Project 7: Groundwater Technology Assessment
Joe Hagerty, Ph.D., Department of Civil Engineering, University of Louisville
Jim Watters, Ph.D., Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Louisville
Management of the identified groundwater contamination at the PGDP has been initiated in a preliminary way. It is not at all certain that transport of contaminants has been controlled or that remediation has been optimized (i.e., that the best process/method of remediation has been selected) or that previous evaluations of available technology are still valid considering the rapid pace of development in groundwater remediation. To ensure that an appropriate technology or mix of technologies is selected and implemented, two projects will be accomplished.
1. Review and critique the process by which prior decisions were made relevant to groundwater remediation.
2. Assess changes in technologies that were evaluated previously, and investigate new remediation technologies and/or new combinations of remediation technologies.
1. Review the collected data on groundwater flow and contamination, including data on effects of pump-and-treat activities that have been performed.
2. Review and critique the evaluation of available technologies that was done, and the selection process for the remediation methods that have been pursued.
3. Interact with other KRCEE personnel doing technology evaluation and groundwater modeling tasks.
4. Assess the adequacy of technology selected for containment/remediation of TCE and Tc99 to contain/remedy other contaminants identified in task 4 of Project 1A.
5. Search technical literature for additional information on the remediation technologies that were evaluated previously.
6. Search technical literature for information on remediation technologies that have been developed since the prior evaluation, and identify best candidates for more extensive evaluation and possible implementation.
Dr. Joe Hagerty
Dr. Jim Watters
Dr. Lindell Ormsbee
KRCEE is a collaborative effort of Kentucky universities and is administered by the University of Kentucky.