Environmental Closure and Long-Term Care

Aerojet Rocketdyne's Approach to Environmental Closure

Environmental Health and Safety Chart

 

Chemicals

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.

Treatment Process

  • NDMA - UV Peroxide advanced oxidization process
  • VOC - Advanced oxidization followed by air stripping
  • Percholate - Biological treatment or Ion Exchange

Groundwater Capture and Treatment

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Green Remediation

Remediation is energy intensive; Aerojet Rocketdyne's solar field ensures the company cleans its water while minimizing pollution.