What is the aquatextile?

An aquatextile is a technical textile that manages water quality in the soil. This material is specified to catch and treat the hydrocarbon pollution that infiltrates the underground and degrades the water quality by polluting soils and aquifers.

Our innovation offers a sustainable, autonomous and maintenance-free solution to manage stormwater in quantity and quality allowing an instananeous infiltration of clean water.

This aquatextile houses a natural ecosystem: it boosts nature to systematically remove and biodegrade oil contained in water.

What is TenCate GeoClean® aquatextile?

TenCate GeoClean® is a bicolour two-layer aquatextile with a unique structure that naturally traps and biodegrades oil from runoff water to protect aquifers and ensures that only clean water infiltrates the natural soil.

The TenCate GeoClean® aquatextile is made of continuous oleophilic filaments and has a two-layer structure:

The top blue layer, made of active filaments: 

  • Retains diffuse hydrocarbon load
  • Releases the growth activator
  • Boosts microorganisms to biodegrade hydrocarbons

 The bottom white layer is: 

  • A moisture reserve for the microbiota life
  • An additional oil retention capacity (in case of accidental spills) followed by gradual biodegradation

TenCate GeoClean® aquatextile is Made in France

What are the benefits of the TenCate GeoClean® aquatextile?

It manages hydrocarbon pollution, even to the dissolved state.

It is an autonomous, long-lasting and maintenance-free system:

  • Systematic biodegradation in the ground
  • Self-regulated according to the hydrocarbons load
  • Buffer storage in case of accident

It is an economic and ecological solution

  • Protection of the subsoil, and underground water tables
  • Based on natural biological processes with native micro-organisms
  • Direct infiltration, no pipe required
  • Easy to install

It is a complete range of 3 aquatextiles with increasing retention and biodegradation properties according to your project needs.

The TenCate GeoClean® aquatextile is the most effective solution to eliminate hydrocarbons in the water upon installation while systematically biodegrading them, using the native microbiota.