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Title: In-situ air sparging under confined aquifer conditions

Abstract

In the summer of 1993, an effort to evaluate the effectiveness of in-situ air sparging (IAS) and soil vapor extraction (SVE) to remedy jet fuel condition found in Colorado River Terrace deposits was initiated by the Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence. Preliminary field tests were performed to develop air injection flow rates, IAS radius of influence, air entry pressure requirements, SVE radii of influence, SVE well head vacuum requirements, and SVE air extraction flow rates. In addition to the field tests, soil samples were, collected for formal geotechnical laboratory analysis. The information gathered from these preliminary field investigations were then used to design and install a pilot scale ground-water remediation system. The pilot scale system represents a modified version of the traditional IAS/SVE approach. Due to the presence of an overlying low permeability confining layer, the system was modified to inject and extract air from the phreatic zone. The vapor extraction wells are screened down into the saturated interval to provide an escape route for the air injected by the sparging system. This system is intended to trigger two remedial processes. The first is the physical stripping of dissolved phase volatile petroleum constituents as ground water contacts air channelsmore » forming around each sparge point. The second remedial process which may be activated by this system is enhanced aerobic biodegradation of organics due to the oxygenation of the saturated interval.« less

Authors:
; ;  [1]
  1. Law Environmental, Inc., Kennesaw, GA (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
49372
Report Number(s):
CONF-941189-
ISBN 1-56590-016-2; TRN: 95:011580
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: SUPERFUND XV: 15th environmental conference and exhibition for the hazardous materials/hazardous waste management industry, Washington, DC (United States), 29 Nov - 1 Dec 1994; Other Information: PBD: 1994; Related Information: Is Part Of Superfund XV conference proceedings. Volume 1; PB: 866 p.
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; COLORADO RIVER BASIN; OIL SPILLS; AQUIFERS; GAS INJECTION; PETROLEUM; BIODEGRADATION; EXTRACTION; WATER RECLAMATION; REMEDIAL ACTION; IN-SITU PROCESSING; WASTE PROCESSING; JET ENGINE FUELS; SPARGERS

Citation Formats

Breeding, L B, Swartz, T E, and Pringle, C C. In-situ air sparging under confined aquifer conditions. United States: N. p., 1994. Web.
Breeding, L B, Swartz, T E, & Pringle, C C. In-situ air sparging under confined aquifer conditions. United States.
Breeding, L B, Swartz, T E, and Pringle, C C. Sat . "In-situ air sparging under confined aquifer conditions". United States.
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title = {In-situ air sparging under confined aquifer conditions},
author = {Breeding, L B and Swartz, T E and Pringle, C C},
abstractNote = {In the summer of 1993, an effort to evaluate the effectiveness of in-situ air sparging (IAS) and soil vapor extraction (SVE) to remedy jet fuel condition found in Colorado River Terrace deposits was initiated by the Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence. Preliminary field tests were performed to develop air injection flow rates, IAS radius of influence, air entry pressure requirements, SVE radii of influence, SVE well head vacuum requirements, and SVE air extraction flow rates. In addition to the field tests, soil samples were, collected for formal geotechnical laboratory analysis. The information gathered from these preliminary field investigations were then used to design and install a pilot scale ground-water remediation system. The pilot scale system represents a modified version of the traditional IAS/SVE approach. Due to the presence of an overlying low permeability confining layer, the system was modified to inject and extract air from the phreatic zone. The vapor extraction wells are screened down into the saturated interval to provide an escape route for the air injected by the sparging system. This system is intended to trigger two remedial processes. The first is the physical stripping of dissolved phase volatile petroleum constituents as ground water contacts air channels forming around each sparge point. The second remedial process which may be activated by this system is enhanced aerobic biodegradation of organics due to the oxygenation of the saturated interval.},
doi = {},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/49372}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1994},
month = {12}
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