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In Situ Chemical Oxidation for Groundwater Remediation: Site-Specific Engineering & Technology Application

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The ISCO Protocol is a decision support tool to assist remediation professionals with making informed decisions about the implementation of in situ chemical oxidation ISCO to remediate contaminated groundwater. The protocol consists of a series of processes, where information is gathered or analyzed, and decision points where a course of action is decided. The ultimate goal is to improve the state of the practice and help remediation professionals achieve the best possible endpoint that ISCO can achieve. A companion component of this project is the In Situ Chemical Oxidation for the Remediation of Groundwater volume of the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program SERDP ESTCP Remediation Technology Monograph Series slated for publication by Springer ScienceBusiness Media, LLC. Both are self-standing publications, but occasional references throughout the protocol indicate where additional detail may be found it in the book. The ISCO Protocol provides guidance on four separate components of the ISCO process, which are 1 ISCO Screening 2 ISCO Conceptual Design 3 ISCO Detailed Design and Planning and 4 ISCO Implementation and Performance Monitoring. These four components, how they are related, and their similarity to other commonly used remediation milestones are shown on the Overall ISCO Protocol Flow Diagram. The ISCO Protocol was created using a conceptual system of tiers, with each lower level providing more specific details on individual pieces of the ISCO Protocol. The Overall ISCO Protocol Flow Diagram, and the associated narrative that you are reading now, is the highest level tier most broad, least detailed. The flow diagrams consist of a series of decisions and processes to be carried out. The individual decisions and processes have narrative guidance, figures, tables, andor decision support tools that provide guidance on how to consider each specific step decision or process within that component.

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  • Water Pollution and Control

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