Title: Promising Membrane Technology Reduces Chlorobenzene in Groundwater 
Resource Type: document --> public information 
Country: USA 
Language(s): English
 
Year: 2019 
Author 1/Producer: US Environmental protection Agency (US EPA) 
Author / Producer Type: Agency, regulator or other governmental or inter-governmental body 
Report/Document number/description: Superfund Research Program Research Brief 290 
Publisher Country: USA 
Publisher web link (root): https://tools.niehs.nih.gov/
Report / download web link (=direct link): https://tools.niehs.nih.gov/srp/researchbriefs/view.cfm?Brie ...  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->Ex situ treatment technologies
Groundwater protection-->Groundwater protection overview
 
Short description: A new Superfund Research Program (SRP) collaboration has developed a promising groundwater cleanup technology that provides an efficient, low-maintenance method of removing chlorobenzene and other compounds from water. The method integrates electrochemical oxidation, which uses electricity to transform contaminants into non-toxic substances, and membranes containing palladium (Pd), a metal used as a catalyst in many industrial chemical synthesis applications and groundwater treatment.  
Submitted By: Professor Paul Bardos WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 10/03/2019