Soils and Environment2018-11-06T17:35:42+00:00

SOILS AND ENVIRONMENT

All human activity entails, a change in the natural environment of different depth, depending on the type of activity. Society, increasingly competitive and constantly changing, together with its globalization and the emerging models of activity endorsed by the unstoppable technological progress, increasingly produce a greater environmental stress of our environment, putting the risk the services offered by the environment and human health. Without forgetting the environmental liabilities already inherited by the ignorance and the lack of legislation coming from the industrial revolution until the end of the 20th century.

For a long time NOTIO is aware of the dangers that this dynamic entails, directing, as technologists that we are, part of its resources to study the environmental impact of human activity and the application of innovative techniques “in situ” for the recovery of soils and contaminated waters, such as: electroremediation, chemical oxidation “in situ”, soil washing with biopolymers, the use of nanoparticles, etc.

In this sense, NOTIO professionals have extensive experience in:

  • Evaluation studies and environmental impact.
  • Characterization studies of contaminated media, including:
    • Detection and characterization of pollution sources.
    • Elaboration of environmental inventories.
    • Sampling.
    • Hydraulic tests.
    • Preparation of risk analysis.
  • Development and implementation of innovative soil and water decontamination techniques, including:
    • Laboratory and bank scale treatability tests.
    • Conducting pilot tests “on site”.
    • Design of soil and water recovery campaigns at the site scale.
  • Georadar and Electrical Resistivity Tomography.

To this end, NOTIO, in addition to the equipment and infrastructure of its laboratories, has extensive field-specific equipment, such as:

  • A Mobile Hydrogeological Characterization Unit and associated equipment for the hydraulic characterization of the land.
  • Pressurized samplers.
  • Surface and submersible extraction pumps of different ranges.
  • Obturators for taking samples in independent sections.
  • Multiparameter field suitcases for the determination of physical-chemical parameters “in situ”.
  • Hydrolab multiparameter probe, for the realization of profiles of physical-chemical parameters in soundings and / or the continuous control of them.
  • PID for the determination “in situ” of hydrocarbons in the field.
  • Diver® submersible recorders, for continuous recording of piezometric levels.
  • Other sensorization and data acquisition systems (pressure translators, thermocouples, explosivity and CO2 detectors, automatic recorders, etc.).
  • Electromagnetic flowmeter and reel for measuring surface water.
  • Piezometric and interphase probes, etc.