KM4 is a system of low temperature thermal desorption to eliminate hydrocarbons (oil) contaminants in soils.
The mobile system is mounted on four trailers. The system can be easily moved from place to place and set up within hours.
The small size allows the KM4 to operate in a very restricted area and get the material to process right in place.
The estimated set-up time when the equipment is on site is between one and two days.
The components are optimized for quick connection.
To set it ready to move we estimate the same time.
The start-up time for heating the metal components, is approximately 20 to 30 minutes. This is set automatically in the control house, and the temperature rises about 10 degrees Celsius per minute.
The equipment requires two operators. An operator manages the control house. The second operator manages the supply and discharge of material.
The KM4 performance mainly depends on five parameters:
Under controlled conditions, this system can handle:
The space required is only 30 x 30 meters.
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Total petroleum hydrocarbon (TPH) is a term used for any mixture of hydrocarbons that are found in crude oil. There are several hundred of these compounds, but not all occur in any one sample. Crude oil is used to make petroleum products which can contaminate the environment. Because there are so many different chemicals in crude oil and in other petroleum products, it is not practical to measure each one separately. However, it is useful to measure the total amount of TPH at a site. Chemicals that occur in TPH include hexane, benzene, toluene, xylenes, naphthalene, and fluorene, other constituents of gasoline, of jet fuels, of mineral oils, and of other petroleum products. Petroleum Hydrocarbon Ranges are monitored at various levels depending on the state and testing site.
TPH is the sum of VPH and EPH. VPH refers to volatile petroleum hydrocarbons (VPH) also known as petrol range organics (PRO) and includes hydrocarbons from C2-C5.
EPH refers to extractable petroleum hydrocarbons (EPH) also known as Diesel range organics (DRO) and includes hydrocarbons from C6-C40. Here is where we deal with the KM4.