Video Series: Understanding How Waterloo Emitters Work
Video 1: Waterloo Emitter: Spatial Distribution and Radius of Influence
Video 2: Waterloo Emitter: System Setup and Oxygen Flow
Video 3: Waterloo Emitter: Enhanced Aerobic Bioremediation
Engineered for the Controlled Continuous Diffusive Release of:
- Oxygen for aerobic bioremediation
- Hydrogen for anaerobic bioremediation
- CO2 for pH adjustment
- SF6, He, Ar for tracer tests
The Waterloo Emitter is designed to assist in-situ remedial biodegradation of MTBE, BTEX and other contaminants. It enables oxygen (or hydrogen for anaerobic remediation) to diffuse through silicone or LDPE tubing in a controlled uniform manner. The simple, low-cost, patented technology consists of a PVC frame wrapped with tubing that can be pressurized to obtain the desired diffusive transfer of gas, appropriate to site-specific needs. Sized for 2", 4" and 6" (50, 100 and 150 mm) wells, the units can be stacked in a well and joined from one well to another, to allow the controlled continuous diffusion of gas into the plume.
Waterloo Emitters used for Bioremediation Study in High Temperature and Saline Groundwater: A study was undertaken to determine the success for aerobic bioremediation of aromatic hydrocarbons (BTEX) and MTBE (methyl tert-butyl ether) in high temperature, saline groundwater conditions. The study included laboratory microcosm experiments, as well as a field trial in Saudi Arabia, in which Solinst Waterloo Emitters were used.
In-Situ Enhanced Bioremediation of MTBE and BTEX at a California gas station site.... Oxygen Diffusion technology case study:
This case study was prepared by the University of Waterloo with editorial input provided by both the gas station owner and the site consultant.
Comparative Evaluation of Oxygen Diffusion & H20 Electrolysis Technology: In-Situ Oxygen Enhanced Bioremediation of MTBE at a California bulk fuel terminal:
This case study prepared by the University of Waterloo with editorial input provided by both the bulk fuel terminal site owner and the site consultant.
Installation and Monitoring of a Waterloo Emitter System: Douglas A. Sweeney, M.Sc. P.Eng. and Ian Young, C.Tech. SEACOR Environmental Inc.
- Engineered seals
- Dedicated pumps and transducers
- Deep applications to 800 ft (240 m)
- Bedrock or overburden applications
- Low cost and easy to install in one day
- Single tube for effective sealing
- Ideal for shallow applications
- In-field design flexibility