Soil Remediation and Lead Fixation Case Study
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 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 viability of the project.
The contractor sought a lead fixation solution for his problem. Watch the video for the answer that
saved $1.4 million in disposal cost.
Soil Remediation With Blastox® 215
- Used on thousands of tons of heavy metal contaminated soil
- Long-term stability
- Applied at low does rates
- Waste always remains stable
- Save you time and money making soil non-hazardous
- Protect the environment from contamination
Because of its effectiveness, it’s been used 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 waste will remain stable, always.
Product Description: Blastox® 215 is a patented, fine granular, complex calcium silicate-based additive. It stabilizes heavy metals including lead and cadmium.
- Applications include:
- Heavy metal-contaminated soil treatment
- Brass spent molding
- Sand stabilization
- Furnace emissions waste stabilization
The Blastox® process has three proven steps:
- Creation of an alkaline waste matrix in which various heavy metals become more resistant to acidic leaching
- Addition and substitution reactions change the chemical form of the lead from a lead oxide, carbonate or
hydroxide to a lead silicate, which is significantly less soluble than most other lead compounds
- Hydration reactions physically encapsulate the waste, limiting water access and leaching