Innova Soil Technology Ltd has recently completed the remediation of a 6000 tonne hydrocarbon (PAH) contaminated soil stockpile that was located at the client’s, primary chemicals refining facility in Newcastle NSW. Remediation approvals and licensing were granted by the NSW Government to undertake the project. This case study briefly describes Innova’s thermal desorption process, the development approvals and operating licence granted by the NSW government to undertake the project, insights provided by the initial laboratory soil treatability studies, results of a 150 tonne treatment trial of the PAH contaminated soils and a summary of the final thermal desorption treatment and remediation of the 6000 tonne stockpile.
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