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REGENESIS technology stops migrating groundwater contaminant plumes

Environmental remediation technology company, REGENESIS, has announced the commercial launch of its innovative remediation technology PlumeStop Colloidal Biomatrix.

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May 22, 2014 by Hazmat Management

Environmental remediation technology company, REGENESIS, has announced the commercial launch of its innovative remediation technology PlumeStop Colloidal Biomatrix.

As the name indicates, the technology stops migrating groundwater contaminant plumes by rapidly reducing contaminant concentrations with a sorptive medium. This action also enhances or accelerates microbial-driven biodegradation processes. 

PlumeStop is effective on a wide range of organic contaminants and provides the first-ever colloidal biomatrix platform, designed to eliminate rebound, stop matrix back-diffusion and meet stringent groundwater standards at contaminated sites. It can also be applied to protect sensitive environmental receptors such as streams, rivers, ponds or lakes and to prevent contaminant migration across property boundaries. 

REGENESIS launched PlumeStop at an exclusive brunch event held in conjunction with the Battelle-sponsored Ninth International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds, which began May 19, 2014 in Monterey, California. REGENESIS is also a leading co-sponsor of the industry-specific conference, which is typically attended by nearly 1,500 scientists, engineers, regulators and other environmental remediation professionals from around the world. 

At the brunch event, titled “Innovating Performance Breakthroughs into Remediation Technologies,” REGENESIS’ President and CEO, Mr. Scott Wilson, gave a warm welcome to the audience and introduced Jeremy Birnstingl, Ph.D., Vice President of Environmental Technology at REGENESIS. Dr. Birnstingl spent his portion of the presentation speaking on the progression of PersulfOx Catalyzed Persulfate, an in-situ chemical oxidation (ISCO) technology which the company successfully brought to market in 2012. PersulfOx advanced the science of activated persulfate through the development of a persulfate-based ISCO product that is easy and safe to handle, contains industry-first, built-in activation and provides contaminant oxidation performance equivalent to the best alternative persulfate activation methods.

Immediately following Dr. Birnstingl, Ben Mork, Ph.D, Vice President of R&D at REGENESIS, took the stage to speak on PlumeStop. Dr. Mork unveiled the underpinnings of the new technology by explaining that its unique effectiveness is derived from the first-ever use of a highly dispersible, fast-acting, sorption-based technology which captures and concentrates dissolved-phase contaminants within its structure or matrix. Once groundwater contaminants are sorbed (held) onto the matrix, natural biodegradation (bio) processes proceed at an accelerated rate, forming a highly effective “biomatrix.” He also pointed out that Plumestop secures groundwater contaminant concentration reduction very rapidly (in days) and is effective on most organic groundwater contaminants including hydrocarbons, halogenated compounds and a wide variety of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs).

Additional information about PlumeStop, including a detailed White Paper, is available online at www.plumestop.com.

San Clemente, CA-based REGENESIS has been a recognized leader in the environmental remediation industry since 1994, developing and commercializing proven, innovative environmental technologies that significantly reduce the cost, time and difficulty of restoring contaminated soil and groundwater. REGENESIS products have been used by leading multi-national environmental consulting firms on more than 20,000 soil and groundwater cleanup projects worldwide and across the USA. For more information visit REGENESIS online (www.regenesis.com) or contact Bryan W. Vigue, Vice President of Marketing (BVigue@Regenesis.com, 949-366-8000).