soil remediation vacuum Articles

  • The Progression of Remediation

    Environmental remediation involves the cleanup of contaminated ground water and/or soils impacted by a variety of contaminates. The predominate contaminates over the years have been petroleum hydrocarbons from leaking underground storage tanks and surface spills, as well as solvents and other volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from industrial processes. Today, the most effective, practical, and ...


    By EPG Companies Inc.

  • Presumptive Remedies

    A presumptive remedy is a technology that EPA believes, based upon its past experience, generally will be the most appropriate remedy for a specified type of site. EPA is establishing presumptive remedies to accelerate site-specific analysis of remedies by focusing the feasibility study efforts. EPA expects that a presumptive remedy, when available, will be used for all CERCLA sites except under ...

  • 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 ...

  • Cryogenic Treatment Unit (TU-51) for Recovery of VOCs for Soil Remediation

    A Cryogenic Treatment Unit or TU-51 was developed to apply a cryogenic air treatment process to recover persistent vapor phase volatile organic compounds (VPVOC) having extremely low boiling points. These would include explosive compounds present in the vapor stream. The portable TU-51VPVOC (OEM) operates the following process: vapors are recovered from geologic units via SVE, often from a ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Surfactant enhanced in-situ remediation of DNAPL impacted soil and groundwater - Montreal refinery

    Abstract A Montreal chemical refinery reduced the dichlorobenzene and other dense non-aqueous phase liquid (DNAPL) impacts on the soil and groundwater where a railway line is adjacent to an above ground storage tank farm. Ivey-sol® surfactant mixtures were injected three times during a two week pilot test, into a series of in-situ wells. The soil and groundwater matrix experienced ...


    By Ivey International Inc.

  • Remediation of refinery waste, oil sludge from lagoons and contaminated soils - case study

    The first VacuDry plant installed at a refinery is designed to treat waste which has accumulated over the last decades, as well as waste that will be generated inside the refinery in the future. The semi-mobile system has a capacity of 1.5 to 2 tons per hour. The plant is designed for maximum flexibility and can treat different types of refinery wastes ranging from dry soil to wet centrifuge ...

  • Full Scale Remediation of Trichloroethene and Benzene, Toluene, Ethyl Benzene, Xylene (BTEX) in Soil Using Six Phase Soil Heating - Niagara Falls, NY - Case Study

    Contracting: Fixed Price Per Task Contaminants Treated: Trichloroethene (TCE), Benzene, Toluene, Ethyl Benzene, Xylene (BTEX) Technology Applied: Six-Phase Soil Heating (SPSH) Geology: Sediments, glacial till, bedrock Hydrology: Groundwater at 8 feet below ground surface (bgs) Hydraulic Conductivity: 3 x 10-4 cm/sec Treatment Area & Volume: 12,100 square feet & 4,480 cubic ...


    By TRS Group, Inc.

  • 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. ...

  • Refinery remediation: fuel recovery and recycling

    Introduction The site is a former refinery that occupied approximately 64 acres of land in West Texas. Refinery operations produced all grades of gasoline, tractor fuels, diesel, distillate products, and fuel oils and operated between 1939 and 1954. As a result of past waste management practices, releases to soils and ultimately ground water occurred, resulting in the formation of a ...


    By GEO Inc

  • Case study - Petroleum remediation systems

    Overview A major oil company was looking for a way to stay ahead of EPA regulations for soil vapor extraction of BTEX and the subsequent treatment of these gases. They were looking for one company that could offer competitive pricing, local support service, and the application expertise to provide 50 remediation units throughout the ...

  • Landfill remediation with refrigerants and chlorinated solvents

    PROJECT DESCRIPTION Between 1979 and 1980, industrial and hazardous wastes were disposed of at the Site in a series of unlined pits, each of which was used for a particular type of waste disposal. It is reported based on evaluations of manifests that approximately 3.4 million gallons of hazardous liquid wastes and between 3,700 and 4,100 tons of solid wastes were disposed of in the pits ...


    By GEO Inc

  • LNAPL remediation using electrical resistance heating

    Abstract An Electrical Resistance Heating (ERH) pilot test was conducted in the fall of 1998 to determine the effectiveness of using ERH in combination with soil vapor extraction (SVE) for the remediation of benzene and light nonaqueous-phase liquids (LNAPL) at an island location on a river in the Midwest. Hydrocarbon-stained soils were discovered on an island in Ohio in May 1993 during the ...


    By TRS Group, Inc.

  • 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.

  • Asbestos contaminated soil case study

    An active gypsum manufacturing facility discovered they had a large area of gypsum waste containing asbestos mixed with soil at the back of their property. The waste had accumulated over the years before the dangers of asbestos were known and now required remediation due to communication wires buried in the waste. Excavators could not be used due to the presence of the communication wires that ...


    By Enviro-Vac Corp.

  • Soil Vapor Extraction (Ex Situ)

    Introduction: Ex situ soil vapor extraction (SVE) is a full-scale technology in which soil is excavated and placed over a network of aboveground piping to which a vacuum is applied to encourage volatilization of organics. Soil piles are generally covered with a geomembrane to prevent volatile emissions and to prevent the soil from becoming saturated by precipitation. The process includes a ...

  • Thermally Enhanced Soil Vapor Extraction

    Introduction Thermally enhanced SVE is a full-scale technology that uses electrical resistance/electromagnetic/fiber optic/radio frequency heating or hot-air/steam injection to increase the volatilization rate of semi-volatiles and facilitate extraction. Thermally enhanced SVE is normally a short- to medium-term technology. Electrical Resistance Heating Electrical resistance heating uses ...

  • Accelerated Bioremediation as an Alternative to Conventional Remedial Technologies.

    ABSTRACT: Application of bioremediation as an alternative technology to expedite soil and ground-water remediation has been effective in reducing the concentration of hydrocarbons at an affordable cost. Bioremediation processes can be achieved by the addition of biological organisms into the soil and ground water which are contaminated and are microorganism deficient. The microorganism's ...


    By Regenesis

  • How to Remediate under an Intersection with Horizontal Wells

    Roadway intersections within urban settings are arguably some of the most challenging areas for subsurface remediation. Many consultants tasked with remediation of challenging sites such as these become frustrated by the inability of a vertical remediation system to influence the area of concern and/or they are anxious that they will not efficiently bring their clients’ sites to ...

  • Jet A fuel soil contamination - Eaton Corporation

    LOCATION:  Battle Creek, MichiganPROJECT DATE:  January, 1993 to PresentCLIENT:  Eaton Corporation BACKGROUND: Soils and groundwater at this aircraft refueling facility were contaminated with an undetermined amount of Jet A fuel. The geology of the area is glacial outwash sand and gravel and post-glacial alluvium. The water table is located approximately 30 feet below ground level ...


    By Terra Systems, Inc. (TSI)

  • Data Requirements for Soil, Sediment, and Sludge

    Site soil conditions frequently limit the selection of a treatment process. Process-limiting characteristics such as pH or moisture content may sometimes be adjusted. In other cases, a treatment technology may be eliminated based upon the soil classification (e.g., particle-size distribution) or other soil characteristics. Soils are inherently variable in their physical and chemical ...

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