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We provide testing services to certify product and materials compliance, support quality control, and ensure the health and safety of workers and their environment. We provide assistance for clients who are not sure what tests they need. Our accredited materials characterization laboratory is the foundation of all the services of RJ Lee Group provides, including standardized testing for compliance, industrial hygiene and environmental analyses, quality control, and materials research and development.

We provide credentialed expertise supported built by robust scientific data. We provide significant support to industrial clients for product development, industrial hygiene and overall production support.

RJ Lee Group maintains a visible and respected reputation within the legal community, having offered scientific support in civil litigation matters for nearly 30 years. 

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From our core business of providing scientific solutions to our clients, we have developed innovative products. Some are produced internally, and some have arisen from partnerships with other research organizations. 

For example, we build lab software solutions to help manage and streamline your labs data, and environmental testing products for a variety of applications. 

  • IntelliSEM is a powerful automated particle analysis system.
  • ParticleID is  a customizable cloud hosted web application used to identify foreign particulate matter and  assist with root cause investigations. 

Other products we create count particles and help keep the air and environment safe.

RJ Lee Group is a materials analysis laboratory and consulting company which serves many different industries. We offer scientific solutions such as industrial forensics services, laboratory and testing services, litigation support, and laboratory software to many industries:

RJ Lee Group Receives Grant to Implement Depolymerization Process for Greene County Tire Pile

RJ Lee Group News

October 26, 2007

PITTSBURGH – RJ Lee Group has been awarded a $250,000 grant to perform a study on tires that will be removed from the Kiger tire pile in Perry Township in Greene County, PA. Here, significant numbers of scrap tires are currently being stored. The Kiger grant will help to define the quality of the end products produced by a recycling process of aged tires. This DEPolymerization™ process extracts carbon black, fuel oil and gas from scrap tires.

Tire piles present many environmental issues. The piles are a ground water contamination and fire hazard; they provide ideal insect breeding grounds; and they are aesthetically unpleasing and a burden to taxpayers. In 1996, Pennsylvania enacted legislation (1) to manage disposal of waste tires and encourage their recycling. Greene County Industrial Development (GCID) applied for a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) to demonstrate the use of RJ Lee Group’s DEPolymerization™ technology in processing and disposing of ‘aged tires’. Aged tires represent tires that have been present in a tire pile for an extended period of time in various environments: tires that are buried underground, tires under water, and tires exposed to sunlight and ambient conditions. Aged tires change chemically and physically over time, and this rate of change depends on the environmental conditions to which they are exposed. The purpose of this study is to demonstrate the use of ‘aged tires’ in DEPolymerization™. When successful, this study will have proven that depolymerizing aged tires is both economically and environmentally advantageous.

Although RJ Lee Group has demonstrated success in depolymerizing “fresh” scrap tires, effective use of ‘aged tires’ in the DEPolymerization™ process has not yet been demonstrated. This project will evaluate the ability of the DEPolymerization™ system to process aged tires in varying stages of degradation. The demonstration is composed of several tasks: 1) removal of a subset of aged tires from the Kiger tire pile; 2) process the tires (e.g. clean, ship, shred the tires to acceptable size range, and DEPolymerization™ of tire shreds); 3) evaluation and characterization of the aged tires prior to DEPolymerization™; 4) evaluation of the quality and quantity of end products (DE carbon black) and by-products (oil and gas) produced; and 5) develop a cost model for processing tires from an aged tire pile. By performing this study, RJ Lee Group will gather valuable information about depolymerizing aged tires to compare with prior results attained using newly scrapped tires. This study will also leave the Kiger tire pile in better condition than it was beforehand by removing a number of old tires from the site.

Representative Bill DeWeese (D) of Greene County has been instrumental in arranging for this grant.  He is also working with RJ Lee Groupto bring a DEPolymerization™ plant to western Pennsylvania.  Previously, Representative DeWeese has teamed with RJ Lee Groupto create approximately 35 new jobs at its new facility at EverGreene Technology Park in Waynesburg, PA. It is anticipated that a tire DEPolymerization™ plant in Greene County would employ about 40 people.

1 ACT 1996-190, Waste Tire Recycling Act, “Relating to the recycling and reuse of waste tires; providing for the proper disposal of waste tires and the cleanup of stockpiled tires”.

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