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  • Superfund Innovative Technology Evaluation (SITE) Innovative Technology Verification for Field Measurement Technology of Mercury in Soil and Sediment

    Five different companies attended the Superfund Innovative Technology Evaluation “Innovative Technology Verification for Field Measurement Technology of Mercury in Soil and Sediment” during 2003. These reports are all now ...

  • A Citizen`s Guide to Innovative Treatment Technologies

    What are innovative treatment technologies? Treatment technologies are chemical, biological, or physical processes applied to hazardous waste or contaminated materials to permanently change their condition. This Citizen’s Guide focuses on treatment technologies for soil, sludge, sediment, and debris. Treatment technologies destroy contaminants or change them so that they are no longer hazardous ...

  • US EPA Site Final Minergy Innovative Technology Evaluation Report (February 5, 2004)

    The Glass Furnace Technology (GFT) treatment process was developed by Minergy Corporation (Minergy) as an ex situ remediation technology to treat river sediment contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), other organic compounds, and metals. An evaluation of the technology was conductedby the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Superfund Innovative Technology Evaluation(SITE) ...


    By Minergy Corporation Limited

  • In situ Chemical Oxidation: An Innovative Groundwater Remediation Technology

    A promising new technology, in situ Chemical Oxidation (ISCO), has the potential to supplant the more widely used pump-and-treat groundwater remediation technology by destroying groundwater contamination in situ (in place). ISCO is the process of oxidizing contaminants in the groundwater and soil by injecting water containing high concentrations of an oxidant to the site of the contamination. ...


    By AECOM

  • Minergy GFT Supplemental Sediment

    The purpose of the Study is to evaluate the economic and technical feasibility of melting PCB contaminated river sediments in a glass furnace. The Glass Furnace Technology (GFT) was developed by Minergy. Minergy originally developed vitrification technologies to process wastewater sludge into glass aggregate that could be sold as a commercial product. The technology was evaluated during a U.S. ...


    By Minergy Corporation Limited

  • Proven alternatives for aboveground treatment of arsenic in groundwater

    This issue paper identifies and summarizes experiences with proven aboveground treatment alternatives for arsenic in groundwater, and provides information on their relative effectiveness and cost. The information contained in this paper can also be found in the report “Arsenic Treatment Technologies for Soil, Waste, and Water”, EPA542-R-02-004 (Ref. 1.12), which provides cost and ...


    By Absolute Systems Inc.

  • WDNR GFT Phase 3 Fact Sheet

    Following the release of the draft Lower Fox River Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study (RI/FS) in February 1999, WDNR received a set of comments from Minergy Corp. (Minergy). Minergy’s comments suggested that a vitrification (melting) technology might be more effective and appropriate for dealing with contaminated sediments than some of the options in the RI/FS. WDNR contacted Minergy as a ...


    By Minergy Corporation Limited

  • Reductive Dechlorination Using HRC Reduces VOCs Towards MCLs

    Site Summary As part of the EPA Superfund Innovative Technology Evaluation (SITE) program, a pilot-scale study was conducted to determine the effectiveness of using HRC to reduce TCE concentrations in groundwater at the Fisherville Mill site in Grafton, MA. The Fisherville site is characterized by TCE contamination in a sand and gravel aquifer and is considered a brownfield site. Prior to HRC ...


    By Regenesis

  • Ground Water Remediation Case Study

    The Pine Street Barge Canal Superfund Site is located along the coast of Lake Champlain. Sediments in the canal were contaminated by historic dumping of various materials including coal tar, solvents and petroleum products. Terra Contracting Services, LLC (Terra) was retained to implement the remedial design. Terra subcontracted with Global Environmental Engineering Inc. (Global) to provide ...

  • Minergy GFT Permitting Feasibility Report

    A 39-mile stretch of the Fox River and portions of Green Bay in northeastern Wisconsin (the Fox River site) are contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) laden sediment. The contamination was caused by historical effluent discharges from paper mills manufacturing and/or recycling carbonless paper that utilized dyes dissolved in PCBs. PCBs are the primary contaminant of concern; however ...


    By Minergy Corporation Limited

  • Treatment of Dense Non-Aqueous Phase Liquids Through Enhanced Bioremediation

    ProblemAs a result of trichloroethene (TCE) releases to groundwater during the 1960’s, TCE is now found in the sandy aquifer beneath the Site in the form of a dense, non-aqueous phase liquid (DNAPL). Testing for the vinyl chloride reductase (vcrA) gene (Gene-Trac-VC) and bench scale treatability testing indicated that native Dehalococcoides (Dhc) found at the Site were not uniformly capable of ...


    By SIREM

  • A Citizen`s Guide to Chemical Dehalogenation

    What is chemical dehalogenation? Chemical dehalogenation is a chemical process to remove halogens (usually chlorine) from a chemical contaminant, rendering it less hazardous. Halogens are a class of chemical elements that include chlorine, bromine, iodine, and fluorine. Polychlorinated biphenyls are halogenated compounds that once were used in high voltage electrical transformers because they ...

  • Minergy GFT Phase 3 Final Report

    The presence of PCBs in the lower Fox River in northeastern Wisconsin has been a concern for many years. Extensiveinvestigations of the river bottom have taken place during the 1980s and 1990s. Two areas of the river have undergonedemonstration dredging in the past five years. While planning the appropriate remedial response to be undertaken, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) ...


    By Minergy Corporation Limited

  • A Citizen`s Guide to Bioremediation

    What is bioremediation? Bioremediation is a treatment process that uses naturally occurring microorganisms (yeast, fungi, or bacteria) to break down, or degrade, hazardous substances into less toxic or nontoxic substances. Microorganisms, just like humans, eat and digest organic substances for nutrients and energy. In chemical terms, 'organic' compounds are those that contain carbon and hydrogen ...

  • Off-Gas Treatment Technologies for Soil Vapor Extraction Systems: State of the Practice

    Untitled Document EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This document provides state-of-the-practice information on off-gas treatment technologies for soil vapor extraction ...

  • Phytoremediation - I

    Introduction Phytoremediation is a process that uses plants to remove, transfer, stabilize, and destroy contaminants in soil and sediment. The mechanisms of phytoremediation include enhanced rhizosphere biodegradation, phyto-extraction (also called phyto-accumulation), phyto-degradation, and phyto-stabilization. Enhanced Rhizosphere Biodegradation Enhanced ...

  • TSCA Reform - Business strategies in Times of Political Gridlock

    Change Is the Only Constant Most would agree that legislative reform of the U.S. Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) is long overdue. Few agree on what to change and how best to proceed. If you throw in the 2012 presidential election, you have gridlock. Commerce marches on, however, and with the Environmental Protection Agency reinventing TSCA implementation in innovative and effective ways, ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • The Long Island Lie: Emerging Contaminants Tainting Drinking Water and the Company with a Solution

    When Grumman partnered with the U.S. Navy to establish a manufacturing, research and testing facility in Bethpage, N.Y. nobody would have anticipated the challenges that would plague the greater Long Island community some eighty-years later. Established on a sprawling 600-acre plot in the late 1930s, the facility aided in providing the United States military with means to defend the freedom of ...

  • TSCA Reform - Business strategies in Times of Political Gridlock

    Change Is the Only Constant Most would agree that legislative reform of the U.S. Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) is long overdue. Few agree on what to change and how best to proceed. If you throw in the 2012 presidential election, you have gridlock. Commerce marches on, however, and with the Environmental Protection Agency reinventing TSCA implementation in innovative and effective ways, ...


    By Acta Group

  • Low-Flow (Minimal Drawdown) Ground-Water Sampling Procedures

    Untitled Document Background The Regional Superfund Ground Water Forum is a group of ground-water ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

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