sustainable remediation Articles

  • Sustainable remediation

    The term remediation refers to procedures implemented to eliminate contaminants and toxic waste from polluted landfills, water bodies and other places to promote environmental health and safety. Since its inception in the 1970s, remediation itself has evolved into a full-fledged industry. Organizations engaged in environmental construction activities typically execute remediation projects. In ...

  • Sustainable remediation: an update

    The way people are approaching soil and groundwater remediation activities is changing to ensure that sustainability is now also being considered, say Nicola Harries, CL:AIRE and Professor Paul Bardos, r3 environmental technology limited. It was often assumed that remediation is always a beneficial activity regardless of how it is undertaken, however now remediation activities are being ...


    By Newzeye Ltd

  • Horizontal Directional Drilling - A Green and Sustainable Remediation Remedy

    Interest in using sustainable practices and technologies for environmental cleanup has increased notably within the past few years. The US EPA and many states have published recommended practices to reduce the environmental footprint of cleanup operations, and many consultants and contractors are attempting to “go green” in contaminated site remediation. It makes sense to conserve ...

  • Incorporating sustainable practices into site remediation

    This introduction is the first of a series of fact sheets on the opportunities for implementing best management practices (BMPs) of green remediation. Upcoming topics include renewable sources of energy, enhanced stormwater control measures, BMP checklists for the field, and enabling mechanisms for practitioners Overview of Green Remediation As part of its mission to protect human health and the ...

  • Incorporating sustainable practices into site remediation

    This introduction is the first of a series of fact sheets on the opportunities for implementing best management practices (BMPs) of green remediation. Upcoming topics include renewable sources of energy, enhanced stormwater control measures, BMP checklists for the field, and enabling mechanisms for practitioners. As part of its mission to protect human health and the environment, EPA is committed ...

  • Green remediation

    The US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) strategic plan calls for increased research and application of sustainable systems that promote environmental stewardship, reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and improve energy efficiency. One area of this research is green remediation. Green remediation is a relatively new approach to environmental cleanup; expanded from the traditional ...


  • Bioaugmentation is a cost-effective and sustainable remediation alternative

    Selecting a remediation alternative that is compatible with the natural soil and ground water conditions is not only a more sustainable approach, but leads to significant savings. Comparison between bioaugmentation and other remediation methods in the five recognized sustainability criteria demonstrates the advantages of bioaugmentation. While this paper is nota complete quantitative analysis, it ...


    By CL Solutions, LLC

  • Editor`s perspective article on sustainable remediation thought leadership white paper

    In this issue of Remediation, the entire publication is dedicated to a single white paper, “Integrating Sustainable Principles, Practices, and Metrics Into Remediation Projects,” written by the U.S. Sustainable Remediation Forum, or “SURF.” SURF is an energetic group of volunteers who are passionate about the concept of sustainable remediation. Nearly one-quarter of SURF’s almost 200 members ...

  • Promoting decision making through a Sustainable Remediation Assessment Matrix (SRAM)

    This paper describes the steps taken in a decision making process through a Sustainable Remediation Assessment Matrix (SRAM). The development of the SRAM deals with Complex, Large–scale Interconnected, Open, and Socio–technical System (CLIOS). For both large and small contaminated areas, considers potential impacts on neighbouring areas, the contribution to air emissions from the materials of the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Heating up natural remediation

    Manjit Kahlon of Provectus Group Ltd describes how it investigated the effect of thermally enhanced soil vapour extraction (TESVE) on indigenous microbial communities and the potential for subsequent biological polishing of chlorinated solvents Field trials were done at the Western Storage Area (WSA) of Harwell in Oxfordshire, a former nuclear research site being decommissioned by Research Sites ...


    By Newzeye Ltd

  • Tackling remediation emissions

    Organisations commissioning regeneration projects now have the option to substantially reduce the carbon emissions associated with any remediation project, while offsetting the remaining carbon impact of these works, says Joe Teer, operations director of QDS. QDS introduced a carbon neutral remediation (CNR) service earlier this year triggered at this particular time by the fact ...


    By Newzeye Ltd

  • Sustainable mining

    It's imperative that natural resource industries adopt a proactive (even aggressive) approach to the disposal and management of their wastes. Operators must challenge themselves to raise the bar in terms of environmental performance not only to meet the expectations of regulators today (and investors and the general public), but in the future, when requirements will no doubt be even more ...

  • 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 ...


  • Sustainable soil remediation by refrigerated condensation at sites with `high-concentration` recalcitrant compounds and NAPL: two case studies

    Remediation of recalcitrant compounds at sites with high concentrations of volatile organic com- pounds (VOCs) or nonaqueous-phase liquids (NAPLs) can present significant technical and financial (long-term) risk for stakeholders. Until recently, however, sustainability has not been included as a significant factor to be considered in the feasibility and risk evaluation for remediation ...


    By EnviroLogek Technologies

  • DNAPL Source Zone Green & Sustainable Remediation Optics Manufacturing Facility Lebanon, New Hampshire case study

    Project Highlights ERDENHANCED Remediated >99% cVOC source zone [TCE] 100,000 to < 1 μg/L ERDENHANCED Realized Complete Biotransformation with no evidence of rebound ERDENHANCED Provides Multi- Year Sustainability after single deployment event. ERDENHANCED Minimizes Site, Monitoring, and Overall Remediation Costs, saving Client dollars. ...

  • Improving the sustainability of source removal

    Abstract:There is a growing recognition of the importance of making hazardous waste remediation more sustainable, and thereby minimizing its economic, environmental and social impacts. The attention of sustainable remediation practitioners has thus far been focused on remediation of lower concentration targets, such as dissolved plumes, where reliance on green techniques that mimic naturally ...


    By TerraTherm, Inc.

  • Governance in Ukrainian forestry: trends, impacts and remedies

    In this paper, we address governance by analysing the relevant institutions and investigating their impact on economic and environmental performance in Ukrainian forestry. The research questions are: how does the transition to a market economy affect the forest institutions and what are the trends, impacts and remedies for promoting sustainable forestry? The combination of past exploitation of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Soil, sediment, and ground-water characterization and remediation technologies

    This issue of Technology News and Trends highlights “green remediation,” the practice of considering all environmental effects of remedy implementation and incorporating options to maximize the net environmental benefit of cleanup. The applications in this issue demonstrate increased sustainability that can be gained through use of renewable energy sources to power treatment systems or through ...

  • Web-based analytical services improve remediation efficiency

    In this article, Steven Holmes, from analytical services provider ALcontrol, explains how web-based software is helping to ramp up the speed of environmental analysis for remediation contractors such as Sanctus Limited. Background The development of brownfield sites can be more complicated and take longer than other types of building land. However, it is an attractive option ...


    By ALcontrol Laboratories

  • Bioaugmentation and Biostimulation Create Conditions for Successful Site Remediation

    CASE SUMMARY Dry Cleaning Operations, Coral Springs, FL A subsurface chlorinated solvent plume formed as the result of dry cleaning operations and migrated beneath an onsitestructure. Over a 6-month period, the concentration of chlorinated solvents increased from 6,000 to 15,000 partsper billion (ppb). A low-cost, in-situ remedial strategy was sought to treat the ...


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