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Activated-carbon filters and
Case study Adsorption
Wide-ranging Semi-Volatile Halogenated Hydrocarbon (SVHH) contamination in groundwater was discovered on a site where a former industrial-scale dry cleaners was in operation.
Three distinct contaminated areas were accounted for with varying SVHH concentrations:
Treatment Plant Specifications:
Progress of contaminant concentration:
Trichloroethylene contributed to the majority of the contamination (~90%), while roughly 5% of total contamination was determined to be cis-Dichloroethene. Other SVHH species and Vinylchloride appear only on particular sampling locations and in secondary concentrations.
ARGUS operates groundwater remediation and downstream groundwater contain-ment on the site since 2002. Downstream groundwater flow is contained by a row of 13 groundwater extraction wells over a distance of approx. 500m.
Groundwater is cleaned using a staged-activated carbon installation and is then di-rected into the receiving waters of the Uchte River. The Installation is equipped with a remote monitoring unit.
Number of Wells
10 - 20 m³/h
Inflow Concentrations (2002)
3 x 2 m³ Water Activated Carbon
Inflow Concentrations (2010)
2 x 2 m³ Bio-Festbettreaktoren
2 x 2 m³ Wasseraktivkohle