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Deep Aquifer Remediation Tools (DARTs): A new technology for ground-water remediation

Fact Sheet 156-99

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Abstract

Potable ground-water supplies throughout the world are contaminated or threatened by advancing plumes containing radionuclides, metals, and organic compounds. Currently (1999), the most widely used method of ground-water remediation is a combination of extraction, ex-situ treatment, and discharge of the treated water, commonly known as pump and treat. Pump-and-treat methods are costly and often ineffective in meeting long-term protection standards (Travis and Doty, 1990; Gillham and Burris, 1992; National Research Council, 1994). This fact sheet describes a new and potentially cost-effective technology for removal of organic and inorganic contaminants from ground water. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is currently exploring the possibilities of obtaining a U.S. Patent for this technology.

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Deep Aquifer Remediation Tools (DARTs): A new technology for ground-water remediation
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
156-99
Year Published:
1999
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Utah Water Science Center, WY-MT Water Science Center
Description:
2 p.