How heat remediation may help to build a more sustainable future
Dealing with pests in an eco-friendly way that can also help sustain the soil’s quality and the health of the habitat is tricky, but the technologies involved in heat remediation are helping to make this an achievable aim rather than a pipe dream.
What is heat remediation, and what are the advantages it offers compared to traditional methods that are causing some to herald it as the best hope for the future of the industry?
Taking on pests without the adverse effects
Taking advantage of heat and other techniques can allow for some truly impressive results. In fact, some experts argue that this could allow us to deal with issues as significant as climate change.
On a smaller scale, heat remediation can have huge benefits in a domestic or commercial setting where pests are proving to be a problem within a given structure.
In the past, pests have been taken out using dangerous chemicals that are harmful to all forms of life and thus have nasty side effects associated with their use. Switching to heat remediation as an alternative means that critters can be exterminated simply by increasing the temperatures beyond levels in which they can survive.
This not only removes environmental concerns with pest extermination, but it also means that there is no risk of people or property being damaged.
Improving soil quality
Heat treatment of manmade premises is one thing, but pushing through positive changes in a natural setting is another matter. With soil remediation services, this is precisely what is possible.
Soil remediation services can help to combat contamination caused by hydrocarbons, and there are a lot of different processes by which the heat is applied.
Thermal desorption, for example, is available as either a low- or high-temperature solution that helps disrupt contaminants and allows them to be removed from the soil efficiently.
Pyrolisis and vitrification are higher-temperature examples, requiring heat of anywhere from around 400 degrees Celsius to in excess of 1,000 degrees Celsius.
Soil treatments can even include the injection of hot air or steam to enhance the speed with which the polluting materials degrade and thus dramatically reduce contamination timescales.
The versatility and effectiveness of heat remediation are making it a high-tech solution to some of the world’s most significant problems.