Technology for in Situ Water Purification of LNAPL Pollution
Cluster2 Project ID : 15-2018-4569
Summary of the technology
Project ID : 15-2018-4569
Description of the technology
Cleantech and Environment
Water treatment, decontamination, remediation, AOP, hydrocarbons,LNAPL,
Advanced Oxidation Process, oil spill, wastewater, ground and underground water
Validation in lab environment –proof of concept and treatment of real cases
LNAPL is a light non-aqueous phase liquid that exhibits a liquid density less than that of water, hence it forms a floating phase that is not soluble in water (e.g., gasoline, fuel oils). There are three types of possible LNAPL contamination: Oil spill at the water surface; industrial wastewater; long-term sources forcontinued ground and underground water contamination. Therefore, the LNAPLs are a great environmental concern. Despite a variety of available solutions, the global community is still searching for a robust, effective and rapid method suitable for both mobile and residual fraction.
Our technology is aphysicochemical method for rapid and effective in situ water purification of LNAPL pollutants (Organic compounds floating on a water surface). The method includes an AOP-based unique combination that contributes to the decomposition reaction rate of LNAPLs, conversion of 99% rapidly (< 1hr).
Preliminary results to support the core of the invention were obtained in a laboratory environment - sampleof contaminated industrial waste water (see figure below).
Next steps are in-situ scale up and pilot