INTRODUCTION Pharmaceutical pretreatment standards imposed by the USEPA in 2001 and adopted by the city of Albany, Oregon, triggered Synthetech, Inc., to install a wastewater treatment system. In addition, the City of Albany planned to dramatically increase their System Development
Charge (SDC) – a levy used by the City to fund expansion of their wastewater treatment system – making Synthetech's new wastewater treatment system even more important. The new system has enabled Synthetech to meet the Federal and local pharmaceutical pretreatment standards
and to avoid exceeding the BOD loading limits that would have triggered the SDC increase. The system matches the plant batch operations profile while minimizing operational support staff
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