Groundwater Remediation: The Evolution of Technology

Gingrich, Tracee; Suthersan, Suthan; Houston, Kelly; Panhorst, Eric
August 2007
Pollution Engineering;Aug2007, Vol. 39 Issue 8, p24
Trade Publication
The article discusses the developments of groundwater remediation technology in the U.S. It is stated that the origin of the technology is derived from pump-and-treat remediation system in the 1980s. However, the efficacy of pump-and-treat showed notable disadvantage. In response, the 1994 National Research Council study titled "Alternatives for Ground Water Cleanup" made a significant contribution. Due to the advancement in toxicity aspect, several studies emphasize that more toxic contaminants could be destroyed in in-situ anaerobic conditions. According to the authors, groundwater remediation technology has evolved into a more efficient, environmental-friendly and cost-effective methods.


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