Depending on customers’ requirement and the nature of the waste, CIC offers best solutions from the perspectives of both transportation efficiency and cost management. Upon requests from customers, wastes can be collected from client’s designated location and delivered to one of CIC’s Waste Management and Treatment Plants located in Kuala Belait and Seria. Depending on the type and volume, waste is generally stored in containments such as bottles, drums, pails and IBCs and transported using High Bed Hiab Trucks. Liquid or slurry wastes such as waste water, waste oil and sludge can be collected directly from clients’ storage via Vacuum Tanker. As a general practice, customers are required to issue documentations such as Consignment Notes, Service Delivery Orders and Material Safety Data Sheet before the waste can be accepted.
Laboratory testing is an essential element in CIC’s waste management system. CIC provides in-house laboratory testing to detect, diagnose and analyze contaminants in the waste samples received for onwards treatment and disposal management purposes. CIC’s lab services range from routine testing such as analysis of water pH, water temperature, contaminants level, oil and grease content, base sediment and water (BS&W) and flashpoint, to testing upon requests by the clients.
Over time, CIC’s Laboratory has evolved to include environmental monitoring such as air quality monitoring (E-BAM equipment for measuring particulate matter in the air), ground water monitoring and Mercury concentration in environmental samples. In addition, CIC recently acquired mercury analysis capabilities to support CIC’s expansion into treating Mercury waste and Mercury contaminated waste.
CIC’s Laboratory is in the process of being ISO17025 2017 compliant with the strong intention to eventually becoming accredited.
Waste oils collected and received from clients are normally in the form of used oil from workshops, vessels, manufacturing plants, cooking oil from restaurants and other sources. CIC's Distillation System is designed to recover waste oil as Reprocessed Industrial Fuel (RIF). At CIC Waste Management Treatment Plant, waste oils are treated and separated to form light oils, heavy oils and wastewater. The light oils are pumped out and reused to fuel the furnace in the system. The heavy oils separated are dehydrated, analyzed and commercialized back to the industry as Reprocessed Industrial Fuel (RIF). The wastewater is forwarded to our waste water treatment facilities for further processing before discharge.
As part of the treatment process, wastewater is separated from the contaminants and purified using CIC’s waste water treatment technologies below. All water treated by CIC's WWTP can be disposed with minimum environmental impact.
Dissolved Air Flotation (DAF) Technology
Incineration is a waste treatment process that involves the combustion of organic substances contained in waste materials. Incineration offers the most complete destruction for any waste type where the hazardous waste received are permanently converted to inert substances through thermal treatment. CIC’s Waste Management Treatment Plant in Kuala Belait has the only rotary kiln incinerator in the whole of Brunei Darussalam. The incinerator consists of two chambers: the first chamber reaches temperatures of up to 800 degrees Celsius whereas the second chamber reaches a maximum temperature of 1200 degree Celsius. Rotary incinerators are ideal for processing hazardous materials as they ensure even and complete combustion and therefore efficient disposal of hazardous waste.
Waste received from customers stored in drums or IBCs is extracted from the storage containers and forwarded for further treatment based on the type and volume of waste received. The used drums or Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs) are cleaned and washed using high pressure hot water and a bio-friendly solvent. Once the cleaning process is completed the drums / IBCs are inspected to ensure complete decontamination.
Plastic drums and IBCs are cut up into smaller pieces and sent for recycling whereas the metal drums and the metal casings of IBCs are crushed and then sent for recycling. Crushed glassware will be disposed to approved landfill.
Tank cleaning services have been introduced in 2012 and since then have been an integral part of CIC’s service offering. Our tank cleaning methodology includes minimum entry techniques using qualified personnel, intrigue safety equipment and automated tank cleaning equipment to ensure a safe and efficient cleaning process.
An oil spill occurs when liquid petroleum or hydrocarbons are released in the environment. In the event of onshore oil spillage incident, CIC is able to provide oil spill emergency services in order to minimize environmental impacts.
Thermomechanical Cuttings Cleaner (TCC®) is our newly invested state-of-the-art equipment, which is capable of treating oil contaminated drilling waste in an environmentally friendly and safe manner. The unit generates heat by friction in a thermal desorption process that efficiently separates and recovers the components of drilling waste whilst preserving the original quality of the components. Some of the key advantages include the direct heating of waste stream that results in maximum energy the efficiency and recovered base oil is comparable in quality to new base oil.