contaminant monitoring Articles

  • Train derailment prompts contaminated land investigation - Case study

    On March 30th 2015 a long freight train, transporting a variety of goods including lumber and chemicals, wound its way through the state of Mississippi. At around 5pm, part of the train failed to negotiate a curved portion of the track in a rural area near Minter City, resulting in the derailment of nine railcars, one of which leaked chemicals onto agricultural farmland and woodlands. Emergency ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • Why You Should Monitor Groundwater?

    What is groundwater? Groundwater is water that is stored below the earth’s surface. When rain or other sources of water come into contact with the ground, the majority of it travels below the surface. Though much of this moisture is then absorbed by plants or returned to the atmosphere (through infiltration), some water will travel deeper beneath the surface – where it ...


    By Aquaread Limited

  • 3 Scientific Tools to Help You Better Understand Your Water Quality

    There are many ways of testing and understanding your water quality with online scientific tools and models. One such resource is the National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) project run by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The project, which was founded in 1991 to develop reliable information about water sources to support decisions on water quality management ...

  • Monitoring Metal Contamination in Water

    Metal contamination in drinking and source water has proven to have economic and health impacts on the human race. Regulatory agencies understand the importance of remediating metal contamination in our water supply to ensure safe consumption of drinking water. In order to properly remediate our water supplies, one must first determine cause of contamination and the source of the problem. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Guidelines for the use of mosses and soils in monitoring contaminant fallout

    In 1999 Italy’s Environmental Protection Agency (ANPA) published a paper on the methods to be used in the case of mosses and soils. After nearly a decade, a review is advisable. The attached Guidelines take account of numerous experiments in the environmental field and include a short description of bryophyte biology. A great many pollutants are present in our environment. In addition to ...

  • Optimal groundwater contamination monitoring using pumping wells

    This study presents a new method for selecting monitoring wells for optimal evaluation of groundwater quality. The basic approach of this work is motivated by difficulties in interpolating groundwater quality from information collected for only few sampled wells. The well selection relies on other existing data relevant to contaminant distribution in the sampling domain, e.g. predictions of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Contamination at ANA Shipyard

    ANA Shipyard is located on Elizabeth river and during additional construction work, it was discovered that the ground water was contaminated with free product due to soil contaminated with a mixture of oils and greases. Excavation of soil and replacement with clean dirt was not an option since it would contaminate the river. It was recommended by the Virginia DEQ that the cleanup should be done ...


    By Sarva Bio Remed, LLC

  • Bioremediation of pollutant-contaminated water

    Raw water resources in Kafr El-Sheikh Governorate are affected by many contaminants particularly during the winter season and low demand period of the Nile River, in which water level decreases and organic matter increases resulting in decreased dissolved oxygen, and increased ammonia, nitrite and bacterial load in the water. In this study, physicochemical and microbiological characteristics ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Case study – condensate contamination

    Site: Natural Gas Wellhead Site (Colorado) Contaminant: BTEX (LNAPL/free product present) Soil Type: Well-sorted sand and gravel Injection Cost: $13,000 (material & labor): Size of Trenches: Approximately 5 feet by 55 feet No. of Trenches: 5 (4 at size above, 1 added in the field - ~5 feet by 21 feet Depth of Trench: ~7 feet below ground surface Goal: ...

  • Remove contaminated soil - Duns

    Remove Contaminated Soil & Treat Ground Waters Client: Lothian Borders & Angus Co-op Consultant: Wren & Bell Challenge: Remove contaminated soils and tanks from a former petrol station. Applied technology: Excavate, haulage and disposal Remediation ...


    By Soilutions Ltd

  • Contaminated soil remediation - Inverurie

    Remove Contaminated Soil from Residential Gardens & Re-Landscape Client: MTM Construction Consultant: WA Fairhurst and Partners Challenge: Advise on the removal of contaminated material from a residential area built on a former town gas site. Reinstate existing landscaping. Applied ...


    By Soilutions Ltd

  • Contamination/Environmental case study

    Orlando Drum Company, Orlando, FL Facility washes and reconditions used drums Mercuri and Associates, Inc. was retained as hydrogeological consultant to verify state allegations of contamination of soil and ground water with heavy metals, pesticides, and volatile organic compounds. Initiated preliminary soil and groundwater sampling program, prepared/submitted ...


    By Mercuri & Associates, Inc.

  • Groundwater and contaminant transport modelling

    Client: Nuclear Industry Location: Cumbria, UK Services: Radioactive waste consultancy, hydrogeological risk assessment Issues: Potential risk to groundwater, environment and human health. System conceptualisation Summary: ESI developed a FEFLOW finite element model of the groundwater system in the ...


    By ESI Consulting Ltd

  • Bioremediating Explosives Contaminated Soil

    From the beginning of World War II until the 1970s, the site that is now the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Crane, Indiana (NSWC-Crane) was the home of a major bomb manufacturing operation. Explosive compounds such as TNT, Royal Demolition Explosives (RDX) and Her Majesty’s Explosive (HMX) were handled loose and drifted through air vents. Often, the material settled on the roofs of buildings, ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Multiple options of HFC Contamination monitors from Lab Impex Systems in UK

     A family of SEA Hand Foot Clothing Contamination Monitors are exclusively available in the UK from Lab Impex Systems. The monitor incorporates large area plastic scintillation detectors with a zinc-sulphide layer which facilitates simultaneous measurement of Alpha and Beta and Gamma contamination. Options include: Extra Narrow Version Wall mounted Hand Monitor ...

  • Bioremediation with compost of a diesel contaminated soil: Monitoring by dehydrogenase activity and basal respiration

    The effect of compost on hydrocarbon degradation was determined during a 120-d incubation period. An evaluation of soil basal respiration and dehydrogenase activity as a monitoring instrument for the bioremediation process of soil contaminated with commercial diesel-oil was carried out. Six soil samples were used: S (control, uncontaminated soil), CS (contaminated soil), CSS (contaminated and ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • The Mussel Watch approach and its applicability to global chemical contamination monitoring programmes

    Although the use of biological monitors has become a standard practice in different national and international programmes over the past two decades, there are several complicating factors that need to be taken into account when sampling over large geographical extensions. Species availability, physiological conditions, and climatic variables encountered over large areas of study are a few of the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Monitoring Airborne Contaminants in Workplace Atmospheres, Using Sampling Devices and GC or HPLC

    Workers' exposure to hazardous substances must be held within acceptable limits. Therefore, airborne contaminant vapor and particles (including aerosols) in industrial atmospheres must be monitored. In the United States, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) offer, for many such substances, specific ...


    By MilliporeSigma

  • UCMR2 - Unregulated contaminant monitoring regulation 2 application notes

    The EPA UCMR2 program was developed to monitor US drinking water sources for currently unregulated compounds. UCMR2 sampling will occur during 2008-2010. Horizon Technology has developed turnkey solutions for some of these methods, that address UCMR2 requirements. The applications for EPA ...


    By Horizon Technology, Inc.

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