Challenge / Goal
The Strijp-S district is a brown field development project which was formerly occupied by Philips. Hence, the soil in the area was contaminated which needed to be cleaned up for development in the area.
To be able to the solve the problem in an innovative way, SANERGY, system was installed. It is a low cost system which aims at purifying soil in combination with extracting energy from groundwater using heat pumps. It is an open system which directly pumps water into the soil. Currently, 2.7M m3/yr. is being pumped. The system works for VOCs (fluorides & chlorides), i.e.. water-soluble impurities. The system can extract energy while purifying soil and is simultaneously 5-10 times less expensive than removing the soil.
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Planning time: 0.5 - 1 years
Implementation time: < 0.5 years
Promoting sustainable use of land
Reducing GHG emissions
Increasing share of renewables