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Abiotic In Situ Technologies for Groundwater Remediation Conference (118 pp, 1.4 MB)
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Conference on Abiotic In Situ Technologies for Groundwater Remediation was held in Dallas, TX, August 31-September 2, 1999. The goal of the meeting was to disseminate current informaton on abiotic in situ groundwater treatment technologies. Although much information is being provided about biotic groundwater remediation approaches, less is known about abiotic processes. There is a recognized need to communicate current design and performance data, technical feasibility, implementation impediments, and cost information to regulators, decision makers, and other stakeholders who would benefit from this type of technology transfer.
The development of cost-effective in situ treatment technologies is a major priority for the EPA's Office of Research and Development, the National Risk Management Research Laboratory, and the Technology Information Office of EPA's Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response. EPA is particularly interested in disseminating information to potential users of these technologies to promote more-effective application to sites that have, historically, been difficult to remediate.
The conference provided information on treatment technologies in the following areas:
- Permeable Reactive Subsurface Barriers (Treatment Walls)
- Thermal Enhancement Treatment
- VOC Stipping Treatment
- Chemical Oxidation Treatment
- Geotechnical Methods and Treatment
- Reactive Zones Treatment
- Technical Practices and Design Considerations
- Economic Considerations
This document includes conference presentations on these topics, as well as case studies. Presenters are listed on Page 109. These proceedings will be useful to environmental and regulatory personnel at the Federal, State, and local level; university professors, researchers and students; and private-sector personnel including industry representatives and environmental consultants.