SmartStripping® remediate groundwater through the introduction of clean air into saturated zone (stripping) and the extraction of the air, full off contaminants, from the unsaturated zone. The contaminants extracted from the aquifer are conveyed in filters, after which, the purified air is re-introduced into the ground creating a closed air-cycle that minimizes the impact of the technology on the environment.
Zero atmospheric emissions
SmartStripping® is an “atmospheric emissions” free technology, therefore, to start, it doesn’t require authorizations from the Authorities. This aspect concerning air quality protection allows starting the MISE (Emergency and Safety Actions) the same day as the statements prescribed by art. 242 are sent.
Zero groundwater extraction
SmartStripping® removes volatile and semi-volatile (VOC and sVOC) contaminants dissolved in groundwater without the need to extract water from the underground, therefore the water resource is preserved in the underground without the need to discharge it into sewers or surface water.
Zero water discharges
SmartStripping® is a “water discharge it into sewers or surface water” free technology, therefore it doesn’t require authorizations from the Authorities to start. This aspect concerning surface water protection allows starting the MISE (Emergency and Safety Actions) the same day as the statements prescribed by art. 242 are sent.
The high efficiency of the air treatment system in use by SmartStripping®, provided by granular activated carbons with the best adsorption capacity, allows to reduces to 1/3 the quantity of exhausted activated carbons, compared to other traditional systems (eg: Pump & Treat), for the same quantity of extracted contaminants. The exhausted activated carbons are entirely recoverable in R13.
Minimum health risk
SmartStripping® works by removing VOC and sVOC from the unsaturated and saturated zone, therefore it’s a device for the reduction of health risk from underground organic vapors inhalation.
Zero time for the plant start
SmartStripping® can be installed and started on the same day as the required communications for the MISE, without costs and time for the authorization practices from the Authorities.
The limited size of the plants allows a easy installation. It is also generally possible to transform available wells/piezometers in SmartStripping® wells increasing the system flexibility and reducing the installation time and cost.
SmartStripping® purifies the groundwater through a closed air-cycle. The air purification from VOC and sVOC through carbon filters is from 4 to 5 times more advantageous than the water purification, therefore the treatment of air, compared to the treatment of water, allows to treat a larger volume of underground and to reduce operating costs.
Energy use minimization
The energy consumption compared to the quantity of removed contaminants mass balance reached the rate of 1 kWh for 0.1 kg of removed contaminants.