site characterization software Articles

  • Innovations in Site Characterization

    This case study is the first in a series designed to provide cost and performance information for innovative tools that support less costly and more representative site characterization. These case studies will include reports on new technologies as well as novel applications of familiar tools or processes. They are prepared to offer operational experience and to disseminate information about ...


  • Characterization of Accidental Chemical Releases

    The 1990 Clean Air Act Amendment (CAAA) section 112 (r) Prevention of Accidental Releases requires the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish measures for owners and operators of facilities processing or handling hazardous materials to prevent accidental releases of regulated substances and other extremely hazardous materials to the air. Additionally, it requires the ...

  • Innovations in Site Characterization. Case Study: Hanscom Air Force Base, Operable Unit 1 (Sites 1, 2, and 3)

     Executive Summary Field analytical instrumentation and methods were used to support a site characterization study at the Airfield at Hanscom Air Force Base (HAFB) Operable Unit 1. HAFB is located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, and occupies land in the towns of Bedford, Concord, Lexington, and Lincoln. U.S. Air Force military operations began in 1941 and continued through 1973. With ...

  • Isatis and Kartotrak, an efficient combination for the characterization of radiological contaminations

    Kartotrak is a GIS platform developed by the CEA (the French Atomic Energy Authority) and Geovariances for real-time characterization of radiological contaminations. Dismantling former nuclear sites requires a preliminary characterization of radiological contamination, for both external areas and nuclear facilities. Such characterization usually relies on several steps: ...


    By Geovariances

  • 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

  • Quantitative risk assessment for contaminated sites in Spain

    Environmental Quantitative Risk Assessment is one of the key factors in the Decision Making Process for contaminated sites. Numerous decisions have to be made before, during and after conducting a quantitative risk assessment.Risk assessment is based on the information gathered previously: Historical information (Phase I) Site characterization (Phase II) Toxicological ...

  • Radiological Evaluation of contaminated sites and soils VEgAS: an expertise and investigating vehicle

    Summary 1- Fontenay-Aux-Roses CEA Clean-up methodology For the denuclearisation of the first French nuclear research centre (CEA), the centre of Fontenay-aux-Roses started developing in 1999 a clean-up methodology to rehabilitate places that have been contaminated by radioactive materials. The structure of this methodology is comparable to the one that the ...


    By GEOVARIANCES

  • EPA Technology News & Trends - Tacoma “Well 12A” Superfund Site

    The U.S. EPA Region 10 office uses an adaptive site management approach that relies on high-resolution site characterization (HRSC) techniques for strategic sampling at the Well 12A project area. This approximate one-square-mile project area is one of three at the 2.5-square-mile Commencement Bay-South Tacoma Channel Superfund site in Tacoma, Washington. The vicinity of Well 12A, one of 13 wells ...


    By TRS Group, Inc.

  • Hydrochemical changes in a reservoir that receives water contaminated by acid mine drainage

    The aim was to characterize hydrochemical changes that take place in the Sancho reservoir, which receives waters contaminated by acid mine drainage (AMD) from the Meca River (Iberian Pyrite Belt, SW Spain). The sampling procedure comprised bimonthly campaigns carried out between October 2011 and May 2012, in the entrance of the reservoir and in the input river waters. In addition to in situ ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Soil Attenuation Model for Derivation of Risk-Based Soil Remediation Standards

    Untitled Document Overview of Soil Attenuation Model (SAM) Under a risk-based corrective action (RBCA) process, soils and groundwater impacted by a chemical release are ...


  • Feasibility study & master plan for water supply reservoir

    Client: North Central Missouri Regional Water Commission   Completion Date: 2003  Project Summary  Burns & McDonnell completed the feasibility study and master plan for a new water supply reservoir in Sullivan County, Mo. Sullivan County and other surrounding counties experienced severe drought conditions for several years and existing water ...


    By Burns & McDonnell

  • Characteristics and kinetics simulation of controlled-release KMnO4 for phenol remediation

    Controlled-release KMnO4 (CRP) technology has been recently developed as an improved, highly efficient technique in wastewater treatment. In this study, batch-style experiments were conducted to evaluate this technology. The release characteristics of CRP in distilled water and the reaction between CRP and phenol were studied and fitted using MATLAB software. Results indicated that in ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • S2C2 Inc. utilizes EQuIS, RockWorks and ArcGIS implementing the Triad approach

    When implementing the Triad Approach, S2C2 Inc. (S2C2) relies upon EarthSoft’s EQuIS,ESRI’s ArcGIS and Rockware’s RockWorks software toptimize the management andvisualization of large data sets. The USEPA’s Triad Approach incorporates the following threecomponents: systematic planning, real-time measurements and dynamic work strategies. Theprimary goal of this approach is tstreamline site ...


    By EarthSoft, Inc

  • Lake supply & treatment expansion

    Client: City of Fort Smith Completion Date: 2003 - Design2006 - Lake construction2008 - Plant construction Services Provided Supply reservoir enlargement 30 million-gallon-per-day (MGD) water plant renovation New 20-MGD dual train water plant addition Pulsating clarifiers ...


    By Burns & McDonnell

  • Lower costs, fewer delays - a highway expansion project applies XRF technology to obtain cost-effective remediation.

    X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectrometry is a non-destructive, analytical method used primarily to detect the metal composition in soil/solids samples. Portable XRF instruments can provide rapid, accurate analysis of heavy metal levels in soil on new construction or redevelopment sites. In response to the growing need for field analysis of metals, many of these units have been adapted for use in the ...

  • Hydrogeological risk assessment for a landfill PPC application

    Client: Waste Management Industry Location: Co-disposal landfill site for non-hazardous and hazardous waste,  Worcestershire. Services: Hydrogeological risk assessment, landfill monitoring support, Environmental permit application support , Issues: Potential risk to groundwater,  Environmental Permit ...

  • Risk assessment for a landfill PPC application

    Client: Waste Management Industry Location: Co-disposal landfill site for non-hazardous and hazardous waste,  Worcestershire. Services: Hydrogeological risk assessment, landfill monitoring support, Environmental permit application support , Issues: Potential risk to groundwater,  Environmental Permit ...

  • Environics - Reducing calibration gas cost by up to 60%

    EPA's appendix 'M' 40 CFR 51 reduces calibration gas cost by 60%By: Terrence P. Dunn, President of EnvironicsOn May 30, 1995, the EPA published the final version of Method 205 for inclusion in Appendix M of 40 CFR Part 51 entitled, 'Verification of Gas Dilution Systems for Field Instrument Calibrations.' Continuous emissions monitoring systems (CEMS) require ...


    By Environics, Inc.

  • The Need for a Total View of Water Networks

    The water industry is not short of software offerings, and so the arguments in favour of yet another software program had better be very good indeed. In this article we examine how one very significant community of users – operations managers, engineers and planners - have largely had their specific needs overlooked; we identify the type of system needed to fulfil their requirements and the ...


    By Innovyze

  • Integration of Subsurface Data Management and GIS to Facilitate Model Calibration

    Abstract The development of numerical codes, as well as pre- and post-processors to support these codes, has made the discipline of groundwater modelling increasingly more automated and efficient. The value of such modelling is reliant on the site-specific data used to build and calibrate the models. The integration of EarthSoft's EQuISÒ Geology and any of several popular modelling environments ...


    By EarthSoft, Inc

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