soil vapor leak detection Articles

  • EPA studies identify techniques for critical leak testing prior to soil-vapor sampling

    Researchers at EPA’s National Risk Management Research Laboratory (NRMRL) in Ada, OK, are developing quality assurance (QA) measures for soil-gas and sub-slab sampling methods that help differentiate contaminant vapors due to vapor intrusion from background sources. Recent research focused on measures to identify leakage of ambient air into conventional vapor probes, which can significantly ...

  • Detection of petroleum-contaminated soils using Equilibrium Headspace and Methanol Extraction

    Petroleum spills and leaking underground storage tanks comprise a significant portion of remediation projects. Soil removal and disposal determined based on the contaminants and concentrations present. Specific target analytes are associated with this type of contamination. A number of these compounds are classified as volatile organics and are used to assess the severity of the contamination, ...


    By PerkinElmer, Inc.

  • How Close to Contamination does a Property need to be for Vapor Intrusion to be a Concern?

    Cinnaminson, NJ, February 19, 2013 There are numerous sites across North America that have contaminated soil or groundwater due to manmade pollution.  Some of these sites have been a problem for decades and as communities have grown, more and more residential and commercial properties have been built above or near these areas. A major issue for properties built near these contaminated ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Program developed to ensure long-term O&M and performance of vapor intrusion mitigation

    EPA Region 7 has developed a comprehensive VI program to address the installation and long-term operation and maintenance (O&M) of VI mitigation systems, as well as assessment sampling for future systems, in homes near the Chemical Commodities, Inc. Superfund site (CCI). Region 7's VI Program Implementation Manual, which describes decision processes and procedures as well as roles and ...

  • PetroSense hydrocarbon sensors and their applications

    The increasing concern about hydrocarbon contamination of process water and produced water has created an increasing need for in-situ, real time, and accurate low cost instrumentation that can provide rapid detection and easily usable in the field. PetroSense sensors [1,2] represents “best in breed” technology for the detection of total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPH). PetroSense sensors ...


    By PetroSense, Inc

  • Farm site BTEX closure achieved within one year

    Soil and groundwater at the former Feley Farms Site (Michigan, USA) was impacted by gasoline constituents that originated from former USTs. The leaking tanks were removed in 1995; based on the reported petroleum-contaminated water seeping into the excavation hole along the surface of the bedrock during the tank removal process, groundwater monitoring was recommended. The results of the 1996-97 ...


  • Site Closure Sought after using ORC® Biobarrier to Enhance Aerobic Biodegradation of MTBE and TPHg

    CASE SUMMARY Former Service Station - Bishop, CA Extensive methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE) and total petroleum hydrocarbons as gasoline (TPHg) contamination was discovered within the subsurface as a result of leaking underground storage tanks (USTs) at a former service station. Following the removal of the leaking USTs, a total of 1,192 cubic yards of gasolineimpacted ...


    By REGENESIS

  • Case study - World`s largest remediation site

    Overview Hong Kong's Kai Tak Airport, the world's busiest airport in 1997, became the world's largest remediation site once it was closed. When the airport was decommissioned in 1999 in favor of the new Chek Lap Kok Airport, the government planned to rapidly clean up the site for commercial and residential development. After many years of soil penetration by various ...

  • Train derailment prompts contaminated land investigation

    On March 30th 2015 a long freight train, transporting a variety of goods including lumber and chemicals, wound its way through the state of Mississippi. At around 5pm, part of the train failed to negotiate a curved portion of the track in a rural area near Minter City, resulting in the derailment of nine railcars, one of which leaked chemicals onto agricultural farmland and woodlands. Emergency ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

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