Activated Metal Treatment System (AMTS)
For about 50 years, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were commonly used in industrial materials including, caulking, cutting oils, inks, paints and as dielectric fluids in electrical equipment such as transformers and capacitors. Concerns over health effects led to a North American ban of manufacturing PCBs in 1977. By the mid-1980s, an initiative was started to clean up contaminated areas and to phase out PCB-containing equipment and products that were still in use.

PCBs pose a very real human health threat through numerous exposure pathways. The remediation of these contaminants is essential to promote public health and environmental quality.  The main form of remediation for PCB’s and PCB contaminated materials is through disposal at a hazardous waste landfill.   The problem is landfilling is that it’s merely a containment mechanism that does not eliminate the possibility of environmental contamination and does not end the liability to the waste producer.
  • ACTIVATED METAL TREATMENT SYSTEM (AMTS) technology was developed and patented by NASA and Scientific Specialists, Inc. (SSI).
  • The AMTS paste consists of an activated metal complex within a solvent system.
  • Initially developed to remediate PCBs from industrial grade paints without requiring the removal of the paint.
  • Variations of the AMTS technology, has successfully remediated PCBs from concrete, soils, caulk, and sludge materials.
  • Green and Sustainable Remediation Technology.
• Painted structures (e.g. buildings, ships, machinery)
• Electrical equipment
• PCB contaminated debris
• Concrete surfaces contaminated with PCB oils
• Caulks and other adhesives
• Soils and sludge Advantages:
• Removes and destroys PCBs from media without creating additional hazardous material
• Allows for reuse or recycling of the structure/material being treated
• Safer and better for the environment than other alternatives
• Various uses and application methods.
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