Webinar: Successful Use of Liquid Activated Carbon

Woodard & Curran vice president and project manager Matt Valentine was a guest presenter for a webinar hosted by Regenesis, an organization that specializes in technology-based environmental solutions, where he discussed a large-scale remediation project we’ve partnered on in South Carolina. This project site was the location of a former manufacturing facility that began operations in the 1950s. In an RCRA Facility Assessment in 1989, 44 Solid Waste Management Units (SWMUs), with 13 having the potential for an environmental release, and three areas of concern were identified; a consent order was then issued in 1998 requiring a comprehensive environmental investigation. For the past two decades, we have been working with this confidential client on ongoing environmental evaluations and remedial efforts.

Source area treatment was completed at the site in 2010 and 2014, and in 2014 we also conducted a remedial alternatives evaluation for the downgradient area with the objective of reducing contaminant concentrations within the downgradient plume and limiting further migration.  The recommendation included in our complete remedial design was accelerated biodegradation using PlumeStop® Liquid Activated Carbon, which was the central focus of Matt’s webinar. The insights provided in the presentation of this case study are useful for anyone facing similar contamination issues—though performance monitoring is ongoing, the initial results have been very encouraging, with chlorinated volatile organic compounds decreasing between 98.7 and 100 percent in pilot test areas. To hear the full story, head to the video link below.

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