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An Animated Overview of the PlumeStop Remediation Technology

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When it comes to treating contaminated groundwater, there are quite a few technologies out there. While many of these technologies are effective at reducing gross contamination, most struggle to achieve final clean-up targets, leaving contaminants behind. Which means the closer you get to the clean-up target, the longer it takes, and the more the costs add up. Well, it doesn’t have to be that way anymore. Confidently and cost-effectively reach your targets with PlumeStop.

PlumeStop is a revolutionary material that includes sorbent particles the size of bacteria that rapidly capture contaminants. REGENESIS developed a patented chemical technology to disperse the PlumeStop particle while allowing it to stay in suspension and flow freely within groundwater. This is how it works. Say you have a surface spill that penetrates into a clean groundwater supply, you start by injecting PlumeStop into the subsurface at a low-pressure, so it evenly coats the majority of the soil matrix. Because PlumeStop is highly dispersive, it will distribute widely, moving through pore spaces creating a micro layer of PlumeStop upon the pore walls without compromising groundwater flow.

Once PlumeStop is in place and has coated soil surfaces, the contaminants continue to sorb into the PlumeStop out of the groundwater. Contaminant degrading bacteria then colonize the PlumeStop and feed on contaminants. Over time as biodegradation on PlumeStop precedes, regeneration of sorption sites occurs, freeing up the PlumeStop to sorb more contaminants, continuing to capture and destroy migrating groundwater contamination and contaminants back diffusing out from the soil.

In this way, PlumeStop will continue a cycle of contaminant capture and bio-destruction indefinitely. And the best part, the initial groundwater clean-up happens in a matter of days. So you can rest assured knowing you’ll meet your targets, and you won’t need to spend a fortune in the process. For faster, lower-cost remediation of contaminated groundwater plumes, there’s only PlumeStop. For technical information on PlumeStop, visit plumestop.com.