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Title: In-situ remediation system and method for contaminated groundwater

Abstract

A system for removing volatile contaminants from a subsurface plume of contamination comprising two sets of wells, a well for injecting a fluid into a saturated zone on one side of the plume and an extracting well for collecting the fluid together with volatilized contaminants from the plume on the other side of the plume. The fluid enables the volatile contaminants to be volatilized and carried therewith through the ground to the extracting well. Injecting and extracting wells are preferably horizontal wells positioned below the plume in the saturated zone and above the plume in the vadose zone, respectively. The fluid may be air or other gas or a gas and liquid mixture depending on the type of contaminant to be removed and may be preheated to facilitate volatilization. Treatment of the volatilized contamination may be by filtration, incineration, atmospheric dispersion or the like.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Aiken, SC
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
E I DUPONT DE NEMOURS & CO INC
OSTI Identifier:
866967
Patent Number(s):
US 4832122
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-76SR00001
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
in-situ; remediation; method; contaminated; groundwater; removing; volatile; contaminants; subsurface; plume; contamination; comprising; sets; injecting; fluid; saturated; zone; extracting; collecting; volatilized; enables; carried; therewith; ground; preferably; horizontal; positioned; below; vadose; respectively; air; gas; liquid; mixture; depending; type; contaminant; removed; preheated; facilitate; volatilization; treatment; filtration; incineration; atmospheric; dispersion; positioned below; contaminated groundwater; liquid mixture; removing volatile; vadose zone; saturated zone; in-situ remediation; carried therewith; volatile contaminants; subsurface plume; situ remediation; /166/210/405/588/

Citation Formats

Corey, John C, Looney, Brian B, and Kaback, Dawn S. In-situ remediation system and method for contaminated groundwater. United States: N. p., 1989. Web.
Corey, John C, Looney, Brian B, & Kaback, Dawn S. In-situ remediation system and method for contaminated groundwater. United States.
Corey, John C, Looney, Brian B, and Kaback, Dawn S. Sun . "In-situ remediation system and method for contaminated groundwater". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/866967.
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title = {In-situ remediation system and method for contaminated groundwater},
author = {Corey, John C and Looney, Brian B and Kaback, Dawn S},
abstractNote = {A system for removing volatile contaminants from a subsurface plume of contamination comprising two sets of wells, a well for injecting a fluid into a saturated zone on one side of the plume and an extracting well for collecting the fluid together with volatilized contaminants from the plume on the other side of the plume. The fluid enables the volatile contaminants to be volatilized and carried therewith through the ground to the extracting well. Injecting and extracting wells are preferably horizontal wells positioned below the plume in the saturated zone and above the plume in the vadose zone, respectively. The fluid may be air or other gas or a gas and liquid mixture depending on the type of contaminant to be removed and may be preheated to facilitate volatilization. Treatment of the volatilized contamination may be by filtration, incineration, atmospheric dispersion or the like.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1989},
month = {1}
}

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