Site Remediation Articles

  • Horizontal Well Systems for Improving Remedial Efficiency and Zone of Influence

    To improve remediation efficiency and expand the zone of influence, Directional Technologies, Inc. transferred technology from the oil and gas industry to the environmental industry. The oil and gas industry has used directional drilling for decades to improve oil recovery, based on a simple concept that the more screen contact there is with the “pay-zone,” the more production gained. ...

  • Case study - Hydraulic slurry emplacement of potassium permanganate and zero valent iron for integrated site remediation

    Site Description: An active electronic manufacturing facility had an on-site TCE handling unit that was active for 10 years. During this time, approximately 1,365 gallons of solvent was released, which created an approximate 16 acre plume in saprolite and bedrock. Contaminants: Primarily TCE at concentrations greater than 200,000 ug/L in the source area with ...

  • Scope Of A Environmental Site Assessment

    Environmental remediation can be a grueling process for commercial propery owenrs, especialliy if it's unexpected. Environmental remediation is often prompted by the results of an ESA (Environmental Site Assessment).  An ESA has become a standard component of many actions related to commerical property, such as purchasing the site, applying for a land-use permit, and more. ...


    By Grand Slam Construction

  • Per-and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) – An Emerging Challenge

    Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a large group of chemicals that were used for decades in numerous industrial applications (e.g., fire-fighting and metal plating foams, aviation hydraulic fluid) and consumer goods (e.g., stain repellent for clothes, furniture and carpets, and non-stick coatings). Perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), both ...


    By SIREM

  • AutoTracker Reduces Remediation Cost per Gallon by 59% - Case Study

    AutoTracker™ (U.S. Patent Number 6,520,259) Floating Extraction Inlets were added to a DPE system at a remediation site in mid-Michigan following several years of operational problems caused by fluctuating water table levels. Installation was straightforward and system performance improved immediately, reducing on-site maintenance, labor and O&M costs and greatly improving groundwater ...


    By QED Environmental Systems

  • Treating a Gasoline spill - Case Study

    Treating a Gasoline Spill in New York Overview Gasoline spill in high value residential area. Space for process equipment limited. Need for low profile - sound and appearance. Strippers housed in metal shipping containers. ...


    By QED Environmental Systems

  • Methods used to carry out six roadway investigations of sinkholes

    Abstract Karst conditions are a prevalent problem impacting many roads, bridges and highways of the United States. Six case-histories present an overview of investigations made to determine the presence of karst (sinkholes and cavities) and their possible impact on existing or new construction. These six case-histories represent projects which range from reconnaissance investigations to ...


    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) ...

  • Fractured Bedrock Remediation - Case Study

    ABSTRACT BOS 200® successfully remediates petroleum groundwater impacts in fractured bedrock at a former truck stop. Based on the post-injection groundwater results from the pilot test and full-scale injection, a No Further Action letter was issued in February 2015. CHALLENGES Over a period of 20 years, site investigation activities revealed a 320 foot ...

  • University Campus Restoration Earns SITES Certification

    Project is designed to mimic the function of natural desert riparian corridors using native soils, rocks and vegetation to slow and cleanse storm water. The University of Texas at El Paso’s (UTEP) Campus Transformation Project (CTP) was awarded Silver certification under the Sustainable SITES Initiative (SITES) rating system, and is the first project to certify under SITES v2 (Version 2). ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Key Elements of a Successful Horizontal Remediation System

    Environmental remediation professionals around the country (and internationally) are rapidly learning that Horizontal Remediation Systems are an essential “tool in their remediation toolbox”. When designed and executed by experienced horizontal environmental drilling experts, Horizontal Remediation Systems can be extremely effective at achieving rapid site closure compared to vertical ...

  • Multipurpose Horizontal Remediation Wells Treat Impacts from Former DOD Operations

    The site, a former DOD plant previously used for the manufacture of aircraft and missile systems had TCE impacts that posed a threat to the current occupants at the site.    The site had been recently redeveloped into an industrial complex for several companies. For the new occupants, a disruptive indoor construction to install a vertical remediation system was out of the question. In ...

  • Soil and Ground Water Remediation Case Study

    On this State Funded Clean-Up project, Global was the project engineer and was responsible for the design of an air sparging/soil vapor extraction remediation system. The system included five soil vapor extraction wells and twelve sparging wells that operated on a rotating schedule. One of the soil vapor extraction wells and nine of the sparging wells were installed as horizontal wells beneath ...

  • 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 ...

  • PeCOD® Pulp and Paper Applications - Case Study

    The pulp and paper industry utilizes wood as raw material to produce pulp, paper, card board, and other cellulose based products. Pulp and paper mills produce large volumes of wastewater and residual sludge which presents a number of challenges with regards to treatment and discharge. Contaminants in pulp and paper waste streams often include effluent solids, sediments, absorbable organic halides ...


    By MANTECH

  • Measurement of NAPL–water interfacial areas and mass transfer rates in two-dimensional flow cell

    The nonaqueous-phase liquid (NAPL)–water interfacial area and the mass transfer rate across the NAPL and water interface are often key factors in in situ groundwater pollution treatment. In this study, the NAPL–water interfacial area and residual NAPL saturation were measured using interfacial and partitioning tracer tests in a two-dimensional flow cell. The results were compared with ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Enhanced Vapor Intrusion Mitigation via Horizontal Remediation Wells

    Vapor Intrusion (VI) is a potential concern at any building - existing or planned, located near soil or groundwater contaminated with volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Conventional installation technologies (vertical wells) can fall short, especially when large structures such as factories, hangars, and offices buildings are involved because they typically involve expensive and lengthy ...

  • Wastewater containing Cr(VI) treatment using solar tubular reactor

    The hexavalent chromium, Cr(VI), which is generated in the electroplating process, is toxic to most organisms and potentially harmful to human health. The method generally used for remediation of wastewater containing Cr(VI) employs chemicals with high toxicity. This work proposes an alternative technology for the treatment of these wastewaters, based on photochemical reduction of Cr(VI) by ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • EPA’s Discretion on Whether to Require Inert Ingredients Disclosure Upheld

    On June 29, 2016, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (Court) issued an opinion dismissing the complaint and denying the motion for summary judgment of the Center for Environmental Health, Beyond Pesticides, and Physicians for Social Responsibility (CEH, et al.), and granting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) motion for summary judgment. ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Case study - Veolia MPPE Technology - Coatings/Printing Ink/Resin production - USA

    Resin production waste water Akzo Nobel (Coatings) TOTAL – Cook Resins (Houston) DuPont (Printing Inks) Operational since 1998 Challenge Waste water form Coating/Printing Ink/Resin Production like alkylds, acrylics and polyester resins Frequent fouling of exisiting steamstripper from heat ...

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