green remediation Articles

  • Green remediation

    The US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) strategic plan calls for increased research and application of sustainable systems that promote environmental stewardship, reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and improve energy efficiency. One area of this research is green remediation. Green remediation is a relatively new approach to environmental cleanup; expanded from the traditional ...


  • Horizontal Directional Drilling - A Green and Sustainable Remediation Remedy

    Interest in using sustainable practices and technologies for environmental cleanup has increased notably within the past few years. The US EPA and many states have published recommended practices to reduce the environmental footprint of cleanup operations, and many consultants and contractors are attempting to “go green” in contaminated site remediation. It makes sense to conserve ...

  • Green remediation best management practices: site investigation

    Overview The need for site investigation is common to cleanups under any regulatory program. An investigation can occur at all points in the cleanup process, from initial site assessment through waste site closeout. A site investigation generally is undertaken to: Confirm the presence or absence of specific contaminants Delineate the nature and extent of environmental contamination ...

  • 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 ...

  • Standard Chlorine of Delaware Remediation

    By designing a 70-foot deep barrier wall, Black & Veatch was able to cut off contaminant source areas from a creek near New Castle, Delaware. The groundwater treatment system that Black & Veatch designed prevents site contamination from reaching the underlying drinking water aquifer. The Standard Chlorine of Delaware Site is a 65 acre area including an abandoned chlorobenzene ...


    By Black & Veatch Corporation

  • Incorporating sustainable practices into site remediation

    This introduction is the first of a series of fact sheets on the opportunities for implementing best management practices (BMPs) of green remediation. Upcoming topics include renewable sources of energy, enhanced stormwater control measures, BMP checklists for the field, and enabling mechanisms for practitioners. As part of its mission to protect human health and the environment, EPA is committed ...

  • Incorporating sustainable practices into site remediation

    This introduction is the first of a series of fact sheets on the opportunities for implementing best management practices (BMPs) of green remediation. Upcoming topics include renewable sources of energy, enhanced stormwater control measures, BMP checklists for the field, and enabling mechanisms for practitioners Overview of Green Remediation As part of its mission to protect human health and the ...

  • DNAPL Source Zone Green & Sustainable Remediation Optics Manufacturing Facility Lebanon, New Hampshire case study

    Project Highlights ERDENHANCED Remediated >99% cVOC source zone [TCE] 100,000 to < 1 μg/L ERDENHANCED Realized Complete Biotransformation with no evidence of rebound ERDENHANCED Provides Multi- Year Sustainability after single deployment event. ERDENHANCED Minimizes Site, Monitoring, and Overall Remediation Costs, saving Client dollars. ...

  • How important is green education in promoting green jobs?

    How important is green education in promoting green jobs? I doubt there is anything more important than education for those who have a curiosity of how the green economy can transform our current dilemma.Is it possible that what others are doing in other countries could work here in the United States? According to the European Energy Commission website , Energy is what drives the engine for ...


  • Soil, sediment, and ground-water characterization and remediation technologies

    This issue of Technology News and Trends highlights “green remediation,” the practice of considering all environmental effects of remedy implementation and incorporating options to maximize the net environmental benefit of cleanup. The applications in this issue demonstrate increased sustainability that can be gained through use of renewable energy sources to power treatment systems or through ...

  • Greening the Built Environment

    ASTM Standards and Products Form the Foundation of Sustainable Construction Efforts Today, a major focal point for the worldwide building industry is the growing demand for sustainable construction. Sustainable, or “green,” construction is focused on the more effective use of resources and ultimately the creation of healthier, energy efficient, more environmentally ...


    By ASTM International

  • Green Buildings: Economics and Policies

    Introduction Green building has received increased attention over the past decade from both environmental economists and policymakers. While there is no single definition of “green buildings” or its related policy, researchers and organizations tend to emphasize resource efficiency in building and reducing the impacts of buildings on human health and the environment. ...


    By Oxford Journals

  • Former textile manufacturing facility DNAPL source zone green ERD Remediation Cannon Knitting Mills, Hamilton, Ontario Canada case study

    Project Highlights ERDENHANCED PRS Pilot Study >99.6% reduction in PCE concentrations in 7-months. ERDENHANCED PRS PILOT STUDY >95% reduction in TCE >81% reduction in cis-DCE ERDENHANCED >93% reduction in PCE molar mass during evaluation period ERDENHANCED program sponsored by City of Hamilton and Ministry of Environment ...

  • Former Dry Cleaner facility strip mall redevelopment DNAPL Source Zone Green ERD Remediation Burlington, Ontario Canada case study

    Project Highlights ERDENHANCED Pilot Study >62% reduction in PCE molar mass in 9-month period. ERDENHANCED Proven Cost-Effective Green Biostimulation Strategy ERDENHANCED Proven Cost-Effective Sustainable Biostimulation Strategy ERDENHANCED evaluation performed under Ministry of Environment (MOE) approval ERDENHANCED Pilot Study ...

  • Case Study: Farm pond sludge and algae remediation

    Problem A 1 ½ acre farm pond located in southeastern Wisconsin was experiencing a severe algae bloom due to high levels of fertilizer runoff from the surrounding farm fields located on the north and east sides of the pond. Farm field runoff drains into the north end of the pond via a 4-inch drainpipe. The pond is further fertilized by the year round population of 6-8 resident ducks and by ...


    By Avir Environmental LLC

  • Site Closure Strategies: Reducing Remediation Liabilities & Costs

    Industrial companies face the daunting task of managing investigations and clean-ups at thousands of contaminated properties. In staying abreast of new technology and ever-evolving regulatory programs, companies must address many challenges involving regulations, technologies, and expenses. To successfully manage the costs and risks for each project, it is important to: 1) Focus on the ultimate ...


    By AECOM

  • The DNAPL Remediation Challenge: Is There a Case for Source Depletion?

    Untitled Document Executive Summary Introduction Releases of Dense Non-Aqueous Phase Liquids (DNAPLs) at a large number of public ...


  • Advancing Green Technology case study

    Challenge: A subject of considerable research in recent years, sulfate reducing bacteria have been demonstrated to be a dominant factor in the natural anaerobic biodegradation of petroleum hydrocarbons dissolved in groundwater. Antea Group has conducted extensive pilot testing at hundreds of sites across the United States that demonstrate the benefits of enhancing ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Green transportation: need, technology and challenges

    Internal combustion (IC) engine based vehicles are the backbone of the modern transport sector. These vehicles use fossil fuels as a source of energy to propel it and emit toxic gases. These noxious gases harm the environment and causes human health problems. Hasty usage of fossil fuels results in rapid depletion of these resources and price inflation. These concerns encourage the modern society ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Black Liquor – Green fuel or greenwash?

    Black liquor is not the product of a pot still in rural Tennessee, but a toxic by-product of the kraft wood pulping process. On May 20, 2009 Canada, together with the European Union, Brazil and Chile, wrote to the United States Congress urging them to repeal a tax credit for the use of black liquor as a biofuel on the basis that the credit is acting as a subsidy on the production of kraft pulp ...


    By McMillan LLP

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