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6 Proven Environmental Cleanup Methods

June 16, 2014

Removing pollution or contaminants from groundwater, surface water, or contaminated soil is what environmental remediation is all about. But to get the job done successfully, you’ll need to first understand the different cleanup methods and how they work. Here is a list of six proven methods:

1.) Ground Water Pumping and Treatment:

This method involves the extracting ground water with a vacuum pump, and then separating contaminants with techniques like carbon adsorption, biological treatment, and air stripping

2.) Waste Water Treatment:

This method removes contaminates from waste water with techniques such as physical separation, chemical treatment, and biological treatment.

3.) Bio-remediation:

This method is a natural bio-degradation of contaminants by micro-organisms, which can be enhanced through the addition of nutrients or cultivation.

4.) Incineration:

This method uses extremely high temperature to destroy organic compounds contained within hazardous waste.

5.) Thermal Desorption:

This method utilizes high temperatures to heat contaminated soil, vaporizing volatile and semi-volatile organics (like mercury or hydrocarbon), which are then either collected or treated with an afterburner.

6.) Removal and Disposal:

This method involves the physical removal of contaminated equipment, soil, water, sludge and/or tanks and transporting it to an approved hazardous waste disposal facility. If it turns out you need to go this route, Hazardous Waste Experts can help you with this. We’re experts at environmental remediation and hazardous and non-hazardous regulated waste disposal.

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