Environmental remediation processes were developed in-house, focusing on the use of specific forms of nano iron. All processes have been designed for on-site application.
chlorOff® – Dehalogenation process using zero valent nano iron. This process causes a reaction that transforms persistent chlorinated pollutants (POPs) into low-toxic or harmless substances.
The process can even be performed on solid matrices.
nanoCatox® – Remediation process that uses zero-valent nano iron as a catalyst. It allows the decontamination of soils or groundwater affected by hydrocarbon spills, chlorinated and nitrated products, and bioaccumulative organic contaminants.
Specially developed to provide operational and technical response in places with difficult access or with logistical difficulties.
Soils contaminated by hydrocarbon spills and chlorinated, nitrated, bioaccumulative organic products (such as POPs), etc.
Water tables affected by spills or leaks of hydrocarbons and chlorinated, nitrated contaminants or organic compounds refractory to biodegradation, using the “reductive infiltration” system.
- The nanocatalyst consists essentially of zero-valent nano iron of the highest purity (the fourth most abundant element in the Earth’s crust), so its diffusion in soils and water tables has no environmental impact.
- The reagent used for oxidation-reduction is hydrogen peroxide, which is completely consumed during the remediation process.
- The products resulting from the decomposition of peroxide are gaseous (O2, CO2, H2O) and are released through the pipes that are made, so their impact on the contaminated site is zero once the remediation procedure is completed.
- Effective, reproducible treatment, not affected by variations in composition, concentration, pH, temperature, etc. (compared to biological processes)
- Broad spectrum of application (including organochlorines, heavy metals, amines, sulfides, phenols, thiosulfates, hydroquinones, formaldehydes, chloroform, biocides, antiseptics, etc.)