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Karlos Andre Melo
Karlos Andre Melo

Latam Director

Industrial Chemistry by the Federal University of Pará, Environmental Specialist by Edutech Training and Environmental Development. Auditor SGI (ISO9001, ISO14001, OHSAS 18001), SA8000 and NBR16001. With more than 15 years of experience in the management of contaminated areas. Currently coordinates technical and commercial team at the company VALGO - Ag São Paulo (BR), in projects of Environmental Diagnosis and Remediation in locations contaminated by Petroleum Hydrocarbons, Organochlorines, PCBs, Pesticides and Heavy Metals.


A New Alternative for Thermal Desorption Technique

This work aims to present the efficiency of the new technology developed for gas desorption technique. This technique was implanted in a site contaminated with organochlorine compounds in Brazil, whose results were very satisfactory in relation to the efficiency of the remediation as well as the reduction of costs detached with the technique. Results The technique implemented in Brazil reached a temperature ranging from 450ºC to 500ºC in the heating point using a gas consumption of 113 tons each quarter and, in this case, the use of electric energy would be used 456278 kW implying a significant reduction in operating costs. Conclusion At the site where the technique is being applied the system has demonstrated good efficiency with a gas consumption of 90 kg / m3 in an area of 260 m³.

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