Streamlined Site Investigation Procedures

Period of Performance: 08/03/2004 - 05/03/2005

$93.9K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Surbec-art Environmental, LLC
3200 Marshall Ave., Suite 200
Norman, OK 73072
Principal Investigator

Abstract

Typically, the path to site closure is a very long and indirect one. The current accepted "trial and error" method of drilling and sampling monitor wells, and based on the sample results, drilling and sampling additional wells, is neither efficient nor cost effective. Site delineation can often require several years, and often does not acquire the necessary information for optimal, and innovative remediation technologies. Site remediation has also yielded similar frustrations with slow remediation times and the in-ability to achieve the clean-up contaminant levels. Therefore, the purpose of this project is to develop a document entitled "Decision Tree Streamlined Methodology" for site investigation/remediation" in which responsible parties can use to select the optimal methodology (technology) for an effective site investigation and clean-up. This document will guide the user, step by step, to achieve an efficient and cost effective site closure. Ultimately, this will result in significantly reduced investigation and remediation time and costs for the DoD. As part of the Phase I, and continued in Phase II, traditional and innovative investigation and remediation technologies will be evaluated and tested. Results of recent innovative remediation efforts, at Tinker and elsewhere, will also be presented in this document.