What is Heavy Metal Soil Remediation?

Soil remediation is the process of encapsulating heavy metals in contaminated soil sites to render them non-hazardous. If the contaminated soil exceeds the Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure (TCLP) limits, stakeholders should be aware that remedial applications, such as Blastox 215® exists that can be added directly to the soil to render it non-hazardous.

This significantly drives down the cost of soil remediation disposal as hazardous waste transportation and hazardous waste disposal are avoided, allowing for local, non-hazardous waste disposal.

Because of its effectiveness, Blastox 215® had been used successfully on thousands of tons of heavy metal contaminated soil. Its chemistry has a proven long-term stability benefit. You can apply it at low dose rates and have peace of mind knowing that the soil remediation waste will remain stable, always.

What is Blastox 215®?

Blastox 215® is a dry, fine grain silicate chemistry listed as US EPA Best Demonstrated Available Technology (BOAT) for stabilizing heavy metal wastes, such as lead (Pb). This product is also extremely effective on cadmium, barium, zinc and copper contaminated waste streams.

Blastox 215® is a derivative of the same chemical formulation as that found in our Blastox® product. Its smaller particle size provides more reactive surface which is beneficial when stabilizing heavy metals for contaminated soil remediation projects. Due to the low dose rate and competitive pricing, Blastox 215® is becoming an effective resource for many engineers and also project managers.

Blastox 215® Soil Remediation Process

1) Determine dosage rate by submitting total metals and TCLP analytical results, or we can run a complimentary treatability study on your samples to verify dosage
2) Calculate quantity of Blastox 215® needed for the soil mass to be treated
3) Using spout bottom, directly apply product to soil
4) Mix to achieve sufficient distribution throughout soil
5) Perform confirmatory TCLP test
6) Dispose of treated soil as non-hazardous for significant savings

Download our product technical data sheet for more information. Also the video below gives a summary of a past soil remediation project were Blastox 215® treated a large area of lead contamination in the soil. This saved the contractor over $1.4 Million in disposal costs, saving the project and allowing them to continue working.