Complex soil pollution is often linked to an endlessly long and far too expensive remediation process. This is caused by the uncertainty of what truly moves below ground. Traditional measurements only make a ‘snapshot’ of the pollution in the soil: with what substance and in what quantity is a certain spot polluted? The young spin-off iFLUX tackles it in an innovative way by monitoring the spread of the pollution via the groundwater towards our drinking water basins or residential areas, for a longer period of time. This results in a more accurate image of the pollution and the risk, and allows for more efficient and faster remediation. In Copenhagen, iFLUX won the NICOLE Innovation Award 2017 for the most promising and innovative technology in the field of soil management.
December 6th 2017 iFLUX officially opened its doors at the Science Park of the University of Antwerp, located in Niel. In the afternoon, iFLUX introduced the technology and the team. Antea Group was invited to share our experiences with the new technology.