Advanced Waste & Water Technology initiates water cleanup work post-hurricane Sandy29 November 2012
US-based water treatment and water management company Advanced Waste & Water Technology (AWWT) has taken up an initiative to support the efforts to clean water contamination in the New York State metropolitan area, US, post hurricane Sandy.
The initiative, called Hurricane Sandy Emergency Response, is aimed at cleaning water from volatile and non-volatile pollutants such as chemicals, petroleum, kerosene, diesel, sewage and saltwater.
For the cleaning initiative, AWWT will employ its ElectroCleanse technology, which provides an onsite closed-loop process to treat and recycle wastewater without chemicals, and was originally developed for commercial and industrial purposes.
ElectroCleanse uses electrocoagulation technology to remove contamination from water by using electricity instead of chemicals.
The technology uses electricity to steer a chemical reaction which in turn quickly clean, wash, and rinse the water by removing pollutants. AWWT president Patricia Els said the devastation resulted from the strong storm is still affecting the communities in the Tri-State area.
"Our onsite system eliminates the need for municipalities to temporarily store this contaminated water," Els added.
"We treat it at or close to its collection point to expedite cleanup and reduce the chance of further contamination."
The electrocoagulation technology is a proven water treatment method to can remove harmful bacteria, suspended solids, petroleum products, and other pollutants from water.
Image: Advanced Waste & Water Technology has taken an initiative to clean pollutants from water in the New York State metropolitan area, US, post-hurricane Sandy. Photo: Daniels (NARA)