contaminated soil cleanup Articles

  • Cleanup of Contaminated Soils at Municipal Park

    A municipal garden in Mandarituba, soil was contaminated with transformer oil and COPEL, the utility company was responsible for the cleanup and restoration of the contaminated soils. The company decided to use AgroRemed BR CTBA specially customized for applications in Brazil. The site was excavated and treated as biopile with AgroRemed BR CTBA. Both TPH values and VOC’s were acceptable and ...


    By Sarva Bio Remed, LLC

  • Wireless Real-Time Soil Data from Stevens Hydra Probe Soil Sensors Used In Contaminated Soil Cleanup Operation

    Up until the early 1970s when The US Congress passed The Clean Water Act, industrial chemicals and petroleum products were routinely dumped onto the ground or poured down wells. In those days, few people understood groundwater hydrology, and disposing of chemical waste underground seemed like a safe and easy solution. Depending on the chemistry, underground pollution can linger for centuries, ...

  • Pilot Project at Tidewater Terminals

    The pilot project was undertaken to determine the effectiveness of AgroRemed for cleanup of contaminated soil within a short turn around time as claimed by SARVA. The results were monitored on 10th day and 20th day before closing the pilot. It is seen from the results that there was a reduction of more than 30% in the values of TPH on 10th day and at the end of 20 days there was a reduction in ...


    By Sarva Bio Remed, LLC

  • Biotechnology of hydrocarbon bioremediation in soil washing slurry

    Application of Bioremediation for low cost contaminated soil washing slurry treatment with quick hydrocarbon reduction and improved sustainability. The application uses proprietary microbial formulation with a slurry bioreactor in order to accelerate the degradation process and to make it compatible with soil washing technology. The end result is a treated soil which meets the requirements for ...


    By Biofuture Ltd

  • Spill Cleanup of Fuel Contaminated Soils After Roadway Accidents Using In Situ Bioremediation

    Two case studies are presented in this paper, one study demonstrating revitalization of roadside vegetation through bioremediation after a spill of motor oil and in another case application of AgroRemed to sites affected by diesel spill with underlying utility cables. The TPH of the soil after bioremediation was reduced by more than 95% from 65,000 ppm in the first case while in the second case, ...


    By Sarva Bio Remed, LLC

  • Cleanup criteria for radionuclides in US surface soil

    The maximum concentrations of individual contaminants that will be allowed to remain in the environment after cleanup are developed on a case-by-case basis and may depend on site-specific risk analyses as well as stakeholder concerns. A database of cleanup criteria has been established from site-specific agreements at US Department of Energy (DOE) remediation sites and was used to analyse the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Regulatory considerations for the potential development and application of metal cleanup values

    A workshop titled, “Ecological Soil Levels–Next Steps in the Development of Metal Clean‐up Values,” was held September 17–21, 2012, in Sundance, Utah. The purpose of the workshop was to provide managers and decision makers at contaminated sites in North America with appropriate methods for developing soil cleanup values that are protective of ecological resources. The workshop focused on ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Superfund Investigates Land Pollution from the Past…and Present

    On September 7, 2016, we took steps to respond to states, tribes and citizens who asked for our help addressing contaminated sites. In response, we are adding 10 hazardous waste sites to the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL is our list of more than 1,300 of the most contaminated sites in the country that we are addressing under the Superfund program. Superfund is one of the most important ...

  • Bioremediation of petroleum contaminated Soils in Brazil Using AgroRemed

    At Atuba at the corporate site of COPEL, a state owned utility company, soil was heavily contaminated with transformer oil due to a long history of contamination since 1964 probably due to unsafe practices of storage and cleanup. The level of contamination measures as TPH in soil was as high as 766,695 ppm and much of the contamination was at a depth of 1 meter. The site is located on a hill and ...


    By Sarva Bio Remed, LLC

  • Semifield testing of a bioremediation tool for atrazine‐contaminated soils: Evaluating the efficacy on soil and aquatic compartments

    The present study evaluated the bioremediation efficacy of a cleanup tool for atrazine‐contaminated soils (Pseudomonas sp. ADP plus citrate [P. ADP + CIT]) at a semifield scale, combining chemical and ecotoxicological information. Three experiments representing worst‐case scenarios of atrazine contamination for soil, surface water (due to runoff), and groundwater (due to leaching) were performed ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Fuel spills near Norton Reservoir

    Fire and state officials are investigating the possible environmental impact of a kerosene spill near the Norton Reservoir that leaked an estimated 250 gallons of the heating fuel into the snow and ground on Saturday afternoon. Fire Capt. Kent Campbell said he was called to investigate a spill at an outside storage tank at a mobile home park on Mansfield Avenue (Route 140), when a homeowner ...


    By Penney Engineering, Inc.

  • Soil Vapor Extraction (Ex Situ)

    Introduction: Ex situ soil vapor extraction (SVE) is a full-scale technology in which soil is excavated and placed over a network of aboveground piping to which a vacuum is applied to encourage volatilization of organics. Soil piles are generally covered with a geomembrane to prevent volatile emissions and to prevent the soil from becoming saturated by precipitation. The process includes a ...

  • Establishing PCB Cleanup Levels for Historical Spills in Texas

    INTRODUCTIONPolychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are a mixture of chlorine atoms and biphenyl molecules that combine to form complex chlorinated organic compounds that were manufactured and widely used in the United States from the 1940s through 1978. The chemical characteristics of PCBs made them desirable for use because of their electrical properties and low flammability. Unfortunately, the PCBs ...


    By Weston Solutions, Inc

  • Southern California Edison Santa Barbara I MGP in-situ ozone treatment groundwater progress monitoring

    Southern California EdisonSanta Barbara - Former MGP siteIn-situ Ozone TreatmentPiper Case History #1-------------------------------------------------------Problem: Former MGP site containing VOC and PAH contamination needed aggressive soil and groundwater remediation.Project Solution: • Phase I - Limited Soil Excavation near Former Gasholder• Phase II – In-Situ ...

  • Asbestos contaminated soil case study

    An active gypsum manufacturing facility discovered they had a large area of gypsum waste containing asbestos mixed with soil at the back of their property. The waste had accumulated over the years before the dangers of asbestos were known and now required remediation due to communication wires buried in the waste. Excavators could not be used due to the presence of the communication wires that ...


    By Enviro-Vac Corp.

  • A Citizen`s Guide to Bioremediation

    What is bioremediation? Bioremediation is a treatment process that uses naturally occurring microorganisms (yeast, fungi, or bacteria) to break down, or degrade, hazardous substances into less toxic or nontoxic substances. Microorganisms, just like humans, eat and digest organic substances for nutrients and energy. In chemical terms, 'organic' compounds are those that contain carbon and hydrogen ...

  • METH: THE NEW MOLD - New Markets in Clandestine Laboratory Clean-up

    Untitled Document Intro Clandestine labs have become prevalent across America. They are used for the ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

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