Remediation Monitoring Articles

  • World Oil: Method proves itself for field monitoring of asphaltene treatment programs

    Asphaltene deposition is a serious concern for operators, particularly in deepwater subsea systems, due to the immense capital costs of these developments; expense and challenges in performing remediation operations; and the potential for staggering amounts of lost or deferred production. Consequently, it is imperative that asphaltene concerns are evaluated thoroughly for new deepwater ...


    By Baker Hughes

  • 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 ...

  • Sulfate-Enhanced bioremediation of BTEX - Case Study

    Problem A former gas station in North Carolina contaminated groundwater with BTEX from a UST basin. The site is now in the median of a busy four-lane highway. Residents within 250 feet of the site use an irrigation well, prompting the need to conduct proactive remedial action. Site conditions of sand and clay above partially weathered bedrock and depleted sulfate concentrations within the ...


    By EOS Remediation, LLC

  • Toxicity and biofilm-based selection for methyl tert-butyl ether bioremediation technology

    Extractive membrane biofilm reactor (EMBFR) technology offers productive solutions for volatile and semi-volatile compound removal from water bodies. In this study, the bacterial strains Paenibacillus etheri SH7T (CECT 8558), Agrobacterium sp. MS2 (CECT 8557) and Rhodococcus ruber strains A5 (CECT 8556), EE6 (CECT 8612) and EE1 (CECT 8555), ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Phenanthrene removal from liquid medium with emphasis on production of biosurfactant

    In the current study, there are some considerable issues which focused on: (1) the production of biosurfactant, (2) its correlation with the initial bacterial inoculum in the liquid phase and (3) its effect on polycyclic hydrocarbon (PAH) bioremediation performance. Therefore, two strains Pseudomonas facilis and Pseudomonas spp. were able to form a large clear zone diameter ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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 - Jamaica Queens, New York - Full-Scale Remediation using ERH

    This project involved a guaranteed source area remediation of tetrachloroethene (PCE) at an operating school bus maintenance facility located in Queens, New York. Engineer: Mr. Greg Beyke Project Superintendent: Mr. Paul Bianco Lithology: Clean sand in both the vadose and saturated zones. Hydrology: Groundwater depth at 12 ft below grade surface (bgs). Treatment Area, Depth Interval ...


    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

  • Isolation and growth kinetics of a novel phenol-degrading bacterium Microbacterium oxydans from the sediment of Taihu Lake (China)

    Seven phylogenetically diverse phenol-degrading bacterial strains designated as P1 to P7 were isolated from the industry-effluent dump sites of an industrial area near Taihu Lake, China. Through the 16S rDNA sequence analysis, these strains were widely distributed among five different genera: Rhodococcus (P1), Pseudomonas (P2–P4), Acinetobacter (P5), ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Case study - Groundwater remediation of a contaminated site using enhanced anaerobic bioremediation

    Chlorinated solvents are a common threat to drinking water sources throughout the United States. While handling and disposal practices today are more closely regulated and monitored, this has not always been the case. With dry cleaners using tetrachloroethene (PCE) and industrial manufacturing facilities commonly using a variety of solvents from trichloroethene (TCE) to methylene chloride, past ...

  • Cape Canaveral, Florida - ERH Remediation of TCE DNAPL - Case Study

    Early technology demonstration of ERH used to remediate TCE DNAPL The Interagency DNAPL Consortium (IDC) representing the U.S. EPA, NASA, DoE, DoD, and U.S. Air Force conceived a demonstration to test three technologies for DNAPL remediation. The Technical Advisory Group (TAG), consisting of nationally known experts in the field of DNAPL remediation, conducted the technology ...


    By TRS Group, Inc.

  • Denitrification characteristics of a newly isolated indigenous aerobic denitrifying bacterium under oligotrophic conditions

    A novel indigenous bacterium, strain JM10, isolated from the oligotrophic Hei He reservoir was characterized and showed aerobic denitrification ability. JM10 was identified as Bacillus sp. by phylogenetic analysis of its 16S rRNA gene sequence. Strain JM10 displayed very high levels of activity in aerobic conditions, consuming over 94.3% NO3−-N (approximately 3.06 mg ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Denitrification characteristics of a newly isolated indigenous aerobic denitrifying bacterium under oligotrophic conditions

    A novel indigenous bacterium, strain JM10, isolated from the oligotrophic Hei He reservoir was characterized and showed aerobic denitrification ability. JM10 was identified as Bacillus sp. by phylogenetic analysis of its 16S rRNA gene sequence. Strain JM10 displayed very high levels of activity in aerobic conditions, consuming over 94.3% NO3−-N (approximately 3.06 mg ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Waterloo Emitters used for Bioremediation Study in High Temperature Saline Groundwater

    A study was undertaken to determine the success for aerobic bioremediation of aromatic hydrocarbons (BTEX) and MTBE (methyl tert-butyl ether) in high temperature, saline groundwater conditions. The study included laboratory microcosm experiments, as well as a field trial in Saudi Arabia, in which Solinst Waterloo ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • Spolchemie site remediation and NanoRem field site application

    Site Remediation The Spolchemie site was chosen as one of the NanoRem case study sites, to test two types of nanoparticles (NPs) (zerovalent iron - nZVI and iron oxide NPs) for in situ remediation of BTEX (Benzene, Toluene, Ethylbenzene, and Xylenes) contamination. Nanoremediation was seen as an opportunity to enhance the in situ biodegradation of the BTEX contaminants and to reduce the ...


    By NANO IRON s.r.o.

  • LNAPL remediation using electrical resistance heating

    Abstract An Electrical Resistance Heating (ERH) pilot test was conducted in the fall of 1998 to determine the effectiveness of using ERH in combination with soil vapor extraction (SVE) for the remediation of benzene and light nonaqueous-phase liquids (LNAPL) at an island location on a river in the Midwest. Hydrocarbon-stained soils were discovered on an island in Ohio in May 1993 during the ...


    By TRS Group, Inc.

  • Analysis of DNAPL source depletion costs at 36 Field Sites

    Abstract A recent U.S. Environmental Protection Agency expert panel on dense non-aqueous phase liquid (DNAPL) remediation concluded that uncertainty in the costs and benefits of applying source depletion technologies (i.e., active remediation in source zones) is one key factor that discourages widespread use of these technologies at DNAPL sites (Kavanaugh et al., 2003). To reduce this ...


    By TRS Group, Inc.

  • Emergency remediation response case study

    Services Performed Emergency remediation response, oil and hazardous waste consulting and a mold/indoor air quality (IAQ) testing Summary Following the flooding of the Spicket River during the Spring 2006, EFI Global was engaged to evaluate a nursing home in Lawrence, MA. After the initial environmental evaluation, our team observed that the basement and ...


    By EFI Global, Inc.

  • Rapid decolorization of methyl orange by a novel Aeromonas sp. strain DH-6

    Azo dyes are extensively used, but are recalcitrant and refractory. In this study, an indigenous strain DH-6 was isolated and identified as Aeromonas sp. based on 16S rDNA analysis for its excellent methyl orange (MO) decolorizing capability. Plackett–Burman design and response surface methodology (RSM) were employed to investigate the effect of operational parameters on ...


    By IWA Publishing

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