Heat Can Clean Toxic Soil, Groundwater
Researchers have developed a promising way to cleanse the environment of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) – some of the most insidious toxins known to humans.
Instead of digging polluted subsoil and transporting it to treatment plants, the new technology heats the contaminated areas and releases the toxic chemicals, which are then extracted from the ground and destroyed. This may be a cheaper and safer way to clean up contaminated soil and groundwater – and make our cities healthier – Gorm Heron of TerraTherm Inc. said at the CleanUp 2013 conference in Melbourne.
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