The Process and Water Quality Specialists

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Air Stripping

Air stripping, adsorption, and ion exchange are proven drinking water treatment technologies that transform constituents from the aqueous phase to another phase:

  • Air Stripping:  Aqueous to Air Phase
  • Adsorption:  Aqueous to Adsorbent Phase
  • Ion Exchange:  Aqueous to Resin Phase

Air stripping, adsorption, and ion exchange have been applied to a wide variety of situations.  Air stripping has been applied for the removal of volatile organic contaminants (VOCs) like trichloroethylene (TCE) and perchloroethylene (PCE) in contaminated groundwater and also for reduction of carbon dioxide in a CO2 stripper.  Adsorption has been applied for similar purpose and also to additional treatment needs like taste and odor compound removal, reduction of natural organic matter to mitigate disinfection by-product concerns, and for reduction of specific contaminants like Methyl Tert Butyl Ether (MtBE).  Ion exchange has been implemented for removal of contaminants associated with historical use of fertilizers in agricultural areas like nitrate and perchlorate.