Remediation is the process by which dangerous substances are removed from the soil and water - both surface waters, like lakes and rivers, and groundwater, which supplies the majority of United States drinking water.
Around the US and all over the world, there are sites where the water and soil have been contaminated with pollutants or other harmful substances. The US EPA maintains the National Priority List (NPL), a list of the most highly contaminated places in the country, as part of the Superfund program for cleaning up hazardous material.
The current NPL, as of 2018, has 1338 entries, with another 53 entries proposed for addition. The US Department of Energy also manages its own sites, which contain a combined 6.5 trillion liters of groundwater and 40 million cubic meters of soil contaminated with radioactive material, organic compounds, and heavy metals.
Cleaning up sites like these is a challenging multistage process that can take years, if not decades, to complete. Current methods for soil and water remediation require years of building specialized equipment onsite, and they must be engineered specifically for a certain type of contamination and contaminant.
Our mass-produced water purification plants can be assembled and shipped to the site location in a matter of weeks instead of years, reducing both construction times and transportation costs.
And because our solutions are flexible when it comes to input water quality, they can be used regardless of what the polluted water or soil (which is washed with water) has in it. Finally, the output water can either be discharged, sent to standard municipal wastewater treatment, or reused infinitely in the cleaning process.