Industrial Services

Industrial Sludge RemovalOur specialized services include the removal and processing of sludge from oil refineries and industrial plant wastes. Sludges processed by Handex include:

  • API separator sludge
  • Benzene contaminated sludge
  • DAF sludge
  • Mixed sludge
  • Cooling tower sludge
  • Paint sludge
  • Biosolid sludge
  • Drinking water treatment residuals
  • Alum sludge
  • Industrial sludges

We offer a broad range of experience in handling tank bottoms, which includes sludge removal, processing, transportation and disposal of waste materials.

We start by understanding the problem and coming up with an appropriate solution. Services begin with preliminary bench scale evaluation of a representative sample to determine the most appropriate and cost- effective dewatering technology content.

In most cases, the processing of tank bottoms through mechanical separation of the liquid and solid phases is the most cost-effective approach when compared to the costs associated with pumping and trucking off-site for disposal.

Processing and volume reduction is accomplished by plate and frame filter presses, centrifuges, belt filter-presses and geomembranes. Additional equipment can be added to the process treatment train to remove low-level contaminants in the liquid phase prior to discharge. Solid filter cake is loaded into containers for shipment and disposal or recycling, which can be arranged by either us or the client.

We utilize equipment that complies with Benzene NESHAPS, and secondary treatment of the process effluent to meet refinery requirements.

All of our personnel have extensive training in Health and Safety, including Confined Space Entry and OSHA 40-Hour HAZWOPER and annual OSHA 8-hour refreshers. This includes:

  • Up to 80% volume reduction
  • Treatability testing of sludge to achieve the optimum process choice and filter aids
  • Sludge removal
  • Sludge pretreatment
  • Waste handling and disposal
  • Completely mobile and self-contained equipment for remote locations
  • Treatment and discharge/disposal of filtrate

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