Field Applications of In Situ Remediation Technologies: Permeable Reactive Barriers
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY WASHINGTON DC OFFICE OF SOLID WASTE
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A permeable reactive barrier PRB contains or creates a reactive treatment zone oriented to intercept and remediate a contaminant plume. It removes contaminants from the groundwater flow system in a passive manner by physical, chemical or biological processes. Some PRBs are installed as permanent or semi-permanent units across the flow path of a contaminant plume. Some PRBs are installed as in situ reactors that are readily accessible to facilitate the removal and replacement of reactive media. Most have the reactive media installed or created in intimate contact with the surrounding aquifer material.
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