aquifer remediation Articles

  • Optimization design based on ensemble surrogate models for DNAPLs-contaminated groundwater remediation

    The optimization design of surfactant-enhanced aquifer remediation for dense non-aqueous phase liquids (DNAPLs)-contaminated groundwater is proposed through integrating simulation and optimization models. Many studies have demonstrated that the surrogate model is an effective tool for building a bridge between simulation and optimization models. In this paper, the simulation model was first ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Adaptive Kriging surrogate model for the optimization design of a dense non-aqueous phase liquid-contaminated groundwater remediation process

    The optimization model needs to call the simulation model to calculate the response under different conditions for many times, and this is computationally expensive and time-consuming. To solve this problem, surrogate models can be used to yield insight into the functional relationship between the design variables and the responses, instead of simulation models in the optimization. In this ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • WMU Field Course Preps Future Hydrogeologists with Hands-On Experience

    Overview Students from around the country sign up for the Hydrogeology Field Course at Western Michigan University in order to gain experience with equipment and applications that will prepare them for the workplace in ways a textbook never could. Challenge In a competitive job market, it stands to reason that students who graduate with the most practical experience in their field will have an ...


    By In-Situ, Inc.

  • A mixed-integer non-linear programming with surrogate model for optimal remediation design of NAPLs contaminated aquifer

    A mixed-integer non-linear programming (MINLP) with surrogate model was introduced to derive the optimal surfactant enhanced aquifer remediation (SEAR) process (remediation cost minimisation and removal rate maximisation) at a nitrobenzene-contaminated site. First, a 3D multi-phase flow simulation model was developed to simulate the SEAR process; using a radial basis function artificial neural ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • PCE and TCE Remediation at a Dry Cleaning Facility

    Site Summary Subsurface investigations at this operating dry cleaner site revealed elevated levels of PCE and TCE in the site soils and groundwater (perched aquifer). Soil remediation was accomplished via over-excavation in June of 1998. Accelerated bioremediation using HRC was selected to treat the groundwater contamination. The HRC ...


    By Regenesis

  • CASE STUDY - Setup and calibration of a three-dimensional numerical multiphase model for design of in-situ remediation of jet fuel with surfactant

    BACKGROUND Storage and pumping of jet-fuel have caused a severe contamination of soil and groundwater at a military facility in Denmark. The contamination was detected in 2001. The Danish Defence has conducted 3 a series of investigations and set up a skimmer system, that has recovered approximately 25 m of jetfuel. In 2005, the recovery stopped, and the remaining jet-fuel is trapped as a ...


    By Ivey International Inc.

  • Surfactant enhanced aquifer remediation (SEAR) using Ivey-sol surfactant technology

    This paper will focus on the application of Ivey-sol non-ionic surfactant technology to improve the in-situ remediation of petroleum hydrocarbon contamination is soil and bedrock aquifers. Normally hydrophobic organic chemicals (HOC) exhibit limited solubility in groundwater as the contaminants tend to partition onto the soil and bedrock matrix. This partitioning can account for as much as 90-95% ...


    By Ivey International Inc.

  • Method for remediation of aquifers

    The US Government has a paid-up license in this invention and the right in limited circumstances to require the patent owner to license others on reasonable terms as provided for by the terms of contract F41624-99 C-8033 awarded by the United States Air Force Material Command. BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION 1. Field of the InventionThis invention relates to the remediation of contaminated ...


    By EOS Remediation, LLC

  • In situ remediation of BTEX, MTBE and TPH using EAS as a terminal electron acceptor

    EAS, A Paradigm Shift in the Remediation of Petroleum Hydrocarbons The conventional wisdom for remediation of aquifers contaminated with petroleum hydrocarbons (PHCs) is to add oxygen. A recent EPA / British Petroleum study, however, concluded that most hydrocarbon plumes are anaerobic and depleted of sulfate and, therefore, adding oxygen is disadvantageous. Other studies have drawn ...


    By True Blue Technologies, Inc.

  • DNAPL Characterization Methods and Approaches, Part 1: Performance Comparisons

    Contamination from the use of chlorinated solvents, often classified as dense nonaqueous phase liquids (DNAPLs) when in an undissolved state, represents an environmental challenge with global implications. Mass-transfer limitations due to rate-limited dissolution can lead to long-term aquifer persistence for even small volumetric fractions. The identification of DNAPL source zones located beneath ...

  • Perchlorate Remediation Project Case Study

    ARCADIS was contracted in 2000 to lead the development, evaluation and selection of a final groundwater remedy for this 94-acre site in California. As part of this work, ARCADIS is also participating in the evaluation of innovative technologies with the potential to treat soil impacts in the multiple source areas across the site. Specifically, the project is focused on the remediation of seven ...


    By Arcadis

  • Groundwater Remediation Strategies Tool

    This guide provides strategies for focusing remediation efforts on 1) the change in contaminant mass flux in different subsurface transport compartments (e.g. the vadose zone, smear zone or a zone within an aquifer of interest) and 2) the change in remediation timeframe. In this approach, groundwater flow and contaminant concentration data are combined to estimate the rate of contaminant mass ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • Aerobic Bioremediation of MTBE and BTEX at a USCG Facility

    Untitled Document Abstract: A full-scale in-situ bioremediation of dissolved methl-tert-butyl-ether (MTBE) and benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylenes (BTEX) was ...


    By Regenesis

  • Green remediation best management practices: pump and treat technologies

    Overview Pump and treat (P&T) technology typically is selected in a cleanup remedy to hydraulically contain contamination and/or restore an aquifer to beneficial use. Opportunities to reduce the energy and environmental footprint of a P&T remedy, which are available during site characterization and the remedy selection, design, construction, and operation phases, rely on effective planning and ...

  • TCE Remediation in Saprolite and Bedrock Aquifers

    Site Summary Subsurface investigations at this operating manufacturing facility revealed TCE contamination in saprolite and bedrock aquifers. The complicated site geology created the need for a remedial strategy effective in tight soil and fractured bedrock. Accelerated bioremediation using HRC was selected for a pilot study because its use offered a remedial method that would not interrupt ...


    By Regenesis

  • The Effectiveness of Using Automated Belt Oil Skimmers as a Method of Well Remediation

     ABSTRACT In many sites across the country, groundwater has been contaminated by petroleum products due to leaky underground tanks or past spills. If the leak has gone unnoticed, a considerable amount of product could exist in an aquifer (underground water reservoir), and may be trapped in the surrounding rock. Remediation can take months or years to complete and is frequently labor ...

  • Fuel oil removal

    Project Profile:Aquifer Solutions Groundwater Remediation DATA: End User: Aquifer Solutions, for Republic Paper Location: Board Commissioned: Commerce City, CO, Fall, 2003 Units: (1) FDB-19P Complete with dedicated Flow Rate: backwash ...


    By Filtra Systems

  • Thermally Enhanced NAPL Recovery - Case Study

    QED's AutoPump® Can Endure Tough Conditions to Deliver Superior Thermally Enhanced NAPL Recovery The site of a former U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) nuclear weapons production facility (the Pinellas Plant) in Largo, Florida posed an extreme challenge for groundwater remediation pumps. Soil and surficial aquifers at the site, now known as the Young-Rainey Science, Technology, and Research ...

  • Permeable Adsorbing Barriers for groundwater remediation from hexavalent chrome pollution

    Chrome ions removal from aqueous solutions by adsorption onto an activated carbon (Aquacarb 207EA by Sutcliffe Carbon) and a South African coal char is illustrated. Different chrome concentrations, pH and salinity levels are tested. Experimental data are interpreted by means of a Langmuir approach-based model. Results show that a Permeable Adsorbing Barrier (PAB) made of Aquacarb 207EA can ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Bentonite Slurry Construction Product Expertise with Economical Solutions - Case Study

    Project Details Potash Corp Rocanville West Expansion Contractor: RECON Location Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. (Potash Corp) Products Used Premium Gel Bentonite Drilling Slurry and Additives Background: ...


    By CETCO

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