Accession Number : ADA291983

Title :   Installation Restoration Program. Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study, Galena Airport, Alaska. Treatability Study Report.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : RADIAN CORP AUSTIN TX

PDF Url : ADA291983

Report Date : JAN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 262

Abstract : The USAF contracted Radian Corporation to perform treatability studies to evaluate soil vacuum extraction (SVE) and biodegradation technologies for remediating soils contaminated with motor and jet fuel at the Petroleum, Oils, and Lubricants (POL) Tank Farm, Galena Airport, Alaska. This technical report describes the experimental methods and interprets the analytical and operational results from the bench-scale biotreatment tests and pilot-scale SVE tests conducted between July 1992 and February 1994. An initial pilot test conducted at the Galena Airport POL site during July to September 1992 demonstrated the effectiveness of SVE for removing volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Beginning in August 1993, a second pilot SVE test was conducted for a six-month operational period. This pilot test design included two study areas, each equipped with a central vapor extraction well; a series of air and/or steam injection points; and soil, soil gas, and groundwater monitoring points. Monitoring results show that average VOC removal rates by the twin SVE systems ranged between 50 to 380 kg/day. In situ biodegradation rates up to 8 mg/kg/day were also measured in the vadose-zone soils during the second pilot test. Similar biodegradation rates were observed in bench-scale tests. The increase in biological activity is attributed to the higher subsurface oxygen levels induced by SVE operation.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY FACILITIES, *CONTAMINATION, BIOLOGY, MONITORING, VAPORS, EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN, PILOTS, SITES, ALASKA, REPORTS, VACUUM, TEST METHODS, GASES, OXYGEN, SOILS, SURFACE WATERS, VOLATILITY, EXTRACTION, PILOT STUDIES, ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, INSTALLATION RESTORATION, OILS, BIODEGRADATION, JET ENGINE FUELS, LUBRICANTS, PETROLEUM PRODUCTS, BENCH TESTS.

Subject Categories : Environmental Health and Safety
      Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE