Environmental protection is a practice of protecting the natural environment on individual, organisation controlled or governmental levels, for the benefit of both the environment and humans.

What we do:

  • Recognition and assessment of soil and ground contamination and groundwater contamination
  • Accredited groundwater and groundwater sampling
  • Accredited chemical analyzes of soil and water
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Remediation projects
  • Water Law Operators
  • Reports on environmental impact
  • Due diligence reports
  • Ecological consulting and legal services

We do the work and documentation according to the standards for obtaining the BREEAM Certificate.

Identification and evaluation of soil and ground contamination and groundwater.

We can do the recognition and assessment of the condition of the land and water environment in order to assess the risk associated with the necessity of bringing the land and water environment to the required standards even before the investment process is completed. We do an analysis of the aquatic environment, which we perform in accordance with the requirements of the Ordinance of the Minister of Environment of 01.09.2016 on how to conduct areal pollution.

Environmental protection – Determination of the degree and the range of ground and water environment contamination
Before the reclamation process of ground and water environment starts geological, hydrogeological conditions and character, range and degree of contamination should be determined precisely. In order to achieve it different methods are used, e.g. bore holes drilling, atmogeochemical and geophysical investigations.

Bore holes allow to define the geological profile, groundwater table level, sample ground and water for further laboratory tests.

Atmogeochemical investigations are a fast and economical way to determine the range of environment contamination by oil derived substances and other organic compounds and also to conduct monitoring. Those investigations can be treated as preliminary or auxiliary investigations. They consist in determining the amount of volatile organic compounds in the ground air. The used equipment plays a large part in the investigation. DEKONTA Polska Sp. z o.o. has at its disposal a precise meter ECOPROBE 5. The device includes two analyzers: PID and IR.

Measurement in the field
Measurement in the field

The PID analyzer determines the sum of organic compounds built of at least one carbon atom. Among compounds, that the analyzer is sensitive to, there are aromatic hydrocarbons, ketones, aldehydes, amines, chlorinated hydrocarbons et al. except methane, propane, ethane. The IR analyzer is an infrared device allowing to detect selectively in the air carbon dioxide, methane and total petrol hydrocarbons. Furthermore ECOPROBE 5 measures the concentration of oxygen and air temperature. Data received from ECOPROBE investigations can be used to prepare maps of measured indexes distribution and on their basis the range of contamination may be interpreted.

The example distribution of hydrocarbons concentrations on the basis of PID measurements
The example distribution of hydrocarbons concentrations on the basis of PID measurements

Geophysical investigations give quasi-continuous information on the water and ground environment. They consist in a measurement of some physical quantity, e.g. ground electrical conductivity, and then interpreting the results with reference to geological structure. The found anomalies during interpretation may be often connected with existing infrastructure elements or pollutions. Geophysical investigations are relatively cheap, fast and little- or non-invasive methods. Together with data received form drilling they give detailed information on the state of the ground and water environment.

The example interpretation of conductivity measurements
A – zones of hydrocarbons contaminations
B – range of ferroconcrete plate