Full-scale Implementation of STAR Technology


Full-scale Implementation of STAR Technology

Full-scale implementation of STAR at a coal tar-impacted site in Newark, New Jersey is underway. Field crews are currently targeting the deep sand unit located up to 35 feet below the water table and operations will continue through 2016. Six ignition point "cells" are being operated simultaneously which are capable of destroying coal tar at a rate of approximately one ton per day. Please contact us if you're interested in taking a tour of the STAR operations at the site.

STAR Pre-Design Evaluations


STAR Pre-Design Evaluations

The STAR technology will be field tested at two sites in early 2016. The first test (Virginia) will target Navy Special Fuel Oil (NSFO) while the second test (Michigan) will target both Diesel Range Organic (DRO) and Gasoline Range Organic (GRO) contaminated soils. The GRO PDE will involve the injection of a surrogate fuel (emulsified vegetable oil) to support the combustion of these high volatility compounds.


Conference Attendance in 2015

Learn about the latest advancements in STAR and STARx at our booth and through various platform, keynote, and poster presentations at the following conferences:

Cleanup 2015
September 13 – 16, 2015, Melbourne, Australia
MGP Symposium
November 8 – 10, 2015, Ghent, Belgium
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Battelle 2016 Chlorinated Conference
May 22-26, 2016, Palm Springs, California


In Situ STAR Technology at a Former Industrial Site in New Jersey

STAR was evaluated as an alternative to excavation and disposal at a 37-acre former manufacturing facility in New Jersey impacted with coal tar. Three phases of pilot testing were conducted within two hydrogeologic units (i.e., surficial fill and underlying sand units) to evaluate key design parameters such as: 1) contaminant mass destruction rates; 2) STAR well radius of influence (ROI); and, 3) vapor emissions levels, in preparation for the design...

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Ex Situ STARx for the Treatment of Waste Oils and Contaminated Soil

STARx reactor systems have been developed for the treatment of waste oils and contaminated soils. Similar to in situ STAR, STARx is based on smoldering combustion where the contaminants / waste materials are the source of fuel. The process is self-sustaining following a short duration, low energy input 'ignition event', such that the energy of the reacting contaminants is used to pre-heat and initiate combustion of contaminants in the adjacent area...

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In Situ Pilot Test of the STAR Technology at a Former Manufacture Gas Plant (MGP) in Michigan

The subject site is a former Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP) in Michigan. Investigations have shown that the subsurface geology consists of medium-grained sands to a depth of approximately 35 feet below ground surface (ft bgs) with a reddish brown silty clay beneath. The sand unit is impacted with both Light Non Aqueous Phase Liquids (LNAPL) and Dense Non Aqueous Phase Liquids (DNAPL)....

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Full-scale Implementation of STAR Technology

Site preparation is complete and full-scale implementation of STAR at a coal tar-impacted site in Newark, New Jersey is now underway. Field crews are currently targeting the deep sand unit located up to 35 feet below the water table. Contact us for a tour of the site.

Environmental Science & Technology Article Discusses Pilot Field Tests of STAR

A recent article authored by Savron regarding the field implementation of STAR was published on ES&T’s website on November 16, 2015. Access the article here.

Contact Savron

Does your organization in the oil and gas, waste management, chemical manufacturing, or utilities industry need to manage environmental liabilities and comply with regulatory requirements? Learn about our innovative, proven, and cost-effective treatment solution for a range of common industrial contaminants. Contact Savron.

Savron Wins Industrial Problem Solving Week (IPSW)

IPSW is an annual competition where students at the University of Western Ontario collaborate on problems from industry partners focusing on materials science, data analytics, environment, and sustainability. The Savron team, who looked at heat recovery systems for STARx reactors, won the 2014 IPSW award.

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