Pleasanton, California based hydrocarbon and Chlorinated Volatile Organic Compound (CVOC) soil remediation firm, Reterro, Inc., has received its first contract in the waste business from a Texas based facility owned by a spent petroleum refinery catalyst recycler and producer of ferroalloys.
The company explained that the project involves removing benzene (a component of products derived from petroleum) from precious metals of catalytic converters.
The customer, which was said to have served the oil refining industry for several decades, employs proprietary processes to recycle molybdenum, vanadium, nickel, cobalt and alumina products.
Reterro added that its proprietary methodology features a small on-site footprint and a flameless process that delivers certainty in safe waste-stream and soil remediation. It is claimed to constitute the quickest, most cost-effective, cleanest and most compliant route to preventing ongoing contamination and unlocking the greatest value in previously unusable contaminated sites
The Reterro Principle™ uses thermal and hydraulic methods to volatise contaminants that are then extracted for treatment or capture in attached off-gas modules
According to the company metals recovered from spent catalysts using its technology are used in the production of a wide range of high-purity specialty products.
The new contract was said represents the most recent project to be managed by Reterro’s dedicated practice designed to address the expanding requirements of the oil- and gas-industry in the Texas-Oklahoma energy corridor.
Last year, Reterro formed an integrated team of engineers, project managers and customer representatives specifically to serve the Texas-Oklahoma area.
The company added that the central U.S. corridor contains thousands of oil and gas sites related to exploration, refining, transportation and other infrastructure that serves as the backbone of the energy industry.
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