Research Centers
Situ Processes for VOC Remediation in Groundwater and Soils

Oregon State University

The proposed Center will focus on subsurface contamination problems associated with volatile organic chemicals (VOCs); with an emphasis on chlorinated solvents. VOCs have emerged as a major groundwater contamination problem facing EPA's Regions 9 and 10 and the nation. Contaminated sites are characterized by: 1) large aqueous dilute plumes that exceed drinking water standards, 2) small source zones of high contaminant concentrations associated with Non Aqueous Phase Liquids (NAPLs), and/or 3) extensive vadose zones with contaminated pore water and/or NAPLs. The Center will focus on in-situ treatment processes for these three distinct subsurface environments

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Main Center Abstract and Reports:

Western Region Hazardous Substance Research Center for Developing In-Situ Processes for VOC Remediation in Groundwater and Soil
Technical Outreach Services for Communities Support

Center Research Projects:

R828772C001 - Developing and Optimizing Biotransformation Kinetics for the Bio- remediation of Trichloroethylene at NAPL Source Zone Concentrations

R828772C002 - Strategies for Cost-Effective In-situ Mixing of Contaminants and Additives in Bioremediation

R828772C003 - Aerobic Cometabolism of Chlorinated Aliphatic Hydrocarbon Compounds with Butane-Grown Microorganisms

R828772C004 - Chemical, Physical, and Biological Processes at the Surface of Palladium Catalysts Under Groundwater Treatment Conditions

R828772C005 - Effects of Sorbent Microporosity on Multicomponent Fate and Transport in Contaminated Groundwater Aquifers

R828772C006 - Development of the Push-Pull Test to Monitor Bioaugmentation with Dehalogenating Cultures

R828772C007 - Development and Evaluation of Field Sensors for Monitoring Bioaugmentation with Anaerobic Dehalogenating Cultures for In-Situ Treatment of TCE

R828772C008 - Training and Technology Transfer

R828772C009 - Technical Outreach Services for Communities (TOSC) and Technical Assistance to Brownfields Communities (TAB) Programs

R828772C010 - Aerobic Cometabolism of Chlorinated Ethenes by Microorganisms that Grow on Organic Acids and Alcohols

R828772C011 - Development and Evaluation of Field Sensors for Monitoring Anaerobic Dehalogenation after Bioaugmentation for In Situ Treatment of PCE and TCE

R828772C012 - Continuous-Flow Column Studies of Reductive Dehalogenation with Two Different Enriched Cultures: Kinetics, Inhibition, and Monitoring of Microbial Activity

R828772C013 - Novel Methods for Laboratory Measurement of Transverse Dispersion in Porous Media

R828772C014 - The Role of Micropore Structure in Contaminant Sorption and Desorption