Full-scale Projects

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Full-scale STARx HottpadTM system

A full-scale STARx HottpadTM system is operating at an active oil and gas terminal in south east Asia to treat oil-water separator sludge as a lower cost alternative to off-site disposal. The system consists of six modular HottpadTM units equipped with heating elements for ignition and an air distribution system to support the smoldering combustion reaction.

Award Winning Project – AAEES 2018 Grand Prize Industrial Waste Practice Award
More about this award winning project here
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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 2018. 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.

Award Winning Project – AAEES 2017 Superior Achievement Award
More about this award winning project here

STAR/STARx Pilot Tests

STARx Pilot Tests

STARx pilot tests have recently been completed in Taiwan, Indonesia, and China with the latter conducted with Savron’s Chinese partner JSDDBS. Project details can be found on the Case Studies page.

STAR Pre-Design Evaluations

The STAR technology will be field tested at two sites in Taiwan in 2018 in partnership with iFEM. Both will be targeting petroleum hydrocarbon-impacted soils below the water table. Stayed tuned for the latest results.

Conferences

Conference Attendance in 2018

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

Western Groundwater Congress 2018
September 25 - 27, Sacramento, CA
Remediation Technologies Symposium 2018 (RemTechTM)
October 10 - 12, Banff, AB
Atlantic Reclamation Conference (ARC2018)
October 15 - 18, Miramichi, NB
International Petroleum Environmental Conference (2018 IPEC)
October 30 - November 1, Denver, CO

New Publications

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Examining Limitations and Defining Success of Smoldering Combustion (STAR)

A recent article published in Remediation Journal examines the limitations and defines the success of STAR smoldering technology across a wide-range of hydrocarbons in a variety of hydrogeologic settings. Further limitations, as well as lessons learned and methods to mitigate these limitations, are presented through a series of case studies. STAR can result in >99 percent reduction in contaminant concentrations in treated areas with reduced lifecycle costs and reduced risk.

Access the article here.

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Proof-of-Concept for Smouldering Biosolids Examined in Waste Management

Waste Management Journal recently published an article authored by Savron discussing the management of biosolids from wastewater treatment plants, emphasizing smouldering's usefulness as a novel waste management technique.

Access the article here.

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Pilot Field Tests Discussed in ES&T Article

Savron practitioners, along with their partners, recently co-authored an article now available on the Environmental Science & Technology website. The article, titled "Smoldering Remediation of Coal-Tar-Contaminated Soil: Pilot Field Tests of STAR", was released 16 November 2015. The article discusses the first field evaluation of STAR for two hydrogeologic units impacted with coal tar at a former manufacturing facility.

Access the article here.

Savron Honored with 2018 Grand Prize Industrial Waste Practice Award

American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES) presented the award to Savron for "From Pilot to Full Scale: Development of STARx HottpadTM." The award recognizes the collaborative effort that took the concept of STAR and developed an above ground application (STARx) to treat excavated soils and sludge using an engineered soil pile. The system was manufactured in North America, shipped and installed at an operating terminal facility in in South East Asia. Access the article here.

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.

Examining Limitations and Defining Success of Smoldering Combustion (STAR)

A recent article published in Remediation Journal examines the limitations and defines the success of STAR smoldering technology across a wide-range of hydrocarbons in a variety of hydrogeologic settings. 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.

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