The 3V Group developed Wet Oxidation TOP® which is a wastewater treatment technology that uses oxidation methods. This patented process has been acknowledged by the European Union IPPC Commission as the best available technique in recovering contaminated sites. As a result, the effectiveness of Wet Oxidation TOP® has attracted the interest of numerous research institutes and universities since the 3V Group's first industrial plant started operating in the early 1980s. Along with this topicality, 3V Green Eagle has ensured that the development of this technology is continuously optimized in the following manner:
- We have established a Wet Oxidation laboratory-scale plant which is regularly used to test the feasibility of the Wet Oxidation process on new waste streams. This allows us to guarantee the best operating conditions for different efficiency targets and has allowed our technology to conduct more than 2000 tests for different waste types.
- We have become a partner of the European Project ROUTES (http://www.eu-routes.org/) which is an organization that aims at assessing new methods for treating and managing sewage sludge effectively.
- We have conducted an industrial-scale experiment on the effectiveness of Wet Oxidation on solid residues. This led to the obtainment of the CE mark, allowing us to use Wet Oxidation TOP® as filler for bituminous materials and others which are similar.
In addition to the continuous improvement of Wet Oxidation TOP®, 3V Green Eagle's current research activities are aimed at developing technologies like Solvent Extraction, Thermal Desorption and Pyrolysis in order to recover contaminated sites.