With market research reports forecasting soil/environmental remediation and cleanup jobs to be on the rise in 2012, this industry is more profitable than ever. Following with that trend, Worldwide Recycling Equipment Sales, LLC is offering an SRS Mobile Soil Reclamation Unit as a Deal of the Day special and a Price Reduced, Very Motivated to Sell Portable Soil Remediation System (Fluidized Bed) with Vapor Recovery Unit.
After alternating years of growth and decline in 2010 and 2011, the remediation and environmental cleanup services industry is predicted to be on the upswing in 2012 and beyond. According to an IBIS World market research report, this industry growth is supported by demand from construction companies that will require these services for their projects. Although government spending in this area is set to decline, private sector spending is increasing and is now a main source of funding, making the soil remediation industry more profitable than ever. Remediation is the process of removing petroleum contaminants such as gasoline, kerosene and fuel oil from soil. There are a number of methods that can be used to deal with soil contamination.
The SRS Mobile Soil Reclamation Unit is designed to clean on-site soils contaminated with petroleum hydrocarbons. The unit thermally evaporates petroleum (volatile organic compounds) contaminants and completely oxidizes them in an afterburner. This advanced technology and mobility allows the MSRU to adapt to small or large projects of varying degrees of complexity and soil types in different types of weather. The MSRU provides a cost effective, permanent solution to cleaning contaminated soil. Major features include: on-site treatment of contaminated soils, eliminates hazardous characteristics and allows soils to be reused. The unit is highly mobile and quickly set up. It processes 15 to 20 tons of soils per hour. This soil remediation unit is built on a single trailer frame. Its self-contained unit includes an on-board generator, compressor, fans, blowers, hydraulic system, baghouse, afterburner, and control system.
The thermal soil remediation process heats the soil in a rotating drum to a temperature high enough to vaporize the contaminants in the soil but not high enough to burn or incinerate it. The vaporized gases and dust, a result of the heating and tumbling in the rotary drum, are routed into an air pollution control device called a baghouse. The baghouse filters and collects the dust, much like a vacuum cleaner bag. The gases, including hydrocarbons (organic compounds found in petroleum products) released from the soil, are sent to an air pollution control device called an afterburner or thermal oxidizer. These devices heat the gases to extremely high temperatures in order to decompose de-compose them, destroying hazardous air pollutants, breaking down hydrocarbon-based pollutants and restoring the chemical makeup of the gas to CO2 and H2O before discharging it. The afterburner operates at a minimum temperature of 1450 F and destroys 99 percent of the released hydrocarbons.
The Portable Soil Remediation System (Fluidized Bed) with Vapor Recovery Unit includes one calcine chamber (fluidized bed incinerator), nine burners, one Flex-Kleen Model 36-WXTC-140XL baghouse and a complete vapor recovery unit with oil/water separator. This unit is a fully mobile thermal desorption system that fits onto three flatbed trucks, making it ideal for urban projects. It is excellent for treating soil with high levels of hydrocarbons, sludge, drilling muds and many other materials. Treating contaminated soil through remediation techniques, rather than landfilling it, protects human health and the environment and recycles the soil for future use. This soil remediation system comes fully equipped with controls and is in good condition.
The calcine chamber acts as a gravity heating chamber that indirectly heats the soil through a tube and shell system, combined with a fluidizing bed. Fluidized bed incinerators work well for soil remediation, because they are used for waste that has a low density and is homogenic. The soil is fed into the heating chamber from the top and gravitates to the air sealed discharge unit. Five of the nine burners are positioned in the lower part of the chamber, and the other four in the upper, heating the chamber and injecting gas and air from above and below. This gives every soil particle two forces- the gravitational force pulling it down and the pneumatic force pushing it up. The fluidized bed stage of incineration is reached when the two forces are equal and the soil particles are suspended in the chamber.
The Flex-Kleen Model 36-WXTC-140XL baghouse acts as an air pollution control device, filtering the vaporized gases and removing any remaining particles. The gasses are then cooled and condensed at 200 F and the fluids are separated from the gasses. The remaining gasses are used as fuel and the fluid is sent to an oil water separation tank that filters any free non-emulsified oil, hydrocarbons, diesel, gasoline, fuels, from the water by exploiting the differences in specific gravity between the fluids by providing adequate retention time for the less dense oil to rise to the surface of the water.
The result of the soil remediation process is newly-cleaned soil that can be recycled back into the environment and reused. With technology constantly advancing, new methods of soil reclamation are continuously being developed. This will make purifying land to be used for growing food, creating wildlife preserves and human dwellings a possibility, all the while cleaning the air and water through removing contaminants, making the world a healthier and safer place for all living beings.