Environmental Remediation

Western Emulsions Inc. specializes in developing and manufacturing engineered asphalt emulsion solutions for a wide range of applications, including asphalt recycling, soil stabilization, vapor intrusion barriers, and contaminated soils encapsulation. 

Superior encapsulation capabilities

In July 2000, the United States EPA issued a determination that use of encapsulation technologies qualifies as recycling for Resource Conservation and Recovery Act characteristic wastes, in that permanent chemical bonding is achieved in a commercially useable end product. 

Treated soils exhibit increased soil strength and can be used as an asphalt base material. The technology is especially applicable for military ranges (lead and DU contamination), military base reuse sites (where treated soils can be used to construct new roads), and other applications. The emulsions can be mixed into the soil and/or applied topically.

The objective of the technology is to provide permanent encapsulation of contaminated soils, where the resultant treated soil exhibits reduced leachability of the contaminant, reduced permeability of the soil surface, and increased soil strength to withstand wind and water erosion.

With more than two decades of experience in this arena, Western Emulsions serves as a partner and supplier of state-of-the-art emulsion products tailored to the project objectives.