Soil Remediation Articles

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Hand-Mix Case Study: SMR Soil Stabiliser Experience in Devon

    Success in the Use of Recycled Aggregate Despite being the Highway Authority with the largest U.K. network, (some 12900 km) and having reputedly one of the strictest Street Works regimes in England; Devon County Council have been very receptive to the correct use of SMR Soil Stabiliser by Utility Companies since its ...


    By SMR (UK) Ltd.

  • Automated screening of explosives in soil samples by online SFE-SFC-MS

    There are a large number of explosives-contaminated sites in the US, Europe, and Asia. High levels of explosives in soil can threaten the health of humans, livestock, and wildlife. A number of remediation efforts are underway, which require the analysis of explosives in soil samples. Recently, a new technique was introduced that allows the automated supercritical fluid extraction and SFC ...

  • Alleviation of environmental risks associated with severely contaminated mine tailings using amendments: Modeling of trace element speciation, solubility, and plant assssccumulation

    Tailings are considered one of the most relevant sources of contamination associated with mining activities. Phytostabilization of mine spoils may need the application of the adequate combination of amendments to facilitate plant establishment and reduce their environmental impact. Two pot experiments were set up to assess the capability of 2 inorganic materials (calcium carbonate and a red ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Case Study - Remedial Investigation - Former Vickers Refinery, Potwin, Kansas

    MWH carried out this comprehensive investigation in order to characterize soil, geology, surface water, and groundwater and identify possible source areas and potential contaminant migration pathways. Additionally, this investigation evaluated hydraulic pathways and the interaction between aquifers, evaluate the performance of the recovery wells, and evaluate groundwater and surface water ...


    By EI LLC

  • Environmental Liability Management for a Large American University

    Challenge A large American university recently acquired a two-hundred acre hospital property for the purpose of future developments. One fifth of the property was impacted by chlorinated solvents and petroleum. Antea Group was appointed to assume the liability, return the land to residential use, and abate the migration of contaminants with minimal disruption to the campus or the ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Case study - EDRO in soil at wharf remediation site

    Sitelab Calibration Kit CAL-042 is used for EDRO analysis. The UVF-3100 detects hydrocarbons in the C10-C36 range. A Licensed Site Professional (LSP) used Sitelab to investigate a commercial waterfront property, contaminated with a plume of LNAPL resulting from fuel tanks which once stored heating oil, diesel and gasoline dating back to the 1950s. The site is in Massachusetts, where laboratories ...


    By Sitelab Corporation

  • Case study - EPH in soil evaluation study at tank farm site

    Ambient Engineering, Inc. (Concord, MA) used Sitelab to investigate and remediate a former tank farm along Boston Harbor contaminated by a large, subsurface plume of commingled diesel fuel and No. 6 fuel oil. Ambient’s Licensed Site Professional (LSP) had the opportunity – and budget – to evaluate Sitelab against three certified laboratories. Soil samples were collected from ...


    By Sitelab Corporation

  • What’s the Temperature? Thermal Modeling and its Importance in Thermal Remediation

    What is a model? A beautiful person who struts down a run way, a scaled down sculpture of the Empire State Building, or a series of equations that describe some phenomenon? Did you guess all of the above? Gold star! Models come in many different shapes and sizes. In the environmental consulting and remediation industry, the word “model” often refers to a numerical model. Numerical ...


    By TerraTherm, Inc.

  • Case Study - Source Area Remediation of PCE in Soil - Fair Lawn, New Jersey

    TRS Group, Inc. (TRS) was retained by Anderson Mulholland and Associates, Inc. (AMAI) to perform an Electrical Resistance Heating (ERH) remediation of DNAPL in soil at the former Topps Dry Cleaners property in Fair Lawn, NJ. The remedial goal of this project was a reduction of tetrachloroethene (PCE) in soil to less than 1 milligram per kilogram (mg/kg) in every soil sample. Final confirmatory ...


    By TRS Group, Inc.

  • Case Study - Full Scale Remediation of Trichloroethene and Benzene, Toluene, Ethyl Benzene, Xylene (BTEX) in Soil Using Six Phase Soil Heating - Niagara Falls, NY

    Contracting: Fixed Price Per Task Contaminants Treated: Trichloroethene (TCE), Benzene, Toluene, Ethyl Benzene, Xylene (BTEX) Technology Applied: Six-Phase Soil Heating (SPSH) Geology: Sediments, glacial till, bedrock Hydrology: Groundwater at 8 feet below ground surface (bgs) Hydraulic Conductivity: 3 x 10-4 cm/sec Treatment Area & Volume: 12,100 square feet & 4,480 cubic ...


    By TRS Group, Inc.

  • Superfund Remediation: The Key to Land Reuse Case Study

    The technology is ready and, with state and federal tax credits waiting, the economics look better than ever: New Jersey, one of the first states to be industrialized, finds itself plagued with the contaminated aftermath of pre-EPA industries: soil contamination. From superfund sites to the gas station whose underground storage tank has been oozing for the last 20 years, every ...


    By CR Clean Air Group, LLC

  • Bioaccessibility tests accurately estimate bioavailability of lead to quail

    Hazards of soil‐borne Pb to wild birds may be more accurately quantified if the bioavailability of that Pb is known. To better understand the bioavailability of Pb to birds, we measured blood Pb concentrations in Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica) fed diets containing Pb‐contaminated soils. Relative bioavailabilities were expressed by comparison with blood Pb concentrations in quail fed a Pb ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Restoration for Pipeline contractors

    Restoring land to its original state is the last part of a job and reaching jobsites in need of reclamation has a reputation of being problematic. However, this important step is made easy with crawler carriers that are customized with hydro-seeders. Due to the flotation from its rubber tracks, a crawler carrier will leave a minimal footprint, while the hydroseeder attachment allows users to ...


    By FINN Corporation

  • Flood risks and environmental vulnerability — Exploring the synergies between floodplain restoration, water policies and thematic policies

    Nowadays floodplain areas are reduced in size or no longer function as active floodplains, thereby impacting on the delivery of environmental services to local and regional communities and economies. These services include regulating services such as protection against floods or water purification; provisioning services, such as nutrient collection and fertile soil formation; and cultural ...

  • Increased demand for XRF analyser hire

    Steve Drake, NDT Market Manager at Ashtead Technology believes that XRF is one of the most important technologies in the company’s fleet of NDT and environmental testing instruments. “With a small amount of training, almost anyone can implement detailed inspections in a wide variety of applications, and with most instruments being lightweight and robust, XRF analysers are among the ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • Briefing paper: accelerating action to Save Peat for Less Heat!

    Emissions from drained and degrading peatlands (organic soils) amount to almost double the amount of CO2 emissions from aviation1, even when skyrocketing emissions from peat fires are not included. This briefing paper shows where the most urgent action is needed and presents a roadmap and policy recommendations for accelerating action. Peatlands cover only 3% of the global land surface. Some 15% ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Broadview, IL - Guaranteed TCE remediation under active facility -- Case Study

    Guaranteed remediation of TCE in soil under active vehicle maintanence facility Project Summary TRS Group implemented an electrical resistance heating (ERH) guaranteed remediation with Conestoga Rovers Associates (CRA) to remove trichloroethylene (TCE) under an active vehicle maintenance facility (Site) in Broadview, Illinios, TCE concentrations in soil were ...


    By TRS Group, Inc.

  • Owosso MI - Guaranteed PCE remediation under active restaurant - Case Study

    First Michigan state-funded cleanup using electrical resistivity heating technology and a guaranteed project. Background The site is a former dry cleaner that had operated for more than 20 years. The dry cleaning operations left residual perchloroethylene (PCE) contamination in the soil and groundwater and a building was constructed on the site without ...


    By TRS Group, Inc.

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