Environmental cleaning as a Fortum service
Fortum’s Recycling and Waste Solutions offers innovative environmental cleaning solutions, like remediation of soils for restoring contaminated land areas and the treatment of hazardous oils and chemical waste. In 2019, Fortum started testing the new Multi-purpose On-site Phase Separator (MOPS) technology to clean contaminated sand and soil. The technology is currently being tested in practice in Denmark in a contaminated shoreline area that was previously used as a deposit site for toxic waste from a chemical factory. MOPS removes mercury, pesticides and other toxins from contaminated sand. Fortum’s new technology not only cleans the sand, it also converts the toxic waste into a raw material that can be used in the construction industry, among others. After the technology testing with sand has been completed, Fortum plans to test MOPS also with other waste streams. The aim is to complete the pilot plant tests during the first quarter of 2020.
Watch the video on cleaning contaminated sand using MOPS technology in Denmark.