Remediation

Environmental remediation is a term used to describe the removal of pollutants or contaminants found in the environment. Environmental remediation can be applied to media such as soil, sediment, groundwater, or surface water for the general protection of human health and the environment. Remediation can also involve the removal of material deemed potentially hazardous to humans such as mold, asbestos, or lead.

With office in Portharcourt, Rivers state, Acute Waves Limited provides environmental remediation services for all types of contamination and has successfully completed numerous remediation projects throughout the Niger/Delta. The main purpose of environmental remediation is to restore sites or resources to levels that are safe for humans, animals and returns the environment to its original conditions.

Environmental remediation technologies are many and varied but can be categorized into ex-situ and in-situ methods. Acute Waves Limited has performed bioremediation for numerous clients, providing environmental remediation of impacted materials that would have otherwise been untreatable.

24-Hour Emergency Spill Response

Emergency Spill Response Specialists in Nigeria. Although no one wants to endure a spill event, when these situations do occur, you can take back a measure of control with a trusted and certified spill response contractor.

Emergency Spill Response Services Acute Waves Limited has been responding to a wide range of spill situations for over 6 years. We understand the need to comply with all regulatory agencies that may be involved in a serious spill response situation, while also pushing for the most cost effective method for dealing with the situation for our clients. We respond to over 50 incidents every year—some small, others very large.

With many years of in-the-field experience and knowledge in managing and containing various type of spills, we have provided spill response to marine, oil and other emergency spill situations including spill of oil, fuel, chemicals, and other hazardous materials resulting from vehicular accidents, boat spills, marine spills, aviation incidents, train derailments, natural disasters and industrial facility accidents.

Hazardous Waste Management

Acute Waves Limited specializes in hazardous waste management, removal and hazardous waste disposal of materials, including byproducts of both ongoing environmentally managed production environments, as well as the cleanup of contaminated sites. We provide full analyses and documentation to ensure clients remain compliant with local, state and federal regulations.

Marine Spill Response

As a professional, certified spill response specialist, Acute Waves Limited specializes in providing expert spill response services to a wide range of clients, including marine spill response, oil spill response and emergency spill response services. We have the latest technology and innovative techniques to handle any type of spill response situation and are your number one choice as a certified Oil Spill Response Organization (OSRO).

Soil Remediation

Acute Waves Limited specializes in hazardous waste management, removal and hazardous waste disposal of materials, including byproducts of both ongoing environmentally managed production environments, as well as the cleanup of contaminated sites. We provide full analyses and documentation to ensure clients remain compliant with local, state and federal regulations.

Acute Waves Limited has established relationships with landfills in all of our service areas to enable processing of impacted materials in a timely manner. Even in the event of an emergency, we are often able to expedite the disposable process to give our clients piece of mind in knowing we are working in their interest.

In-situ technologies are also a viable option for soil remediation and include bioremediation, the treatment of environmental problems through biological means. In bioremediation, either naturally occurring or specially bred bacteria are used to consume contaminants from soil or extracted groundwater. Bioremediation is sometimes used in conjunction with a pump and treat system.

Acute Waves Limited has successfully used bioremediation as a method of soil remediation in the treatment of elevator shafts and hydraulic lift stations contaminated by leaking hydraulic fluid and areas impacted by leaking underground storage tanks.

Groundwater Remediation

Groundwater remediation is the process that is used to remove pollution from groundwater: water present below the ground surface that saturates the pore space in the subsurface.

Groundwater is also used by farmers to irrigate crops and by industries to produce everyday goods. Most groundwater is clean, but groundwater can become polluted, or contaminated as a result of human activities or as a result of natural conditions. Groundwater remediation can remove pollutants and contaminants from groundwater by applying various techniques thereby making it safe for use.

Acute Waves Limited can provide groundwater remediation of contaminants through a pump and treat method which involves pumping out contaminated groundwater with the use of a vacuum truck or submersible or vacuum pump. The contaminated water can then be transported for treatment at an approved facility.

Air sparging, the process of blowing air directly into the groundwater, is another option for ground remediation. As the bubbles rise, the contaminants are removed from the groundwater by physical contact with the air and are carried up into the unsaturated zone (i.e., soil). As the contaminants move into the soil, a soil vapor extraction system is usually used to remove vapors. Acute Waves Limited can also provide the installation and monitoring of groundwater monitoring wells. These wells are often installed for the purpose of collecting groundwater samples for analysis to monitor the groundwater remediation process.

Environmental Consulting

Acute Waves Limited believes that responsiveness and customer attention are the most important aspects of environmental consulting services and are committed to the needs of our clients in all situations. We place a strong commitment on personnel availability and prompt response to our clients’ needs, thereby ensuring they receive the technical resources when needed. Our entire company strives to respond to the needs of our clients and our community to exceed their service expectations and build lasting relationships.

Our Environmental Consulting Services Include:

Our environmental consultants make contact and maintain a rapport with the local, state, and federal agencies regulating the environment. In addition, Acute Waves Limited personnel maintain a working relationship with treatment, storage, and disposal facilities to ensure expeditious approvals during client emergencies. Disposal facilities receiving wastes are audited to ensure compliance with regulations and verify the applicability of the waste treatment or if a disposal alternative is available for clients.

Environmental Assessment

Acute Waves Limited can provide environmental assessments for residential, commercial, and industrial property. The purpose of an environmental assessment is to evaluate a subject property’s potential for the presence of environmental attributes, considering everything from endangered species to existing hazardous waste to historical significance.

Acute Waves Limited’ environmental assessment involves a site visit by qualified professionals and document review of the surrounding area to determine if further investigation is advised. Document review also includes a review of local governmental documents regarding the site to determine past usage.

Acute Waves Limited provides all three phases necessary to deal with environmental contamination:

Acute Waves Limited personnel will be available to answer questions regarding the contents of the Report and to explain the findings and recommendations that result from the Assessment. The Environmental Assessment includes no invasive sampling or analytical testing unless requested as an additional service.

Environmental Compliance

The Corporate Health and Safety Director can provide health and safety compliance audits and training for existing clients as well as for clients in the construction and general industries.

Acute Waves Limited has developed a reputation for quality, cost-effective, professional service to a wide variety of transportation, governmental, industrial, and commercial clients.

Acute Waves Limited personnel can coordinate the necessary monitoring, evaluation, and investigative activities to ensure compliance with environmental regulations client properties and facilities; manage, coordinate, and implement clean-up projects for soil and groundwater contamination; and serve as technical resource and advisor to clients for a variety of environmental compliance issues or concerns.

Industrial Hygiene

Industrial hygiene is the science of anticipating, recognizing, evaluating, and controlling workplace conditions that may cause workers’ injury or illness.

At Acute Waves Limited, we provide industrial hygiene solutions and environmental compliance services to industrial, commercial, institutional and governmental customers throughout Nigeria. Our experienced industrial hygienists to perform environmental monitoring and testing to detect the extent of worker exposure to potentially harmful conditions, and employ engineering, work practice controls, and other methods to control potential health hazards.

Our Industrial Hygiene Services

Our experienced staff and certified industrial hygienists offer a wide range of services to ensure compliance and worker safety for our clients. Our industrial hygiene services include

On site investigations and examinations of hazards and potential dangers in the environment Research into possible harmful conditions in the facility or environment Recommendations on improving overall safety and conditions of the environment Ongoing monitoring to ensure proper implementation and adaptation for recommended health and safety procedures Surveying of any Hazardous Material Testing and assessment of radon and indoor air quality Lead based paint assessments and remediation services On-site employee and procedure implementation monitoring

Industrial Hygiene Procedures

Acute Waves Limited recognizes that engineering, work practice, and administrative controls are the primary means of reducing employee exposure to occupational hazards. Engineering controls minimize employee exposure by either reducing or removing the hazard at the source or isolating the worker from the hazards. Acute Waves Limited can assist clients in eliminating toxic chemicals and replacing harmful toxic materials with less hazardous ones; enclosing work processes or confining work operations; and installing general and local ventilation systems.

Work practice controls alter the manner in which a task is performed. Acute Waves Limited can aid clients in implementing work practice controls, including

Following Proper Procedures To Minimize Exposures While Operating Equipment Inspecting And Maintaining Equipment On A Regular Basis Implementing Good House-Keeping Procedures Providing Good Supervision Mandating That Eating, Drinking, Smoking, Chewing Tobacco Or Gum, And Applying Cosmetics In Regulated Areas Be Prohibited

Industrial Hygiene - Administrative Controls

Acute Waves Limited can also recommend administrative controls such as scheduling production and workers’ tasks in ways that minimize exposure levels to harmful environments. In addition, use of personal protective equipment such as gloves, safety goggles, helmets, safety shoes, and protective clothing further improves workplace safety. In order to maximize the effectiveness of the industrial hygiene plan, personal protective equipment must be individually selected, properly fitted and periodically refitted, conscientiously and properly worn, regularly maintained, and replaced as necessary.

While working with our customers to develop effective and thorough industrial hygiene plans and recommendations for our clients, our experienced staff are able to design and implement cost-effective and practical health and safety programs that efficiently manage any risk and liability factors associated with the business.

Geotechnical Services

Acute Waves Limited Geotechnical services include conducting site investigations to determine ground conditions, underlying geology and hydrology using a wide range of drilling, soil sampling, and in-situ protocols to collect data.

This data can then be used to determine the type and use of preventative measures to mitigate possible settlement, soil movement, or the presence of groundwater or contamination that may adversely impact existing or proposed uses of a property.

Acute Waves Limited’s geotechnical services include providing surface exploration and subsurface exploration of a site. Sometimes, geophysical methods are used to obtain data about sites. Subsurface exploration usually involves soil sampling and laboratory tests of the soil samples retrieved. Surface exploration can include geologic mapping, geophysical methods, and photogrammetry, or it can be as simple as a geotechnical professional walking around on the site to observe the physical conditions at the site.

Acute Waves Limited can obtain information about the soil conditions below the surface, by performing some form of subsurface exploration. Methods of observing the soils below the surface, obtaining samples, and determining physical properties of the soils and rocks can include test pits, trenching (particularly for locating faults and slide planes), and borings.