Pollution

For a long time people thought landfills were a good way to get rid of our waste. But lately, those landfills cause severe problems like soil contamination. What to do with our waste and waste water? How do we keep the earth clean and still get rid of waste? Without monitoring pollution, the waste products from consumption, heating, agriculture, mining, manufacturing and transportation, whether they accumulate or disperse, will degrade the environment.

Projects

  • Protection groundwater against pollution, Berlin

    Client  Grisar (Germany)

    Description / Background

    • The objective is to protect the groundwater from (industrial) pollution through the installation of a GlassWall Lance and a, so called, TDR. This process starts with sampling the area intensively and is followed by drilling holes to 20 up to 25 meter. At this depth the pollution is located and pushed back by using oxygen injections

    Products provided

    Sub theme: Pollution

  • Drilling on landfill to determine contamination

    Client - VCMI
    Period - 2013 - 2014

    Description / Background

    • Sonic Sampling is needed to determine contamination in the soil of a landfill  

    Products provided

    Sub theme: Waste & landfills

  • Golder, France, former oil refinery

    Client - Golder
    Period - 2008 - 2010

    Description / Background

    • The new department DIMEX (French Nuclear Service Team) will cover all aspects of contaminated sites, with or without radionuclide, but within a nuclear site
    • Support Golder by providing information on the contaminated soil

    Products provided

    Sub theme: Soil contamination

  • Integrated Nutrient Pollution Control Project

    Client - Romanian Ministry of the Environment (Romania)

    Description / Background

    • Many people live close to rivers, causing increasing amounts of nutrients to end up in the water (water purification installations, run-off from land and agriculture). Ultimately this can lead to serious problems, such as an insufficient level of oxygen in the water.

    Services provided

    Sub theme: Pollution

    Downloads Integrated nutrient pollution control project - Romania.pdf

  • Sewer optimization by underground research

    Clients Local authority of Bergen and Tauw Consultancy (the Netherlands)

    Description / Background

    • The local authority of Bergen wants to limit the management costs of the sewer system and therefore gain more insight into the manner in which sediment builds up in a sewer
    • A 3-metre deep pit from where a camera focused on a 1.5-metre long transparent acrylic sewer pipe was installed underground

    Services provided

    • The portable NIVUS flow rate meter PCM4 with Cross Correlation technology

    Sub theme: Waste water

    Downloads Sewer optimization by underground research - The Netherlands.pdf