PCB Decontamination

Enviroil has successfully completed all the processes and applications required, in terms of South African environmental legislation, to enable PCB decontamination and regeneration on Enviroil’s Wadeville site Erf number 788 in Wadeville.

The Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development issued Environmental Authorization, number Gaut. 002/10-11/0075 on 20 August 2014.

The City of Ekurhuleni Air Quality Officer issued a Provisional Atmospheric Emission Licence, number 14/1/1/7/2/164/EnviroilCC/Alb on 28 November 2014.

The Department of Environmental Affairs issued the Waste Management Licence, number 12/9/11/L515/3 on 12 June 2015.

Enviroil conducts a verifiable process that breaks down the PCB (Polychlorinated Biphenyl) structure in transformer oil, removing the chlorine from the PCB molecule and leaving the biphenyl in the transformer oil.

The process uses a proprietary reagent which operates at controlled temperatures starting from 60˚C. This process is unique to Enviroil and is capable of detoxifying and dehalogenating PCBs present in transformer oil with an efficiency of 99.9%.

The PCB level of transformer oil received for decontamination is verified, by gas chromatograph, prior to decontamination. After decontamination the PCB level is again verified by gas chromatograph.

A certificate is provided as evidence that the transformer oil has been decontaminated by Enviroil. The certificate contains unique information to identify the volume, date, etc. of the transformer oil decontaminated.

All the work, indicated above, is performed in-house. Enviroil does not outsource any aspects of its PCB decontamination process to third parties or agents.

If you require further information regarding our PCB decontamination services please contact us.