Recent Environmental Permitting and COMAH Projects

Ecospan Environmental

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Manufacturing company The Ecospan FVCOM model of the Tees was used to predict the movement and dispersion of 11 possible different chemical spills into controlled waters and the Tees estuary in support of a COMAH assessment. The CDOIF guideline was subsequently used to quantify the severity of each spill to each receptor type and its harm duration category. From these, an overall consequence level was determined for each receptor type for each of the spill scenarios.
Chemical Manufacturing Company A mathematical model of the Forth estuary was built and validated against existing data for the area in support of a COMAH assessment.  The model was used to predict the chemical concentrations in the estuary for 5 chemical spill scenarios.  The CDOIF guideline was subsequently used to quantify the severity of each spill to each receptor type and its harm duration category. From these, an overall consequence level was determined for each receptor type for each of the spill scenarios.
Chemical Company Environmental Risk Assessment of a chemical manufacturing process to identify the potential for a Major Accident To The Environment (MATTE).
Alginates Company Environmental impact assessment of a discharge of formaldehyde into the marine environment, which required a thorough review of the environmental fate and effect data as well as available ecotoxicity data.  The output was used to re-evaluate the proposed marine EQS for formaldehyde and re-assessment of the marine EQS which was found to be largely based on erroneous data.
Oil Terminal Environmental Risk Assessment of potential oil spill to the Tees estuary.  Hydrodynamic modelling was used to predict the scale and location of the potential impacts.  Ecological and ecotoxicity data was used along with expert knowledge to assess the potential for a Major Accident To The Environment (MATTE).
Agrochemical Company Ecological assessment of the potential for impacts to occur in the Forth estuary SPA as a result of accidental release for COMAH submission.  This project used a risk based approach to evaluate environmental data and potential spill volumes.  The highest risk scenarios were further investigated to assess potential ecological impacts and the potential for a MATTE.
Chemical Company Assessment of chemical process ecotoxicity and dilution to provide risk assessment for COMAH submission to SEPA.
Chemical Company Environmental risk assessment of a proposed effluent by-pass using ecotoxicity testing.  This work was able to predict potential changes in effluent ecotoxicity and assess the environmental consequences of a failure of the Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) for a short period of time.