State of the art

DECMBRE 2013: All the expect outputs has been achieved, in particular: the extraction efficiency has been higher than 90% (SFE) and over 90 % of efficiency in oxidation (SCWO) of target organic compounds; the pilot plants are expected to have kinetic rates of extraction and oxidation of the target organic compound in the order of 60’; the end-products generated (solid, liquid and gaseous) are easily managed and discharged without further treatment. Finally, it has been possible to verify that these processes can be realized with compact equipment, easy to transport and to install in the intervention sites. Some aspects still require improvements such as the energy recovery of the heat produced by the oxidation, phase that can turn this process in an energetically self-sufficient plant.