Enhanced Thermal Conduction (ETC) is an ex-situ thermal process that heats stationary contaminated soil, volatilizes the contaminants, and destroys the off-gases. This design allows for much lower operating costs through higher thermal efficiency, compared to other thermal technologies, which “tumble” the soil.
• The ETC is scalable, robust , simple, and easy to mobilize
• Can process virtually any soil type ( sands to heavy clays)
• Doesn’t produce waste byproducts or reject material
• Able to treat high moisture content soils
• Is All-Weather capable
Post treatment analytical results of <100 ppm TPH are typical for the ETC process with sample data often indicating levels below detection limits. This technology allows for guaranteed cleanup levels and predictable timetables for on-site treatment. A broad range of petroleum hydrocarbon impacts including diesel range organics, crude oil, coal tars, heavy hydrocarbons and PAH’s, have been successfully treated with this technology.
This design has been deployed around the world to effectively remediate hundreds of thousands of tons of hydrocarbon and organic contaminant impacted soils since the mid 1990’s and many of these projects have been remote in nature. To date, projects have been successfully completed for many organizations including Progress Energy, Chevron Corporation, U.S. Navy, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Energy, Department of Transportation, Department of Corrections, NOAA, and Thiess Services.
From the isolated Islands of Alaska to the outback of Australia, Enhanced Thermal Conduction is utilized by clients looking for a definitive soil remediation solution.
Iron Creek’s Infrared technology utilizes infrared heating elements to heat contaminated soil. The innovative design of the Infrared allows for high temperature treatment of materials (soil, sludges, solids) without the use of moving parts.
• Infrared Thermal is a simple design – works via vapor pressures
• Has no moving parts, does not require blowers or exhaust fans
• Is able to treat soils and sludges within 24 to 72 hours per batch
• Thermal efficiency above 90%
The outside dimensions of each unit are 6 ft wide, 12 ft long and 5 ft high. A set of 6 units process approximately 100 tons of material per batch.
This design produces a very low amount of exhaust gas which is able to be cooled and condensed. This process allows for the recovery of materials previously entrapped in the contaminated materials (i.e. oil, diesel, etc.).
In the oil fields, legacy cuttings pits quickly turn into long-term liabilities for energy companies. Although most pits are lined, that doesn’t keep the rainwater and site runoff from adding to the waste volume. Once the volume exceeds the storage capacity of the pit, a new challenge begins.
Water naturally lifts oil to the surface and over the edges of the lined pit contaminating the pit berm materials and underlying soils.
Iron Creek’s TECH ZERO is mobilized onsite at the pit location and is operational the same day. It’s an indirect-fired thermal process capable of recovering nearly all of the hydrocarbons for reuse.
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Iron Creek Group has been working with Jacobs Engineering to test our new thermal technologies on the treatment of PFAS-contaminated soils. To date, we have successfully demonstrated the ability to substantially reduce PFAS concentrations in soil. Click the link below to read more. PFAS