Riverbend R3, LLC

Recover - Remediate - Reclaim

Raw Materials - Sediment Harvesting Our R3 team is ready to provide your customized facility with a site-specific sediment harvesting system. This system will be installed in the riverbed located next to your proposed site. The sediment harvester will be operated from your R3 Facility as it passively/actively collects sediment from the river. There are many considerations that must be taken into account when deciding if the sediment harvesting system is right for your R3 Facility. Raw Materials - Municipal Waste Streams Riverbend R3 Facilities have the capability to bring in waste streams from your surrounding communities for remediation. Municipalities oversee the transportation of waste streams such as garbage collection, seasonal leaf collection, and wastewater collection, to name a few. Waste streams such as seasonal leaf collection and effluent sludge from water treatment plants and wastewater treatment plants are able to be utilized within R3 Facilities through bioremediation. Much of these wastes are not currently being utilized to their full potential. Many municipalities are transporting seasonal leaf collections directly to landfills. Water treatment plant and wastewater treatment plant effluent sludge’s must be dewatered and transported off-site for disposal. Riverbend R3 Facilities offer a cost effective collection utilization of these wastes for remediation and recycling. Processing – Metals Recovery The Riverbend R3 Facility design includes provides you with an option to include this soil washing process as a step in your treatment of waste materials. Our metals recovery process//soil washing process removes heavy metal contamination from contaminated sediments. This treatment should be utilized when riverbed sediment or influent transported sediment has been positively tested and identified as heavy metal considered contaminated. This process generally takes a few hours to complete. The end product is sediment free from heavy metal contamination that may still contain petroleum contamination. The end product of the soil washing process should be mixed into the bioremediation process for further treatment. Processing – Bioremediation The Riverbend R3 bioremediation process utilizes anaerobic microbial activity to break down pollutants. Our remediation process specifically utilizes a BioRem proprietary blend of 100% natural microaerophilic bacteria and nutrients. This BioRem product does not require any additional oxygen supply. Typically biopiles require additional periodic aeration; however, because our process is anaerobic, your R3 Facility does not require the additional aeration vacuum pump installation associated with aerobic systems. Materials such as sediment, contaminated soils, yard wastes and sludge’s will be added to the biopiles present within your R3 Facility for bioremediation. Biopiles are heaped above ground piles of soils and materials that act as remediation vessels. The height of your biopiles will vary from a few feet tall to several feet tall; the length of your biopiles depends on the area available on site. Biopiles also typically require the addition of bulking materials such as wood chips, wood shavings, dry leaves, hay/straw or paper products. These bulking materials help to increase the Carbon:Nitrogen ratio within biopiles ultimately providing sufficient nutrients for the microorganisms to propagate. Value Added Beneficial Products – Recycle The overall goal of our R3 Team is to provide your R3 Facility with the means for value added engineered product production. The end result of your treatment processes are clean, value added engineered soils, topsoils, mulches, humus, and sand/gravel. Upon finishing treatment, these products are available for immediate use and resale. Clean soil and topsoil may be utilized as back fill soils on construction sites or additional materials for landscapes. Mulch and humus are very beneficial landscaping products due to their organic and nutrient rich properties. Humus is often used as a natural soil additive that increases microbial activity due to the organic composition and high moisture content. Mulch is often used as a finishing product for landscapes applied to the surface of soil; the mulch acts to improve the quality of the soil by conserving moisture while enhancing the overall appearance. Sand and gravel are very useful products that add stability to soils on construction sites. These value added engineered products will be sold and utilized in the construction field and landscaping businesses.