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  • Enhanced Bioremediation of High Contaminant Concentrations in Source Residual Area (PDF)

    Although enhanced bioremediation has proven to be effective at many sites, typically it has been applied to relatively low contaminant concentrations and in relatively permeable media. The project site described herein is an application that potentially extends the practical limits of in situ bioremediation applications. An active eyewear manufacturing facility located in Western NY was found to ...


    By Regenesis

  • ASC Tech Services

    Environmental contamination is risky business, to access risk, high-tech and unique geophysical site characterization methods can be employed. By utilizing these high tech gadgets that describe the ground and detail exactly what can’t be seen. Just like the Silicon Valley, new methods have surfaced and now more than ever it is easy to characterize the subsurface using direct push tools. ...


    By ASC Tech Services

  • DNAPL Characterization Methods and Approaches, Part 2: Cost Comparisons`, Ground Water Monitoring & Remediation

    Contamination from the use of chlorinated solvents, often classified as dense nonaqueous phase liquids (DNAPLs) when in an undissolved state, pose environmental threats to ground water resources worldwide. DNAPL site characterization method performance comparisons are presented in a companion paper (Kram et al. 2001). This study compares the costs for implementing various characterization ...

  • Systems approach - Petroleum site

    An 18-month, in-situ biological program, specifically aimed at accelerating the current attenuation process such that the owner can sell the property began May 5, 2000. The remedial approach focused on bacterial population management, nutrient augmentation, terminal electron acceptor enhancement, and an efficient subsurface delivery of the enhancement liquids. Specifically, a novel delivery ...

  • ORC Enhances Bioremediation and Results in No Further Action

    Site Summary A former industrial facility had one 1,000-gallon diesel UST for use in fueling an emergency generator.  Following removal of the UST, site investigations indicated diesel fuel contamination at levels above Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) Guidance Criteria. Further, total petroleum hydrocarbon (TPH) and polyaromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) contamination in ...


    By Regenesis

  • Direct-Push Injection and Circulation Biobarrier to Remediate a TCE Groundwater Plume

    ABSTRACT: The goal of this study was to determine if direct-push drilling methods combined with a circulation system could be used to establish a passive biobarrier in a very transmissive aquifer to treat tricholoroethene (TCE). The Site is located in central Indiana, where historic use of TCE has impacted an unconfined aquifer. A plume consisting primarily of TCE has migrated from west to east ...


    By EOS Remediation, LLC

  • A Systems` Approach to In Situ Bioremediation: Full-Scale Application (PDF)

    An 18-month, in-situ biological program, specifically aimed at accelerating the current attenuation process such that the owner can sell the property began May 5, 2000. The remedial approach has focused on population management, nutrient augmentation, terminal electron acceptor enhancement, and an efficient subsurface delivery of the enhancement liquids. Specifically, a novel delivery system, ...


    By Regenesis

  • Effective distribution of edible oils

    Edible oil was injected at five sites to promote reductive dechlorination. The edible oil was injected as a non-aqueous phase liquid (NAPL) or as an emulsion of oil, an emulsifier, and water. At Dover Air Force Base, injection of the emulsion into a barrier resulted in greater distribution of the total organic carbon (TOC) and more rapid dechlorination than direct injection of the edible oil into ...


    By Terra Systems, Inc. (TSI)

  • Item Numbers - the Difference a Code Number can Make

    What makes OPSIS “OPSIS”? Well, it’s the people behind the name. This video blog is a part of a series of personal stories showing who the people working here are, and thereby also what OPSIS is. In this video, Erik Schenström is telling us how one might think that all is good as it is, but that it is still nice to get an occasional push in the right direction.

  • PRB Installation at Superfund Site Using Angled Drilling - Case Study

    ABSTRACT BOS 100® was injected adjacent to and beneath a stream using a direct push angle drilling technique to successfully create a PRB and limit PCE flux from the upgradient source area into the stream. CHALLENGES The Superfund site is a former textiles facility where tetrachloroethylene (PCE) was used in dry-cleaning operations. Approximately ...

  • Full-scale KB-1® Bioaugmented Biobarrier for TCE Plume Containment

    Problem DefinitionThe site is a former manufacturing facility, where a historic trichloroethene (TCE) release created a plume 1,100 feet wide and 7,000 feet long averaging 3,600 micrograms per liter (μg/ L) TCE, with a groundwater velocity of about 2 feet per day. Prior to biostimulation with electron donor, the groundwater conditions ranged from aerobic to mildly reducing and Gene-Trac DNA ...


    By SiREM

  • Comparative Effects of HRC Application at Four Project Locations (PDF)

    Four site locations in the Southern or Midwest United States were the venues for pilot testing of a commercially available injectable bioremediation product (HRC™) to enhance the reductive dechlorination of chlorinated solvents. This activity occurred from 1997 through the end of 2000. Prior to injection, each site exhibited bioattenuation of parent compounds such as PCE, TCE, carbon ...


    By Regenesis

  • Enhanced Bioremediation of Chlorinated Solvents (PDF)

    Enhanced in situ bioremediation of chlorinated solvents in groundwater has been successfully demonstrated at many sites by supplying lactic acid as an electron donor. The source of lactate for these successful pilot tests is Hydrogen Release Compound (HRC), a polylactate ester specially formulated for slow release of lactic acid upon hydration. HRC has been delivered to chlorinated ...


    By Regenesis

  • Anaerobic Bioremediation of Trichloroethene at Duluth International Airport

    Untitled Document ABSTRACT: A pilot-study for treatment of trichloroethene (TCE) and dechlorination products, dichloroethene (DCE) and vinyl chloride (VC), is ...


    By Regenesis

  • Shield Environmental Assoc. Defeats Bedrock Contamination with BOS 200® at Truck Stop

    Shield Environmental Associates (Lexington, KY) has faced some daunting challenges over many years of successful service to their clients, but this one was remarkable. The Problem: A 320 foot long dissolved BTEX plume in both shallow and deep zones in lithology very unfriendly to direct push sampling or injections. The Team: Shield Environmental Associates ...

  • Model 540MT “Shines” in Georgia Clays

    Light-weight, shallow sampling machine finds perfect niche Ever since Jeff Johnson, owner of Environmental Monitoring Services (EMS) in Acworth, GA, purchased his Geoprobe® Model 540MT early this year, he has pushed a full gambit of tools with the machine. Macro-Core®, DT21, SP15, LB, Soil Gas, and even Prepacked Monitoring Wells have all been used under the EMS 540MT. The machine was up ...

  • Markets, prices and market power

    Numerous celebrated economists have pointed to the discipline's failure to adequately explain markets and how prices are formed. This paper addresses that deficiency. It considers the basic function of a market, defined as to coordinate the supply of a product with demand via movements in price. It examines how this operates in actual markets, arguing that price is essentially arbitrary: there is ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Establishing environmental baseline case study

    Challenge: A major integrated oil company, intending to divest a portfolio of 68 retail petroleum facilities in the northwest United States, requested the services of Antea Group to conduct Phase II Environmental Site Assessments in order to establish an environmental baseline prior to selling the assets. Among the project-specific challenges were a short performance timeframe, a ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Detailed hydraulic assessment using a high-resolution piezocone coupled to the GeoVIS

    Department of Defense (DoD) ground water assessment and remediation projects require cost effective methods for determining the direction and rate of ground water and contaminant flow. Monitoring wells have typically been used to estimate these parameters. However, detailed three-dimensional ground water and contaminant flow pathways cannot typically be delineated using monitoring well data. ...

  • Groundwater contamination of 1,1,1-TCA, PCE - Manufacturing facility

    LOCATION:  Glen Cove, New YorkPROJECT DATE:  September 2000 to presentCLIENT:  Confidential BACKGROUND: Groundwater in a sand and gravel aquifer beneath this active manufacturing facility was contaminated with 1,1,1-TCA (concentrations up to 480 mg/L), PCE, and their degradation products. The site owner, faced with a long term (in excess of 100 years) and expensive pump and treat ...


    By Terra Systems, Inc. (TSI)

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