Heterogeneous soil contamination is caused by the presence of man-made chemicals or other alteration in the natural soil environment and includes Persistent, Bio‐accumulative, and Toxic (PBT) pollutants organics such as Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs), inorganic contaminates like asbestos containing materials and metallic pollutants like hexavalent chromium. This type of contamination typically arises from industrial or municipal activities and events such as the rupture of underground storage tanks, application of pesticides, percolation of contaminated surface water, oil and fuel dumping, leaching of wastes from landfills or direct discharge of industrial wastes to the soil. This occurrence of this phenomenon is correlated with the degree of industrialisation and intensities of chemical usage.
How Tetronics can help unlock value from this process
The inherent versatility of Tetronics’ plasma waste recovery plants offers compelling commercial advantage over existing waste management solutions, across a wide range of applications, including soils contaminated with organics such as PCBs and other Dioxins in a variety of combinations and concentrations. Tetronics’ technology is capable of dealing with a wide range of pollutants, in heterogeneous wasteforms, at varying concentration levels. The process chemistry in Tetronics’ waste recovery technology is designed to separate and destroy the hazardous components leaving a non‐hazardous material. The remaining material is an inert product called Plasmarok® that can be employed in a range of building applications, such as a simple aggregate, enabling our customers to extract value from their waste and reduce landfill liabilities. The robust level of construction and minimal number of moving components delivers outstanding plant availability and longevity. The recovery process also has exceptional environmental and commercial credentials and can be considered as a future-proof solution removing the business risk associated with unknown future landfill availability and disposal costs.
Contact Tetronics to find out how we can assist with your contaminated soils challenge.