EnISSA - Enhanced In Situ Soil Analysis

Concerns about soil contamination is becoming more and more important in almost all European countries. Certain regions have already taken legislative initiatives for quite some time. Most of these initiatives aim at identifying and evaluating the risks of historical soil contamination due to more than 100 years of industrial evolution, and at avoiding new additional contamination.

Our team has built up definitive expertise in the detection and mapping of soil contamination. This expertise has lead to the development of a fast semi-quantitative in-situ soil analysis method with low detection limits (µg/l-level) using the membrane interface probe (MIP).


!NEW 2015! The EnISSA-MIP system has been upgraded and is now able to perform combined MIP-HPT (MiHPT) measurements.

The Hydraulic Profiling Tool (HPT) uses a water pump and pressure transducer to inject a constant water flow in the subsurface. The injection pressure is an indication of the local permeability of the soil. A real-time detailed pressure and flow log is generated for each probing location giving more insight in hydrogeology. Combined with dissipation tests or groundwater level data, an Estimated conductivity (K [m/day]) can be calculated based on an empirical model.