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  • Soil Fracturing

    Introduction Fracturing is an enhancement technology designed to increase the efficiency of other in situ technologies in difficult soil conditions. The fracturing extends and enlarges existing fissures and introduces new fractures, primarily in the horizontal direction. When fracturing has been completed, the formation is then subjected to vapor extraction, either by applying a vacuum to all ...

  • Soil Vapor Extraction (In Situ)

    Introduction Soil vapor extraction (SVE) is an in situ unsaturated (vadose) zone soil remediation technology in which a vacuum is applied to the soil to induce the controlled flow of air and remove volatile and some semivolatile contaminants from the soil. The gas leaving the soil may be treated to recover or destroy the contaminants, depending on local and state air discharge regulations. ...

  • Properties and Behavior of Inorganics in Contaminated Soil

    Often, specific technologies may be ruled out, or the list of potential technologies may be immediately narrowed, on the basis of the presence or absence of one or more of the chemical groups. The relative amounts of each may tend to favor certain technologies. Metals may be found in the elemental form, but more often they are found as salts mixed in the soil. At the present time, treatment ...

  • Sled for In Situ Penetration Testing

    In situ testing devices such as the dilatometer, the piezocone, the pressuremeter, and the field vane generally require the use of a drill rig for penetration through soils. This paper describes a multipurpose portable pushing frame built at the University of New Hampshire and designed to be used with most in situ testing probes. This rig is compact, inexpensive, easy to use, and can operate on ...


    By ASTM International

  • Getting ahead of the Caribou - pitdry process—innovative solidification solution for spent drilling fluids

    An oil company has been producing oil and gas in British Columbia’s Southern Foothills since 1992. The operator has continuously invested in the area and recently opened up new gas producing wells northwest of Fort St John, the largest city in the northeast region of British Columbia. The new wells are situated 4,600 feet above sea level in a rigid mountain terrain. The viable way to connect the ...


    By CETCO Energy Services

  • Detection of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in concrete using the ensys test system

    MATRIX: Concrete ANALYTES: Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) RANGE OF DETECTION: Aroclor 1254: 0.5 ppm Aroclor 1260: 0.5 ppm Aroclor 1248: 1.0 ppm Aroclor 1242: 2.0 ppm Aroclor 1232: 4.0 ppm Aroclor 1016: 4.0 ppm MATERIALS: Ensys PCB in Soil Test Kit. Ensys PCB Sample Extraction Kit. Reagents: table salt ...


  • Detection of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in concrete using the dtech test system

    MATRIX: Concrete ANALYTES: Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) RANGE OF DETECTION: DTECHTOR: 500 ppb to 25 ppm (as aroclor 1254). Color Card: 1 ppm to 25 ppm (as aroclor 1254) MATERIALS: DTECH PCB Test Kit. DTECH PCB Sample Extraction Kit. Reagents: table salt (sodium chloride) or salt packets used by restaurants ...


  • Newcastle College achieves results with ELE materials testing equipment

    ELE International has supplied the School of Technology at Newcastle College with a complete suite of construction materials testing equipment and environmental instrumentation for use in its new on-site laboratory. The technology is enabling the college to give students invaluable first hand experience of materials testing procedures. The School of Technology teaches Higher National Diplomas in ...

  • Small Diameter Piston Sampling with Cone Penetrometer Equipment

    A small diameter piston sampler that can be operated by a cone penetrometer rig has been developed specifically for recovery of sand and clay samples under conditions where sample recovery using ordinary means is difficult. The 22-mm-diameter sample that is recovered in a polythene sheath is valuable for visual examination of the soil rather than for most laboratory testing purposes. Provided the ...


    By ASTM International

  • In-situ Thermal Remediation Under an Apartment Building

    This paper presents the implementation and results of ET-DSP, an in-situ electrical soil heating technology, in combination with high vacuum dual phase extraction, to achieve the removal of vapour pressure sensitive BTEX compounds from under an occupied residential apartment building. Operating within several engineering, environmental, and safety constraints, a design was developed in order to ...


    By McMillan-McGee Corp.

  • Emergency response and remediation of a petrol leak: petrol filling station

    Project: Emergency Fuel Leak at an Operational Petrol Station Client: Franchised petrol station operator Services: Emergency response/leak management, regulator negotiation, site investigation, remediation and verification Summary: Responsive, pragmatic advice and robust regulator negotiations aided rapid characterisation ...

  • In Situ Solidification/Stabilization

    Introduction Solidification/stabilization (S/S) reduces the mobility of hazardous substances and contaminants in the environment through both physical and chemical means. Unlike other remedial technologies, S/S seeks to trap or immobilize contaminants within their 'host' medium (i.e., the soil, sand, and/or building materials that contain them), instead of removing them through chemical or ...

  • Triad expedites brownfields redevelopment in Fairbanks

    The Fairbanks North Star Borough (FNSB) used Triad in 2006-2007 to assess environmental conditions at a municipal property along the Chena River in Fairbanks, AK. FNSB accelerated the site investigation as part of a brownfields assessment grant received from the U.S. EPA in 2005. Low-level contamination had been identified onsite in past investigations, but its extent and impact on future ...

  • Oil and Gas Development - Onshore Industry - Pollution Prevention Guidelines

    Introduction Pollution Prevention Guidelines to provide technical advice and guidance to staff and consultants involved in pollution-related projects. The guidelines represent state-of-the-art thinking on how to reduce pollution emissions from the production process. In many cases, the guidelines provide numerical targets for reducing pollution, as well as maximum ...


    By The World Bank

  • An Impulse Generator for The Ground penetrating radar

    Abstract In last time ground penetrating radars (GPR) are widely used for search and analysis of varied underground objects of natural and artificial origins. Caves and cavities can also be found and investigated with the GPR's aid. Impulse generator is the key unit, which determine GPR's parameters: depth of penetrating, accuracy et al. Serial power drift diodes are used for ...


    By Transient Technologies LLC

  • Evaluation of a Horizontal Well

    Background: Air Sparging Air sparging is an in-situ remediation technology where air is injected into the saturated zone of an aquifer. It is an alternative to conventional ex-situ pump and treat systems for remediation of contaminated ground water. It is necessary to understand the pattern of air flow that will occur in the subsurface in order to determine the optimal placement, ...

  • Achieving exemplary compliance case study

    Challenge: A major integrated oil company retained the services of Antea Group to manage environmental liability at a bulk storage and distribution facility that supplies gasoline, diesel fuel and other refined petroleum product to Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin.  The property presented a series of unique challenges including multiple LNAPL plumes, ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Sinking Costs

    Today there is more pressure than ever for businesses to minimize costs and increase productivity. Companies are always looking for ways to reduce overall costs. Unfortunately, these efforts are often hampered when a company is faced with an environmental investigation. Regulatory agency requirements, such as determining the full horizontal and vertical extent of contamination in soil and/or ...


  • Sand road, Algeria

    Both the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Desert Storm forces found the solution with the Geoweb Cellular Confinement System. By utilizing the principle of soil confinement to enhance soil strength, the Geoweb Cellular Confinement System turns sand into a load supporting composite structure. This method of building sand roads was well established through a ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Enhanced Anaerobic Bioremediation of a TCE Source at the Tarheel Army Missile Plant Using EOS

    EOS, or emulsified oil substrate, was used to stimulate anaerobic biodegradation of trichloroethene (TCE) and tetrachloroethene (PCE) at a former Army-owned manufacturing facility located in the Piedmont area of North Carolina. Previous use of chlorinated solvents at the facility resulted in soil and groundwater impacts. Ten years of active remediation utilizing soil vacuum extraction and air ...


    By EOS Remediation, LLC

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