Innovative Remediation Technology

Quick Facts

  • In the past 10 years, Sovereign has remediated more than 70,000 tons of contaminated soil.
  • Sovereign personnel have authored and presented numerous papers on remediation case studies using innovative technologies.

Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
- Steve Jobs, inventor

Sovereign uses innovative remediation technology to deliver more effective and less expensive results. From tailoring microbes for bioremediation to employing pneumatic fracturing of tight formations, we are constantly discovering new ways to serve our clients.

Sovereign implements remediation technologies using a cost-benefit analysis approach. Our project managers design and operate remedial systems to meet our clients’ risk-reduction goals. Our remediation strategy focuses on source area remediation, containment, and natural attenuation of the residual areas and zones of impact. Sovereign’s source control and groundwater response actions are based on the mass distribution of each contaminant phase, the characteristics of the chemicals of concern, and evaluation of appropriate remedial technologies.

We utilize the following innovative remediation technologies:

  • soil shredding and soil stabilization
  • thermal desorption
  • soil venting cells
  • bioremediation
  • electrical resistance heating (ERH)
  • soil vapor extraction
  • bioventing
  • passive air curtains
  • horizontal wells
  • pump-and-treat systems
  • air sparging
  • dual-phase extraction
  • permeable reaction wells
  • Fenton’s reagent injection
  • potassium permanganate (KMnO4) injection
  • reductive dechlorination
  • ozone injection
  • aerobic and anaerobic biodegradation
  • electron donor compound injection

Sovereign designs innovative remediation strategies for sites contaminated with hazardous substances such as heavy metals, VOCs, BNCs, PCBs, LNAPLs, DNAPLs, petroleum hydrocarbons, gasoline additives such as MTBE and TBA, TSCA-regulated substances, and radioactive materials.