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Flexible Reactive Berm (FRBerm) for Removal of Heavy Metals from Runoff Water

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Technical Report,01 Apr 2012,01 Oct 2016

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US Army Environmental Command Fort Sam Houston United States

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This project addresses the contamination of surface receiving waters by munitions residue contaminated runoff water and sediment from training ranges. Small arms firing ranges SAFRs located on Department of Defense DOD facilities are, in many cases, constructed next to wetland areas, including ponds, lakes, and streams. Access to wetland areas especially forested wetlands is typically limited due to a lack of roads. Standard environmental remedial options and monitoring techniques are expensive to implement due to the nature of the terrain and seasonal changes in water flow and salinity. Thus, there is a need for a relatively low-cost, passive, in situ treatment technology for exclusion of toxic metals and sediment in runoff water that can meet the needs of the variable terrain requirements.

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  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Solid Wastes and Pollution and Control
  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology

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