INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE

The MCD process has demonstrated its effectiveness and adaptability by destroying a range of contaminants on a large-scale. Initial pilot and full-scale trials focused on using MCD to degrade organic contaminants in soil, with recent trials investigating asbestos destruction in cementitious materials.

Bien Hoa, Vietnam

In a project commissioned by the Global Environmental Facility and the United Nations Development Programme, EDL carried out a full-scale soil decontamination demonstration at a former US airbase in Vietnam.

The trial successfully treated 150 tonnes of soil contaminated with Poly-Chlorinated Dibenzo-p-Dioxins and Dioxin-like Poly-Chlorinated Biphenyls; which are known to be amongst the most recalcitrant and toxic anthropogenic chemicals.

Mapua, New Zealand

In collaboration with the New Zealand Ministry for the Environment and Tasman District Council, EDL undertook its largest project to date at the Fruitgrowers Chemical Company site in Mapua. 8,650 m3 of soil heavily contaminated with Lindane, DDT, Dieldrin, and Aldrin was treated at what was known as country’s most contaminated site.

All soil was successfully remediated to levels below soil guideline values, with 60% of the land currently used for residential purposes and 40% used for recreational grounds.

Projects

YEAR
PROJECT
TARGET CONTAMINANT
PROJECT OWNER
2015
Bien Hoa, Vietnam
Dioxins
United Nations Development Programme & Global Environmental Facility
2012
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Dioxins
Environmental Decontamination Limited
2010
Osaka, Japan
Dioxins
Hitachi Zosen
2009
Alaska, USA
PCB
United States Air Force
2009
Tokyo, Japan
PCB, Dioxins, BHC
Japan Ministry for the Environment
2007
China / Philippines
Pesticides
Royal Dutch Shell
2007
San Francisco, USA
PCB, Dioxins
United States Department for the Navy
2006
Hong Kong
Petroleum Hydrocarbons
Lam Environmental Services Limited
2006
San Francisco, USA
PCB, Dioxins, Pesticides
United States Department for the Navy
2004
Mapua, New Zealand
DDT, Aldrin, Dieldrin, Lindane
New Zealand Ministry for the Environment

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