Contaminated land contains potentially hazardous pollutants in or under sites typically where mining or other industrial processes have occurred (read more).
Contaminants can also be present in/under land used for agricultural purposes.
A site which contains contaminants may need corrective treatment before it can be redeveloped and there are a variety of ways in which this can occur. Depending on the type of contaminant, the sites proposed use and its physical attributes, several methods of remediation can be employed. Contaminated soil can be removed from site and placed in a landfill site, or another method commonly used involves the treatment of soil and water in situ to greatly reduce/ totally eliminate the contamination.
The Rapidmix 400CW was used successfully during two contaminated land treatment projects in Shanghai, China via a joint venture partnership with a UK based contractor. The first project involved the rejuvenation of an old steel factory site rendering it fit for other uses. The second project concerned the treatment of contaminated land on the past site of a pharmaceutical factory.