Jaworzno: bio-reactive barrier put into operation

On 16th of May, 2018, the operation of a bio-reactive barrier located in Jaworzno (Poland) was initiated. The bio-reactive barrier had been installed in January 2018 and now – for better treatment results, bacterial strains previously tested and selected by scientists from the University of Silesia and capable of decomposing pollutants present in a given area were introduced into the barrier. The operational efficiency of the bio-barrier will be tested for the next few months, as according to the established monitoring plan.

Thanks to that, the barrier will be able to treat groundwater of substances such as HCH, DDT, dieldrin or endrin pesticides, and also to limit their dissemination in the environment.