The exploitation, refining and production of petroleum by-products have their share of environmental considerations. Special safety measures must be taken because of the abrasiveness of petroleum products. Moreover, the environmental consequences generated by the handling of such materials are important.
The mere exploitation of oil, natural gas and others have a significant impact on the environment. Special measures must be in place for when there are spills or when oil wells are abandoned as resources become depleted. A North American study showed that the main sources of petroleum hydrocarbon contamination are buried gas tanks or oil tanks. Yet, it appears that 80% of these tanks leak. When we think about these numbers, we can understand why there are petroleum hydrocarbon polluted soils.
Despite all of the precautions taken today, environmental mishaps occur involving petroleum and its derivatives. Examples such as offshore oil tanker accidents or other sources of oil spills, such as pipeline breaks. Some sites are contaminated because of their associated activities, such as gas stations and military bases, and all industrial petroleum activities generate some degree of contamination on neighbouring land.
The process at RSI Environmental allows for the highly-efficient disposal of contaminated soil . Our process is the only one to achieve the destruction of 99.9999% of contaminants for decontamination of hydrocarbon-impacted soils.
RSI handles the disposal of contaminated soils and hazardous industrial waste, the transportation as well as the treatment and recycling of hazardous waste. During the treatment and remediation of hydrocarbon-impacted soils and petroleum waste, contaminants evaporate which is then transformed into energy to power our facility. The process also produces soil free of contaminants and once rehydrated, the clean soil can be reused as backfill soil, and even as fertile soil.
RSI receives a lot of petroleum residue from large refineries in North America. We take the energy produced during the combustion process of the residue and recycle it back into our own facility. Basically, we recovery the energy, otherwise lost, to help reduce the environmental footprint of the oil industry.