Construction & engineering

Throughout the construction and engineering sector, companies need reliable and sustainable solutions to meet increasingly stringent limits on air emissions, wastewater as well as on soil & groundwater quality. Desotec full-service activated carbon filtration solutions help complex construction projects be more sustainable and run smoothly.

Purification services in the construction sector

Sustainable construction is a complex sector with a lengthy value chain. Desotec offers simple purification solutions for different stages: the remediation of land and groundwater, the treatment of manufacturing air emissions and wastewater, and the purification of emissions from building work. Our filters enable companies to meet limits on volatile organic compounds (VOCs), keeping air quality high and odours low. They also help firms protect our environment by reducing pollution in wastewater and groundwater measured as chemical oxygen demand (COD). Additionally, Desotec filters allows your firm to meet strict limits on specific chemicals with high environmental or health impacts.


Removing VOCs during building materials manufacturing

The production of paints, coatings, bitumen roofing, insulation materials, and plastics release VOCs. Many of them are odorous, including polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAH). Emissions may also contain compounds such as benzene that must be removed to protect air quality and the health of site workers. Wastewater from manufacturing and cleaning processes could require purification of chlorinated compounds and traces of process chemicals. Desotec filters are the simple answer. Installation and exchange is easy and swift, requiring no production downtime. As our system is modular, filters may be added or removed as your manufacturing requirements change or legislation is tightened.

New buildings must be fit for a greener future. This means being sited on remediated land and constructed using eco-friendly materials and processes. Desotec is here to help, with​​​​ sustainable mobile filtration solutions that protect our health and our environment.

Purifying emissions from land and groundwater remediation

At former or current industrial sites, historic leaks and spills may contaminate groundwater and soil. Contaminants include: phenols, e.g., from creosote, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), halogenated hydrocarbons, and chlorinated compounds measured as adsorbable organic halogens (AOX). Desotec’s mobile activated carbon air filters purify vapours released by the thermal treatment of soil. On top of that, our water filters treat pumped-up groundwater, leaving it safe for discharge. Desotec filters have a small footprint, thus fitting into crowded construction sites. They are plug-and-play and may be delivered rapidly when discovering new contaminations, thus preventing any project delay. Being available for rental, they are ideal for temporary remediation projects. Also, no carbon or filtration waste is handled on-site.

How we help you

Desotec sustainable mobile filtration solutions

Desotec partners with construction and engineering companies to build a greener future. We supply mobile sustainable activated carbon filtration solutions to purify air emissions and wastewater as well as remediating soil and groundwater. Our filters may be used as standalone treatments, temporary back-ups during the maintenance of alternative technologies, or polishing steps to meet very low emissions limits.

Safe and sustainable waste handling is part of our full-service solution. All filtration waste is taken away from customers’ sites in closed units and brought to Desotec’s facilities. There, adsorbed molecules are destroyed, and the carbon reactivated wherever possible. This circular solution reduces costs and boosts sustainability for generations to come.

For our temporary need, these mobile filters have demonstrated they were the perfect solution. Quick and easy, it’s all we needed.

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Plug & Play

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

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