TITLE

Groundwater Remediation: The Evolution of Technology

AUTHOR(S)
Gingrich, Tracee; Suthersan, Suthan; Houston, Kelly; Panhorst, Eric
PUB. DATE
August 2007
SOURCE
Pollution Engineering;Aug2007, Vol. 39 Issue 8, p24
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
26272612

 

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