Remote Location

How to deal with soil contaminated at remote locations?

It is a frequently asked question in the environmental sector, as the level of contamination in most cases is substantial and the cost of sustainable and reliable remediation solutions is often quite high. These high costs are mainly caused by high transportation costs to move the soil to a remediation facility (there are examples of transport over thousands of kilometres, just to get it into a landfill (!)…), and the costs of mobilisation of equipment and human resources to the site.

Remediating your soil at a remote location with Smart Burners is an attractive alternative, both form an economical as well as an environmental perspective.
Smart Burners offers many advantages for the application and/or logistic at remote sites:

  • Easy to handle

    A Smart Burners thermal installation in fact consists of individual units, with a control and a burner part, as shown in the picture beside. This unit is connected to the heating tubes that have a diameter of 13 cm. The number of TCU’s that will be use is an optimisation of the volume to be treated and the time available.

    Transport of a Smart Burner installation is simple, as the units and tubes can be put on standard trucks or containers.

  • Reliability and control

    The heating process can be controlled remotely, while time and results are quite predictable: in 4 – 6 weeks of heating, dependent on the design chosen, the soil will be cleaned to target level. The control of progress and performance of the TCU’s can be done remotely.

    Only limited resources will be needed on site and probably not full time.

  • Energy Need

    A thermal installation needs energy input. The Smart burners are fuelled with gas, that may be available on the site: natural, propane or even methane (flare) gas. An alternative is the use of diesel. Electricity is needed, but can be delivered by a generator.

    Energy may be readily available on site.