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Chemical Manufacturing Company

Chemical Manufacturing Company
Project Name: 
Aluminum Alkyl AST Decontamination
Port Arthor
Project Summary: 

SET Environmental was called to work with a chemical manufacturer in Port Arthor, Texas. Two of their waste aluminum alkyl tanks – each containing 7,000 pounds of partially unreacted aluminum alkys with solvents and aluminum powder solids – had deteriorated over the past 15 years until the consistency of the material would not flow out of the valves.

SET cut open the tanks under nitrogen and mineral oil blankets to excavate the reactive material and packaged it into DOT-approved containers for transportation. SET also decontaminated the tanks to make them safe for scrap metal recycling, and performed the transportation and disposal of the material at SET’s part-B permitted TSDF in Houston, Texas.