleen's acquisition of McKesson Envirosystems.
- Developed the first comprehensive HWF
specification which met the needs of product (cement) quality,
environmental protection and personal health & safety in 1980.
- Prepared a study of recycling
opportunities utilizing cement kiln technology for refineries in
- Developed a comprehensive database of
health and safety information on over 400 compounds known to have been
found in hazardous waste fuel.
- Managed the economic planning and all
stages of business operations of HWF programs for Safety-Kleen, which
included marketing and sales strategies.
- Managed the corporate safety and
regulatory compliance program for Systech Corp. This program included
review of all pre-shipment analysis for Systech for over five years.
This review process included a comprehensive toxicological review of
each compound identified in every waste stream.
GCI has prepared a number of papers on subjects related to waste
minimization, waste recycling and reuse and operations.(If a link to a
title is not yet available please e-mail with your fax number for a
HWF Notes "Guidance for the Elements of a
Minimization Plan”, Sep-93
HWF Notes "Review of EPA’s Sham Recycling
GCI Tech Notes "Working together in Plant
"The Reuse of Petroleum and Petrochemical
Waste in Cement Kilns"
"Hazardous Waste Fuel and The Cement Kiln:
The Incineration Alternative"
GCI Tech Notes "Organic Vapor Control”, Aug-95
GCI Tech Notes "Questions & Answers -
International Waste Fuel Use in Cement Kilns”, June-95
HWF Notes "The Use of HWF in Cement Kilns-An
Industry Profile”, Jan-92