Vulcan® Systems, the leading provider of indirect rotary thermal desorption systems, is excited to announce the completion of a large scale thermal desorber and off gas treatment system. This unit was specifically designed to be modular for quick setup and to process a variety of feedstocks including drill cuttings, tank bottoms, and spent catalyst generated by petrochemical refineries.
PITTSBURGH, PA – Most industrial processes produce waste, some of which can be hazardous and detrimental to public health and the environment, if not managed properly.
BARCELONA – Environmental technology supplier Tecam Group has been awarded the first project worldwide for NORM (Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material) waste incineration.
MOBERLY, MO – Coal-fired power plants emit 772 million pounds of toxic chemicals into the atmosphere every year—more than 2.5 pounds for every person in the United States. As a result, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other organizations around the globe have tightened regulations on emissions of hazardous chemicals, such as mercury.
PITTSBURGH, PA – In February 2014, more than 80,000 tons of coal ash spilled into the Dan River in Virginia, resulting in extensive clean-ups and concerns about the safety of the local drinking water. The amount of coal ash that poured into the Dan River was equal to the weight of the Washington Monument aboveground.
PITTSBURGH, PA – Memorial Day week was busy for Vulcan® Systems as our staff readied a thermal desorption unit for shipping to Argentina. Vulcan® Systems worked hand-in-hand with Ganbatte, an Argentinean-based shipping company, to ensure that the shipment was prepared properly in order for all equipment to move through Argentina customs with ease.
PITTSBURGH, PA – Since the 1990s thermal desorption technology has been used around the world to treat over 500,000 metric tons of drill cuttings, which are the soil, rock fragments and pulverized materials removed from boreholes during the drilling process.
PITTSBURGH, PA – The burning of biomass leaves a cleaner environmental footprint than coal burning. Biomass is renewable energy. Also, as government regulations around the world mandate electric utilities to find clean and renewable fuels to replace coal or burn with coal, these utilities are turning to biomass for power plant feedstock.
PITTSBURGH, PA – Around the United States, many lands lie abandoned and wasted because potentially hazardous contaminants may be present in the soil or groundwater. But hope of reinvestment is not lost for lands such as these, known as brownfields. In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for example, many former steel mill sites have been converted into high-end residential, shopping and business areas.
MOBERLY, MO – Americans dispose of about 300 million worn-out tires each year. Because tires are not biodegradable, they consume a lot of space. Many states have prohibited the discarding of whole tires into landfills because, in addition to taking up extra room, buried tires in landfills collect air and methane that rise to the surface over time.