Groundwater may be contaminated through historical industrial land use or through more recent accidental spillage or leaks.We are committed to developing technologies that address growing demands on dwindling global water resources, and to working with customers to mitigate the environmental impact of human activity on the world’s water supply.
Chemviron’s granular activated carbon, powdered activated carbon, reactivated carbon, equipment, and technologies offer a comprehensive array of solutions for environmental water treatment applications to remove contaminants such as organic compounds, perfluorinated compounds, hydrogen sulfide, methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE), trihalomethane (THM).
Activated carbon is one of the most effective media for removing a wide range of contaminants from industrial and municipal waste waters, landfill leachate and contaminated ground. As the world’s most powerful adsorbent, it can cope with a wide range of contaminants. Different contaminants may be present in the same discharge and carbon may be used to treat the total flow, or it may be better utilised to remove specific contaminants as part of a multi-stage approach.
As with potable water, Chemviron has a dedicated reactivation facility that handles industrial grades of spent carbon. If required, the spent carbon can be returned and kept segregated – custom reactivation. More generally, the activated carbon can be taken from, and returned to, an industrial pool of carbon.
The specification and quality of this material is tightly controlled, ensuring the customer receives a reliable product. With dedicated industrial tankers and mobile equipment, together with our Field Service capabilities, Chemviron can provide an exceptional service that helps customers meet and exceed their environmental responsibilities.
Whilst direct environmental protection is essential, the reuse of water in industrial processes will provide reduced environmental impact of a site, whilst offering potential cost savings on waste water disposal and clean water supply. The typical range of environmental water contaminants that activated carbon is used to treat includes:
- Non-biodegradable organic compounds
- Adsorbable Organic Halogens (AOX)
- Inhibitory compounds for biological treatment systems
- Aromatic compounds
- Chlorinated/halogenated organic compounds
- PFOS (Perfluorooctane sulfonate)
- PFOA (Perfluorooctanoic acid)
- BPA (Bisphenol A)
- Endocrine disrupting compounds (EDC) and other trace contaminants