There has been a disturbing trend in the environmental remediation industry that few, if any consulting engineering firms, experts or academics are addressing. More specifically, as an industry, rather than question the validity of claims made by “non-destructive” technologies, the environmental remediation industry has blindly accepted these products.
More and more consulting engineers are utilizing products like BOS 100, BOS 200 and PlumeStop, without regard to physical chemistry and the nature of Activated Carbon (AC). Without exception, any AC based product relies on adsorption and absorption. It is important to understand both processes and the differences between them when applying these products.