Aquiferst Aid

Octo-drain

 

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Membership level
2016-2017 Team
Team Name
Aquiferst Aid
Project Title
Octo-drain
Design Challenge
To clean up contaminated groundwater at hazardous waste sites, the remediation industry must inject cleanup agents into the subsurface. The conventional approach for this $20 billion/year industry is to inject these agents (“amendments”) via small diameter injection wells, but this approach is expensive and is unable to deliver the amendments into low permeability zones such as clays and silts. Our team's goal is to develop a new method for treating groundwater contaminated by chlorinated solvents using zero-valent iron as amendment and injecting it with existing geotechnical engineering equipment. This process will be tested at a metal parts disposal site in Maryland.
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Date Updated
Sunday, April 30, 2017
Sponsors
GSI Environmental Inc.
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Department(s)
  • Mechanical Engineering
Faculty Advisor 1 - Name
Matthew Elliot
Faculty Advisor 1 - Department
  • MECH
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