subsurface monitoring system News

  • Grand Challenges: Request for Information on the Subsurface

    Subsurface reservoirs account for more than 80% of U.S. primary energy, and they offer vast potential for the storage of energy, CO2, and nuclear waste. Despite decades of development, current technologies do not allow full utilization of subsurface energy resources. Major advances in our understanding of the subsurface environment coupled with the identification and development of potential ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Further clues about subsurface oil movements

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) have released its second peer-reviewed, analytical summary report about subsurface oil monitoring in the Gulf of Mexico. The report contains preliminary data collected at 227 sampling stations extending from one to 52 ...


  • Customer uses Sitelab to test LNAPL to map plume of subsurface oil

    Are you managing petroleum sites with subsurface plumes of non-aqueous phase liquids (NAPL) at an oil refinery, fuel storage site, military base or Brownfield site? If so, use Sitelab's oil forensics field screening application for testing NAPLs for their diesel range and gasoline range content. This case study illustrates a one-day site investigation on a 30-acre tank farm site where 40 ...


    By Sitelab Corporation

  • CMT simplifies Vapor intrusion monitoring

    Vapor intrusion refers to the movement of volatile chemicals from the subsurface into the indoor air of overlying buildings. The most common source is groundwater or soil contaminated with volatile organic compounds (VOCs). VOCs emit vapors that migrate into pore spaces of the soil and upward into the overlying environment. Generally, vapors enter buildings through cracks and openings in the ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • OCTIO announces integration of Aanderaa sensors for environmental monitoring

    OCTIO is pleased to announce an agreement with Aanderaa Data Instruments AS (AADI), to integrate their line of oceanographic sensors into OCTIO’s ReM System. In addition to subsurface measurements, the ReM system will now also provide measurements of the water column from ocean bottom to sea surface. Helge Brandsæter, CEO of OCTIO Geophysical, comments: “Aanderaa Data ...

  • Sophisticated monitoring array to address mystery of uranium plume

    Scientists have been puzzled for years about why uranium contamination in groundwater continues to exceed drinking water standards in an area located at the south end of the Hanford Site. The Department of Energy wants answers to why the uranium persists. Now, an innovative system has been installed for field experiments to better understand this complex site and to support future cleanup ...

  • MOE presents: provincial water monitoring networks

    Dave Rudolph – "Emerging Needs for Temporal and Spatial Data Precision" Dave Rudolph, with the University of Waterloo, started the symposium off with a very thought provoking presentation on the value of data. Dave used case studies to illustrate how different factors impact the quantity and quality of water resources, and how a small change can affect these conditions quickly and ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • CMT for high resolution vapor intrusion monitoring

    Background Vapor intrusion refers to the movement of volatile chemicals from the subsurface into the indoor air of overlying buildings. The most common source is groundwater or soil contaminated with volatile organic compounds (VOCs). VOCs emit vapors that migrate into pore spaces of the soil and upward into the overlying environment. Generally, vapors enter buildings through cracks and ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • Xylem launches new ‘FerryBox’ water quality monitor

    Xylem Analytics UK and Aanderaa Data Instruments have launched a new marine water quality monitor which has been designed to enable wider deployment of water quality sensors on ferries and other marine vessels. The ‘SOOGuard’ will be launched at Ocean Business 2013 in April and Xylem’s David Goldsmith says: “In order to encourage the operators of ferries to allow the ...


    By Xylem Analytics

  • CO2 Monitoring Capability Makes a Giant Step Forward for Oil Industry

    CO2 injection into oil reservoirs has been used extensively in the oil field and is recognized as a leading Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) technique. At the forefront of this effort is SR02020’s PRO 3D VSP advanced seismic ...


  • BAS begins monitoring waters under largest ice shelf in Antarctica

    It was 1914 when the famed British explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton advertised for crew to attempt the first trans-continental crossing of Antarctica. “Small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger, safe return doubtful,” he wrote. A hundred years later, some things haven’t changed—and many things have. In spite of its bitter cold and long ...


    By RBR Ltd.

  • DOE selects projects to monitor and evaluate geologic CO2 storage

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the selection of 19 projects to enhance the capability to simulate, track, and evaluate the potential risks of carbon dioxide (CO2) storage in geologic formations. The projects' total value is approximately $35.8 million over four years, with $27.6 million of DOE funding and $8.2 million of non-Federal cost sharing. The work will be managed by ...

  • WFS Technologies integrates wireless capability with AXYS buoy for real-time environmental monitoring

    WFS Technologies, world leading supplier of through-water wireless radio frequency (RF) technology for communication, navigation and power transfer, has successfully delivered wireless communication capability into a WatchKeeper™ buoy from AXYS Technologies Inc. (AXYS). The WatchKeeper™ buoy is part of a 4 year, $2.5 million contract with the US National Oceanographic Atmospheric ...


    By WFS Energy & Environment

  • Solinst Canada Announces 2011 Symposium on Enhanced Monitoring and Remedial Methods for Contaminated Groundwater

    Solinst Canada Ltd., manufacturer of high quality groundwater and surface water monitoring instrumentation, is proud to announce the 2011 Symposium on Enhanced Monitoring and Remedial Methods for Contaminated Groundwater. Following the success of their 2009 and 2010 Conferences, this is the third Symposium to be held at their office, located in Georgetown, Ontario Canada. The 2011 Symposium ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • Infrastructure Week 2016: Groundwater and well systems are critical U.S. infrastructure

    “‘Out of sight, out of mind’ too often applies to groundwater and the subsurface environment in which it exists, but maintaining this critical infrastructure is essential to providing comfort, security, goods, and services for the U.S. economy.” The National Ground Water Association issued this important reminder today to mark the beginning of Infrastructure Week 2016 ...

  • ASTM D7758 - 11 Standard Practice for Passive Soil Gas Sampling in the Vadose Zone for Source Identification, Spatial Variability Assessment, Monitoring, and Vapor Intrusion Evaluations

    Passive soil gas samplers are a minimally invasive, easy-to-use technique in the field for identifying VOCs and SVOCs in the vadose zone. Similar to active soil gas and other field screening techniques, the simplicity and low cost of passive samplers enables them to be applied in large numbers, facilitating detailed mapping of contamination across a site, for the purpose ...


    By ASTM International

  • Nevada deploys first U.S. Commercial, Grid-Connected Enhanced Geothermal System

    As part of the Obama Administration’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, the Energy Department today recognized the nation’s first commercial enhanced geothermal system (EGS) project to supply electricity to the grid. Based in Churchill County, Nevada, Ormat Technologies’ Desert ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Locus introduces environmental data management system for nuclear facilities

    Locus Technologies (Locus), the industry leader in web-based environmental software, announced today that it has expanded its flagship product EIM to include a module for nuclear facilities information management and reporting. Nearly all of the activities associated with water and soil protection at nuclear power plants and other nuclear facilities, including the assessment of site ...


    By Locus Technologies

  • DOE US$78m fund to promote enhanced geothermal systems

    At the National Geothermal Conference in Reno, Nev., Deputy Assistant Secretary for Renewable Energy Steve Chalk announced the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) awards under a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for research, development and demonstration of Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) for next-generation geothermal energy technologies.  Subject to annual appropriations, the ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Leakwise oil-on-water detection system uses twitter to send oil leak alerts

    The US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Leakwise Oil-on-Water Monitoring and Detection System from GE Analytical Instruments is using Twitter to send regular updates about water quality conditions and the presence of oil on water near Alcatraz Island in the San Francisco Bay. In April 2011, EPA Region 9 and Environmental Response Team (ERT) personnel established a mooring point just off ...


    By GE Analytical Instruments

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