Provectus have undertaken and completed a fixed price all risk design and build contract for the demolition and remediation of the former Budget Garage site, Hook Heath Avenue, Woking on behalf of Antler Homes.
99% of Interceptor contamination remediated - Case study
What is an Interceptor Tank? An interceptor tank is a trap used to filter out hydrocarbon pollutants from rainwater runoff. It is typically used in road construction and on petrol station forecourts to prevent fuel contamination of the water table via runoff. Petrol interceptors work on the premise that some hydrocarbons such as petrol and diesel float on the top of water. The contaminated water enters the interceptor typically after flowing off roads or forecourts and entering the first tank inside the intercept...
Multipurpose Horizontal Remediation Wells Treat Impacts from Former DOD Operations
The site, a former DOD plant previously used for the manufacture of aircraft and missile systems had TCE impacts that posed a threat to the current occupants at the site. The site had been recently redeveloped into an industrial complex for several companies. For the new occupants, a disruptive indoor construction to install a vertical remediation system was out of the question. In addition to the current business activities inside the building, there are also busy loading docks bordering the plume that could...
Green Buildings: Economics and Policies
Introduction Green building has received increased attention over the past decade from both environmental economists and policymakers. While there is no single definition of “green buildings” or its related policy, researchers and organizations tend to emphasize resource efficiency in building and reducing the impacts of buildings on human health and the environment. Thus a growing array of building sector policies have been implemented in the United States and other countries aimed at energy efficienc...
Enhanced Vapor Intrusion Mitigation via Horizontal Remediation Wells
Vapor Intrusion (VI) is a potential concern at any building - existing or planned, located near soil or groundwater contaminated with volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Conventional installation technologies (vertical wells) can fall short, especially when large structures such as factories, hangars, and offices buildings are involved because they typically involve expensive and lengthy business disruptions. The solution is Horizontal Remediation Wells (HRWs) installed outside the building footprint. With HRWs,...
What’s the Temperature? Thermal Modeling and its Importance in Thermal Remediation
What is a model? A beautiful person who struts down a run way, a scaled down sculpture of the Empire State Building, or a series of equations that describe some phenomenon? Did you guess all of the above? Gold star! Models come in many different shapes and sizes. In the environmental consulting and remediation industry, the word “model” often refers to a numerical model. Numerical models are tools that we use to better understand a system. They can be used to make predictions and to test hypotheses....