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When it comes to the design, evaluation, and/or troubleshooting of anaerobic wastewater treatment systems, ATI is recognized internationally for its expertise. Our experience includes numerous projects focused on anaerobic wastewater treatment and the anaerobic digestion of high solids/high-strength wastes in the public and private sectors, thus allowing us to begin project development immediately, reducing or eliminating the time and cost involved in getting familiarized with each facility.Whether working with systems employing anaerobic lagoons to expanded granular sludge technologies, ATI recognizes the specific and unique requirements of this field. To learn more, contact us to order Dennis Totzke’s “Anaerobic Treatment Technology Overview” paper, which is updated annually in September.

Capabilities

  • Biomethane potential testing
  • Construction related engineering
  • Design basis development
  • Design engineering
  • Operations assistance
  • Predesign engineering
  • Preliminary (feasibility) engineering
  • Specific methanogenic activity testing
  • Startup assistance and training
  • Troubleshooting
  • Waste characterization
When it comes to the design, evaluation, and/or troubleshooting of anaerobic wastewater treatment systems, ATI is recognized internationally for its expertise. Our experience includes numerous projects focused on anaerobic wastewater treatment and the anaerobic digestion of high solids/high-strength wastes in the public and private sectors, thus allowing us to begin project development immediately, reducing or eliminating the time and cost involved in getting familiarized with each facility.Whether working with systems employing anaerobic lagoons to expanded granular sludge technologies, ATI recognizes the specific and unique requirements of this field. To learn more, contact us to order Dennis Totzke’s “Anaerobic Treatment Technology Overview” paper, which is updated annually in September.

Capabilities

  • Biomethane potential testing
  • Construction related engineering
  • Design basis development
  • Design engineering
  • Operations assistance
  • Predesign engineering
  • Preliminary (feasibility) engineering
  • Specific methanogenic activity testing
  • Startup assistance and training
  • Troubleshooting
  • Waste characterization
Architectural design is intriguing because many solutions often exist for one challenge. Our goal is to create a uniquely effective solution that satisfies your immediate needs, your long-term goals, and your idea of what the project should be. We listen carefully to your concerns, explore alternate approaches together, and explain the cost, scope and quality consequences of the available options. As a multi-disciplinary team, we resolve the technical interrelationships into solutions that are functional and cost-effective as well as aesthetically pleasing. The result is a building project that is practical, meets your expectations, and provides satisfaction to all concerned. The bottom line for effective, quality architectural services is responsiveness. Listening carefully and responding effectively are hallmarks of Applied Technologies. In addition, we provide our clients with well-organized, thoughtful documentation to keep all parties informed so that the project can proceed on time and within budget to achieve the quality solution you require.

Capabilities

  • Building maintenance and code upgrades
  • Existing conditions survey
  • Life safety, fire and smoke protection
  • Needs analysis
  • New facilities, renovation and rehabilitation
  • Site development and zoning approvals
  • Space planning and facility programming
  • Tenant build-outs
As tightening regulations affect the cost and viability of land application, waste producers are attempting to produce Class A biosolids in unprecedented numbers. Class A biosolids offer increased public and farmer acceptance. Advanced digestion techniques, such as temperature-phased anaerobic digestion (TPAD) or acid-gas, also add the benefit of reducing the quantity of biosolids due to increased volatile solids destruction.   ATI has designed biosolids systems for numerous clients, providing us with knowledge of the most effective handling technologies and processes. We recently designed a Class A biosolids dryer for the Des Plaines River Water Reclamation Facility in Lake County, Illinois. An evaluation for the Des Plaines plant determined that the most cost effective option was to dewater and thermally dry the sludge to produce a Class A product that can be blended into revenue generating soil amendments and landscaping material, while eliminating hauling and disposal costs.   In Akron, Ohio ATI designed a similar sludge drying system (4,000 dry tons per year) that uses digester gas to produce electricity and heat the biosolids dryer. An evaluation for the City of Kiel, Wisconsin determined that waste gas from its anaerobic digester could be utilized to further dry its lime pasteurized biosolids.   For the award-winning Madison MSD 11th Addition in Wisconsin, we recommended converting the existing conventional anaerobic digestion system to multi-stage acid phase digestion (mesophilic acid phase, thermophilic gas phase) to produce Class A biosolids. A struvite harvesting system recovers phosphorus in the form of a commercial fertilizer, while mitigating the issues it often causes downstream of dewatering systems.

Capabilities

  • Aerobic digestion
  • Anaerobic digestion
  • Cake and liquid storage
  • Dewatering
  • Land application
  • Lime pasteurization
  • Odor control
  • Permitting
  • Pumping
  • Thermal drying
  • Thickening
ATI offers an impressive structural engineering portfolio comprised of many different project types. Whether designing a water storage tank, a bridge, or a rocky façade for a museum exhibit, our structural engineers possess the knowledge and experience necessary to complete even the most unique of projects on time and to the most exacting standards. Every project team contains a lead structural engineer who is supported by the expertise of the entire Structural Department. During preliminary development of a project, our structural engineers provide advice and guidance to assure that the project utilizes the most economical materials and structural configurations. During the final design phase, our structural engineers complete the analysis, design, and specifications to produce a comprehensive bidding document and most favorable construction cost. During construction, we monitor the contractor’s progress to ensure that the client receives the facility he or she envisioned within budget.

Capabilities

  • Bridge inspections and ratings
  • Code compliance
  • Construction management and inspection
  • Environmental structures
  • Facility design and analysis
  • Hydraulics and drainage structures
  • Pedestrian bridges
  • Renovations and rehabilitations
  • Structural inspections and evaluations
  • Utility structures
Municipalities rely on vital systems–water, wastewater, transportation–that must keep pace with the ever changing needs and growth of their communities. ATI provides a full range of civil engineering services ranging from the resurfacing of streets, to the design of bridges, and relaying of water water and force mains. We work closely with municipalities to rehabilitate and expand their infrastructures to accommodate current and projected growth. In addition, we have been 100% successful in obtaining funding for municipal projects. Capabilities
  • Agency and utility coordination
  • Bridges
  • Buildings
  • CMOM programs
  • Facility and areawide plans
  • Hydraulics and drainage
  • Infrastructure mapping
  • Permitting
  • Public involvement
  • Pump stations and force mains
  • Roadways and paths
  • SCADA systems
  • SECAPs
  • Sewer system master plans
  • SSES studies
  • Staff training
  • Wastewater management
  • Water management
Applied Technologies has provided structural engineering services to the demolition industry for over a decade, which has included more than 200 bridges and 18 buildings throughout the United States. Months of planning culminate in one intense day of demolition that cannot be undone or duplicated. The proven services that ATI provides are based on sound structural engineering principles, the ability to read and interpret original, often hand drawn, as-built drawings of the structures, knowledge of historic material properties and design methods, and an understanding of bridge and building behavior under various loads. The existing structures must be analyzed for their abilities to handle the unique equipment and other loadings that will be required during the demolition process. Stability of the bridge or building during demolition must also be considered, because bridges are rarely demolished in the same way that they are constructed.
ATI appreciates the unique needs of industries. Our experience includes the completion of numerous projects for a multitude of industries with a focus on waste treatment, thus allowing us to begin project development immediately, reducing or eliminating the time and cost involved in getting familiarized with each production facility. Time and budget constraints often necessitate fast track activities, frequent meetings, timely project updates and expeditious decision-making. ATI handles each project budget and schedule with accountability and accessibility. Only tasks required to understand a problem and define a cost-effective solution are included in the project scope, thus minimizing engineering costs. Each hour of successful production plays a vital role in day-to-day industrial plant profitability. We have spent countless hours exploring methods of testing, designing and completing projects with minimal disruption and loss of time to overall plant production. By working closely with plant staff, we can custom design a schedule to complete project activities, often during nights and weekends, to ensure that plant operations will not be disrupted. This knowledge and approach is often a key factor in a project’s success. From food processing plants to pulp and paper mills, we have provided solutions to the most complex industrial wastewater treatment challenges.

Capabilities

  • Annual treatment system performance reviews
  • Anaerobic digestion
  • Bench-scale treatability testing
  • Biological (aerobic and anaerobic) treatment design
  • Design build services
  • Energy recovery and conservation
  • Engineering evaluations and studies
  • Expert witness support
  • Microbiological analysis
  • Nutrient management
  • Oil and grease removal
  • Permitting assistance
  • Physical/chemical treatment design
  • Pilot plant testing
  • Process control and monitoring design
  • Services during construction
  • Waste minimization
  • Waste recycle/reuse
  • Waste solids handling and treatment
  • Waste characterization
  • Waste treatment plant operations training
Wastewater treatment is a field that is constantly changing, especially in today's more complex regulatory environment. Additionally, projects in this field often involve a range of disciplines not always found within one organization. ATI maintains the staff and the skills necessary to undertake these increasingly complex projects involving environmental sciences, negotiations with regulatory agencies, rate studies, and traditional engineering, design and construction services.

Capabilities

  • Aeration systems
  • Anaerobic digestion
  • Biogas/renewable energy
  • Biosolids handling
  • CMOM studies
  • Collection systems
  • Disinfection systems
  • Facilities plans
  • Infiltration/inflow (I/I) and SSES studies
  • Land application systems
  • Nutrient management
  • Pilot plants
  • Pump stations and force mains – Link to Utilities page
  • Sewer systems – Link to Utilities page
  • Sludge management
  • User charge studies
  • Wastewater treatment plants

ATI’s project experience includes numerous park and recreation projects, pool inspections, rehab/repairs and replacements, miniature golf course infrastructure improvements, zoo exhibits and site/civil engineering.

ATI offers an impressive structural engineering portfolio comprised of many different project types. Whether designing a water storage tank, a bridge, or a rocky façade for a museum exhibit, our structural engineers possess the knowledge and experience necessary to complete even the most unique of projects on time and to the most exacting standards. Every project team contains a lead structural engineer who is supported by the expertise of the entire Structural Department. During preliminary development of a project, our structural engineers provide advice and guidance to assure that the project utilizes the most economical materials and structural configurations. During the final design phase, our structural engineers complete the analysis, design, and specifications to produce a comprehensive bidding document and most favorable construction cost. During construction, we monitor the contractor’s progress to ensure that the client receives the facility he or she envisioned within budget.

Capabilities

  • Bridge design and demolition
  • Bridge inspections and ratings
  • Buildings
  • Code compliance
  • Complete facility design and analysis
  • Construction management and inspection
  • Environmental structures
  • Hydraulics and drainage structures
  • Pedestrian bridges
  • Recreation/themed exhibit engineering
  • Renovations and rehabilitations
  • Structural inspections and evaluations
  • Utility structures
ATI is helping to rehabilitate and improve our local and national transportation network by providing planning, design, and construction related services. The efficient movement of people and goods demands in-depth knowledge of design criteria and its applications. Our work in highway and road design encompasses a wide range of experience. We will work with you from project inception through construction, which proves to be especially advantageous on complex or sensitive transportation projects.

Capabilities

  • Agency coordination
  • Bridge design
  • Construction management and inspection
  • Environmental services
  • Highway design
  • Hydraulics and drainage
  • Intersection evaluations
  • Multi-span bridges
  • Pavement management program
  • Pedestrian bridges
  • Permits
  • Public involvement programs
  • Residential streets
  • Right-of-way acquisition
  • Traffic studies
  • Transportation planning
  • Utility coordination
Wastewater management is a field that is constantly changing, especially in today's more complex regulatory environment. Additionally, projects in this field often involve a range of disciplines not always found within one organization. At Applied Technologies, we maintain the staff and the skills necessary to undertake these increasingly complex projects involving environmental sciences, negotiations with regulatory agencies, rate studies, and traditional engineering, design and construction services. Visit the Municipal Wastewater and Industrial Waste pages to discover the capabilities and experience offered by ATI in these two distinct fields.
One of the major potential benefits of anaerobic wastewater treatment is the production of biogas, a high energy offgas generated by anaerobic biomass during the stabilization of organic wastes. Although of great potential use as a fuel, the “dirty” nature of the biogas can pose difficulties to the inexperienced designer. These difficulties are typically related to the potentially corrosive, explosive, and toxic characteristics of the biogas. ATI has evaluated and designed a variety of systems using waste streams ranging from municipal primary and secondary wastewater sludges to whey permeate and returned beverage products. These projects can involve straightforward conveyance systems or complicated siloxane, sulfur and moisture removal technologies. They can also employ biogas utilization technologies ranging from direct combustion systems to multi-functional cogeneration systems that produce electricity and hot water.

Capabilities

  • Bid package development
  • Biogas testing
  • Design engineering
  • Feasibility study
  • Foundation design
  • Predesign engineering
  • Preliminary engineering
  • System review and troubleshooting
ATI possesses the experience and capabilities necessary to assist municipalities and private utilities in developing the most effective solutions to meet their water supply needs. We provide a complete range of planning, design and construction services for water supply development, treatment, transmission, storage and distribution. In order to create the most effective water supply solutions, we have developed computer programs for a number of communities to hydraulically model their water distribution systems, enabling us to accurately and economically determine appropriate pipe sizes and pinpoint where to locate pressure control valves and pumping stations for maximum efficiency.
Capabilities:
  • Booster pump stations
  • Computerized water distribution analysis
  • Construction management and inspection
  • Distribution system design
  • Elevated and ground level storage tanks
  • Inter-municipal agreements
  • Process evaluation studies
  • Rate studies and cost recovery
  • Rate study preparation
  • Source (groundwater and surface) studies
  • Storage system design
  • Transmission and distribution analysis
  • Treatment system design and start-up
  • Well construction and rehabilitation

Illinois DOT, Sheridan Road

Lake County DOT, Illinois

City of Racine, Wisconsin

City of Cedarburg, Wisconsin

Milwaukee MSD, Wisconsin

Town of Oconomowoc, Wisconsin

Illinois DOT, Dempster Street

Village of Mukwonago, Wisconsin

City of Watertown, Wisconsin

Racine County, Wisconsin

City of South Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District, Wisconsin

Village of Lake Villa, Illinois Sewer

Lake County, Illinois

Village of Big Rock, Illinois

City of Watertown, Wisconsin

Village of Lake Villa, Illinois Water System

California Combined Waste Facility

Illinois Fruit and Vegetable Processor

Maryland Yeast Processor

Minnesota Sugar Producer

California Brewery

Wisconsin Cheese Producer

California Milk Processor

Wisconsin Whey Processor

Ohio Cheese Producer

Michigan Paper Producer

California Juice Producer

Minnesota Potato Processor

South Carolina Prepared Foods Producer

Minnesota Vegetable Processor

Texas Brewery

California Cheese Processor

California Fruit Processor

Southeastern Wisconsin Poultry Processor

Madison Gas and Electric Company, Wisconsin

Wisconsin Dairy Ingredients Processor

Ohio Combined Wastes Facility, Phase 1

Ohio Combined Wastes Facility, Phase 2

Colorado Combined Wastes Facility

French Ice Cream Producer

Maryland Ice Cream Producer

Illinois Bakery Producer

Illinois Vegetable Processor

California Prepared Foods Processor

Wisconsin Paper Producer

Mexican Regional Treatment System

Michigan Liquor Processor

Oregon Brewery

Massachusetts Dairy Processor

New Mexico Cheese Processor

New York Poultry Processor

Wisconsin Agricultural Company

Wisconsin Brewery

Ohio Dairy Processor

Western Wisconsin Poultry Processor

Vermont Dairy Processor

Maine Starch Processor

Minnesota Fruit Processor

Wisconsin Chemical Company

Contractor: Omega Demolition Corporation

Contractor: Lorig Construction Company

Contractor: Kraemer North America

Wisconsin Whey Processor

Village of Wrightstown, Wisconsin

City of South Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Rice Lake Utilities, Wisconsin

City of Racine, Wisconsin

City of Watertown, Wisconsin

Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District

Lake County, Illinois

City of Beaver Dam/Kraft Foods, Wisconsin

Village of Antioch, Illinois

Architecture

City of Racine, Wisconsin

Indiana Bakery Goods Processor

California Fruit Processor

Waupun Utilities, Wisconsin

Central Lake County Joint Action Water Agency, Illinois

City of Ashland, Wisconsin

Miller Road

Bass Pro Shops

Denver Art Museum