Ex Situ Reactor

Conceptual design of a STAR mobile ex situ reactor

There is significant potential for treating crude oil sludge in an ex situ, on-site reactor.  The academics are collaborating with SiREM/Geosyntec and Chevron to build a pilot ex situ reactor to demonstrate and optimize STAR for this purpose.  A 1 m diameter x 3 m high STAR reactor is under construction in collaboration with Gudgeon Thermofire Inc. (London, Ontario).  A suite of experiments will explore how to optimize the process and material handling to facilitate construction of a full scale reactor.

Numerical Modelling