Soil Pollution Monitoring Articles

  • 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

  • An investigation of the impact of left‐censored soil contamination data on the uncertainty of descriptive statistical parameters

    Left‐censored concentration data are frequently encountered because measuring instruments cannot detect concentrations below instruments detection limit (DL). For statistical analysis of left‐censored data, environmental literature mainly refers to the following methods: maximum likelihood estimation (MLE), regression on order statistics using lognormal and gamma assumption (rROS and GROS, ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Detection of semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs) in surface water, soil, and groundwater in a chemical industrial park in Eastern China

    China is suffering from serious water and soil pollution, especially in the North China Plain. This work investigated semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs) in surface water, groundwater and soil within a chemical industrial park in Eastern China, for which the volatile organic compound (VOC) results have been previously reported. A total of 20 samples were collected from the field, and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • University of Southampton, Heavy Metal Contamination in Soils– Case Study

    Project Highlights Over the last 15 years, Envirochem have for-filled the role of environmental consultant analysts to the University of Southampton. During a period of significant redevelopment, Envirochem has assisted with a whole range of projects supplying an exhaustive range of asbestos related services, chemical sampling and ...

  • Contamination/Environmental case study

    Orlando Drum Company, Orlando, FL Facility washes and reconditions used drums Mercuri and Associates, Inc. was retained as hydrogeological consultant to verify state allegations of contamination of soil and ground water with heavy metals, pesticides, and volatile organic compounds. Initiated preliminary soil and groundwater sampling program, prepared/submitted ...


    By Mercuri & Associates, Inc.

  • Selective detection and quantification of carbon nanotubes in soil

    Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have been widely applied in many fields of industry. As the world production of CNTs is increased, the risk of the exposure of the environment to CNTs is also increased. Therefore, in order to evaluate the impact on the environment, many cell or animal toxicity experiments have been reported using CNTs. It is important to determine the degree of contamination of CNTs in ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Connections: Understanding Urban Soil Lead

    There is no such thing as unleaded when talking about soils in urban areas. If a car had ever been driven near or paint had been applied to a home built on the soil prior to 1975, that soil will have measurable concentrations of lead. It can be detected in soils at the subparts per million range. Lead can cause developmental delays and reduced mental capacity. In short, lead is bad. But does a ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Deadly Hexavalent Chromium in Soil

    Merging technologies will change over Hexavalent Chromium in soil to Trivalent Chromium, effectively stopping Hexavalent Chromium from becoming dangerously airborne or becoming even more deadly by migrating into the water table. There are three valences of Chromium: 1) Chromium—safe to humans, 2) Trivalent Chromium—safe and an essential element in humans and 3) Hexavalent ...


    By ABCOV Companies

  • Ivey-sol • SPT DNAPL - case study

    Ivey-sol • SPT Technology was successfully used to remediation of a commercial dry-cleaning facility. The subject facility had been in operational since ca. 1971. The DNAPL contamination was comprised of DCE (Dichloroethylene) and TCE (Trichloroethylene) dry-cleaning solvents. Some minor Brominated compounds were also detected. The impacts were limited to the soil and groundwater under the ...


    By Ivey International Inc.

  • Biotransformation of trinitrotoluene (TNT) by Pseudomonas spp. isolated from a TNT‐contaminated environment

    The compound 2,4,6‐trinitrotoluene (TNT) is a secondary explosive widely used for both military and civil purposes all over the world. As a result, residual TNT has been detected as an environmental pollutant both in soil and groundwater. We have isolated several microbial strains from soil contaminated with TNT by enrichment culture techniques using TNT as carbon, nitrogen and energy source. ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Contamination at ANA Shipyard

    ANA Shipyard is located on Elizabeth river and during additional construction work, it was discovered that the ground water was contaminated with free product due to soil contaminated with a mixture of oils and greases. Excavation of soil and replacement with clean dirt was not an option since it would contaminate the river. It was recommended by the Virginia DEQ that the cleanup should be done ...


    By Sarva Bio Remed, LLC

  • Spill Cleanup of Fuel Contaminated Soils After Roadway Accidents Using In Situ Bioremediation

    Two case studies are presented in this paper, one study demonstrating revitalization of roadside vegetation through bioremediation after a spill of motor oil and in another case application of AgroRemed to sites affected by diesel spill with underlying utility cables. The TPH of the soil after bioremediation was reduced by more than 95% from 65,000 ppm in the first case while in the second case, ...


    By Sarva Bio Remed, LLC

  • Is it clean or contaminated soil? Using petrogenic versus biogenic GC‐FID chromatogram patterns to mathematically resolve false petroleum hydrocarbon detections in clean organic soils: A crude oil spiked peat microcosm experiment

    The Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME) Reference Method for the Canada‐Wide Standard (CWS) for Petroleum Hydrocarbons (PHC) in Soil provides chemistry analysis standards and toxicity guidelines for the remediation of contaminated sites. However, these methods can co‐extract natural biogenic organic compounds (BOCs) from organic soils, causing false exceedences of toxicity ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Contaminated soil remediation - Inverurie

    Remove Contaminated Soil from Residential Gardens & Re-Landscape Client: MTM Construction Consultant: WA Fairhurst and Partners Challenge: Advise on the removal of contaminated material from a residential area built on a former town gas site. Reinstate existing landscaping. Applied ...


    By Soilutions Ltd

  • Asbestos contaminated soil removal - Glasgow

    Asbestos Contaminated Soil Remediation Client: Hawkshead Properties Ltd Challenge: Removal of asbestos contaminated demolition material adjacent to residential housing and canal. Monitor air borne dust particulates and swab cleaned surfaces to validate target levels. Backfill excavations and make safes vertical drops. ...


    By Soilutions Ltd

  • CH#952 - Oil Contaminated Soil

    SITE OWNER: A National Overnight Express Package Company SITE SURVEY: Site and geological surveys revealed a contaminated area north of the facility and west of a diesel tank pit. The cause of the contamination was the result of two (2) underground storage tanks (UST™). One tank contained waste oil while the other contained new oil. Both tanks had ...


    By BIO-SYSTEMS International

  • Detection of petroleum-contaminated soils using Equilibrium Headspace and Methanol Extraction

    Petroleum spills and leaking underground storage tanks comprise a significant portion of remediation projects. Soil removal and disposal determined based on the contaminants and concentrations present. Specific target analytes are associated with this type of contamination. A number of these compounds are classified as volatile organics and are used to assess the severity of the contamination, ...


    By PerkinElmer, Inc.

  • Radiological Evaluation of contaminated sites and soils VEgAS: an expertise and investigating vehicle

    Summary 1- Fontenay-Aux-Roses CEA Clean-up methodology For the denuclearisation of the first French nuclear research centre (CEA), the centre of Fontenay-aux-Roses started developing in 1999 a clean-up methodology to rehabilitate places that have been contaminated by radioactive materials. The structure of this methodology is comparable to the one that the ...


    By GEOVARIANCES

  • Combining modeling and monitoring to study fecal contamination in a small rural catchment

    The present study sought to identify Escherichia coli sources in a small catchment and to use the agro-hydrological model soil and water assessment tool (SWAT) to estimate their impact on river water quality. The innovative aspects of this research are to assess the hourly variations of fecal contamination and to take these variations into account in the model to provide a better evaluation of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Efficacy of alcohol-based hand sanitizer on hands soiled with dirt and cooking oil

    Handwashing education and promotion are well established as effective strategies to reduce diarrhea and respiratory illness in countries around the world. However, access to reliable water supplies has been identified as an important barrier to regular handwashing in low-income countries. Alcohol-based hand sanitizer (ABHS) is an effective hand hygiene method that does not require water, but its ...


    By IWA Publishing

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