Remediation of groundwater is complex and often challenging. But the cost of pump and treat technology, coupled with the dismal results achieved, has paved the way for newer, better technologies to be developed. Among these techniques is permeable reactive barrier (PRB) technology, which allows groundwater to pass through a buried porous barrier that either captures the contaminants or breaks them down. And although this approach is gaining popularity, there are few references available on the subject. Until now. Permeable Reactive Barrier: Sustainable Groundwater Remediation brings together the information required to plan, design/model, and apply a successful, cost-effective, and sustainable PRB technology.

With contributions from pioneers in this area, the book covers state-of-the-art information on PRB technology. It details design criteria, predictive modeling, and application to contaminants beyond petroleum hydrocarbons, including inorganics and radionuclides. The text also examines implementation stages such as the initial feasibility assessment, laboratory treatability studies (including column studies), estimation of PRB design parameters, and development of a long-term monitoring network for the performance evaluation of the barrier. It also outlines the predictive tools required for life cycle analysis and cost/performance assessment.

A review of current PRB technology and its applications, this book includes case studies that exemplify the concepts discussed. It helps you determine when to recommend PRB, what information is needed from the site investigation to design it, and what regulatory validation is required.

chapter 1|23 pages

Permeable Reactive Barriers: Cost-Effective and Sustainable Remediation of Groundwater

ByRavi Naidu, Dawit N. Bekele, Volker Birke
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chapter 3|21 pages

Choosing the Best Design and Construction Technologies for Permeable Reactive Barriers

ByDawit N. Bekele, Ravi Naidu, Volker Birke, Sreenivasulu Chadalavada
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chapter 4|23 pages

Groundwater Modeling Involving PRBs: General Aspects, Case Study

BySreenivasulu Chadalavada, Martin Wegner, Ravi Naidu
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chapter 5|11 pages

Impact of Trace Elements and Impurities in Technical Zero-Valent Iron Brands on Reductive Dechlorination of Chlorinated Ethenes in Groundwater

ByVolker Birke, Christine Schuett, Harald Burmeier, Hans-Jürgen Friedrich
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chapter 6|9 pages

Fourteen-Year Assessment of a Permeable Reactive Barrier for Treatment of Hexavalent Chromium and Trichloroethylene

ByRichard T. Wilkin, Tony R. Lee, Mary Sue McNeil, Chunming Su, Cherri Adair
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chapter 7|26 pages

Sequenced Permeable Reactive Barrier for the Pretreatment of Nitrate and Remediation of Trichloroethene

ByKeely Mundle, Janet Macmillan, Ben McCarthy
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chapter 8|15 pages

Organic-Based Permeable Reactive Barriers for the Treatment of Heavy Metals, Arsenic, and Acidity

ByRalph D. Ludwig, Richard T. Wilkin, Steven D. Acree, Randall R. Ross, Tony R. Lee
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chapter 10|38 pages

Reactive (Oxygen) Gas Barrier and Zone Technologies

ByRonald Giese, Frank Ingolf Engelmann, Dietrich Swaboda, Uli Uhlig, Ludwig Luckner
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chapter 11|34 pages

Remediation of PAHs, NSO-Heterocycles, and Related Aromatic Compounds in Permeable Reactive Barriers Using Activated Carbon

ByWolf-Ulrich Palm, Jan Sebastian Mänz, Wolfgang Ruck
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chapter 12|26 pages

Case Study of PRB Application for the Remediation of Groundwater

ByJames Stening
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chapter 13|34 pages

Permeable Reactive Barriers in Europe

ByVolker Birke, Harald Burmeier
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