Ex Situ and On-site

EKOGRID™ technology can be installed almost anywhere. EKOGRID™ is effective for the treatment of soil after it has been excavated. This treatment can be done on-site, ex situ at a treatment center and/or using:

  • Biopiles
  • Biocells
  • Biocontainers

The customized electrokinetic field is created using a series of steel electrodes that are set at intervals and installed in the excavated soil to be treated.

Illustration of ex-situ installation

Electrode spacing is typically 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 inside the piles to be treated or inside closed containers.

The installation depth is only limited by the installation technologies available. Electrodes will reach the depth and width of the polluted soil.

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.