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Remediation Secret Knowledge (Part 5) – Compressors: Rotary Screw, Reciprocating, Rotary Vane & Rotary Claw

Zephyr Rotary Claw

This article is part five of the "Remediation Secret Knowledge" series which draws upon my personal experiences working in the field with compressors which have a number of uses on remediation projects including:

Part 5 - Compressors: Rotary Screw, Reciprocating, Rotary Vane, and Rotary Claw

Compressors are used for a number of purposes on remediation projects including:

  • Operation of pneumatic pumps for groundwater extraction or chemical injection
  • Air sparging or bio-sparging where compressed air is injected into the subsurface to remediate petrochemical saturated soil or impacted groundwater
  • Ozone injection where compressed air is used to create ozone for injection
    A number of parameters need to be determined prior to selecting a compressor for a specific purpose.

Some of the typical parameters are as follows: