remediation optimization Articles

  • Optimization design based on ensemble surrogate models for DNAPLs-contaminated groundwater remediation

    The optimization design of surfactant-enhanced aquifer remediation for dense non-aqueous phase liquids (DNAPLs)-contaminated groundwater is proposed through integrating simulation and optimization models. Many studies have demonstrated that the surrogate model is an effective tool for building a bridge between simulation and optimization models. In this paper, the simulation model was first ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Using Treatment Train to Optimize DNAPL Source Zone Remediation

    Many DNAPL sites have been treated using innovative source reduction technologies, such as in situ chemical oxidation (ISCO). Although individual technologies can be successful in removing significant mass from a DNAPL source, rarely, if ever, will implementation of a single technology achieve site closeout. More often, a combination of technologies sequenced throughout the life cycle of a ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • A mixed-integer non-linear programming with surrogate model for optimal remediation design of NAPLs contaminated aquifer

    A mixed-integer non-linear programming (MINLP) with surrogate model was introduced to derive the optimal surfactant enhanced aquifer remediation (SEAR) process (remediation cost minimisation and removal rate maximisation) at a nitrobenzene-contaminated site. First, a 3D multi-phase flow simulation model was developed to simulate the SEAR process; using a radial basis function artificial neural ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Adaptive Kriging surrogate model for the optimization design of a dense non-aqueous phase liquid-contaminated groundwater remediation process

    The optimization model needs to call the simulation model to calculate the response under different conditions for many times, and this is computationally expensive and time-consuming. To solve this problem, surrogate models can be used to yield insight into the functional relationship between the design variables and the responses, instead of simulation models in the optimization. In this ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Recent papers in groundwater remediation

    Computational cost is a critical issue for large-scale water resource optimization under uncertainty, since time-intensive Monte Carlo simulations are often required to evaluate over multiple parameter realizations. This paper presents an efficient approach for replacing most Monte Carlo simulations with efficient surrogate models within a noisy genetic algorithm (GA). The surrogates are trained ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Dredging and Shoreline Remediation

    Many situations can complicate a shoreline’s integrity.  These can range from flooding, hurricanes and man-made disasters and can even include aquatic harvesting and human recreation.  Making efforts to protect a shoreline from these intrusions helps protect economic and recreational interests.  Shoreline remediation is an investment in the overall economic and natural ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

  • 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

  • Geostatistical Methodology For Waste Optimization Of Contaminated Premises

    Summary At the end of process equipment dismantling, the complete decontamination of nuclear facilities requires the radiological assessment of residual activity levels of building structures. As stated by the IAEA: “Segregation and characterization of contaminated materials are the key elements of waste minimization”. From this point of view, the set up of an ...


    By Geovariances

  • Optimizing Reverse Osmosis Membrane Life case study

    Background An Independent District Heating and Cooling Facility used a municipal Lake Michigan water supply to operate a reverse osmosis system with three 200- gpm trains and was experiencing highpressure differentials and short runs between cleanings. The water had an SDI of 5–6 prior to the prefilters and an SDI of 3–4 after the prefilters. The system does not require ...


    By ChemTreat, Inc.

  • 3 Ways to Optimize Your EHS Data

    See What You've Been Missing As consultants, we’re always looking to find the most efficient ways to understand our project site data and maximize our understanding of the conditions and processes in the subsurface. Understanding data begins with quality data management, but it's important to have a streamlined process for providing data in proprietary formats for mapping and ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Kartotrak.one, The Easy Route to Site Remediation

    Geovariances launches Kartotrak.one, an easy-to-use and fast application for thorough data quality control and accurate contamination mapping. Kartotrak.one is a light version of Kartotrak. The software gathers Kartotrak exploratory data analysis and rapid mapping functionalities. Kartotrak, in its full version, enables more advanced geostatistical data modeling and uncertainty ...


    By Geovariances

  • Fractured Bedrock Remediation - Case Study

    ABSTRACT BOS 200® successfully remediates petroleum groundwater impacts in fractured bedrock at a former truck stop. Based on the post-injection groundwater results from the pilot test and full-scale injection, a No Further Action letter was issued in February 2015. CHALLENGES Over a period of 20 years, site investigation activities revealed a 320 foot ...

  • 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 ...


  • Hart`s E&P: Optimizing production, economics in mature fields

    To generate cash flow in low-price markets, operators have historically turned to the resource they can count on most—fields that have proved they can produce. But optimizing production from mature fields presents its own set of challenges that have the potential to offset the benefits of improved production with higher capital expense. Increasing production while lowering lifting costs and ...


    By Baker Hughes

  • Managing bioremediation of a creosote-contaminated superfund site by optimizing moisture and temperature in a biopile

    Soil moisture content and temperature in a contaminated soil biopile equipped with immobilized microbe bioreactors (IMBRs) were optimized during ex situ bioremediation at a creosotecontaminated Superfund site. Efficiency of remediation during warm summer months without soil-temperature and moisture optimization was compared with that of cold winter months when corrective measures were applied. ...


  • Optimization of EVO delivery improves enhanced reductive dechlorination of groundwater

    Optimization of an emulsified vegetable oil (EVO) delivery system led to uniform distribution and ongoing biological treatment of a PCE source area last summer at the former Naval Training Center (NTC) in Orlando, FL. Remedial efforts targeted contaminated ground water at a former laundry and dry cleaning facility at NTC's Operable Unit 4 (OU4), where earlier injections of potassium permanganate ...

  • Groundwater remediation using simulation-optimisation approach: A review

    Optimal design of a remediation system has been an active and important area of research since the past several years due to its potential to reduce the remediation cost substantially. The paper presents the state-of-the-art for application of simulation-optimisation approach to design an optimal groundwater remediation system. In the simulation-optimisation approach, the researchers have used ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Optimal synthesis and nitrate and mercury removal ability of microemulsion-made iron nanoparticles

    Controlled preparation of iron nanoparticles through reduction of Fe3+ ions is investigated, using potassium borohydride solution in a microemulsion system. The effect of three low-cost cationic, anionic and non-ionic surfactants at various concentrations on the size of prepared iron nanoparticles is studied. Results show that the anionic surfactant, sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS), significantly ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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.

  • Stevens Systems Enhances Ground Water Remediation Effectiveness

    The Stevens Hydra Probe is now being used to monitor the progress of a new groundwater pollution clean up method called phytoremediation. Phytoremediation is the method by which trees are used to pull contamination out of groundwater. Remediation of contaminated aquifers can take many years to complete. The need for clean, healthy rivers, lakes and streams has stimulated research to develop ...

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