Contaminated Soil Articles

  • In-Situ Treatment - Funnel & Gate System - Case Study

    Problem An asphalt testing facility, in operation for many years, closed in the early 1990s. A subsequent environmental assessment revealed that an underground storage tank, used to hold common cleaning/degreasing solvent for use during testing, had developed a leak and had to be abandoned. The storage tank and soil in the immediate vicinity was removed as the first step to remediate ...


    By C3 Environmental Limited

  • Contaminated soils and sludge treatment plant - Case Study

    Client: Ecosistem Group, Lamezia Terme (CZ) – Italy Challenge: to transform waste into product! The Client possesses a large plant for the treatment of products contaminated with hazardous substances and materials, recycling of recovered materials and disposal of non-recyclable waste, which is considered highly ...


    By Baioni Crushing Plants Spa

  • `Standards are desperately needed for plastic and pesticide contamination in soil´

    In addition to plastic in the oceans, plastic contamination in arable land throughout Europe and other parts of the world is a growing problem. No standards exist for these types of soil pollutants, nor for pesticide residues or their degradation products. For this reason, Professor Violette Geissen is calling for standards to be implemented. On 15 June, Geissen will deliver her inaugural address ...

  • What You Should Know about Arsenic Treatments

    The nutrients that you put into your body directly impact your health. If you consume water with harmful substances, bacteria, or metalloids, it could create serious issues. While not a metal, arsenic is considered a metalloid because it contains many of the same properties as metallic elements. Typically found in soil, arsenic is harmful when ingested. Unfortunately, many Americans unknowingly ...

  • Nanobite Treated Contaminated Water – Fit to Drink! - Case study

    In 2010 the US Environmental Protection Agency, US Coast guard and BP Oil company invited Unirem Incorporated, the manufacturer of Nanobite Powder, to do an encapsulation test on crude oil polluted waters in the Gulf of Mexico. Nanobite Powder is the European trade name for a bio-remediation accelerator known in the USA as PRP (Petroleum Remediation Product). Nanobite Powder was ...


    By Slick Solutions

  • Comparison of in situ DGT measurement with ex situ methods for predicting cadmium bioavailability in soils with combined pollution to biotas

    To assess the capabilities of the different techniques in predicting Cadmium (Cd) bioavailability in Cd-contaminated soils with the addition of Zn, one in situ technique (diffusive gradients in thin films; DGT) was compared with soil solution concentration and four widely used single-step extraction methods (acetic acid, EDTA, sodium acetate and CaCl2). Wheat and maize were ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Case study - Dual-reagent ISCO “Fast-Tracks” cleanup of Orlando Brownfield

    Description: A Brownfield property impacted with chlorinated solvents was the planned location for the home of the Orlando Magic basketball team. Contaminants: Chlorinated solvent contamination was present in soil and groundwater with PCE concentrations greater than 14,000 ug/L and potential presence of DNAPL. Remedial challenge: The ...

  • Thermally Enhanced NAPL Recovery - Case Study

    QED's AutoPump® Can Endure Tough Conditions to Deliver Superior Thermally Enhanced NAPL Recovery The site of a former U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) nuclear weapons production facility (the Pinellas Plant) in Largo, Florida posed an extreme challenge for groundwater remediation pumps. Soil and surficial aquifers at the site, now known as the Young-Rainey Science, Technology, and Research ...


    By QED Environmental Systems

  • Alternative collection systems for decentralized wastewater management: an overview and case study of the vacuum collection system in Eretria town, Greece

    In small and rural communities, the installation cost of conventional gravity-flow collection systems is often very expensive due to the presence of rocky terrain, high water table, unstable soils, extremely flat terrain, which may impose substantial difficulties in construction. Pressure, vacuum and septic tank effluent gravity collection systems are among the alternatives sewers used most ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Case study - Polyphosphates for in situ uranium immobilization

    INFORMATION Carus Corporation has a long history of developing and providing a variety of permanganate products for chemical oxidation applications. Carus is also a leading provider of phosphate products for sequestration and corrosion control. Phosphates are widely used as water treatment chemicals (dry or liquid solutions) to correct problems resulting from inorganic groundwater ...


    By Carus Corporation

  • UXO discrimination using time domain electromagnetic induction

    Introduction An explosive ordnance is a munition that is either launched or fired with the intent of detonation at a specified target. An unexploded ordnance (UXO) is an explosive ordnance that, due to some malfunction, remains undetonated. As a result, the ordnance can be found at the ground surface, partially buried, or buried at a depth of up to 8 m beneath the surface. Practical and ...


    By Geonics Limited

  • Combined Remedies Treat Large Industrial Site - Case Study

    ABSTRACT BOS 100 was successfully implemented as part of a combined remedies strategy to treat elevated levels of Trichloroethylene in a shallow fine grained aquifer at a former large industrial facility. CHALLENGES A large industrial facility used vapor degreasing in the 1970s and 1980s that resulted in chlorinated volatile organic compound (CVOC) ...

  • Watershed Project Presents Challenges

    Dennis McAlpine, P. E., project engineer at Houston Engineering, Inc. (HEI) acknowledges he enjoys a professional challenge. He has one. And so do several other folks connected with a $3 million water management project to clean up lakes in the Rice Creek Watershed District (RCWD), as well as other projects. The district is in the north/northeast sector of the metropolitan area and includes parts ...


    By EPG Companies Inc.

  • Case study - Veolia MPPE technology, Inpex Ichthys LNG - Australia

    Inpex Ichthys Project, Browse Basin, 220 km of Western Australia 8.9 million tons LNG/year; 1.6 million tons LPG/year; 100.000 barrels Condensate/day. Central Processing Facility on Semi-Submersible Platform separates Condensate and Gas. Gas is sent by pipeline to Darwin. Condensate is stored on FPSO. The MPPE unit is located on the FPSO. ...

  • Solution blooming for fracking spills?

    Blooming salts may clean up after brine spills North Dakota's oil boom can have a salty side-effect. Wastewater from oil drilling and hydraulic fracturing – or fracking – is often laden with salts and can spill, contaminating soils. In 2014, for example, 42 such brine spills per week, on average, were recorded in North Dakota. Brine spills introduce so ...


    By American Society of Agronomy

  • Anti-fungal compounds: emerging environmental contaminants

    Azole fungicides are active ingredients in a range of pharmaceutical and personal care products, and are also used in agriculture. This study reviewed the sources, presence and risks of these compounds in the environment, finding evidence of toxic effects on aquatic organisms. The researchers provide directions for future research and warn caution should be exercised until more toxicity data ...

  • Working safely around hazardous materials and contaminants

    The first step in working safely around hazardous materials should always be a hazard assessment review. The OSHA standard mandates companies must conduct a hazard assessment to identify the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) and properly train employees on how to use it. OSHA compliance officers will review written hazard assessments for completeness and accuracy. In the case of ...

  • 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 ...

  • Airport Lead and Arsenic Removal - Case Study

    City of Cincinnati The Airport was built on a former military firing range and apple orchard. To complete the removal of all the lead and arsenic, we excavated and removed over 20,000 tons of treated and non-treated contaminated soil. Then we stabilized 11,000 tons of hazardous soil on site. We graded and capped the site all while complying with FAA, City and Airport ...

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