CASE STUDY - Ivey-Sol® 103 Successfully Treats Free-Phase Impacted Shale Via On-Site Washing

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Courtesy of Ivey International Inc.

CASE SUMMARY

Undisclosed Site, Ontario, 2008

Environmental investigation of a grass-covered area uncovered free phase petroleum (F3-F4 fraction heavy oils) in fractured, weathered shale. A pilot project was undertaken by Terratechnik Ltd. to excavate the shale and treat it by washing with a non-ionic surfactant, Ivey-Sol® 103.

Ivey-Sol® Benefits

• Operates below the critical micelle concentration facilitating low application rates

• Strongly enhances the solubility of hydrophobic compounds

• Does not cause emulsification of oils

• Does not foul traditional wastewater treatment systems (i.e. organoclays, GAC, etc.)

• Unlike ionic surfactants Ivey-Sol® does not disperse in the aqueous phase

• There are various formulations (103, 106, 108) designed for specific types of contaminants

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