groundwater barrier Articles

  • 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

  • Permeable Adsorbing Barriers for groundwater remediation from hexavalent chrome pollution

    Chrome ions removal from aqueous solutions by adsorption onto an activated carbon (Aquacarb 207EA by Sutcliffe Carbon) and a South African coal char is illustrated. Different chrome concentrations, pH and salinity levels are tested. Experimental data are interpreted by means of a Langmuir approach-based model. Results show that a Permeable Adsorbing Barrier (PAB) made of Aquacarb 207EA can ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Addressing contaminated groundwater with organic mulch permeable reactive barriers

    Organic mulch consists of insoluble carbon biopolymers that are enzymatically hydrolyzed during decomposition to release aqueous total organic carbon (TOC). The released TOC is utilized by microorganisms as an electron donor to transform electrophilic contaminants via reductive pathways. Over the last decade, organic mulch permeable reactive barriers (PRBs), or biowalls, have received increased ...


  • Performance of a permeable reactive barrier for in situ removal of ammonium in groundwater

    Nitrogen as ammonium (NH4+-N) is one of the most common nitrogen contaminants in groundwater; this is particularly true in the industrial and agricultural regions of northern China, where rapid population growth and economic development have stressed public water supplies and reduced groundwater quality. In this study, we report the performance of a zeolite permeable reactive ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Beyond the barriers of water reuse

    Water reuse may be the moment’s most talked about treatment industry topic. It’s no wonder that as drought persists in regions throughout the world without sign of subsiding, questions about how we can make the most of our water are being asked. An answer can be found in the ways that we apply membrane bioreactor (MBR) technology. As one of the most central components for water ...


    By Bio-Microbics, Inc.

  • The Alamitos Barrier Recycled Water Project

    Groundwater pumping in the Los Alamitos, California area over the last century has caused groundwater levels to drop, allowing seawater to intrude into the local groundwater aquifer. To prevent additional infiltration by seawater, a coastline barrier of wells injecting fresh water has been in place since 1965. Until recently, imported potable drinking water was injected into the aquifer. However, ...

  • Evaluation of Permeable Reactive Barrier Performance

    Untitled Document This report on the performance of permeable reactive barriers (PRB) for groundwater remediation was prepared under the ...

  • Ammonium removal from groundwater using a zeolite permeable reactive barrier: a pilot-scale demonstration

    In situ remediation of ammonium-contaminated groundwater is possible through a zeolite permeable reactive barrier (PRB); however, zeolite's finite sorption capacity limits the long-term field application of PRBs. In this paper, a pilot-scale PRB was designed to achieve sustainable use of zeolite in removing ammonium (NH4+-N) through sequential ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Remediation of RDX- and HMX-contaminated groundwater using organic mulch permeable reactive barriers

    Organic mulch is a complex organic material that is typically populated with its own consortium of microorganisms. The organisms in mulch breakdown complex organics to soluble carbon, which can then be used by these and other microorganisms as an electron donor for treating RDX and HMX via reductive pathways. A bench-scale treatability study with organic mulch was conducted for the treatment of ...


  • Evaluation of barrier materials for removing pollutants from groundwater rich in natural organic matter

    Permeable barriers are used for passive remediation of groundwater and can be constructed from a range of materials. The optimal material depends on the types of contaminants and physico-chemical parameters present at the site, as well as the hydraulic conductivity, environmental safety, availability, cost and long-term stability of the material itself. The aim of the presented study was to test ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Field Demonstration of a Permeable Bioreactive Barrier for Leachate Control.

    ABSTRACT: A biostimulation technique was selected for a pilot study to treat groundwater at a former New Jersey municipal landfill. The process will address a mixture of chlorinated compounds (e.g. vinyl chloride and chlorobenzene), hydrocarbons (e.g. benzene and methyl ethyl ketone) and heavy metals. The reactive barrier will be constructed using a series of injection points to implace a slurry ...


    By REGENESIS

  • Grid and Barrier Treatment Reduces Chlorinated Solvent Contamination

    CASE SUMMARY Manufacturing Facility, Dallas, TX Subsurface investigations at this manufacturing facility revealed chlorinated solvent contamination in the groundwater. The contaminant plume contained significant levels of dichloroethene (cis-DCE) and vinyl chloride (VC) from the natural attenuation of tetrachloroethene (PCE) and trichloroethene (TCE). Well MW-9 contained ...


    By REGENESIS

  • Installation of vertical barriers using deep soil mixing

    Introduction As contamination from liquid wastes and polluted groundwater continue to be a major environmental remediation topic, methods and applications for installing vertical barriers continue to evolve. The need to contain the pollutants to reduce their potential effects has broadened the scope of a vertical barrier. Greater depths than before are required as the contamination continues ...


    By Geo-Con, Inc.

  • Case study - Reactive barrier wall project update

    Reactive Barrier Wall solves space and on-going activity problems during remediation project “Name Removed”, was contracted to install a passive reactive barrier wall in “Name Removed”. The wall was designed to remediate groundwater containing tetrachloroethylene (TCE). What made this job unique was the site location. Installation would occur in an operating commercial ...

  • Why it’s time to elevate groundwater

    Groundwater stored in the earth’s crust underpins all our lives – the ultimate source of freshwater for billions has become victim of over-extraction and the ultimate sink for pollutants.   For too long, not enough has been done to regulate the use of this precious, on-demand resource and manage disposal of waste. If rates of groundwater depletion have tripled in the past 3 ...


    By The World Bank

  • Organoclay permeable reactive barrier utilized to control napl contamination case study

    Project : Bay Project - Union Pacifi c Railroad Location : Escanaba, MI Products : Bulk Organoclay, Reactive Core Mat Background: The groundwater at a former creosote wood treating site was contaminated by non-aqueous phase liquid (NAPL). The contaminated groundwater was a threat to the nearby fresh water bay when NAPL and ...


    By CETCO

  • Case study: RMOTC - Using existing wells, hydro-geologic barriers are mapped.

    In August of 2005, Willowstick Technologies, LLC performed an AquaTrack study at the Teapot Dome oil field near Casper, Wyoming. The project was performed together with the assistance of the Rocky Mountain Oilfield Testing Center (RMOTC), a unit of the United States Department of Energy. The purpose of the project was to demonstrate how the AquaTrack technology can be applied to ...


    By Willowstick Technologies LLC

  • Concurrent bioremediation of perchlorate and 1,1,1-trichloroethane in an emulsified oil barrier

    Abstract A detailed field pilot test was conducted to evaluate the use of edible oil emulsions for enhanced in situ biodegradation of perchlorate and chlorinated solvents in groundwater. Edible oil substrate (EOS®) was injected into a line of ten direct push injection wells over a 2-day period to form a 15-m-long biologically active permeable reactive barrier (bio-barrier). Field ...


    By EOS Remediation, LLC

  • In Situ Remediation Technology Status Report: Research and Application of Permeable Barriers

    This document is an attempt to compile worldwide research efforts and applications in the field of permeable reactive barriers (PRB). The listing will evolve as input is received. Apologies are made for any inadvertent omissions or errors. Typically, many people are responsible for a project; however, for simplicity, a single contact is provided for each project. Research projects are organized ...

  • Remediating groundwater contaminated with chlorinated solvents - a Canadian perspective

    Chlorinated solvent contamination of groundwater is a recognized barrier to both potable water use and brownfield site redevelopment in Canada. Several high-profile trichloroethene (TCE) contaminant issues such as those in Cambridge, Ontario, and in Shannon, Québec, have increased public awareness of this problem, and also stimulated the Canadian consulting community to consider the use of in ...


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