RAMSTEIN AIR FORCE BASE, GERMANY:
The United States Air Force (USAFE) retained EIC to evaluate the feasibility of recovering light non-aqueous
phase liquid (LNAPL) at the Ramstein Airforce Base, in Germany.
Based on extensive delineation, the USAFE has defined a LNAPL plume in
a bedrock environment beneath the base. EIC will
utilize its unique non-aqueous extraction technique (NETTM)-based
system to perform recovery potential tests to determine the NAPL
recovery potential from selected wells. In particular, the
tests will determine if NAPL recovery is sustainable or limited.
If found sustainable, the NETTM systems can be utilized to
match recovery to recharge thus optimizing NAPL recovery until an end
point is reached. As an added value, the NET systems are capable
of utilizing Green Energy such as solar, wind, or hybrids at
an energy demand of less than 1/1000th of competing
The remedial progress and end points can be
verified utilizing EIC's patented Groundwater Factoring Technique (GFT).
If NAPL recovery is limited, alternative remedial measures will be
considered. This approach will help USAFE eliminate
perpetual NAPL liabilities in a cost-effective manner and within a
reasonable time frame. The USAFE authorized this task for EIC
under a subcontract agreement with AMEC Earth & Environmental, Inc.