METS is a complete
user-friendly system. You don't need a Ph.D. to remediate contaminated
soil using METS. Other remediation technologies require users to
have a relatively sophisticated knowledge of environmental, chemical or
biological science to achieve useful results. Or they require users to
have expertise in one or more engineering disciplines merely to deploy
the equipment at a remediation site. In contrast, METS was designed from
its inception with the goal of making it simple to deploy, safe to
operate, and reliable in performance. The METS system incorporates every
step in the process, from testing the soil before treatment to testing
the soil after treatment. Everything has been standardized to eliminate
METS works at the molecular
level to decontaminate soil. You can have complete confidence that, when
properly used, METS will perform reliably every time. METS is
designed to work with a wide variety of soluble decontamination formulas
or microorganism-based treatment products, available from EarthWorks or
from authorized suppliers, which are proven to degrade or neutralize
contaminant molecules. This flexibility makes it possible to select the
most effective and suitable treatment methods for each specific
contamination problem, taking into account soil type, soil conditions,
soil pH, and so forth. This flexibility also makes it possible for the
User Licensee to guarantee the performance of the METS system Your
guarantee is backed by EarthWorks' exclusive database of information on
available treatment products and methods, and our is technical
assistance available to you on every project.
METS gets results within days,
or even hours. No expensive, time consuming site monitoring or repeat
testing is required to finish a project. The METS remediation
process is based on thoroughly blending safe, decontaminating reagents
and/or biological cultures into a suitably prepared soil matrix that
includes proper moisture and aeration in a single operation. As a
result, the contaminants are either destroyed or rendered
environmentally inert as soon as the reagents or microorganisms come
into contact with the contaminant molecules. This treatment process,
which is proprietary to METS, ensures that the contaminated soil can be
remediated to an environmentally safe level in the shortest possible
time. Even biological treatment can produce desired results in days, not
the months often required by other bioremediation techniques.
METS is environmentally safe.
You can be confident that METS is a truly "green" solution
to environmental contamination. METS produces no negative
environmental byproducts, no excess heat (there is no thermal process
involved), and no hazardous materials or toxic sludge to haul away from
the treatment site. The treatment products we supply with METS pose no
threat to the environment; they are totally biodegradable and/or contain
ingredients commonly found in nature. Nor they do not pose a hazard of
any type during routine handling and storage.
METS is easily deployed. You
can be on the work site and busy remediating soil before lunch break.
METS treatment apparatus is approximately the size of a large SUV. It is
completely mobile and self-propelled. Setup can be accomplished in less
than a few hours. Working space need only be large enough to accommodate
the treatment apparatus, a loader and a place to deposit the treated
soil. METS can be employed cost-effectively on projects of all sizes,
even in dense, urbanized areas.
METS is very efficient. No
project is too big to be tackled with the METS process.
treatment apparatus is currently rated to treat up to 100 cubic yards of
soil per hour. Treatment equipment currently under design will treat up
to 200 cubic yards of soil per hour. The apparatus is so efficient that
the only constraint you need to consider is the number and size of
loaders required to keep up.
METS is less costly than any
other remediation option available to your customers. "Sticker
shock" will be someone else's problem, not yours.
charged for remediation projects involving other technologies or
techniques, (such as disposal in a landfill), can vary widely. As a
result, simple price comparisons are not possible. However, our
experience in specific cases has been that the cost to customers, to
remediate a stock of soil using other methods, is significantly higher
than with METS -- sometimes as much as ten times higher -- when all
relevant costs are included. Even the cost to haul the contaminated soil
for disposal in a landfill is higher, particularly when the cost to
replace that soil with clean fill is included along with the cost of
loading, trucking and dumping the contaminated soil.