voc remediation Articles

  • VOC Remediation Using HRC at Navy Base

    Site Summary Site investigations at a Naval Base in Long Beach, California revealed high contaminant levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from a dry cleaning operation. In well MW-14-S4, the contamination levels of DCE, TCE and PCE reached 4,100 μg/L, 4,000μg/L, and 6,500 μg/L, respectively. The land use in this vicinity was primarily industrial and operations ceased by ...


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  • 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

  • Control VOCs and Odors

    Manufactured gas plants (MGPs) have kept cities Iighted and fueled since the Industrial Revolution. Today, cleaning up these sites presents a special challenge because of the potential for release ofVOCs and odors. Fortunately, remediation professionals have several effective emission control technologies to choose from. Where are they located? The historical record of MGPs in the United States ...


    By Rusmar Inc.

  • Properties and Behavior of Halogenated VOCs

    An important consideration when evaluating a remedy is whether the compound is halogenated or nonhalogenated. A halogenated compound is one onto which a halogen (e.g., fluorine, chlorine, bromine, or iodine) has been attached. The nature of the halogen bond and the halogen itself can significantly affect performance of a technology or require more extensive treatment than for nonhalogenated ...

  • Common Treatment Technologies for Nonhalogenated VOCs

    Soil vapor extraction (SVE), thermal desorption, and incineration are the presumptive remedies for Superfund sites with nonhalogenated VOC-contaminated soil. Because 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, the presumptive remedy approach will accelerate site-specific ...

  • Properties and Behavior of Nonhalogenated VOC`s

    An important consideration when evaluating a remedy is whether the compound is nonhalogenated or halogenated. A nonhalogenated compound is one which does not have a halogen (e.g., fluorine, chlorine, bromine, or iodine) attached to it. The vendor of the technology being evaluated must be informed whether the compounds to be treated are nonhalogenated or halogenated. In most instances, the vendor ...

  • Common Treatment Train for Halogenated VOCs

    In general, no single technology can remediate an entire site. Several treatment technologies are usually combined at a single site to form what is known as a treatment train. A system diagram of a common treatment train for halogenated VOCs is illustrated below. A ground water pumping system is used to pull contaminated water from the subsurface. The VOC contaminated water is pumped to a liquid ...

  • 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 ...

  • Common Treatment Train for Nonhalogenated VOCs

    A treatment train is the combination of different treatment technologies. A system diagram of a common treatment train for nonhalogenated VOCs is illustrated below. A soil vapor extraction system is used to pull VOC vapor from the contaminated soil. An air sparging system delivers air below the water table to enhance bioremediation. After passing through a liquid/vapor separator, the VOC ...

  • Rapid Reduction of VOCs Results in Site Closure

    Summary Subsurface investigations at a dry cleaning facility revealed elevated levels of PCE and other regulated daughter products. A remediation technology was needed that could cost-effectively reduce the contaminants to the Washington Department of Ecology’s (WDOE) cleanup levels. HRC was chosen for groundwater remediation due to its ability to provide a low cost solution for site ...


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  • Deep, DNAPL remediation Portland, OR

    In 1999, the senior managers of TRS Group, Inc (TRS) while working for a former employer, as a subcontractor toAMEC, provided Electrical Resistance Heating (ERH) for VOC-impacted groundwater at a commercial site in Portland,Oregon. The remediation was conducted under the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Voluntary Cleanup ...


    By TRS Group, Inc.

  • Portland, Or - Deep, DNAPL remediation

    In 1999, the senior managers of Thermal Remediation Services, Inc (TRS) while working for a former employer, as a subcontractor to AMEC, provided Electrical Resistance Heating (ERH) for VOC-impacted groundwater at a commercial site in Portland, Oregon. The remediation was conducted under the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Voluntary Cleanup Program. The remedial action objective ...


    By TRS Group, Inc.

  • Soil and groundwater remediation

    At a site in northern Indiana on behalf of a multinational client, Troy Risk operated a groundwater remediation system to cleanup the source of chlorinated solvent impact to a groundwater aquifer system. Prior to 1988, the site was occupied by a manufacturing facility. In March 1995, chlorinated volatile compounds (CVOCs) were detected pursuant to due diligence for real estate refinancing. From ...


    By Troy Risk, Inc.

  • 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

  • Standard Chlorine of Delaware Remediation

    By designing a 70-foot deep barrier wall, Black & Veatch was able to cut off contaminant source areas from a creek near New Castle, Delaware. The groundwater treatment system that Black & Veatch designed prevents site contamination from reaching the underlying drinking water aquifer. The Standard Chlorine of Delaware Site is a 65 acre area including an abandoned chlorobenzene ...


    By Black & Veatch Corporation

  • TIGG Activated Carbon Box Adsorbers Contain VOCs at MGP Site

    Tasked with the excavation, removal and solidification of soil containing coal-tar by-products generated by a former manufactured gas plant in New York, an experienced environmental remediation firm decided to use a method that proved successful in previous projects. TIGG activated carbon box adsorbers were used to contain VOCs at the former MGP site undergoing environmental remediation. By ...


    By TIGG, LLC

  • Common Treatment Technologies for Halogenated VOCs in Soil, Sediment and Sludge

    Soil vapor extraction (SVE), thermal desorption, and incineration are the presumptive remedies for Superfund sites with halogenated VOC-contaminated soil. Because 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, the presumptive remedy approach will accelerate site-specific analysis ...

  • Common Treatment Technologies for Nonhalogenated VOCs in Soil, Sediment and Sludge

    Soil vapor extraction (SVE), thermal desorption, and incineration are the presumptive remedies for Superfund sites with nonhalogenated VOC-contaminated soil. Because 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, the presumptive remedy approach will accelerate site-specific ...

  • Vapor-Phase Biofilters Show Promise for Treating High VOC Emissions.

    Evaluating the Feasibility of Natural AttenuationUsing natural attenuation to remediate organic compounds in groundwater has gained popularity. In some cases, this process can reduce contaminant levels to below risk-based corrective action criteria or regulatory standards without implementing additional remedial action alternatives. However, it is often difficult to prove that natural ...


  • Common Treatment Technologies for Nonhalogenated VOCs in Ground Water, Surface Water and Leachate

    It may be necessary to know other subsurface information to provide remediation of VOCs in the ground water. Treatability studies to characterize the biodegradability may be needed for any biodegradation technology. Treatability studies are usually necessary to ensure that the contaminated ground water can be treated effectively at the design flow. A subsurface geologic characterization would be ...

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