based in Atlanta, GEORGIA (US) (USA)
The use of H2O2 to chemically oxidize the contaminants into mineralized products (CO2 , salts, and readily biodegradable organic fragments) offers a number of advantages over these current treatment methods.
Benefits of Soil Decontamination by Chemical Oxidation:
The reagent used (H2O2) is inexpensive, readily available, and has as its reaction products water and oxygen;
The chemistry of the process (Fenton's Reagent) has been known for over 50 years and its applicability to a wide variety of contaminants is well documented;
The process is easily applied and controlled;
The treatment occurs rapidly, lasting from a few hours to a few weeks;
The process produces no by-product wastestreams, and can be tuned for the degree of contaminant removal desired. This allows it to be used synergistically with other technologies such as biotreatment or soil washing.