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Soil Shredding by Talon/LPE

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Talon/LPE offers on-site soil shredding services for the treatment of soils impacted by hydrocarbons and other compounds.

Soil shredding is a process by which impacted soil is mechanically broken down into an unconsolidated state to aerate the soil and allow for maximum surface contact with the selected amendments or remediation compounds. The unconsolidated soil is then ejected from the equipment at a high rate of speed.

As the material exits the equipment, various liquid amendments or remediation compounds can be applied through a spray bar system. The spray application is a variable rate system which can be adjusted based on the contaminant concentrations in the soil and the type of amendment being applied.

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Soil Shredding by Talon/LPE

  1. 1. www.talonlpe.com Soil Shredding
  2. 2. The Services Talon/LPE offers on-site soil sredding services for the treatment of soils impacted by hydrocarbons and other compounds.
  3. 3. Soil Shredding Soil Shredding is a process by which impacted soil is mechanically broken down into an unconsolidated state to aerate the soil and allow for maximum surface contact with the selected amendments or remediation compounds. The unconsolidated soil is then ejected from the equipment at a high rate of speed. Step 1
  4. 4. Soil Shredding Soil Shredding is a process by which impacted soil is mechanically broken down into an unconsolidated state to aerate the soil and allow for maximum surface contact with the selected amendments or remediation compounds. The unconsolidated soil is then ejected from the equipment at a high rate of speed. Step 1 Step 2
  5. 5. As the material exits the equipment, various liquid amendments and remediation compounds can be applied through a spray bar system. The spray application is a variable rate system which can be adjusted based on the contaminant concentrations in the soil and the type of amendment being applied.
  6. 6. The Process Impacted soils are first excavated and stockpiled at the subject site either by Talon/LPE or the client’s own excavation crew. Talon/LPE personnel assess the impacted soil to determine contaminant concentrations and which, if any, amendments are necessary for the remediation process. A processing area is identified with the client based on the amount of soil to be processed, the type of equipment required and any site limitations or landowner considerations.
  7. 7. The Process Once the processing area is set up, impacted soils are fed through the shredder with a loader or backhoe. As treated material exits the equipment, it forms 8’- 12’tall stockpiles. The shredder is pulled along the processing area by a truck to create loosely formed elongate piles. Whenever space allows, Talon/LPE prefers to leave these piles undisturbed while the remediation compounds continue to react with the contaminants. The loosely piled material allows for better volatilization and off-gassing during the remediation process.
  8. 8. The Process During the shredding process, Talon/LPE personnel will monitor the effectiveness of the treatment by analyzing the processed material with various field testing methods.Additionally, samples will be collected for laboratory analysis to ensure that remediation goals and/or regulatory remediation standards are achieved. Once laboratory analysis verifies that contaminants have been reducedtobelowregulatoryactionlevels,thematerialcanbereturnedto the excavation and used as backfill. Depending on the scope and scale of your project, remediation of your impacted soils can be completed within a matter of days.
  9. 9. The Benefits There are significant benefits to soil shredding versus traditional dig and haul or in-situ treatment of impacted soils, such as: Eliminates the expense of transporting soil to an offsite disposal facility; Eliminates the expense of the disposal facility; Eliminates the liability of transporting and disposing of contaminated material; Eliminates the expense of importing fill material; Eliminates landowner concerns of importing invasive plant species with fill material; Eliminates the need for long-term monitoring associated with in-situ treatment methods.
  10. 10. The Limitations While soil shredding is an excellent tool in our remediation toolbox, it is not the only tool and can be less effectiveinspecificconditions. Soil type and soil chemistry need to be considered when selecting any remediation strategy. Also, high moisture content in certain soil types may reduce the effectiveness of the shredding process.
  11. 11. Talon/LPE is an environmental services company offering many services that enable Talon/LPE to offer an integrated solution to many environmental issues, including: Consulting Engineering Drilling Spill Response Construction Safety Training Mobile Dual Phase Extraction Soil Shredding General Contracting Aerial Drone Services www.talonlpe.com
  12. 12. Amarillo, Texas 806.467.0607 Artesia, New Mexico 575.746.8768 Fort Collins, Colorado 970.818.5330 Midland, Texas 432.522.2133 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 405.486.7030 Woodward, Oklahoma 580.377.1194 San Antonio, Texas 210.265.8025 Toll Free 866.742.0742 www.talonlpe.com
  13. 13. www.talonlpe.com

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