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Waste Tron, Inc.

Fabric Covered Buildings - Ideal Waste Buildings for Soil Remediation


Waste Tron, Inc.

A 72' by 300' fabric arch building has proved to be an integral part of WTI's remediation processes.


Location: Point Pleasant, West Virginia
Building Size: 72' wide by 300' long Waste Fabric Covered Building
Application: Waste Management - Soil  Remediation


"By composting the soil and letting natures 'bugs' do the work, the project is proving to be time-effective and cost-effective," says Ryan Wheeler, WasteTron, spokesperson. They identified hot pockets of contaminated soil on the site, and transported it to the fabric building composting area. The soil is placed in windrows, straw and chicken manure are added and then the windrows are turned daily by a large compost machine.


For a company that provides full-scale environmental solutions for hazardous waste projects, Waste Tron, Inc. is accustomed to using innovative products in its processes. A 72' x 300' fabric building has proved to be an integral part  of their remediation processes for a site formally used to manufacture dynamite during World War II.
In 2001, Waste Tron,  Inc. was contracted by the Huntington District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to remediate the contaminated site to a habitable state. Plans included cleaning the site through a composting process to stabilize the soil to a safe and usable resource.
"Rather than the traditional methods such as capping the contaminated areas. or sending the soil for incineration. our client decided to try a pilot program using bio-remediation.
The microbial action that occurs during composting reduces the contamination significantly.

"There is a very fine line of how much moisture needs to be present in the soil for the bio­remediation to work. The fabric buildings have been a help in that regard by keeping the weather elements at bay for us," Wheeler said.
A  4" center  ridge-vent  in the ceiling of the fabric buildings runs the length  of the arch building,  which allows condensation to exhaust, and large fans were installed at each end of the building for proper ventilation. An 18' x 18' door was installed on one end of the fabric building so large machinery can access it.
"The free-span space allows ample room for workers, the windrow turner and other machinery," he said. "As well, the fabric cover is not affected by the corrosive gases so it will never rust."


Although there are still several months left in the project. Waste Tron,  Inc. is happy with the initial results. "The results we are getting right now are great ... the composting process is working,"  Wheeler said.

When this project is complete, Waste Tron, Inc. plans to disassemble the waste building and move it to other locations for several applications.

Building Highlights
• A 4" center ridge-vent in the ceiling runs the length of the Arch building, which allows for condensation to exhaust.
• Large fans were installed at each end of the building for proper ventilation.
• An 18' x 18' door was installed on one end of the building so large machinery can access the building.


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Hot pockets of contaminated soil are identified

and transported to the fabric building for composting.


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The contaminated soil is placed in windrows and

amendments such as straw and chicken manure are

added, then turned daily by a large compost machine.


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The results are very positive.


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The fabric building will be relocated to other

sites once the job is complete.



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