Application and Activation Guides

Persulfate guidelines

In our application guides, we explain in detail how to use our products and which points you need to be aware of. Our activation guides show you how KLOZUR® can be activated to destroy a wide range of contaminants. Evonik is the owner or exclusive licensee of several patented safe and cost-effective methods for activating persulfate.

Application guides

Mixing guidelines to prepare diluted EHC® Liquid from a 25% concentration for injection.

Baselines sampling recommendations for critical and non-critical parameters prior to the injection of EHC® Reagent.

Several core examination methods which could be used to evaluate reagent placement after injection.

Guidelines for EHC® slurry preparation and backfill, PRB, injection applications.

Mixing guidelines to prepare diluted ELS® Microemulsion from a 25% concentration for injection.

Guidelines for the preparation of GeoForm™ Soluble prior to injection.

Slurry preparation overview and guidance for injection approach and backfill applications.

An overview of application guidelines for KLOZUR® KP.

The KLOZUR® activator selection guide is for guidance only. It is recommended that a suitable treatability study be performed to verify applicability to you specific contaminant and site conditions.

General guidelines for product batching, injection strategies, soil mixing, and safety and handling.

Slurry preparation overview and guidance for injection approach.

Frequently asked questions about using Terramend® technology for in situ and ex situ soil treatment.

Terramend® Reagent for surface treatment of petroleum hydrocarbons.

Slurry preparation overview and guidance for excavation, in situ mixing and direct injection.

For baseline sampling prior to PermeOx® Ultra and PermeOx® Ultra Granular applications.

KLOZUR® SP Activator Chemistries

Activators are used with KLOZUR® SP to convert the persulfate anion, a strong but kinetically slow oxidant, into the sulfate radical, a much stronger and kinetically faster oxidative species capable of destroying a wide range of organic contaminants. Evonik is the owner or exclusive licensee of several patented methods to activate persulfate: heat, high pH, metals and chelated metals, hydrogen peroxide and zero valent iron (ZVI). The choice of activator system is dependent on several criteria, including the type of contaminants targeted, the application method, site hydrogeology and lithology, and other site conditions such as the presence of structures and underground utilities.

KLOZUR® activation guides

HIGH PH (ALKALINE) ACTIVATION

High pH activation is a widely used activation approach for KLOZUR® persulfate that can treat a broad range of contaminants, including chlorinated ethenes, chlorinated ethanes, chlorinated methanes, BTEX, TPH, PAHs, alkanes, MTBE, 1,4-dioxane, chlorinated benzenes, and pesticides. The target pH for proper activation is in the range of 10.5–12. KLOZUR® Caustic (25% environmental grade NaOH) can be used for in situ injection applications. We don't recommend using NaOH solutions greater than 25% due to a high heat of mixing. For soil blending applications, hydrated lime is generally used. High pH activation provides efficient activation while maintaining persulfate longevity within the subsurface. The alkalinity can also provide additional benefits by increasing desorption of contaminants from soil surfaces or aid in the dissolution of non-aqueous phase liquids for better contact with the KLOZUR® persulfate. In addition, persulfate solutions at high pH are known to generate super oxide radicals, providing a source of reductive species capable of destroying compounds such as carbon tetrachloride.

HYDROGEN PEROXIDE ACTIVATION

Hydrogen peroxide can be used to activated KLOZUR® persulfate for the treatment of a wide range of contaminants, including chlorinated ethenes, chlorinated ethanes, chlorinated methanes, BTEX, TPH, PAHs, alkanes, MTBE, 1,4-dioxane, chlorinated benzenes, and pesticides. Typical use rates are 5:1 moles hydrogen peroxide to moles KLOZUR® persulfate (46.2 gallons of 17.5% hydrogen peroxide per 100 lbs of KLOZUR® persulfate). We don't recommend injecting hydrogen peroxide solutions in excess of 17.5%. Hydrogen peroxide, through reaction with persulfate and generation of heat due to decomposition, activates the KLOZUR® persulfate rapidly, providing an aggressive approach to treating recalcitrant compounds, but resulting in a shortened persulfate lifetime in the subsurface.

CHELATED IRON ACTIVATION

Use of iron to activate KLOZUR® SP is very effective for the remediation of chlorinated ethenes, BTEX, chlorinated benzenes, 1,4-dioxane, MTBE and low molecular weight polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). The use of a chelating agent, such as EDTA or citrate, helps to maintain iron solubility and transportability at elevated pH’s. Determination of the amount of iron needed is straightforward and dependent upon the volume of groundwater to be treated. Chelated iron provides efficient activation while maintaining persulfate longevity within the subsurface. It is recommended to prepare solutions of chelated iron and KLOZUR® persulfate in separate mixing tanks and mix them together prior to the well head. pH of the injected solution and resultant groundwater pH may become as low as 2.