April 11, 2017

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Geosyntec Project Wins Silver Medal at ACEC New Hampshire Engineering Excellence Awards Ceremony

A Geosyntec project was selected as the Silver Engineering Excellence Award (EEA) winner by the American Council of Engineering Companies New Hampshire Chapter (ACEC-NH).

The award was presented at the Chapter's 2017 EEA ceremony for the design and construction of a high-capacity groundwater supply with in situ treatment. Geosyntec designed and constructed the system for a Midwest biotech production facility to augment their existing water supply and treatment system. The water supply changes were necessary to meet increased water demand at the facility and replace aging infrastructure.

Geosyntec located a site on the property that supported the development of a high capacity, 3,500 gallon-per-minute groundwater production well. Geosyntec also designed and implemented an in situ treatment system to remove naturally-occurring iron from the groundwater.

Several traits made the project unique:

  • It demonstrated that a particular in-situ iron removal technology is ideally suited for industrial applications
  • The treatment of otherwise non-suitable groundwater is becoming increasingly important as our need for groundwater increases
  • In situ iron treatment, estimated to be 35 percent of the costs of building a conventional iron treatment plant, helped keep the facility competitive with low-cost international suppliers
  • In situ treatment requires no chemicals and generates no sludge as waste, saving valuable landfill disposal space and accompanying truck traffic

The project was designed in Geosyntec's Bedford, New Hampshire office. Peter King was the lead design engineer and project manager; Erin Kirby was the lead geologist; and additional support came from Geosyntec's offices in Acton, Massachusetts; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and Chicago, Illinois.

ACEC-NH is a business practice and policy advocate for consulting engineering firms in New Hampshire. They provide services to federal, state, and local government; as well as private industry and the general public. Formed in 1980, they represent more than 50 statewide consulting engineering firms dedicated to the private practice of engineering.

More Information

For more information regarding the event, visit: Engineering Excellence Awards List
For more information about the award or project, contact Pete King at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
To learn more about Pete see his profile at: http://www.geosyntec.com/people/pete-king
To learn more about Erin see her profile at:https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-kirby-p-g-b0800132/