Contaminated Soils Solutions (CSS) Proprietary Technology

Contaminated Soils Solution’s proprietary technology has been field tested and validated in Elk Pointe, Alberta, Canada; and also utilized in the BP Gulf Oil Spill. This “green” technology represents a continuous process whereby heated water, mechanical separation and nonintrusive chemistry is utilized to clean contaminated material by contractual arrangement at a negotiated price per ton.

In addition to cleaning the contaminated material for a fee per ton, substantial income can be generated by the Company’s technology through the sale of reclaimed and recycled drill cuttings, used Frac sand and BS&W resulting in substantial sales revenue for the Company, for example:

Drill Cuttings:

In the same way that sawdust is produced when a hole is drilled in wood, drill cuttings (solids) are fragments of rock that are produced when the drill bit advances through the rock and soil being drilled. The cuttings will vary in size and texture depending on the formation. The cuttings are carried to the surface by drilling fluid circulating up from the drill bit. Drill cuttings are separated from the drilling fluid by shale shakers. The drilling fluid is reused, and the cuttings are set aside for disposal. Recovered drill cuttings have numerous uses. They can stabilize surfaces that are more vulnerable to erosion, like roads and drilling pads. Cuttings can also be used as aggregate or filler in concrete, brick or block manufacturing. The U.S. Department of Energy has even researched the possibility of using drill cuttings as a substrate for restoring coastal wetlands, and some trials have been conducted in the United Kingdom using cuttings as power plant fuel (mixed with coal).

 

Frac Sand:

Frac sand is high-purity quartz sand with very round grains. It is very durable and provides a crush-resistant material used in the oil and gas industry for hydraulic fracking. A single ‘fracking’ well will use several thousand tons of Frac sand and the demand for Frac sand has increased exponentially over the last 4 years.

Recycled Frac sand also has significant commercial value for manufacture of glass products; iron and steel components for cars and trucks; steel structures; concrete and asphalt for roads, bridges and commercial and residential construction.   Children play in it, vacationers relax on it, and it is used by the Highway Department for traction enhancement on icy roads.  It takes time and money to develop a deposit to produce sand products for these purposes.  This significant commercial value is lost when contaminated Frac sand is disposed of rather than treated and cleaned for re-use.