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.
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
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The STAR technology was recently field tested at two sites. The first test (Michigan) targeted both Diesel Range Organic (DRO) and Gasoline Range Organic (GRO) contaminated soils while the second test (Virginia) targeted Navy Special Fuel Oil (NSFO). The GRO Pre-Design Evaluation in Michigan was unique in that it successfully demonstrated the use of a surrogate fuel (emulsified vegetable oil) to support the combustion of these high volatility compounds.
Learn about the latest advancements in STAR and STARx at our booth and through various platform, keynote, and poster presentations at the following conferences:
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.
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.
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.
American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES) presented the award to Savron for "The Evolution of STAR from Laboratory Concept to Full-Scale In Situ Implementation." The award recognizes the collaborative effort to bring an initial laboratory concept to fruition, implementing a full-scale remedy to treat coal tar impacted soils at a site in Newark, New Jersey. Access the article here.
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.
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.
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.