W&M Environmental Group (W&M) has been using Juniper Systems’ Mesa Rugged Notepad to provide environmental remediation services, particularly environmental injection, saving W&M time and reducing error, the company says.
W&M provides these services to a variety of industries, including real estate due diligence, industrial environmental health and safety, natural resources, and industrial hygiene/safety.
Environmental injection is a type of environmental remediation in which minimally invasive chemicals are injected below ground to treat contamination. The injectant may consist of synthetic chemicals developed for specific contaminants, or it may even be a food source, such as molasses or cheese whey, for naturally-occurring microbes. This service requires that a large amount of data be collected, including the horizontal location of the injection, depth, volume, pressures delivered, specific conditions and activity reports. W&M uses the Mesa to collect and export all of this data.
In the past, W&M recorded all of the required data using pen and paper. The hard copies would then be scanned, saved on a file server, and then re-entered into a spreadsheet. The process was time-consuming and introduced many opportunities for error.
Now, W&M uses the Mesa along with a custom field data collection service that logs all of the necessary data at the time the injectant is delivered. The data is then synced to a central enterprise database, where it can be used for production of site maps and analysis, custom reports, and most importantly, rapid situational awareness and decision-making.
The Mesa Rugged Notepad handheld works in rough environments, as it is rated IP67 for dust and water, designed to MIL-STD-810G standards, and it features a large, 5.7-inch sunlight-readable display. The Mesa is also available in a Class I, Div 2 model for hazardous locations.
In May, EOS Remediation formed a strategic alliance with Chemical Grouting and Hayward Baker to commercialize the environmental remediation BioJet technology, which provides a solution for one of the most difficult challenges of environmental remediation in low permeability (clays and silts) contaminated soils, the companies say.