EKOGRID™ technology can be installed almost anywhere. It’s very efficient to use in porous ground and is cost competitive in situations with deep contamination or contamination under built infrastructure. EKOGRID™ in situ remediation has none of the negative factors related to mass transfer or the use of chemicals.
The customized electrokinetic field is created using a series of steel electrodes that are set apart and installed in the ground to be treated.
Electrodes are typically spaced five meters apart. The system is extremely scalable and flexible. A demo project may include only nine electrodes whereas with larger projects several EKOGRID™ control units can be combined to treat large areas in excess of hundreds of thousands of cubic meters.
Electrodes can also be installed at an angle or horizontally, and even under pavements, roads, or buildings, thus causing minimal disturbance to the site and surrounding operations.
The installation depth is only limited by the installation technologies available. Electrodes will reach the depth of the polluted soil or groundwater.
Because of the low operating voltage and very low current densities applied, the system will not cause any hazard or danger to humans or animals at the site.
The low energy consumption also allows the use of alternative energy sources, such as solar panels or wind turbines, backed up with batteries and diesel generators, for example.