Ivey-Sol 103 successfully treats free-phase impacted shale via on-slte washing

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Courtesy of Ivey International Inc.

Undisclosed Site, Ontario, 2008

Environmental investigation of a grass-covered area uncovered free phase petroleum 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

Pilot Study

Washing was first conducted using just water, as a baseline for washing efficiency. Washing time was the only variable. Results are reported qualitatively.

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