The Engineering Forum (EF), established in the late 1980s, is a group of engineers and scientists that supports the Superfund and RCRA programs in each of the ten EPA Regional Offices. As one of the EPA Technical Support Project’s (TSP) three technical forums, the EF is a medium for exchanging technical information regarding innovative site cleanup and characterization technologies. Monthly technical talks focus on site-specific engineering problems encountered, alternatives and solutions, and lessons learned. After each presentation, information regarding upcoming events and training are discussed and time for an Open Mic discussion is provided. If you are a Superfund, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Brownfields, state or federal environmental professional who is interested in solving technical issues, register for any technical talks listed below that interest you and join the discussion!
Presentations are specifically designed for EPA staff including RPMs, OSCs, Corrective Action Managers, Superfund and Technology Liaisons, Chemists, Biologists, Physical Scientists, and Engineers from within EPA regions, program offices, laboratory system, and headquarters personnel as well as environmental professionals from state agencies, tribes, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Dept. of Energy, and other federal agencies of all experience levels. THIS TRAINING IS NOT OPEN TO ACADEMIA, CONTRACTORS, CONSULTANTS OR OTHER PRIVATE ENTITIES.
We will try to meet any special accommodations necessary for our participants as possible if given a minumum of two weeks notice. You will be prompted to indicate if you need any special accommocations upon registering for these events.
*This training is offered free of charge to all registrants who are confirmed to attend. One CLP will be issued for each session attended when you register and log on with the registration link provided to enable your attendance to be confirmed.*
Do you want to learn about a proven yet still evolving technology that helps aid the clean-up of contaminated tight soils? Have you heard of Electrokinetic-Enhanced Remediation? You may have. It is referred to by a number of different names based upon the treatment required.
The EPA Office of Research and Development’s (ORD’s) Engineering and Groundwater Technical Support Centers provide technical support for EPA’s RPMs and OSCs at clean-up sites around the country. Both centers continue to receive technical support requests on the potential use of Electrokinetic-Enhanced Remediation Technologies. To further educate EPA’s staff, the TSCs worked with the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) Dr. David Gent to present on the technology.
Electrokinetic-Enhanced Remediation; is referred to by a number of different names ; such as: Electrokinetics, EK-Bioremediation (EK-Bio), EK-In Situ Chemical Oxidation (EK-ISCO), EK-Thermally Activated Persulfate (EK-TAP), In Situ Electrokinetic Extraction (ISEE), Electrokinetic Remediation Technology (EKRT), Surface Cover Electrokinetic Biofence. This technology's more effective at treating subsurface environments with low permeability (Low K); such as clays. It is found that a significant portion of the source mass is stored in low-K materials. The main limitation of current in situ remediation applications in low-K materials, using conventional hydraulic recirculation or injection techniques, is the inability to effectively deliver the required amendments to the target contaminant mass.
During the presentation, the technical background on the use of the technology will be presented along with case studies of its use in the US and abroad.
If you’d like further information on the technology, and to prime you, prior to the training; see https://frtr.gov/matrix/Electrokinetic-Enhanced-Remediation/
Presenter: Dr. David Gent, U.S. Army ERDC