Project 5: EVALUATION OF SEDIMENT TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE PGDP
Steve Hampson, Assistant Director, Kentucky Research Consortium for Energy and Environment, University of Kentucky
Richard Warner, Ph.D, Department of Ag and Biosystems Engineering, University of Kentucky
The USDOE and it’s contractors, the regulatory community, and public have placed high priority on the mitigation of the release of contaminated surface water and sediments from the PGDP. There are presently a number of industry-standard engineering approaches that have been applied at the PGDP to address releases of contaminated surface water and sediment from industrial and environmental restoration activities. However, those engineering approaches generally involve large expenditures of capital resources and significant time frames for implementation. Recent work conducted by the University of Kentucky Agricultural Engineering Department has identified, implemented and monitored cost and time-effective methods for controlling releases of contaminated surface water and sediments from agricultural, industrial, and mining sites. This project will focus on identifying readily implementable and cost effective surface water and sediment release control technologies that address surface water release pathways at the PGDP. Performance modeling that accounts for the range of industrial and meteorological conditions encountered at the PGPD will be conducted to ensure the appropriateness of remedial recommendations.
Dr. Richard Warner
Dr. Lindell Ormsbee
Dr. John Volpe
KRCEE is a collaborative effort of Kentucky universities and is administered by the University of Kentucky.