A thermal desorption system will be used in remediating synthetic-based drilling muds and drill cuttings from offshore drilling in eastern Canada.

The unit from Vulcan Systems cleans up contaminated drilling waste by removing and recovering the synthetic-based drilling fluids. The recovered synthetic drilling fluids can be reformulated into new drilling muds and returned back to the offshore drilling platform for reuse. The residual solids and water are inert and can be beneficially reused.

Vulcan supplies the thermal desorption systems with capacities from 1 to 10 tons per hour as complete turnkey plants. A vapor ejector system separates the synthetic fluid from the water in the vapor phase, producing a high quality recovered synthetic oil for reuse.