subsurface water monitoring 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 ...

  • Groundwater movement and contaminant transport in the Earth’s subsurface are the focus of two 2017 Darcy lectures

    Quantifying water movement and contaminant transport in the Earth’s subsurface are the critical issues addressed during presentations offered through the 2017 Henry Darcy Distinguished Lecture Series in Groundwater Science. Earth’s subsurface is part of the “critical zone” — the layer of the planet from the tops of the trees to the bottom of groundwater. This zone is ...

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • The capillary fringe: monitoring and remediation in this neglected zone

    Much of the capillary fringe is fully-water-saturated but water is held under negative pressure. Dissolved contaminants migrate laterally as under the water table and residual LNAPLs such as gasoline occur in the capillary fringe. This is becoming more significant as ethanol-blended gasoline may be released into the subsurface. The behavior of ethanol fuels in the subsurface will highlight recent ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Schlumberger Water Services launches new CTD-Diver

    Schlumberger Water Services (SWS) announced today the release of the new CTD-Diver* groundwater datalogger, which is engineered to further improve groundwater monitoring of municipal groundwater supplies, saltwater intrusion, injected wastewater, and water levels and tailings migration at mine sites. “CTD-Diver has an improved compact ceramic housing that will provide increased reliability when ...


  • 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.

  • US river flows altered by water management

    The amount of water flowing in streams and rivers has been significantly altered in nearly 90% of waters that were assessed in a new nationwide USGS study. Flow alterations are a primary contributor to degraded river ecosystems and loss of native species. Flows are altered by a variety of land- and water-management activities, including reservoirs, diversions, subsurface tile drains, groundwater ...

  • Rising carbon dioxide and ‘acidified` waters in puget sound

    Scientists have discovered that the water chemistry in the Hood Canal and the Puget Sound, US, main basin is becoming more "acidified," or corrosive, as the ocean absorbs more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. These changes could have considerable impacts on the region"s shellfish industry over the next several decades. The study, co-sponsored by NOAA, the University of Washington Applied ...

  • Schlumberger Water Services launches AquaChem 2010

    Schlumberger Water Services (SWS) announced today the release of AquaChem* 2010 water data analysis software. This latest release will improve the way geochemists, environmental consultants, and government agencies interpret water quality data that influence decisions in the management of municipal water resources, mine water quality, contaminated sites, and oilfield water supply and disposal. ...


  • 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

  • New Studies Aid in Optimizing Water Use in Geothermal Applications

    Three key reports from the Energy Department address water impacts in geothermal energy production. Two recently issued studies, produced by Argonne National Laboratory for the Department's Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO), highlight methods for economizing water use in geothermal applications. These reports complement a Department-wide report released in June that assesses water usage in ...


    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

  • OilClean from EcoSolutions Naturally Separates Oil from Water

    Residents of the United States’ East Coast are focused on cleaning and repairing property damaged by Superstorm Sandy, but contaminated floodwaters and damage to natural ecosystems will leave a lasting impact on the region unless handled responsibly and expeditiously. EcoSolutions, a Vermont company specializing in cutting-edge water treatment systems, offers a new product that can ease the ...


    By Ecosolutions LLC

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