Software from Environmental Software and Systems Inc.

ES&S supplies a number of different software packages, including those that are repackaged EPA programs. These packages are for cost estimation, dispersion modeling, air emissions estimation and modeling, process analysis, hazard evaluations, etc.

CHEMMIX: Determines the effects of combining chemicals with other chemicals, or with water. An unlimited number of chemicals can be analyzed, and the program comes with over 3 million reactions between 1700 chemicals. Additional chemicals can be added by users. This software can be used to alert users of a number of potential hazards, compatibility determinations, emergency response plans, contingency plans, spill response, and chemical shipments. The next update is expected in the fourth quarter of 1995.

The software is available in IBM (DOS, 384 KB RAM, 3 MB free disk space) and Macintosh (1 MB RAM, 3 MB free disk space) formats. The cost of the software is$395.

CHEMICAL REACTION GUIDE: Aids in the identification of hazardous combinations.: $12.95.

EMERGENCY CALL SYSTEM: An IBM compatible hardware/software system designed to activate an emergency response network.:$2500.

PART B OUTLINE: Version 6.0 for DOS or Macintosh. Guidance and outline for writing and updating a Part B permit or permit application.: $49

RI/FS: For DOS or Macintosh. Guidance for submitting a RI/FS for RCRA sites. $49

ENVIRONMENTAL SOFTWARE LIBRARY (86-92): Relational database of all environmental software reviewed and summarized by Pollution Engineering since1986. $30.00

ENVIRONMENTAL SOFTWARE LIBRARY (1994): Relational database of all environmental software published in Pollution Engineering in 1993. $49.00


Spreadsheet Templates (MS-DOS and Macintosh)

  1. Method 5 Stack Testing: Calculates emissions from a source by using data collected in a stack test.
  2. Storage Tank: Calculates hydrocarbon emissions from fixed roof, internal floating roof, and external floating roof storage tanks.
  3. VOC Calculations: Calculates actual coating line emissions in the RACT(Reasonable Available Control Technology) format, and in the NSPS (New Source Performance Standard) format.

All four templates are priced at $39 each, or are available as a package at a special rate of $100.

Programs Developed for/by the USEPA (MS-DOS only)

  1. CAT (Controlling Air Toxics): Equipment evaluation and selection for air toxics. Includes information on some equipment types and calculates design parameters and costs for each.
  2. ISC2 (Industrial Source Complexes Version 2): One of EPA's accepted dispersion modeling methodologies for assessing pollutant concentrations from various sources associated with an industrial source complex.
  3. SIMS (Surface Impoundment Modeling System): Estimates air emissions from surface impoundments.
  4. LAND7: Analytical procedure for estimating compound-specific emissions from land treatment of organic compounds.
  5. TANKS: Estimates emissions of organic chemicals from storage tanks according to EPA's AP-42.
  6. SWAMI (Strategic Waste Minimization Initiative): Uses process analysis for identifying waste minimization opportunities in an industrial setting.
  7. SCREEN: Air pollution dispersion model for applying screening techniques to estimate the air quality impact of stationary sources.
  8. HAP-PRO: (Hazardous Air Pollutant Program): Calculates capital and annual costs for up to 6 VOCs and three particulate control devices.
  9. CHEMDAT7: Spreadsheet template that includes analytical models for estimating VOC emissions from TSDF processes.
  10. POTW Expert: Advisory system for improving the performance of wastewater treatment facilities.
  11. LANDFILL AIR EMISSIONS: method for approximating nonmethane organic compounds and individual air toxic gas emissions from landfills.
  12. MECHANICAL DUST SOURCES: Calculates emission estimates from paved and unpaved roads, materials handling, agricultural tilling, and construction/demolition. Includes WIND EROSION program.
  13. AIR TOXIC EMISSION FACTOR DB: Compilation of emission factors for toxic air pollutants and sources.

Each costs $50 individually, or $400 as a package.

Other Software

  1. LEAD (Uptake/biokinetic model for lead): Determines total lead uptake in children (0-6 years) from various sources.
  2. ARCHIE (Automated Resource for Chemical Hazard Incident Evaluation): Assessment procedure for mitigating hazardous material accidents.
  3. GEOPHYSICS ADVISOR EXPERT SYSTEM: A system for the non-geophysicist for applying geophysics to hazardous waste site investigations.
  4. WW Process: Wastewater treatment process programs for calculating different variables including settleable solids, waste gallons, BOD, etc.
  5. METHODS: A database of all EPA, NIOSH, OSHA, ASTM, and other methods for sampling and analysis of toxics in ambient and indoor air.
  6. ORGANIC FATE IN WATER: Steady state and dynamic models for rapid evaluation of behavior of organic chemicals in lakes, rivers, and estuaries.
  7. LC50: Estimates LC50 using the Trimmed Spearman-Karber method.
  8. POLLUTANT FATE IN WATER: Set of routines that computes the direct photolysis rates and half lives of pollutants in the aquatic environment.
  9. ACCESS EPA: A guide to EPA information resources, services, and products.
  10. INDOOR AIR QUALITY: Estimates indoor air quality in a multiroom building.
  11. TOXST (Toxic Modeling System Short Term): Addresses the problem of estimating expected exceedances in short-term health effects thresholds in the vicinity of continuous and intermittent toxic releases from a complex industrial site.
  12. TOXLT (Toxic Modeling System Long Term): Evaluation of lifetime cancer risks and chronic noncancer hazards that may result from long-term exposure to toxic air pollutants.

All these programs cost $50 each.

Contact information:
Environmental Software and Systems Inc.
PO Box 1182
Bowling Green, OH 43402-1182

Roger Weith
419-353-8540 (FAX)

Basis for information:
Based on information received from supplier in May, 1995.

  1. Please see software systems in Class 1 for information on other cost estimating software systems.
  2. Please see items 8-11 in Class 2 for information on cost control / analysis products.
  3. A final cover is defined as a system constructed of natural and/or synthetic materials designed to prevent or minimize infiltration of surface water into a waste and subsequent generation of a leachate at hazardous waste sites. Secondary functions are to provide a surface that would allow revegetation, reduce wind and/or water erosion, and control odors and gases. Owners or operators of hazardous waste landfills permitted under RCRA must meet closure requirements specified under 40 CFR 264.310 that address design of these covers.
  4. For information on other environmental software that is not included in this guide, see G. Rich. 1995 "Software Selection." PollutionEngineering January:31-41. 708-390-2614. For further contact information of suppliers listed in the article, call the inquiries department at 800-828-6347.
  5. Also see page 4-168 (abbreviated profiles) for information on ENVIRONMENTALSOFTWARE LIBRARY (86-92), 1993, and 1994. These are relational databases of all environmental software reviewed and summarized in Pollution Engineering starting in 1986. They are available through Environmental Software and Systems, Inc.(419-353-8540).

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