The Challenge:

The removal and decontamination of PCBs and POPs from water is a very difficult and expensive process, which creates additional pollution & waste due to the use of Incineration, Chemical Mineralization, and Reverse Osmosis technologies.

ECONSE was asked by a Canadian Government Agency to propose a solution and demonstrate our capability to destroy PCBs in highly contaminated water.

Additional goals of the project included:

  • Dramatically Reduce existing process cost
  • Find an ultimate, on-site remediation solution for the destruction of PCBs
  • Use advanced technologies with no hazardous byproduct(s)
  • Provide a chemical free, sustainable and eco-friendly solution
  • Comply and meet with safety discharge limits & environmental regulations
  • Provide a fully Automated Unit with remote monitoring & control

The water was contaminated with 120 (+/-) ug/l of PCBs & other contaminations.The “Safe for Discharge” requirement (non-drinking water) is 1 ppb (1μg/l).

Our challenge was to destroy PCBs below “Non-Detectability Level”.

The Solution:

The Econse 250R PCB & POP Destruction Unit uses an advanced chemical free process to destroy PCBs and POPs to below detectability “On-Site” without the need for any incineration or use of chemicals.

The ECONSE-250R produces a water quality that meets and exceeds the Safe Industrial Discharge requirements of the Ontario Ministry Of Environment MOECC at a fraction of the cost of other traditional treatment technologies.

The Results:

ECONSE preformed a demonstration of our technology at our facility in Toronto, Canada. All PCB and other hazardous contaminations were destroyed to below Non Detectability (0.02 ug/l), and water was made safe for discharge.Test results were verified by an independent certified 3rd party laboratory.