Since 1994 Akzo Nobel innovated with a new technology based on Macro Porous Polymer (MPP) engineered to remove dispersed and dissolved pollutants such as : Ar, Al, chlorinated, PAH, CS2… to below 1 ppb, helping the industry to recycle and to reuse their waste and process waters, and to solve in a cost efficient way their groundwater contamination including chlorinated pollutions such as DNAPL. This new technology is cost competitive against stripping, activated carbon or bio treatment technology. In addition it is low in energy consumption and flexible. There is no emission to air, no biological sludge formation and no addition of chemicals. This technology has been pre-certified Best Available Technique. Nowadays, we count in tens our references world-wide.
I - Introduction
With more 3 000 contaminated sites in France (BASOL data base) and hundred of thousand polluted sites world wide, governments from occidental countries and especially from EEC promoted environmental guidelines and regulations which become more encompassing and progressively stricter. With the European Union’s Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EC) finally adopted, and especially Article 4, Member States shall protect, enhance and restore all bodies of groundwater, ensure a balance between abstraction and recharge of groundwater, with the aim of achieving good groundwater status at the latest 15 years after the date of entry into force of this directive.