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RemQuest’s EZVI Product Receives Recognition as a Certified Space Technology™

Baton Rouge, La - Posted on May 29, 2015

Certified space technologyRemQuest, a division of TEA, Inc., recently received an official Certified Space Technology™ designation by the Space Foundation for their Emulsified Zero-Valent Iron (EZVI) technology, an in-situ DNAPL remediation product.  The Space Foundation is a global non-profit organization dedicated to promoting space endeavors that have been adapted to improve life here on Earth. 

“We have been working with the EZVI technology for 10 years now, and have made significant progress in manufacturing, handling, improving and implementing the technology.  RemQuest has always worked to ensure that we are providing a very high quality emulsion to the remediation industry.  This certification provides third party verification that the RemQuest EZVI product adheres to the intent of the original NASA patent. I’m pleased to have an official seal of approval and recognition certifying RemQuest’s EZVI product from the Space Foundation, in cooperation with NASA and the University of Central Florida” said Chief Science and Technology Officer, Bradley Droy, Ph.D.

EZVI, a NASA patented emulsion of zero-valent iron, oil and water, was originally developed to eliminate subsurface pollutants, more specifically dense non-aqueous phase liquids (DNAPL) in groundwater and soils.   This patented oil in water emulsion consists of a micellular structure which provides matching physical chemistry with DNAPL contaminants, enabling full miscibility and therefore maximum contact with contaminants.  This unique hydrophobic emulsion sequesters and destroys DNAPL contaminants, chemically reducing the contaminant to non-toxic end products.

RemQuest is the only EZVI manufacturer to hold this certification. “This recognition is important to RemQuest and our clients.  Not all EZVI is made with the same commitment to quality and this confirms that our product matches the NASA patented EZVI, ensuring optimal results for our clients” said Wes Theriot, Business Manager

For more information about RemQuest; visit remquestonline.com.  For more information about the Space Foundation; visit spacefoundation.org.