Soil Remediation Articles

  • Remediated sites and brownfields: Success stories in Europe

    This document presents examples of success stories of remediation of contaminated soils in various contexts and different European countries. Thirteen countries comprising 19 European regions present a total of 29 cases which illustrate how soil and brownfields remediation along with sustainable land management have become essential for reversing the trend of soil degradation and ensuring the ...

  • SF Box – A tool for evaluating the effects on soil functions in remediation projects

    Although remediation is usually aimed at reducing the risks posed by contaminants to human health and the environment, it is also desirable that the remediated soil within future green spaces is capable of providing relevant ecological functions, e.g. basis for primary production. While addressing a contamination problem by reducing contaminant concentration/amounts in the soil, the remedial ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Reviewed - Top 5 Thermal Soil Remediation Companies

    Soil remediation broadly refers to the ‘repair’ and ‘renewal’ of contaminated land. To preserve the sanitation of the area, contaminants in the land are treated or removed using different soil remediation techniques. However, one of the most effective techniques that have greatly evolved over the years to restore the damaged soil is the thermal soil remediation technique. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Port of antwerp oil spill soil remediation project case study

    THE PROBLEM In 1990, 4500 m3 of silty sand/soil contaminated with mineral oil (diesel) to a level of 1500 ppm was treated on-site (Port of Antwerp) at the request of the client. OUR APPROACH On reviewing both the site and the scope of the project it was clear to Nordevco staff that the most cost effective and efficient approach would be to treat the soil in a ...


    By Nordevco Associates Ltd.

  • Trailer Mounted Afterburner for Soil Remediation

    The Problem A major Vapor & Odor Control company needed a portable solution to clean the soil leftover at old fuel stations. The Process Soil Remediation Afterburners & Oxidizers are manufactured to treat soil containing contaminates such as petroleum hydrocarbons, with diesel oil, gasoline, aromatic hydrocarbons, solvents and many other ...


    By Epcon Industrial Systems, LP

  • Separation and recovery of oil from oily waste materials using anaerobic thermal desrotpion unit technology

    RLC Technologies, Inc.’s Anaerobic Thermal Desorption Unit (ATDU) is an exsitu, non-incineration technology designed to separate hydrocarbons from various matrices including oilfield waste, soil, sludge, sand, filter-cake, tank and tanker bottoms, organic-based hazardous waste and contaminated soil in a non-oxidizing atmosphere without destroying the hydrocarbons. This paper briefly ...


    By RLC Technologies, Inc.

  • Cryogenic Treatment Unit (TU-51) for Recovery of VOCs for Soil Remediation

    A Cryogenic Treatment Unit or TU-51 was developed to apply a cryogenic air treatment process to recover persistent vapor phase volatile organic compounds (VPVOC) having extremely low boiling points. These would include explosive compounds present in the vapor stream. The portable TU-51VPVOC (OEM) operates the following process: vapors are recovered from geologic units via SVE, often from a ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Soil remediation system - Trailer mounted portable afterburner

    The Problem A major Vapor & Odor Control company needed a portable solution to clean the soil leftover at old fuel stations. portable afterburner The Process Soil Remediation Afterburners & Oxidizers are manufactured to treat soil containing contaminates such as petroleum hydrocarbons, with diesel oil, gasoline, ...


    By Epcon Industrial Systems, LP

  • Important Facts About Saltwater Remediation

    Soil that has suffered erosion due to salt, generally becomes useless to any kind of vegetation. This soil becomes crusty and if a lot of acreage is involved, it can cause upsets in ecosystems as well. While researchers have found some ways to treat these areas, the time those processes took were long and tedious. Thanks to today's technology for ...


    By SOS Environmental, Inc.

  • Geosynthetics in the Volgermeerpolder - case study

    The Volgermeerpolder (NL), which was once a landfill site for heavily polluted household and industrial waste, has been cleaned up and turned into a nature reserve. This is the largest soil remediation operation in Dutch history. With the aid of TenCate Geotube, clean sludge was converted into a natural cap (a layer of clean soil) on top of the seal. TenCate GeoDetect is used to monitor the seal ...

  • Water and soil remediation using cryogenic process

    Cryogenic process for surface water and soil remediation is a process that remove contaminants through condensation of chemicals with the used of cryogens depending on the temperature requirements for treatment (see Figures 1 through 3). The cryogens usually have very low temperatures below -180oC with normal boiling points, are as follows: liquid nitrogen (-196oC); liquid helium (-268.93oC); ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Assessment of physico-chemical behaviour and geotechnical management of pharmaceutical effluent laden clay soils

    Single soil-column studies were carried out to understand the influence of industrial pharmaceutical effluent on the physico-chemical behaviour and index and strength properties of commercial and natural soils, due to artificial contamination extending to a period of 250 days. Two modes of operation, two HRTs and two concentrations of effluents, were the parameters considered. The unique role ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Boston Third Harbor Tunnel - Odor and Vector Control

    Products & Equipment Used: Pneumatic Foam Unit 1600/40 AC-912 Long Duration Foam Application Summary: The joint venture of Bechtel National-Parsons Brinckerhoff required an odor emission suppressant during the dredging phase of the Boston Third Harbor Tunnel Construction Project. A landfill cell had been constructed on Logan Airport ...


    By Rusmar Inc.

  • Sludge Landfill - Odor Control

    Products & Equipment Used: Pneumatic Foam Unit 1600/40 AC-920 Long Duration Foam Application Summary: The Lynn (MA) Water and Sewer Commission's incinerator, dedicated for burning secondary sewage sludge, was shut down because of stack emissions that exceeded regulatory standards. The sludge that was usually burned had to be placed ...


    By Rusmar Inc.

  • Hazardous Landfill Excavation - VOC Control, Vertical Surface

    Products & Equipment Used: Pneumatic Foam Unit 1600/40 AC-912 Long Duration Foam Application summary: Management at the Adams Center (IN) Commercial Hazardous Waste Landfill detected contaminants in their secondary leachate containment system, indicating a leak in the liner system. They decided to excavate the immediate area in order to ...


    By Rusmar Inc.

  • Buried Waste Containment - Soil Excavation, Emission Abatement

    Products & Equipment Used: Pneumatic Foam Unit 400/25 Bulk Storage & Dilution System (BSD) AC-645 Long Duration Foam AC-904 Long Duration Foam Application Summary: Uniroyal Chemical disposed of an extensive list of waste chemicals collected in unlined pits. This was normal before hazardous waste regulation in ...


    By Rusmar Inc.

  • Manufactured Gas Plant - Odor and VOC Control

    Products & Equipment Used: AC-645 Long Duration Foam AC-904 Long Duration Foam Pneumatic Foam Unit 400/25 Application Summary: Rusmar Long Duration Foam products have been used at numerous manufactured gas plant facilities. Often, tanks containing coal tar were filled with soil and other debris from the site before being ...


    By Rusmar Inc.

  • Landfill Closure - Odor Control

    Products & Equipment Used: Pneumatic Foam Unit 1600/40 AC-645 Long Duration Foam AC-904 Long Duration Foam Application summary: The Michigan Department of Natural Resources required an emissions control measure during the closure of an Ann Arbor Solid Waste Landfill cell. The odors that were emanating from the landfill during ...


    By Rusmar Inc.

  • Long Duration Foam Wins Job, Saves Money - TCE and Vinyl Chloride Emission Control

    Products & Equipment Used: AC-645 AC-904 PFU400/25 Application Summary: Kelchner Environmental, Inc., a remediation and civil construction contractor in Dayton, OH, was awarded a remediation contract by a major private sector client at an active manufacturing plant located in Sanborn, NY. The original engineering design ...


    By Rusmar Inc.

  • In-Transit Sludge - Odor Control

    Products & Equipment Used: Pneumatic Foam Unit NT/5 (ELECTRIC) AC-904 (BLACK) Long Duration Foam AC-905 (RED) Long Duration Foam Application Summary: The Lynn (MA) Water and Sewer Commission's (LWSC) incinerator, dedicated for burning sewage sludge, was shut down because of emissions that exceeded regulatory limits. LWSC ...


    By Rusmar Inc.

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