long-term microcosm tests to evaluate the biodegradation
potential of BTEX constituents in shallow aquifer material
in Oklahoma. The project was partially funded by the USEPA.
investigation of a solvent spill to delineate the extent
of contamination in the drift and bedrock aquifer at an
industrial facility in Illinois. The contamination originated
from a release of both light non aqueous phase liquids
(LNAPLs) and dense non-aqueous phase liquids (DNAPLs).
Developed and implemented a remediation program involving
the installation of an air-stripping treatment system with
a 99% removal efficiency. Conducted microcosm studies to
determine the biodegradation potential and instituted an
in-situ biodegradation program. A sampling plan, a quality
assurance project plan, and a site health and safety plan
were developed in compliance with Illinois Environmental
Protection Agency (IEPA) regulations. The project was partially
funded by the state of Kansas and Kansas State University.
ex-situ bioremediation of hazardous wastes using land treatment
techniques at RCRA facilities located at various sites
in Oklahoma. Project tasks included installation of lysimeters
to monitor the effectiveness of the treatment zone and
to provide early detection of contaminant migration.
the investigation of a fuel oil spill at a large utility
company in Kansas. Developed interim remedial methods for
recovery of free-floating petroleum products and conducted
detailed investigation to assess the extent and migration
of contaminant plumes. Utilized soil gas investigation
as a tool to provide quick and cost effective service in
the delineation of the contaminant plumes. Conducted microcosm
tests to assess the biodegradation potential of the soil
and ground water contaminated with petroleum and chemical
constituents. Developed methods to implement in-situ biodegradation
of contaminants in the drift aquifer at sites owned by
large utility and industrial facilities.