Providing Comprehensive Environmental Services for North America
Surface impoundments and storage tanks containing built up sludge can limit the effectiveness of your tank farms and wastewater treatment systems. Clean Harbors' ability to safely remove the sludge and reduce the volume of waste through the use of specialized dredging and dewatering equipment can improve the efficiency of your wastewater treatment systems and provide significant cost savings.
We have the expertise and experience to handle large storage tanks of all sizes, from 250’ diameter tanks with floating roofs to 150,000 barrel fixed roof storage tanks. Centrifuges, filter presses, and thermal treatment units can be mobilized to your site to process tank waste. Through the use of our specialized equipment and unique chemical treatment, Clean Harbors can substantially reduce your costs for transportation and disposal of tank waste with waste volume reduction.
Clean Harbors provides dewatering and pressing services in settling ponds associated with wastewater treatment system surface impoundments. Floating dredges utilize cable and winch conveyance systems to systematically move across surface impoundments for precise waste removal operations. With dredging capabilities up to 15 feet, waste can be pumped great distances to the dewatering system location and processed with recessed chamber presses as well as membrane presses.
Clean Harbors' treatability lab processes representative samples of tank and surface impoundment waste and performs bench scale treatability studies to determine the most cost-effective chemistry and dewatering technology to manage your waste. Our lab provides key waste characteristics that are integral to the preparation of a comprehensive proposal and successful job execution.