NOVOSOL®, a process for the treatment and recovery of heavy metal contaminated mineral waste
Novosol® stabilizes contaminated sediments, provides a way of deriving value from the dredged sediments. This provides an incentive to dredge waterways that have been contaminated by heavy metals and/or organic compounds (oils, pesticides, etc.), and hence encourages river transport.
When waterways and port areas silt up, this hinders river traffic and can increase the risk of flooding at times of high water, even endangering reserves of drinking water. Dredging the sediment is practical only if it can be reused or if it can be put into landfill.
Often, however, the sediment’s load of pollutants - from industrial, urban and agricultural effluents - makes both those possibilities impractical.
Treating the contamination requires appropriate techniques, which up to now have been too costly.
For more details please visit the Novosol® website.