contaminant plumes monitoring Articles

  • Groundwater Contamination Plume Remediation - Case Study

    19 CMT Multilevel Systems Successfully Installed in Challenging  A facility in Pontypool, Wales, UK was once the location of a plastic forming plant. Over time, chemicals produced through the plastic forming processes were lost into the groundwater beneath the facility, creating a large contaminant plume. Years later it was determined that the plume is ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • Comingled Plume? No Problem!

    CGRS Environmental Services and RPI Group Approved Installer, Vista Geoscience, were a bit surprised at what happened recently at a Denver hydrocarbon site they were remediating with Trap & Treat® BOS 200® injections. In late 2011, PCE contamination was also discovered (most likely coming from an upgradient dry cleaner). The client stated “The data shows that the BOS 200® ...

  • Plume distortion and apparent attenuation due to concentration averaging in monitoring wells

    This paper, authored by University of Connecticut researchers who performed much of the early work on this topic, describe the various processes that bias groundwater samples collected from conventional monitoring wells. In particular, they discuss the dilution of contaminants that occurs when clean water is simultaneously drawn into monitoring wells pumped to produce groundwater ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • Emulsified-Oil Biobarrier Provides Long-Term Treatment of Perchlorate/VOC Plume

    Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) evaluation of a PRB containing emulsified oil substrate (EOS®). The pilot study was initiated in 2003 at the Alliant Techsystems, Inc., facility in Elkton, MD, to evaluate effectiveness of EOS technology for enhancing biodegration of perchlorate and chlorinated solvents. A single dose of low solubility, low viscosity, and slowly biodegradable ...


    By EOS Remediation, LLC

  • Successful Pilot Test Results in Full-Scale Treatment of Large BTEX Plume

    CASE SUMMARYRefueling Station – Algonquin, IL Leaking underground storage tanks at a refueling station resulted in a benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylene (BTEX) plume in the underlying sand/gravel aquifer. The plume covered 1-acre and extended 390 feet downgradient from the source area, with a total BTEX concentration exceeding 24,000 parts per billion (ppb). In an ...


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  • A forensic study to differentiate two dissolved gasoline plumes at adjoining service stations

    Three gasoline service stations are present at a highway intersection in central New Jersey. In the mid- to late- 1980s, service station “B” began to notice large discrepancies in their gasoline inventory. The USTs were removed in 1988 and a significant release was discovered. Separate-phase gasoline, as much as 1.5 feet (0.5 m) thick was present on the water table for about an area ...


  • 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

  • Co‐occurrence of 1,4‐dioxane with trichloroethylene in chlorinated solvent groundwater plumes at US Air Force installations: Fact or fiction

    Increasing regulatory attention to 1,4‐dioxane has prompted the United States Air Force (USAF) to evaluate potential environmental liabilities, primarily associated with legacy contamination, at an enterprise scale. Although accurately quantifying environmental liability is operationally difficult given limited historic environmental monitoring data, 1,4‐dioxane is a known constituent (i.e., ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • EOS Permeable reactive barriers successfully treat a large Trichloroethene plume - Case Study

    Historical use of trichloroethene (TCE) and other chlorinated solvents at a former au-tomotive parts manufacturing plant in Indiana resulted in a large groundwater plume, stretching approximately 2 miles from the site. TetraTech GEO evaluated sev-eral remedial alternatives and selected enhanced in situ bioremediation to reduce contaminant concentrations and eliminate continued plume migration at ...


    By EOS Remediation, LLC

  • CH#952 - Oil Contaminated Soil

    SITE OWNER: A National Overnight Express Package Company SITE SURVEY: Site and geological surveys revealed a contaminated area north of the facility and west of a diesel tank pit. The cause of the contamination was the result of two (2) underground storage tanks (UST™). One tank contained waste oil while the other contained new oil. Both tanks had ...


    By BIO-SYSTEMS International

  • Case study – BTEX contamination pilot study - gasoline

    Site: Convenience Store – Pilot Study Contaminant: BTEX (gasoline) Soil Type: Silty Clays Injection Cost: $24,000 (material & labor) Plume Size (before): 1150 sq. ft. Thickness: 8 feet (14 to 22 feet bgs) Plume Size (after): Contamination only exists at edge near heavily contaminated, untreated areas. Groundwater: About 16 feet bgs Goals: The intent of ...

  • Environmental Data Management for Groundwater Contamination

    ESdat environmental data management software has been used to manage and report on large datasets generated from an investigation of groundwater contamination on an industrial facility in Adelaide. ESdat was used in managing site data and the maintenance of conceptual model and time series outputs at a complex site over an extended period. Leakages of TCE and the subsequent ...

  • In-Situ Bioremediation Treats Contaminants at a Disposal Site

    Site Summary A TCE-contaminated plume developed from buried drums containing organic solvents on the former Duluth Airbase. Soil excavation took place in the early 1990s and a total of 1,925 yds3 of soil were treated through land farming. A few years later, site assessment activities uncovered a VOC plume in groundwater and further monitoring revealed the breakdown of TCE to daughter products ...


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  • Combining HVME and Enhanced Bioremdiation for Gasoline Contamination in Groundwater.

    ABSTRACT A leaking underground storage tank at a commercial petroleum retail site located in Haskell, Texas resulted in soil and groundwater petroleum hydrocarbon contamination. This contamination, including benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and total xylenes (BTEX) and total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPH) migrated down-gradient below a road and neighboring property. Access below the adjacent roadway ...


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  • Edible Oil Barriers for Treatment of Perchlorate Contaminated Groundwater

    An EOS® biobarrier was designed and implemented to remediate perchlorate contaminated groundwater. The report describes the site characterization, design steps, implementation, monitoring results and lessons learned from this effective remedial approach. EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThis final technical report documents the demonstration of emulsified edible oils for remediation of perchlorate in ...


    By EOS Remediation, LLC

  • TCE contamination of the groundwater - Altus air force base

    LOCATION:  Altus Air Force Base, OklahomaPROJECT DATE:  November 2001 to presentCLIENT:  Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence (AFCEE) BACKGROUND: TCE contamination of the groundwater was found at the Altus AFB Site SS-17 at a depth of 7 to 20 feet below ground surface. The aquifer at Altus AFB consists unconsolidated fine-grained alluvial deposits, primarily clay, overlying a fractured ...


    By Terra Systems, Inc. (TSI)

  • Combining HVME and Enhanced Bioremediation for Gasoline Contamination in Groundwater

    A leaking underground storage tank at a commercial petroleum retail site located in Haskell, Texas resulted in soil and groundwater petroleum hydrocarbon contamination. This contamination, including benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and total xylenes (BTEX) and total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPH) migrated down-gradient below a road and neighboring property. Access below the adjacent roadway was ...


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  • Case study – TCE contamination pilot study

    Site: Pilot Study – Trap & Treat® BOS 100® Colorado Contaminant: Chlorinated Solvent (TCE) in soil and groundwater Soil Type: Silty, sandy clays Injection Cost: ~$10,000 (material & labor) Treatment Area: ~1500 sq. ft. Plume Thickness: ~10 feet (32 to 42 feet bgs) Date of Treatment: 11/3/04 Notes: The pilot study for this large ...

  • Groundwater Monitoring Case Study

    Global has been contracted by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Remediation and Redevelopment Division (MDEQ RRD) to conduct quarterly sampling at a former gas station and adjacent property located near a State of Michigan owned public assess site to Torch Lake. The purpose of the sampling is to assure that there are no impacts to the surface water located downgradient of the ...

  • Case study – benzene contamination retail gas station, Colorado

    Introduction The scope of work for this site included an expansion of an existing soil venting system to remediate impacted soil and injection of a carbon-based petroleum degrading product to remediate long-term groundwater impacts. By using a combination of remediation technologies, including LT Environmental’s (LTE) TerraCert™ program, the overall goal of a cost effective cleanup ...

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