When we evaluate new technologies, the first thing we do is to look at reactivity. We want to make sure that our technology will effectively destroy the contaminants that we’re interested in destroying. The next step from there is to make sure that our technology distributes in situ. Most of our technologies are made to work underground, and so getting that distribution and contact between the contaminant and the technology is really essential for its performance.
Once we’ve evaluated that the technology works, that it destroys the contaminants, and that it can distribute in situ, then we start looking at the shelf life and the longevity of the product. Altogether, we want to make sure that when the product arrives on site, we know for sure that it will do the job that we’ve promised it will do.