Omovej – Denmark


The site is located Omøvej 1, 4000 Roskilde, Denmark. It is a private house located in a residential area, West of Copenhagen. Contamination is partially located under the house and mainly in the garden.

The target zone is contaminated with mi- neral oil. The average concentration in soil is close to 2750 mg/kg with a maximum concentration of 6750 mg/kg, locally. The total mass of the pollutant into the soil is estimated to 5000 kg.

Project Description

An organic pollution of mineral oil (hydrocarbons: C10-C40) has been caused by leakage from a tank. The mineral oil dumped and widespread into the soil.

The polluted zone is a 65 m² area for 13 m below ground level at most. It means that there is around 850 m³ of polluted soil.

The project ends as a success (targets completed), temperatures raised very fast and homogeneously. No condensed products are recovered. All the hydrocarbons are directly reinjected into the burners via a re-burn system. Target area to be treated is depicted in red.


  • Installation: 7 weeks
  • Treatment: 8 weeks
  • Analyses & reports: 1 week
  • Demobilization: 2 weeks


Temperature monitoring: 37 heating tubes.

Polluted Area

The following table summarize the concentrations of each contaminant of concern in the two sampling points.


The objective of TH remediation was obtained. The energy consumption after 57 days is 45 kg/ton of soil. That extended period of heating is be explained by the presence of the groundwater close to the heating tubes and the velocity of the groundwater which generates heat losses.

After 57 heating days, the maximum temperature (411°C) L1 up is located in the center of the treatment zone at 4.5 m bgl. The average soil temperature at the end of the heating is 255°C and the minimum is 143°C R1 down (located at 10m bgl close to groundwater). 9 thermocouples out of the 15 placed in the soil, reached target temperature (220°C). A satisfying allowance average of 99.84 was recorded by the end of the treatment. 5000 kg (close to 2750 mg/kg DS with a maximum concentration of 6750 mg/kg DS) was initially present in the soil and subsequently only 8 kg remains as residual concentration.

The project ends as a success (targets completed), temperatures raised very fast and homogeneously, reburn worked successfully.

Key Data

TH: C10-C40


Max. Concentration
6750 mg/kg DM

1022 m³


Nb of Heating Tubes
37 (L: 13m)

Temperature Target

Heating Duration
57 days

Treatment Targets
<100 mg/kg DM

Omovej – Denmark

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