Surfactant Enhanced Chemicalization (SEC) Services
In-situ and ex-situ application processes to liberate contaminants making them more ‘chemically available’ for chemical oxidation by chemical agents. SEC-Surfactant Enhanced Chemicalization improves the availability of the contaminants to the chemical agents commonly employed to affect in-situ and/or ex-situ chemical oxidation by 40 to 80% or more. The oxidation of non-target compounds (i.e., metals, natural products, and bacteria) is the greatest drawback to chemical oxidant treatment.
Ivey-sol helps overcome this limitation by increasing contact between contaminants and oxidants improving the oxidation rate of target compounds. This process may also be modified for application with chemical reducing agents in reductive dechlorination.