Cleaning Tanks Without Mechanical Stress
Hydrocarbons in whatever form are generally the most common contaminant that requires remediation due to their widespread occurrence and the risks they pose to humans, animals, environmental and all living organisms.
Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH) is a term used to describe hydrocarbon compounds derived from Petroleum Sources. Common fuels such as Petrol, Diesel, Kerosene and Lubricating Oils/Greases all fall within the TPH category. Due to the diversity of compounds that comprise TPH and the environmental and human health risks they pose, the remedial methods used to address them need to be considered on a site-specific basis.
Although hydrocarbons are simple organic substances (comprising only carbon and hydrogen) there are a huge number of different compounds,
each exhibiting different chemical and physical properties. To rationalize the behavior of TPH once released into the environment it is easiest to look at the structure and size of specific com- pounds. TPH compounds that have an aliphatic structure (i.e. straight or branched chains of carbon molecules) will behave differently to aromatic compounds (ringed chains of carbons). Similarly TPH compounds that have less carbon molecules will also act differently.
Lighter end TPH compounds (i.e. less than 16 carbon atoms) tend to be more mobile due to greater solubility, greater volatility and lower organic partitioning coefficients. Lightweight aromatic compounds, such as benzene, are also more toxic making them of greater concern if released into the environment. Heavier TPH compounds typically have opposing properties, tending to adsorb into the organic fraction of soil.
Heavier aromatic compounds, referred to as Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds (PAH), can also have higher toxicity and are typically more persistent in the environment. PAH's are commonly found in coal tar, heavy oils and creosotes.
ERGOFITO IN SITU BIO-REMEDIATION
On site remediation of soil, fresh or sea water contaminated with all types of hydro- carbons, is the most cost effective and intelligent means of dealing with contamina- tion. Ergofito Aqua is a simple yet highly effective in situ remediation technology that helps companies deal efficiently with contaminated soils and/or spills. Upon application, Ergofito Aqua immediately starts to attack the hydrocarbons and converts them into humus thereby eliminating the need for expensive excavation, relocation and disposal of the waste elements. Once the process of conversion is complete, the hydrocarbon waste is converted into an organic fertilizer, rich in nutrients and minerals that are available for new plant growth and animal life.
ERGOFITO AT WORK:
Ergofito is certified in numerous countries around the world, including USA, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Republic of Congo, Nigeria, Pakistan, New Zealand, in the whole of the EU and more.
It is actively utilized in the following fields:
- Pit Closures
- Pipeline & Flow Line Leaks
- Well Head &Tank Farm Leaks
- In Situ Soil Remediation
- Tank Cleaning
- Compressor Stations
- Surface Hydrocarbon Spills
- Drill Cuttings
- Landfill Odor Control
- Vapor Suppression
- Tank Degassing
- Sewage Odor Control
- Effluent Odor Control