Freeport, IL (Vocus) April 13, 2010
The Adventus Group, a global bioremediation technology provider, has issued industry guidelines surrounding the use of Zero Valent Iron (ZVI) in conjunction with emulsified vegetable oil (EVO) and similar carbon amendments for remediation of halogenated organic compounds (VOCs) in groundwater. More complete details surrounding the legal obligations of environmental remediation firms which utilize this combination are online at Open Letter.
The purpose of these guidelines is to address any considerable confusion or speculation in the industry concerning Adventus’ intellectual property (IP) rights in this respect. Adventus IP rights that pertain to these applications include No. 5,266,213 (30 November 1993), and No. 5,534,154 (9 July 1996).
Dr. Alan Seech, CEO of Adventus said, “Many firms with their own proprietary or patented bioremediation amendments, emplacement/injection methods, or specific project needs do respect intellectual property rights and have signed license agreements with Adventus. These firms have not found the license terms onerous, and have indeed benefited from our technical input on their projects, which is provided as part of the license agreement. Adventus is committed to enforcing its IP rights. It is unfair to the licensees who do respect patent law, and thus obtain a license, to be at a cost disadvantage to those who abuse IP. Adventus remains willing to grant reasonable licenses under our U.S. Patents to suppliers of EVO or other carbon amendments who wish to add ZVI to their product, to consultants, to installation contractors, and to end users."
About Adventus Group – Environmental Biotechnologies for the 21st Century
Adventus Group provides a growing portfolio of leading environmental remediation technologies, including patented offerings from Adventus Americas Inc., and EnviroMetal Technologies Inc. Our business model supports site owners, environmental engineers, consultants, regulators, and the academic community by providing unbiased design, and selection of the most cost-effective remediation strategies. Our proprietary portfolio includes:
- In Situ Chemical Reduction (ISCR™) technologies:
DARAMEND® for soils, sludges and sediments;
EHC® portfolio of injectable amendments for groundwater;
EHC® -A liquid formulation for wells and other networks;
EHC® -M for immobilization of soluble metal impacts;
A-SOX™ canister delivery system;
ZVI PRBs and related groundwater treatment innovations;
ZVI-Clay for in situ source zone treatment;
- EHC-O® oxygen releasing compound for in situ hydrocarbon treatment;
O-SOX™ canister delivery system;
- ISGS™ in situ geochemical stabilization of DNAPL;
- AquaBlok® for in situ sub-aqueous capping and treatment of sediments;
- AquaBlok+™ for capping and treatment of impacted sediments;
- HoleBlok+™ down-well, low-permeability sealant;
- mGCW™ microbiologically enhanced Groundwater Circulation Wells;
- Modeling Services for optimization of remedial designs and strategies.
The Adventus scientific team is a recognized practice leader, with over 500 Abstracts published within the industry. Through March 2010, we have successfully treated over 8,000,000 metric tons of soil impacted by hazardous wastes and millions of gallons of groundwater on 5 continents around the globe.
For more information contact Dr. Alan Seech, CEO Adventus Americas Inc (949) 788-1269, alan.seech(at)adventusgroup(dot)com; John Vogan, President EnviroMetal Technologies Inc (519) 746-2204, john.vogan(at)adventusgroup(dot)com, or Paul Schaafsma, Corporate Counsel NovusIP LLC (312) 664-0906, paul.schaffsma(at)novusip(dot)com.