Remediation of Salt Contaminated Soils
Using specifically designed and unique products,
R & A Technology provides timely and cost effective in-situ remediation of Salt Water contaminated soils. Solutions to NaCl damage soils are our specialty. R & A has the technology and experience to solve your environmental problems in a timely, cost efficient manner in-situ.
Effects of Sodium Damage in the Soil
Salt contamination of soils is a serious environmental issue facing the oil and gas industry today. Salts found in produced water spills and leaks can completely devastate surrounding vegetation. Until recently the remediation of sodium affected soils has been a time consuming, ineffective and often-expensive process. In-situ remediation technology offers a fast, easy and cost-effective way to remediate salt damaged soils.
Sodium affected soils have poor physical properties and commonly having crusted surfaces which prevent water percolation, causing runoff and erosion. The severity and depth of the damaged soil formation will increase sharply with increased sodium concentrations in the soil. Remediation of sodium-damaged soils in a timely manner necessitates replacing the exchangeable sodium with a stronger and more favorable cationic source. Research and experience have shown that the sodium (Na+) levels in the soil structure can be reduced through electrolyte manipulation, replacing the damaging sodium with more desirable minerals. Gypsum or calcium nitrates have been used in the past to attempt to accomplish this. However poor results, due to the low solubility of gypsum or the negative environmental impact of nitrates, make these poor and costly choices. Now, through chemistry developed in a joint effort between the agricultural and chemical industries, damaging sodium can now be effectively replaced with the desirable ingredients in DeSalt Plus™.
DeSalt Plus™ is stable product containing Calcium, Ammonium, and key plant nutrients with 100% cationic availability. Plus, these ingredients are all plant nutrients, helping to restore soil fertility, and encouraging re-growth while removing the harmful sodium from the soil matrix! Proper soil conditions are then restored improving water absorption and soil fertility. Salt water damaged sites can be restored.
With new technology, salt-water spills can be completely remediated in weeks or months without any soil removal and very limited disruption to the surrounding area. The process is cost–effective and provides unparalleled results. Salt water, produced water or sodium contamination can seriously damage the soil and is difficult to clean.
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Oil Spill Maintenance and Cleaning
R & A can quickly and cost-effectively clean small to moderate oil spills in-situ. In-situ remediation of hydrocarbon-based spills is a more cost effective and permanent solution than most traditional methods for disposing of oil contaminated soils. In Situ remediation reduces long-term liability from landfills and has minimal effect on the surrounding area.
Cleaning Production Facilities and New Oil Spills with In-situ remediation:
• Reduces Phase 1 Environmental Impact when Selling Properties
• May Reduce Insurance Premiums
• Immediately Increases the Value of New Properties Purchased with
High Environmental Impact
• More Cost Effective than Dig and Haul
• Immediate Visual Change
• Minimal Impact to Surrounding Areas
• Hydro Washing Of New Oil Spills Increases Oil Recovery And Speeds
The Cleaning Process.
Remediation and Applied Technology works throughout the nation, offering complete environmental consulting to provide you with cost effective solutions to contaminated soils.
Your plant roads and yards are valuable assets
Dust is an component that is absolutely necessary to maintain a strong and stable yard or road. Fine dust particles are the keystone that hold the larger particles in place. When dust from your yard is lost into the air, the cohesion of the yard begins to degrade and fail. Failure in the yard's cohesion can lead to significant costs in both yard maintenance and equipment repair. Dust and yard failure can also be a safety hazard as well as a nuisance to neighboring businesses.
Benefits of Dust Control
• Reduces dust-related human respiratory health problems.
• Reduces vehicle accidents and human injuries due to poor visibility.
• Reduces impacts on aquatic life, vegetation, agricultural crops, and water.
• Reduces vehicle and equipment wear and damage due to mechanical abrasion,
road impact, and intake of particles in operating equipment.
• Reduces unpaved road maintenance costs by reducing frequency of grading,
decreasing loss of fine-grained surface material, and lowering re-graveling costs.
• Reduces complaints from employees and the public.
All our dust products are made from natural polymers and can be used as a soil amendment. This feature is especially important when treating lease roads for oil and natural gas drilling. When finished, the road can be plowed under and the field will be in excellent condition or planting.
Protect your company, employees and yard investment with dust solutions from
R & A Technology. Contact us about dust treatments, including permanent solutions to your dust and yard maintenance problems.
Saltwater Soil Remediation