Lead in Soil: Fixation Techniques

What to do With Lead in Soil?

Blastox® 215 is used for soil stabilization on soil remediation projects. Its smaller particle size provides more reactive surface which is beneficial when stabilizing lead in soil for remediation projects. Due to the low dose rate and competitive pricing, Blastox® is a resource for many engineers and project managers.

If the contaminated lead in soil exceeds the Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure (TCLP) limits, stakeholders should be aware that remedial applications, such as Blastox exists that can be added directly to the soil to render it non-hazardous. This significantly drives down the cost of disposal as hazardous waste transportation and hazardous waste disposal are avoided, allowing for local, non-hazardous waste disposal.

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Blastox® 215 Technical Data

Product Description: Blastox® 215 is a patented, fine granular, complex calcium silicate-based additive. It therefore stabilizes heavy metals including cadmium and lead in soil. Applications include heavy metal-contaminated soil remediation treatment, brass spent molding sand stabilization as well as furnace emissions waste stabilization.

Blastox saved $1.4 million in disposal cost.

A developer near Detroit, MI wanted to redevelop a property with an ideal location for a freezer and cold storage warehouse. The only problem was the site used to be a junk yard and had high levels of lead contamination over a large portion of the site. This is associated with areas that lead-acid batteries were crushed inside cars and were left to drain and required lead fixation and soil remediation action.

Some soil was disposed off-site as D008 waste at great expense, but when a significant area required a large undercut for structural reasons, the disposal costs were threatening the project. It is a smaller particle size for more reactive surface area and used for lead fixation and other heavy metals on soil remediation projects.

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