Full-scale Implementation of STAR Technology

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Full-scale Implementation of STAR Technology

Site preparation is underway ahead of the first full-scale implementation of STAR technology at a coal tar-impacted site in Newark, New Jersey. First ignition of coal tar impacting the deep sand unit is currently scheduled for 27 October 2014 and operations will continue through 2016. More than 55,000 cubic yards or coal tar-impacted soil will be treated with the STAR process. Please contact us if you're interested in taking a tour of the STAR operations at the site.

STAR Pre-Design Evaluations at MGP Sites

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STAR Pre-Design Evaluations at Manufactured Gas Plant Sites

The STAR technology will be field tested at two Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP) Sites this Fall. The first test (Illinois) is targeting coal tar contamination is a former mill race while the second test (Michigan) is targeting both and an LNAPL zone (water table) and a DNAPL zone (40 ft bgs) associated with a former gas holder.

R&D MEETING

Academics Partner's Meeting

Academic Partner's Research Meeting held at Savron

On July 11, 2014, Savron hosted an Academic Partner's Research and Development meeting at its office in Guelph, Ontario. Jason Gerhard (University of Western Ontario), Jose Torero (University of Queensland), Christine Switzer (University of Strathclyde), and their students provided an overview of the latest ongoing STAR and STARx projects within their research groups. David Major, Gavin Grant, and Grant Scholes (Savron) provided an update on various STAR and STARx field projects currently underway. Photo from left: David Major, Jose Torero, Cody Murray, Laura Kinsman, Benoit Boulay, Christine Switzer, Dave Liefl, Mehrnoosh Ebrahimzadeh, Gavin Grant, Josh Brown, Jason Gerhard, Grant Scholes, Dustin Brown, Kieran May, Marco Zanoni, Daniel Cormier, Tarek Rashwan, Ivo Fabris.

CASE STUDIES

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 STAR Technology at a Former Coke Plant Site in Belgium

The AMS Site in Belgium used to produce coke for steel making. Investigations have shown that the backfill of a former meander of a nearby river is nearly saturated with coal tar below the water level (from 7 to 9 meters below ground surface [bgs]). Its excavation and treatment would be very expensive and create numerous nuisances for the neighborhood. Therefore, the agency in charge of its cleanup (SPAQuE) is looking for a cost-effective in-situ treatment technology...

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Full-scale Implementation of STAR Technology

Site preparation is underway ahead of the first full-scale implementation of STAR technology at a coal tar-impacted site in Newark, New Jersey. First ignition of coal tar impacting the deep sand unit is currently scheduled for 27 October 2014. Contact us for a tour of the site.

Press Release

OTTAWA (Oct 1, 2014) – The Times, based in Ottawa, Illinois, presents an article on the Ottawa Waterfront Coal Tar Study featuring the STAR technology. The article highlights the benefits of the STAR technology and the hopes of the Ottawa community for the rapid remediation of the Site. Read the article

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