Environmental Closure and Long-Term Care
Aerojet Rocketdyne's Approach to Environmental Closure
The chemicals treated at Aerojet Rocketdyne's Groundwater Extraction and Treatment (GET) faciliities include volatile organic compounds (VOCs), primarily trichloroethylene - (TCE), perchlorate and N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA).
VOC's are predominatly solvents. Perchlorate is an oxidizer used in solid rocket motors, and NDMA is associated with liquid rocket fuel.
NDMA - UV Peroxide advanced oxidization process
VOC - Advanced oxidization followed by air stripping
Percholate - Biological treatment or Ion Exchange
Groundwater Capture and Treatment
Remediation is energy intensive; Aerojet Rocketdyne's solar field ensures the company cleans its water while minimizing pollution.