The first commercial scale applications of the ATP were for industrial use mainly to clean up pesticide, tar and oil contaminated sites. Four sites in the United States of America were successfully cleaned up using the ATP technology.
The 10 t/h ATP Plant at a U.S. EPA Superfund Site in Michigan
The ATP Plant conformed to regulatory criteria for all effluents. Commercial and demonstration ATP Plant performance were extensively monitored during the U.S. EPA Superfund and the Canada DESRT programs. These projects were successful demonstrations of this innovative technology in waste remediation.
Oil production and refinery wastes can be treated by the ATP to yield hydrocarbon free solids that may be disposed as landfill. Light, clean, oil may also be recovered as a by-product.