McMillan-McGee Corp. is a full-service, client-focused company providing advanced engineering solutions to our clients in their management of environmental challenges. We are the creators of the patented `Electro-Thermal Dynamic Stripping Process`, ET-DSP. The Electro-Thermal Dynamic Stripping Process is our in-situ thermal remediation technology for cleaning contaminated sites. ET-DSP uses readily available three phase electrical power to heat the subsurface with electrodes. Electrodes are placed at various depths and locations optimized to the unique dimensions of a site. Electrical current to each electrode is controlled continuously by computer resulting in uniform heating of the target contamination zone.
McMillan-McGee began business in 1995 with Bruce McGee's work in applied electro-magnetics and petroleum reservoir engineering. With our first project in 1996, in Turtle Bayou, Texas, and extensive research and development during doctoral studies at the University of Alberta as well as Lawrence Livermore Labs (UC Berkeley), we continued to grow successfully working on remediation projects in Canada and the US, gaining a global reputation of providing a powerful and effective remediation technology. Throughout 1997 to 2001, Mc2 grew dramatically, cinching the technology patent (US and Canada) for the Electro-Thermal Dynamic Stripping Process (ET-DSP), and increasing its revenues, successful projects, and client base. Today, the Mc2 team is 14 members strong providing successful solutions and cleanups to our clients in Alberta, California, Florida, Montana, Texas, Washington, Missouri, Arizona, New Mexico, North Carolina, and Georgia.
ET-DSP™ takes advantage of the electrical resistive properties of soil creating conditions of increasing temperatures in an underground formation to a sufficiently high level thereby driving contaminants to separate from soil particles.
Electrodes are installed in shallow wells throughout the contaminated soil and groundwater volume.
The electrode array is connected to a Power Delivery System Unit, that uses standard, readily available three phase power from the grid. The process begins by passing current between electrodes causing the soil temperature to rise. This increased temperature results in the volatilization of contaminant compounds into the vapour phase. The vapour mass can then be removed from the soil with vapour extraction techniques.
Comprehensive computer controls are used to regulate and optimize the thermal response of the target formation.