Analyzing Remediation Technologies for Department of Energy Sites Contaminated with DNAPL Pollutants.
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The Department of Energy is in the process of conducting a Remedial InvestigationFeasibility Study for a site contaminated with Dense Non-Aqueous Phase Liquid DNAPL pollutants at their Paducah Kentucky facility. A major part of this effort is the screening of alternative technologies. This thesis effort focuses on acquiring insight into a number of remediation technology trains that are candidates for the Paducah site. This insight is used to recommend and justify the screening of candidate technology trains. The research makes use of two decision analysis models one is deterministic, the other is probabilistic built to provide a quantitative assessment of the candidate technology trains. Dominance considerations and multi-attribute utility theory are utilized to make the quantitative assessments and to gain insight into each candidate technology train. The results of the analysis provide the DOE with a rational justification for screening 55 of the 58 candidate technology trains from further consideration. This represents a 95 reduction in the number of technology trains that are under consideration for remediating the Paducah site.
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