The Belgian company invented a mobile thermal system for thermal desorption. This process heats the soil to a level where pollutants vaporize as they reach the gas phase.
The technology extracts and recovers contaminants kept in the ground by heating the soil through a system of heaters, tubes and drains.
Process heats the soil by conduction cleaning homogeneously 100% of the volume - Contaminants are then recovered or reused as fuel for the burners.
This process gets its innovation from its mobility and the decontamination of soil impacted by hydrocarbons, persistent organic and inorganic pollutants and furthermore, for the decontamination from mercury. The smart burner is consistently being improved.
Applications are wide from oil and gas industry to real estate. Recent examples are the depollution of the undergrounds of a school in France or of a polluted soil with agent orange in Vietnam.
This device is easily applicable to in situ projects, for example on urban settlements, as it is to projects on sites far from any infrastructure.
This technology can be applied by directly drilling in the contaminated area, without excavation, without affecting buildings or installations.
It is also, suitable for already excavated soil or for larger quantities at shallow depths - The clean soil can be reused.
The Belgian company is looking for similar companies active in soil remediation in other countries (worldwide) to whom it could provide the technology (patents and know-how) for local commercialization under a license agreement, a commercial agreement with technical assistance or for further development under a technical cooperation agreement.