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Soil mixing equipment to address in situ soil remediation challenges

Posted by Chip Kogelmann

Apr 7, 2015 11:28:44 AM

Every individual worksite comes with its own set of complications.IMG_1965

One challenge that can increase the complexity of your project is the presence of pollution or contaminants. When a site is known to be contaminated, it may be required to go through a process of remediation by law.

Remediation is the act of restoring soil to a safe, stable, and consistent state that is ecologically friendly. This can often be an expensive and time consuming process that adds difficulty to your project depending on the type of contaminant in the soil and the proliferation of contamination.

These factors influence the severity of contamination and can help you determine the best course of action to remediate the soil so that development can proceed.

Alpine provides a wide variety of soil remediation equipment that is designed to simplify the neutralization of contaminants. Our soil remediation equipment comes with options and customizations that provide you with the ability to select exactly the tools you need to complete the job.

If your project is a small one and you do not anticipate the need for your own soil remediation equipment, we also offer rentals. Whether you are looking to rent or buy, Alpine has the solution to your soil remediation needs.

One standard set of soil remediation equipment Alpine provides are powerful rock and concrete cutting tools that have been repurposed for soil mixing, remediation, and stabilization. These powerful tools are extremely useful for soil mixing which can help neutralize even some of the most volatile organic compounds.

These soil remediation mixing tools eliminate wasted time and make the process of soil mixing more efficient.

One of the best features of our soil remediation equipment is its level of customizability. Whatever your situation calls for, Alpine provides a variety of options and customizations to meet your needs. From transverse mixers and axial mixers, to drum lacing and mixing paddle layout, Alpine has it all.

Our company also has equipment for specific problems, such as container mixing or work in lined ponds or work areas where puncturing could be an issue. If puncturing needs to be avoided, soil remediation equipment can be paired with depth limiters and bumpers to ensure that puncturing does not occur.

Another special circumstance could call for the use of wet amendments. We provide soil remediation equipment with additive injection piping that is suitable for both wet and dry amendments.

The use of Alpine soil remediation equipment can greatly reduce your project cost by keeping soil remediation on-site. By removing the need for transportation, your project can proceed efficiently and cost effectively.

The majority of Alpine equipment can simply be attached to standard excavators, backhoes, and skid steer loaders which prevents the need to purchase any other special equipment. If your worksite is contaminated, contact Alpine today to find the right soil remediation equipment to take care of your contamination in situ.

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Soil mixing equipment addresses in situ soil remediation challenges

Posted by Chip Kogelmann

Dec 8, 2014 10:32:00 AM

Every individual worksite comes with its own set of complications.

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One challenge that can increase the complexity of your project is the presence of pollution or contaminants. When a site is known to be contaminated, it may be required to go through a process of remediation by law.

Remediation is the act of restoring soil to a safe, stable, and consistent state that is ecologically friendly. This can often be an expensive and time consuming process that adds difficulty to your project depending on the type of contaminant in the soil and the proliferation of contamination.

These factors influence the severity of contamination and can help you determine the best course of action to remediate the soil so that development can proceed.

Alpine provides a wide variety of soil remediation equipment that is designed to simplify the neutralization of contaminants. Our soil remediation equipment comes with options and customizations that provide you with the ability to select exactly the tools you need to complete the job.TM-D_mixer_ext_web

If your project is a small one and you do not anticipate the need for your own soil remediation equipment, we also offer rentals. Whether you are looking to rent or buy, Alpine has the solution to your soil remediation needs.

One standard set of soil remediation equipment Alpine provides are powerful rock and concrete cutting tools that have been repurposed for soil mixing, remediation, and stabilization. These powerful tools are extremely useful for soil mixing which can help neutralize even some of the most volatile organic compounds.

These soil remediation mixing tools eliminate wasted time and make the process of soil mixing more efficient.

One of the best features of our soil remediation equipment is its level of customizability. Whatever your situation calls for, Alpine provides a variety of options and customizations to meet your needs. From transverse mixers and axial mixers, to drum lacing and mixing paddle layout, Alpine has it all.

Our company also has equipment for specific problems, such as container mixing or work in lined ponds or work areas where puncturing could be an issue. If puncturing needs to be avoided, soil remediation equipment can be paired with depth limiters and bumpers to ensure that puncturing does not occur.

Another special circumstance could call for the use of wet amendments. We provide soil remediation equipment with additive injection piping that is suitable for both wet and dry amendments.

The use of Alpine soil remediation equipment can greatly reduce your project cost by keeping soil remediation on-site. By removing the need for transportation, your project can proceed efficiently and cost effectively.

The majority of Alpine equipment can simply be attached to standard excavators, backhoes, and skid steer loaders which prevents the need to purchase any other special equipment. If your worksite is contaminated, contact Alpine today to find the right soil remediation equipment to take care of your contamination in situ.

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Darholding and Pataki-Cahill Group Announce Partnership in Press Release

Posted by Ryan Leech

Jul 18, 2014 7:00:00 AM

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Darholding and Pataki-Cahill Group announced in a press release this week their decision to sign an agreement to jointly develop and commercialize the proprietary environmental remediation technology developed and patented by Darholding.

By signing the agreement, the Darholding group of companies is drawing on the Pataki-Cahill Group’s connections and consulting advice to establish US subsidiaries and strategic business partnerships.

This will help get the products to market faster, assist in scaling up technology to commercially viable systems, and improve the process of securing field validation.

Both sides envision this partnership as a vehicle to provide necessary solutions to a critical industry.

The proprietary technology is a product of the Innovation Technology Laboratories division of Darholding in conjunction with its sister companies, ThalesNano and ComInnex.

ThalesNano is a chemistry-based company that strives to make dangerous and difficult chemistry safer to perform. Founded in 2002, the company is highly regarded for its expertise in transforming chemical processes to micro-scale continuous-flow operations and developing manual or robotic continuous micro-reactors for the chemical industry.

ComInnex is a chemistry and medicinal chemistry organization that focuses on the development of chemical technologies. Their current technology platform focuses on the development and utilizations of instruments capable of carrying out well-controlled reactions at extremely high temperature under second or millisecond contact time.

ComInnex is also a leading new molecule developer for drug discovery.

Using their expertise, they have created a technology with the potential to remediate some of the harshest contaminants, including PCBs. The solution can also be used to treat similar toxic materials from soil and river sediments and can even be used in fracking water treatment.

The effectiveness of their innovation and the potential impact on soil remediation is an exciting prospect for the Potaki-Cahill Group. In a statement made in the press release, co-founder and principal of the group former New York State Governor George E. Pataki said,

"The Darholding group of companies has a long history of global success in developing novel disruptive technologies and transforming them to commercial application. We look forward to expediting the development of this technology as well as demonstrating its ability to clean difficult to remediate sites. We believe that our combined efforts can really make a difference in this field."

President and Chairman of Darholding, Dr. Ferenc Darvas, echoed that enthusiasm by touting the Pataki-Cahill group’s long history of expediting other emerging environmental technologies.

"The Pataki-Cahill group has successfully commercialized technologies in other breakthrough areas such as waste water treatment. We believe that the green track record of the Group is a great assurance that we can succeed in developing breakthrough results in the next few years in this field."

By working to each other’s strengths, these two groups are working to bring soil remediation solutions to the market at a key time.  

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LIFE I+DARTS Brings the Green to Soil Remediation

Posted by Ryan Leech

Jul 4, 2014 7:00:00 AM

LIFE_I+DARTS_Brings_the_Green_to_Soil_Remediation_Soil contamination is a serious problem that is easy to create, but exceedingly difficult to remedy. Whether it’s due to the closing of an industrial facility or careless business decisions, once the soil is polluted, there are dire consequences for the surrounding area.

These consequences are felt in several different areas, reaching from the future use of the land, to irreparable damage to the ecosystem, and the high costs associated with the clean-up process.

Decontaminating soil may sound like a simple concept, but in reality it is an intricate and expensive ordeal that can tax the financial abilities of any enterprise or administration.

The problem that contaminated soil presents is the starting point for a four year project called Life I+DARTS that has been co-financed by the European financial instrument for nature conservation and environmental protection.

The overall goal of the study is directed at developing a protocol that would simplify the recovery of soils contaminated with arsenic and other heavy metals that can be found in mining and industrial sites through the application of innovative and sustainable remediation technologies.

The project was launched in 2012 and will conclude in 2016. The project is taking place in the principality of Asturias, Spain. The closing of several mining and industrial facilities have left the ground in this area polluted with arsenic and various other heavy metals.

The presence of arsenic and these heavy metals complicates the remediation process because arsenic has such a complex geochemical behavior.

The team on the ground in Asturias is working diligently to apply innovative, yet sustainable solutions to decontaminate the soil.

In their two years, the project team has unearthed some interesting results.

The team found that certain plants, such as the birch, willow, yellowhead, and leguminous plants  can accumulate heavy metals and arsenic.

These interesting results could lead to future breakthroughs in better methods of decontaminating soil.

Currently, there are three common strategies that are used for soil remediation purposes. The first strategy involves excavation and transporting the pollutants to be disposed in landfills. This is one of the most expensive options because the cost of removing the excavated soil is prohibitive.

The second process focuses on containment, but that is also costly and not as effective as one might wish.

The last method is to remove the contaminants through physic-chemical or biological technologies.

This final method is the only method LIFE I+DARTS considers because the first two options are not only more expensive, but ultimately, they are less sustainable options as well.  

According to an article by Nanowerk:

“The team is engaged in five basic actions over the course of the four-year project: biogeochemical site characterisation, and human health risk assessment; soil remediation at pilot scale and a comparison between green remediation technologies and physic-chemical technologies; the development of the protocol as a tool for the management of Arsenic-polluted soils and the dissemination of information on the project activities and results.”

After two years of hard work and reaching the halfway point, the research is promising.

Unfortunately, the problem with pollution isn’t going away. There are stories everyday about new soil remediation projects beginning.

It is with that knowledge that the LIFE I+DARTS team hopes the next two years will yield even more insight on how to handle a delicate, expensive issue.  

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Potentially Game-changing Innovation Comes to Soil Remediation

Posted by Ryan Leech

May 23, 2014 7:30:00 AM

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When harmful contaminants are introduced to soil, it has significant consequences at several levels of the ecosystem.

Soil remediation efforts to purify the land are a necessary effort to restoring the soil and allowing it to produce useful crops in the future, be used for buildings, or even be used for parks and wildlife preserves.

There are few methods that currently exist to detect the level of contamination in a land area.

The most prevalent method is to take a soil sample, ship it to a lab for testing, and then find out the results a few days later.

This method has obvious points of potential improvement, the most significant one being the amount of time it takes to determine the severity and extent of the contamination involved.

CSIRO Industrial Research Services and their global distribution partner Ziltek have just launched a new handheld soil contamination detector in the U.S. market.

The product, which has been received with success in New Zealand and Australia since 2012, sees its opening in the North American market as a major turning point in the soil remediation industry. 

The new handheld detector can be used to diagnose the level of contamination in areas that have been affected by petroleum pollution.

The device makes use of an infrared signal to directly measure the presence of petroleum hydrocarbons in the soil. Using infrared signals greatly improves the speed at which an accurate reading is acquired.

Initial reports say the results return in as soon as 15 seconds.

The expected savings this type of device could produce reaches into the millions by cutting laboratory and labor costs.

This quote summarizes the impact of the RemScan device,

“RemScan oil contamination can be used as a quick in-field screening tool to characterize contaminated sites, validate spill clean-up areas, or monitor ongoing contaminant degradation. The technology is particularly useful for the quantitative measurement of diesel, oil and crude products in soil, but can also be used as a screening tool for lighter fuels such as jet fuel and gasoline. RemScan demonstrates its true value as a quick, easy to use and accurate instrument especially in remote areas, where laboratory analysis is either not available or is prohibitively expensive.”

Bringing quicker, more efficient methods of contamination detection is going to help soil remediation efforts in remote areas and regions where laboratories are not as accessible.

Right now the RemScan device only applies to oil detection, but CSIRO and Ziltek are already working to extend the technology to other contaminants.

It will be interesting to see how this innovation works on the markets in the U.S. and if the product lives up to the promise.

You can read the full article at infolink.com here.

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Using soil mixing equipment to address in situ soil remediation challenges

Posted by Chip Kogelmann

Oct 10, 2013 9:11:00 AM

Every individual worksite comes with its own set of complications.IMG_1965

One challenge that can increase the complexity of your project is the presence of pollution or contaminants. When a site is known to be contaminated, it may be required to go through a process of remediation by law.

Remediation is the act of restoring soil to a safe, stable, and consistent state that is ecologically friendly. This can often be an expensive and time consuming process that adds difficulty to your project depending on the type of contaminant in the soil and the proliferation of contamination.

These factors influence the severity of contamination and can help you determine the best course of action to remediate the soil so that development can proceed.

Alpine provides a wide variety of soil remediation equipment that is designed to simplify the neutralization of contaminants. Our soil remediation equipment comes with options and customizations that provide you with the ability to select exactly the tools you need to complete the job.

If your project is a small one and you do not anticipate the need for your own soil remediation equipment, we also offer rentals. Whether you are looking to rent or buy, Alpine has the solution to your soil remediation needs.

One standard set of soil remediation equipment Alpine provides are powerful rock and concrete cutting tools that have been repurposed for soil mixing, remediation, and stabilization. These powerful tools are extremely useful for soil mixing which can help neutralize even some of the most volatile organic compounds.

These soil remediation mixing tools eliminate wasted time and make the process of soil mixing more efficient.

One of the best features of our soil remediation equipment is its level of customizability. Whatever your situation calls for, Alpine provides a variety of options and customizations to meet your needs. From transverse mixers and axial mixers, to drum lacing and mixing paddle layout, Alpine has it all.

Our company also has equipment for specific problems, such as container mixing or work in lined ponds or work areas where puncturing could be an issue. If puncturing needs to be avoided, soil remediation equipment can be paired with depth limiters and bumpers to ensure that puncturing does not occur.

Another special circumstance could call for the use of wet amendments. We provide soil remediation equipment with additive injection piping that is suitable for both wet and dry amendments.

The use of Alpine soil remediation equipment can greatly reduce your project cost by keeping soil remediation on-site. By removing the need for transportation, your project can proceed efficiently and cost effectively.

The majority of Alpine equipment can simply be attached to standard excavators, backhoes, and skid steer loaders which prevents the need to purchase any other special equipment. If your worksite is contaminated, contact Alpine today to find the right soil remediation equipment to take care of your contamination in situ.

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