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Follow-up Tests Confirm Success of Enviro-Equipment Inc.’s Powdered Activated Carbon (PAC) CleanInject® Remediation System
In situ bioremediation solutions company Enviro-Equipment, Inc. confirms that majority of wells treated with the patent-pending CleanInject® system have reached site specific target levels (SSTL).
Enviro-Equipment Inc., a leading innovator of in situ bioremediation solutions, announced today that a second round of groundwater samples has confirmed that the majority of wells treated with the patent-pending CleanInject® system have reached site specific target levels (SSTL).
The SCDHEC-approved treatment, which involved injecting powdered activated carbon (PAC) into a petroleum impacted formation to remediate the groundwater and soil, was conducted in August 2012 on a State of South Carolina stimulus site.
The treatment was initially designed as a four day pilot test of the CleanInject® process, but was so effective that it remediated almost all of the contamination at the site, with the latest samples indicating a contaminant concentration reduction of 99.94%. The site consulting company, Midlands Environmental, has noted that it will re-sample the site on a semi-annual basis to determine if any further action is required.
“Honestly I am amazed with the results!” commented Jeff Coleman, senior scientist at Midlands Environmental Consultants. “I thought we would be more around the 90% range for the second test."
“The recent results are proof this is a viable technology, and the split sample results from SCDHEC confirm it,” commented Brian E Chew Sr. PG Principal Hydrogeologist at Enviro-Equipment Inc. “The process is now proven to rapidly remediate petroleum impacted groundwater and soil. Other groundwater remediation technologies such as Sparge/Vent could take one to two years to produce a similar result, and could cost three to five times more than this technology. We see this technology quickly cleaning up a lot of sites and saving a lot of money over the long run.”
For media inquiries, contact Brian Chew at brianchew(at)enviroequipment(dot)com or 704-556-7723.
About Enviro-Equipment, Inc.
Enviro-Equipment, Inc., a woman-owned small business founded in 1993, rents, sells, and repairs environmental monitoring equipment used for pollution control, groundwater remediation, water and wastewater treatment, safety and industrial hygiene, and environmental assessment. They also design and manufacture custom remediation systems and UL certified control panels. The company’s Charlotte, NC area facility offers environmental monitoring instruments, field sampling supplies, safety products, equipment repair, and training. Enviro-Equipment's customers include colleges and universities, government agencies, industry, and environmental consultants in the groundwater hydrology and industrial hygiene fields worldwide.