The importance of Groundwater Remediation

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Groundwater remediation, as the name suggests, is the process of identifying and fixing groundwater problems, usually pollution or other contaminants. In some cases, groundwater remediation is the only way to solve potentially destructive environmental and health problems for whole communities. Groundwater remediation is a huge global industry, devoted to managing pollution. This remediation process has to deal with some of the world’s worst environmental problems on a daily basis.

The Importance of Groundwater Remediation

Deadly Issues in Groundwater Remediation

Groundwater contamination is one of the most common, and most difficult, environmental problems. Contaminants may include oil, chemicals, heavy metals, and other poisonous substances. In some cases, contamination is so bad that water can’t be used at all. You couldn’t even use it to wash your car.

The other problem is that these contaminants will remain in the groundwater until the problems are solved. Prevention, obviously, is the best solution. In some cases, however, prevention and a cure must work together.

A good example of this type of problem is a case which occurred in Sydney. Serious contamination had released oil into groundwater. A total of 12 different types of contaminants were present in groundwater, including metals, in large quantities. These materials, if ingested, could be fatal to humans, or cause serious health issues. If released into the environment, the materials could also cause long-term contamination for fish and the local food chain.

The need was to both deal with the existing problem and prevent future problems. The solution was to develop a site-specific project to extract and eliminate contaminants using MyCelx filters, a top-of-the-line, modern wastewater filtration system.

Wastewater filtration and customized problem-solving delivered excellent results in this case. It should be noted that any incident of groundwater contamination may involve multiple factors. Each situation requires individual problem-solving and systems adapted to managing contamination issues.


Long Term Solutions

One of the major problems in groundwater remediation is simple enough – Understanding the problems. Most people don’t understand how dangerous contaminated water can be and how much damage it can do. Best practice is to implement long-term solutions using the latest technology to completely eliminate current groundwater and future contamination.

The bottom line here is that current problems can become expensive future problems. In many industries, groundwater contamination can also be a major legal risk. The good news is that MyCelx technology is drastically improving the cost efficiency of groundwater remediation. New treatments, new filtration systems, water purification systems, ozone treatments, and other advanced technologies are making the work easier, cheaper and quicker. The results speak for themselves.

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Ozonization process to clean river water

Post-Kumbh, Kshipra ozonization to continue

Indore: With an aim to keep Kshipra water clean for devotees in the holy city Ujjain, the local administration is designing a proposal to continue ozonization process at Ram ghat and Sunheri ghat.

Ozone used to clean river water

 Ujjain Municipal Corporation had signed a month long contract for ozonization with a Gurgaon based Purab Logistics firm for Rs 9 crore. During Simhastha, ozonization plants were installed at Ramghat, Mangalnath, Gaughat, Sunheri Ghat and Lalpul. Out of these plants, the administration is planning to retain the plants at two ghats which cost around Rs 95 lakh per plant.

Asheesh Singh, additional commissioner, Ujjain Municipal Corporation said, “We are planning to continue the ozonization process to keep the river water clean. The maintenance and operations will be handled by the corporation.”

 Ozone plants convert the oxygen into ozone and dissolve it in river. Consequently, the ozone destroys the impurities of bio-waste, chemicals and germs.

Ozone reviewed for water reuse options

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The Qatar Environment & Energy Research Institute (Qeeri), one of the three research institutes under Hamad Bin Khalifa University, is in the process of conducting a pilot research into the reuse of treated sewage effluent and agricultural waste water, Gulf Times has learnt.
“A modular pilot plant will be used in the experiments to deliver improved, high-quality water that can be used for irrigation, grey water application, district cooling and other purposes” said Qeeri acting executive director Dr Khalid al-Subai.
“The reuse of treated sewage effluent will provide a major water source in Qatar for agriculture and industrial applications and reduce the demand on desalinated water and major capital investments to build more desalination plants.”
According to Dr al-Subai, the Qeeri project “Reuse of Treated Sewage Effluent and Agriculture Waste Water” aims to investigate the efficacy of ozone and ozone-based advanced oxidation process in conjunction with other treatment processes for the reuse of treated sewage effluent, industrial, and agriculture wastewater.
The official explained: “The pilot scale research would investigate the improvement and optimisation of wastewater treatment processes from reuse perspectives and the efficacy of advanced treatment technology such as ozone and ozone based advanced oxidation process to provide the required treatment.”
These applications could provide wastewater treatment plant operating authorities significant information on best practices to reduce and eliminate negative impacts from waste water effluents.
The design will include hybrid technologies to provide an optimised operation that could improve treatment process.
The official pointed out that Qeeri was dealing with two national grand challenges of water security and energy security. “Ensuring water sustainability includes identification and management of water resources; maintaining water production in terms of quantity and quality, researching the most efficient desalination technologies at minimum cost, conserving environmental quality and managing water for society,” he maintained.
Dr al-Subai said Qeeri had a project-oriented structure where basic fundamental and applied sciences are integrated to achieve water sustainability.”The main research areas are desalination technologies, groundwater mapping and recharge, and reuse of treated wastewater.
We are conducting cutting-edge research and development programmes in these three areas.
“The aims of these R&D projects are to: increase energy efficiency, reduce costs, and minimise health risks and environmental impacts.The water security grand challenge programme at Qeeri involves the research and development of innovative techniques from concepts to near market products.”
The official noted that high quality and innovative research programmes were pursued at Qeeri along with other stakeholders including Kahramaa, QWEC, Ashghal, Ministry of Environment and Municipalities, Qatar Cool as well as with industries in the oil and gas sector that use and produce large amount of water.
“A key component for achieving water sustainability is the partnerships with governmental water authorities.
Qeeri has also launched a monthly open programme called “Science Majlis” as part of its activities to raise awareness among school children and the public on the topic,” he added.

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Ozone rainwater harvesting on a high with €1.7m investment

An Irish company that has been developing a rainwater collection device for use by households and businesses – Ozone Industries – has raised an additional €1.7m from investors in recent months.

It brings to well over €5m the amount the Wicklow-based company has raised since it was founded in 2010.

An investment firm headed by the founders of sports channel Setanta is a backer of the Wicklow firm that develops rainwater collection devices for residential and commercial use.

Danu Advisory Partners, which is controlled by Setanta co-founders Michael O’Rourke, Leonard Ryan, and Mark O’Meara, has invested €750,000 in Ozone Industries, which trades as Rainsafe Waters.

Money recently raised by Ozone was sourced from investors including Hopeford, a company controlled by Henry and Marie Bolger. They’re part of the family that owns Dublin-based engineering company Modern Plant. They invested €200,000 in Ozone in recent weeks.

Modern Plant has previously directly invested in Ozone. A number of existing investors in the company have also provided it with fresh funds.

Among those is Martina Annamalai, who is based in Malaga, Spain. Ms Annamalai is a director of UK company Janegi Investments, in which Dublin-based Rajendran Annamalai is also a director.

Enterprise Ireland has also invested a substantial amount of money in Ozone. Other investors include energy entrepreneur Louis Fitzgerald. He’s one of the original investors in Airtricity, which was founded by Eddie O’Connor.

The latest publicly available set of accounts for Ozone, for 2013, show that it made a €1.5m loss that year.

Irish Independent