Accession Number : AD1036540

Title :   Cost and Performance Report: Solar-Powered Remediation and pH Control

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : CB and I Federal Services Lawrenceville United States

Personal Author(s) : Lippincott,David ; Steffan,Robert

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Report Date : 01 Apr 2017

Pagination or Media Count : 73

Abstract : Chlorinated volatile organic compounds (cVOCs), such as trichloroethylene (TCE) and perchloroethylene (PCE), represent one of the largest remediation challenges and costs at U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) sites. Anaerobic bioremediation via organic carbon source addition (with or without bioaugmentation with dechlorinating bacteria) is a commonly used approach to remediate cVOCs in situ. One significant issue with this approach is that reductive dechlorination processes are typically inhibited at pH values 5.5. Aquifers with lower pH values are common, especially in the eastern United States. Raising the groundwater pH is often not feasible because of the large amount of buffer needed, the large size of many plumes, and the need for long-term treatment and repeated reinjections.

Descriptors :   volatile organic compounds , bioremediation , chemical reactions , chemical reactants , electrochemical reactions , groundwater , solar panels , solar energy , environmental protection , environmental restoration and remediation , department of defense , cost analysis , cost estimates , direct current

Subject Categories : Astrophysics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE