metal soil remediation Articles

  • Remediation of Metals-Contaminated Soils and Groundwater

    A range of technologies is available for remediation of metals-contaminated soil and groundwater at Superfund sites. General approaches to remediation of metal contamination include isolation, immobilization, toxicity reduction, physical separation and extraction. These general approaches can be used for many types of contaminants but the specific technology selected for treatment of a ...


    By Richflood International Ltd

  • Hired metals analyser ensures remediation success

    Cognition Land and Water Ltd, a UK based remediation specialist, has hired a portable XRF metals analyser to improve the speed of remediation work at a project in London’s Kentish Town. The project had a major impact on local residents so timescales were extremely tight but Cognition’s Charlie Jarvis says “It would not have been possible to meet the deadline without the use of ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • Electrokinetic remediation study for cadmium contaminated soil

    Cadmium is a non-essential heavy metal pollutant of the environment resulting from various agricultural, mining and industrial activities and also from the exhaust gases of automobiles (Foy et al., 1978). Due to its high toxicity and greater solubility in water and its wide distributions in aquatic ecosystem, it has been considered as extremely significant pollutant (Lockwood, 1976). Great ...


    By University of Tehran

  • The no. 1 choice for improving the performance of soil and groundwater remediation

    Adsorption of Contamination The number one challenge associated with most site remediation designs and methodologies is that 90% to 95% of all environmental contaminants; including hydrocarbons (LNAPL), chlorinates (DNAPL), and heavy metals; are present in a sorbed (i.e., absorbed or adsorbed) phase onto soil and bedrock surfaces within both saturated and unsaturated zones. As such, the absorbed ...


    By Ivey International Inc.

  • Sorption and desorption studies of metallic zinc on an alluvial soil

    Background concentrations of heavy metals in soils, which depend on the local geology, may be supplemented to different degrees by anthropogenic inputs. Many industrial processes and operations generate stack emissions, solid wastes and sludges that contain heavy metals, which enter atmosphere and also find their way into aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. Being non-biodegradable,  heavy ...


    By University of Tehran

  • In-Situ Remediation of Heavy Metals Using Sulfur-Based Treatment Technologies

    The Metal Problem Highly toxic and highly soluble metals are contained in numerous waste streams including those from power, chemical, electronics facilities, general manufacturing plants, and mining facilities. Lead, chromium, arsenic, zinc, cadmium, copper, and mercury are the most common metal contaminants found on remediation project sites (US EPA, October, 2000). Cyanide is a common ...


    By Graus Chemicals, LLC

  • In-Situ Groundwater Remediation of Heavy Metals at an Active Manufacturing Facility

    Tetra Tech & Adventus deploy In-Situ Groundwater Remediation of Heavy Metals at an Active Manufacturing Facility. Site History: 1966 to the present: Manufacturing of various automotive components 1966 to1984: Operation of chromium plating 1983: Release of metal plating rinse water 1983 to 1989: Excavation of soil and operation of 4 groundwater recovery wells 2006: ...


  • Soil Washing

    Introduction: Soil washing is a water-based process for scrubbing soils ex situ to remove contaminants. The process removes contaminants from soils in one of two ways: By dissolving or suspending them in the wash solution (which can be sustained by chemical manipulation of pH for a period of time). By concentrating them into a smaller volume of soil through particle size ...

  • Trace metal characterization of soils using the Optima 7300 DV ICP-OES

    Soil testing helps diagnose soil health and guides in the development of soilspecific and crop-specific remedies. It is an indispensable tool to assure national food safety, nutritional accuracy, maintenance of soil health and enhancement of soil fertility. Based on this analysis, farmers may be advised on soil fertility to make agriculture more productive and sustainable. Micronutrient analysis ...


    By PerkinElmer, Inc.

  • Soil Flushing

    Introduction In situ soil flushing is the extraction of contaminants from the soil with water or other suitable aqueous solutions. Soil flushing is accomplished by passing the extraction fluid through in-place soils using an injection or infiltration process. Extraction fluids must be recovered from the underlying aquifer and, when possible, they are recycled. Cosolvent Enhancement Cosolvent ...

  • Bioremediation of soil

    In our experience, Bioremediation is best accomplished with Bio-augmentation, the addition of large numbers of selected micro-organisms grown in the production laboratory. In addition to bio-augmentation, several physical and chemical parameters must be controlled in order to obtain optimal growth and maximum degradation of soil contaminants. The major factors that are controlled during ...

  • 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

  • NUBIOLA: Investigation & Remediation of contaminated soil, groundwater & buildings (Phases I,II,III)

    The industrial activity of the factory Nubiola, pigment manufacturers since 1914, caused contamination of the soil, the groundwater and the buildings on the site. The identified contamination showed Chromium VI, various other metals, sulphates and oils. The objective: remediate the site environmentally in order to be reutilised as a residential ...

  • Remediation of Oil Refinery Sludge Basin

    Abstract Work was completed in early 1992 to clean up a 5.5 acre (2.2 ha) stormwater sludge basin for an oil refinery company. The basin, which had served as a stormwater collection and settling pond for over 40 years, contained oily sludges with high concentrations of certain metals and volatile organic compounds. The closure plan included a combination cement-bentonite slurry wall and jet ...


    By Geo-Con, Inc.

  • ST. Thomas, USVI diesel oil spill soil remediation project case study

    The Problem Staff at a major four-star resort outside St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands spilled diesel fuel and kerosene during the transfer from a tanker truck to on-site storage tanks. Approximately 67.3 m3 of soil having an average concentration of 12,000 ppm was contaminated. Because there are no treatment facilities on the Island, the resort was facing significant costs to transport ...


    By Nordevco Associates Ltd.

  • Natural Attenuation in Soils

    Introduction Surface and subsurface soils have different characteristics in natural attenuation. Mobile contaminants in subsurface soils diffuse into soil vapor and aqueous phase and thus are relatively easily subject to natural subsurface processes that can attenuate these contaminants. Most high-molecular-weight (persistent) organic and many inorganic contaminants will be immobilized in the ...

  • 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. ...

  • The In Situ Bioremediation/Groundwater Remediation Process

    In-situ groundwater bioremediation is a technology that encourages growth and reproduction of indigenous microorganisms to enhance biodegradation of organic constituents in the saturated zone. In-situ groundwater bioremediation can effectively degrade organic constituents which are dissolved in groundwater and adsorbed onto the aquifer matrix. The Adventus In Situ Bioremediation/Groundwater ...


  • Comparing Field Portable X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) To Laboratory Analysis Of Heavy Metals In Soil

    ABSTRACT Field portable x-ray fluorescence (XRF) continues to gain acceptance as a complement to traditional laboratory testing of metal contaminated soil. The quality of data produced by field XRF varies with site conditions, soil composition, and sample preparation. Quality assurance protocols for the field method usually require that a number of field samples be split and sent to a ...

  • Metals Stabilization Using Geochemical Fixation

    Introduction To Chemical Fixation There are several approaches to treatment of chromium and other toxic metals such as lead arsenic, and cadmium in soil and groundwater, including isolation, immobilization, toxicity reduction, physical separation, and extraction (U.S. EPA. 2002). Brief Overview Of Metals Remediation Methods: Conventional ...


    By Graus Chemicals, LLC

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