WIT Press

Cement-Lock® Technology For Oil, Hydrocarbons, And Heavy Metals Contaminated Waste Materials

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/EENV030241

Volume

62

Pages

12

Published

2003

Size

532.45 kb

Author(s)

A. Goyal, M. C. Mensinger, S. P. Barone & A. L. Lee

Abstract

cement-~ock@ technology for oil, hydrocarbons, and heavy metals contaminated waste materials A. ~ o p l ' , M.C. ~ e n s i n ~ e r ' , S.P. ~ a r o n e ~ & A.L. k e 2 1 ENDESCO Services, Inc., U.S.A. 2 Gas Technology Institute, U.S.A. Abstract The cement-Lock@ Technology, an innovative thermo-chemical remediation technology, was developed by the Gas Technology Institute and its subsidiary ENDESCO Services, Inc. with the support and financial backing of the U.S. oil and gas industry as well as federal and state environmental agencies. The technology provides a total solution for waste handling, treatment, and disposal. In the process, contaminated waste materials and inexpensive modifiers are fed to a reactive melter operating under oxidizing conditions. During processing all the organic contaminants are completely destroyed and converted to innocuous carbon dioxide and water. Chlorine and sulfur compounds are sequestered and heavy metals are locked within the molten matrix to completely immobi

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