Lead Fixation and Soil Remediation Case Study


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.

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Soil Remediation With Blastox® 215

It is a smaller particle size for more reactive surface area and used for lead stabilization and other heavy metals on soil remediation projects.Lead Stabilization, soil remediation

  • 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

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