Category Archives: Remediation
A former industrial building located in Berkeley, California was impacted with Chlorinated Volatile Organic Compounds (CVOCs), including trichloroethene (TCE) and cis-1,2-dichloroethylene (cis-1,2-DCE); total petroleum hydrocarbons as gasoline (TPH-g), Dense Non-Aqueous Phase Liquid, and (DNAPL) and Light Non-Aqueous Phase Liquid (NAPL). A dual phase extraction system was permitted for site remediation.
Dual-Phase Extraction (DPE) is a remediation technology for soils and groundwater impacted with volatile organic compounds (VOCs). This technology works by extracting soil vapor and groundwater from the subsurface at a high vacuum, then treating the vapors and water prior to discharge.
Air sparge is an in situ groundwater remediation technology were air is injected into the groundwater to increase dissolved oxygen. Air sparge is used to remediate impacted groundwater with volatile organic compounds (VOCs), most commonly gasoline range organics.
Soil Vapor Extraction (SVE) is an in situ remediation technology designed to remediate soils impacted with volatile organic compounds (VOCs) including gasoline, and chlorinated hydrocarbons. This technology works by extracting soil vapor at a high vacuum using subsurface wells, then treating the soil vapor prior to discharge.
Technical support was provided to two groundwater operating units. The operating units are designed to remediate the groundwater impacted with VOCs at two CERCLA sites.
An emergency cleanup response was executed after 7,000 gallons of lubricant oil were released. The release occurred as a result of railroad tank car colliding with a road tanker. The release affected soils in the vicinity of the incident, and impacted a nearby storm drain.
After a marine terminal was demolished, several site assessments revealed that soil and groundwater at the site were impacted with petroleum hydrocarbons and lead. An interim remedial action plan (IRAP), a Remedial Action Plan (RAP), and a Sampling and Analysis Plan (SAP) were prepared and implemented to protect harbor water, and remediate the site.
Fixed-Price Guaranteed Remediation Project, Former Aerospace Site Impacted with VOCs, Southern California
A former aerospace manufacturing site was impacted with perchloroethylene (PCE) and trichloriethylene (TCE) in soil gas. The operation and maintenance of a soil vapor extraction (SVE) system was outsourced through closure.
Air sparge is an in situ groundwater remediation technology which uses vertical or horizontal wells to transfer a continuous or pulsed flow air into the groundwater. The purpose of air sparge system is to reduce the concentrations of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in groundwater through enhanced volatilization, and mass transfer of VOCs and oxygen. Continue reading
Advanced oxidation systems using hydrogen peroxide (peroxide) and ultraviolet (UV) light are designed to inject hydrogen peroxide in controlled ratios to the water, then mixing the peroxide, and exposing the water and peroxide solution to UV radiation to form hydroxyl radicals (•OH). Peroxide and hydroxyl radicals are strong oxidizing agents capable of oxidizing 1,4-dioxane and several volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The advanced oxidation process is suitable for groundwater remediation with pump-and-treat, water treatment, and industrial wastewater treatment. Treatment with UV/Peroxide may offer technical advantages over ozone based treatment systems.