STAR – Smouldering Combustion Technology

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Thermal remediation technology where the contaminant is the fuel

We are excited to confirm that Cornelsen has been appointed by Savron to deliver their State of the Art STAR (in-situ) and STARx (ex-situ) smouldering combustion technology for in-situ and ex-situ remediation across Europe.

With extensive existing and on-going experience delivering in-situ thermal desorption and steam / air injection systems and with a reputation for rigorous process safety and robust and reliable remediation systems, Cornelsen is ideally suited to partner with Savron on rolling out their cutting edge remediation solution.

For more information visit our STAR combustion Page.


Steam Injection Remediation UK

Steam Injection Remediation UK Case Studies

Steam Injection Remediation Case Studies

Land contamination issues can be resolved with Steam Injection systems from Cornelsen. By the injection of a steam / air mixture the substrate is heated mainly by convection, inducing the mobilisation of contaminants and volatilisation of the compounds within the aquifer. The temperature is continually monitored as it permeates into the saturated zone,.

Steam injection remediation of Contaminated Groundwater or Soil by Steam Injection can also be achieved by mobilising viscous contaminants at temperatures of under 100 degress. Harmful contaminants such as such as heavy oils in soil and groundwater can then be recovered in a more efficient fashion when compared to other technologies. The inclusion of temperature monitoring points distributed vertically and laterally throughout the formation along with an in-line GC-FID and remote telemetry enables us to provide daily advice and recommendations as required.

Steam Injection Remediation

Visit our Steam Injection Remediations page to read our case studies

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Steam Injection Remediation

Steam Injection Remediation by Cornelsen

With UK project experience delivering both in-situ thermal desorption (ISTD) and steam injection remediation systems, developed over the course of the last 7 years, Cornelsen undertook its second major steam injection project in the UK in 2014.

Compressed Air and Steam

Unlike conventional steam injection, Cornelsen, together with our partner Reconsite GmbH delivers a steam/compressed air mix.

Advantages of this process include:

  • Increasing the efficiency of heat propagation through the formation by convection;
  • More efficient mass removal;
  • Reducing the risk of dispersing the contaminant plume by a condensing steam front as the water/contaminant mix evaporates quickly into injected air at temperatures well below 100 oC (the point of steam distillation).

Cornelsen personnel operated and optimise the remediation system continuously throughout the project and successfully met the performance parameters of our client and the operational up time requirements of 95%.  Another steam injection project is currently underway in Berlin, Germany.

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All steam injection systems and process plant is available ex stock for rapid mobilisation.  This includes all the necessary cooling and heat exchange plant as well as critical safety equipment.  No system installation will be completed without a detailed Hazard and Operability study (HAZOP) which we would expect to undertake together with our client.  Thereafter, all system infrastructure including pipework, electrical supply, control systems and safety systems are undertaken in house by Cornelsen engineers.