Components containing chlorine, bromine, or iodine that are used in pharmaceutical, chemical, agricultural, and cleaning products can end up in wastewater and groundwater. DESOTEC full-service solutions will help you purify water and remediate soil from AOX.

What is AOX?

Around the world, companies are striving to protect our waterways and land while continuing to do business. High levels of AOX in wastewater are a sign of pollution. This is a serious environmental problem, but DESOTEC has the solution.

The standard method to estimate the level of AOX entails measuring the amount of chlorine, bromine, and iodine that are adsorbed in activated carbon. This offers you a hint of how effective DESOTEC’s filters are.

Most AOX are chlorinated, including dichloromethane (DCM), trichloroethylene (TCE), pesticides, trichloromethane (chloroform), chlorophenols, and chlorobenzene. Some AOX components are biodegradable, but others are not. Among these are Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), including polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and dioxins.

DESOTEC’s sustainable mobile filter technology removes all of these components, leaving wastewater clean for discharge or reuse.

Why Must AOX Be Removed?

Reducing AOX in wastewater is essential before discharge to preserve waterways and soil quality. Because some AOX components are toxic, our filtration protects aquatic life and human health.

DESOTEC filters also reduce non-biodegradable components (POPs) to very low levels. POPs pose a particular challenge: they accumulate in nature, where they can enter the human food chain and imply risks to our health.

If your company is seeking ways to tackle AOX and POPs, DESOTEC is here to help. Our mobile activated carbon filtration solutions are effective and sustainable purification treatments for wastewater, groundwater, and process waters in any industry.

Purifying water from adsorbable organic halides (AOX) is vital for keeping rivers and land clean, as well as for protecting our health. DESOTEC mobile activated carbon filters are a simple yet effective solution for wastewater treatment and soil remediation. Tapping on it, your business can focus on reaching its production targets and green goals.

Helping You Comply

The Water Framework Directive is the overarching water legislation at EU level.

Many countries are also tightening their own regulations governing AOX treatment. In France, for example, the legislative order of 15 February 2016 (l’Arrêté du 15 février 2016) relating to non-hazardous waste storage facilities means that, in the coming years, wastewater containing AOX must be pretreated before it can be sent to a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP).

Local environmental authorities typically set very low AOX limits for site operating licenses, due to the harm they can cause.

DESOTEC has the expertise and the technology to ensure that your company can meet stringent AOX limits.

How We Help You

DESOTEC’s Sustainable Mobile Filtration Solutions

DESOTEC is your single point of contact for all your activated carbon filtration needs, offering clients a full-service solution. Activated carbon is classified as the Best Available Treatment (BAT) for AOX.

Because AOX is often found with other contaminants, such as chemical oxygen demand (COD), our filters may integrate further technologies. Placed before biofilters or physicochemical treatments, activated carbon filters flatten peaks of concentrations. Placed after those units, the filters act as a polishing step.

We remove filtration waste from your site, ensure that all components are destroyed, and reactivate standard carbon for reuse. This circular approach boosts your company’s sustainability, and in that way contributes to a greener future.

DESOTEC’s expertise helped us deal with a soil and groundwater contamination issue. Their remediation knowledge was essential for making the project a success.

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Flexible, mobile, and modular solutions with sustainable waste handling and 24/7 support. With DESOTEC by your side, it’s easy to go green.

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