Test Plan and Technical Protocol for a Field Treatability Test for POL Free Product Recovery. Evaluating the Feasibility of Traditional and Bioslurping Technologies. Revision 2.
AIR FORCE CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE BROOKS AFB TX
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This Test Plan and Technical Protocol has been written to describe the activities to be conducted as part of the Bioslurper initiative and the methods for conducting a field treatability test for bioslurping. This project is funded and managed by the U.S. Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence. The objective of this study is to develop procedures for evaluating the potential for recovering free-phase light, nonaqueous-phase liquid LNAPL present at petroleum-contaminated sites. The test methods to be employed include initial evaluation of site variables followed by conduct of a bioslurper LNAPL recovery test. The intent of the field testing is to determine the predictability of LNAPL recovery efficiency, and to evaluate the applicability, cost, and performance of the bioslurping technology for removal of free product and remediation of the contaminated site. The specific test objectives are described in the following sections. This Test Plan and Technical Protocol was developed as overall guidance to support preparation of site-specific plans for each of the more than 35 sites where short-term field tests will be conducted. The overall protocol contains details on the general materials and methods for the bioslurper testing. Describing the aspects of testing applicable to all sites in one protocol will increase the consistency and efficiency of the overall effort. The protocol is a source for basic information to ensure that site-specific plans are prepared using common materials and methods. The site-specific test plans will incorporate details such as test equipment setup, calibration, and use of bioslurper well design by reference, thus avoiding duplication of information that is not dependent on site conditions. The bioslurper protocol was developed from a similar protocol for bioventing Hinchee et al., 1992.
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