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The New Way to Manage Groundwater Contamination

In today’s political and social climate, environmental awareness has rightfully taken its place as a significant issue in all aspects of society. For this reason, it has never been more important for organisations to take an active role in avoiding environmental pollution.

As well as taking meaningful steps in these areas, it’s also important to address the damage that’s already been done. Groundwater remediation is one way to achieve this. By identifying and removing groundwater pollutants and contaminants, organisations can pave the way for a healthier environment and more controlled groundwater measures in the future.

However, groundwater remediation isn’t without its challenges, which is why organisations should seek a scientifically advanced, tested and measured customised solution to their problems.

 

Examining Groundwater Remediation Solutions

Interest in and knowledge of groundwater remediation has certainly come a long way. In fact, there was once a time where groundwater contamination wasn’t considered an issue because groundwater was thought to be protected by natural filters[1].

Of course, this is no longer the case and the increasing interest in groundwater remediation has led to the emergence of a range of treatment technologies. One of the most conventional groundwater remediation methods is referred to as the ‘pump and treat’ system, which involves extracting groundwater, treating it above ground and reinjecting it to flush out the contaminants. These systems have since been found to have a range of limitations, both in terms of remediation effectiveness and commercial viability[2].

This prompted the need for technological innovation and a new look at groundwater remediation.

 

What a Groundwater Treatment System Needs to Achieve

Effectively and efficiently removing pollutants from groundwater is just the start of what a superior remediation system needs to achieve. Among other things, groundwater remediation needs to:

  • offer cost-effective water treatment solutions for the client
  • meet the decontamination guidelines of local authorities and legislators
  • allow the treated site to continue operating
  • display the corporate responsibility of the client for social and environmental matters
  • open up new avenues to improve overall environmental performance

 

Using MyCelx Filters to Achieve These Requirements

Technologically advanced MyCelx water treatment solutions are the key to effective groundwater remediation. Reducing contaminants to less than one part per million, MyCelx technology can meet and exceed strict legislative guidelines and demonstrate an actionable move towards corporate responsibility.

When implemented with a broader remediation system, MyCelx filters can achieve their decontamination goal without affecting performance. MyCelx can also form part of future operations that prevent contamination and it is more cost-effective than alternative technologies such as activated carbon (GAC).

 

Achieving Your Goals with MyCelx and OLEOLOGY

At OLEOLOGY, we have successfully used MyCelx to achieve these groundwater remediation goals and more. Our work in Sydney’s petroleum industry demonstrates the success of MyCelx in groundwater remediation as well as OLEOLOGY’s capability to construct a custom treatment solution.

To solve the complex problems of groundwater remediation more effectively, talk to one of our engineers about a custom solution. Operating throughout Australia and NZ, you can contact OLEOLOGY online or call us on 1300 948 756 for a discussion.

 

[1]http://www.thomastelford.com/books/ttbooks_redirect/advanced-groundwater-remediation/Chap-1.pdf

[2]https://www.nap.edu/read/5781/chapter/3#32