Initially the Phoenix Machine was invented and developed to improve the packing density of saturated sand so as to prevent liquefaction of the ground and also to render loose deposits sufficiently competent to provide the foundation support for heavy civil engineering structures such as bridges. For such applications see the Phoenix Machine page here. The level of success achieved in this respect within a difficult offshore Arctic hybrid structure is summarized here.
The concomitant technology of utilizing Seepage Forces to control underwater hydraulic fill placement, such as building offshore islands from dredged deltaic deposits, is introduced at the underwater sandfills page at this link. The results of model testing at the NRC Hydraulics Laboratory in Ottawa are shown here. The links on the page "NRC Video" is probably the most readily appreciated.
For the purposes of improving the stability of mine tailings dams, see this link which shows the results at Black Dome gold mine and Myra Falls copper mine.
Field trials in such very fine tailings lead to the patenting of the Strata Mixer described here. The serious environmental problem related to the containment of the "FFT" pervasive in the Athabasca oilsands was the subject of a RFP exclusive to us (Phoenix Engineering Ltd). Our response to COSIA is shown at "April 25th 2016" link on our News page.
The widespread pollution of the groundwater resulting from the expansion of industrial "development" has not really been tackled yet. One application of our "Trident" unit described here seems to have some good prospect of utility in regions where the strata are pervious.
Recently we have applied for patent coverage for a Method and Apparatus to reduce the volume occupied by dry particulate commodities during transport and/or storage. This novelty applies the knowledge we have acquired during our development of tools described above for fully wet materials, now to totally dry materials. The News page provides a copy of that application by using the link "May 11th 2017".