Remediation Optimization

In an ideal world, cleanups would remove 100% of the contamination targeted and return the ground and groundwater back to pristine conditions.  Responsible companies want that because it removes a potential liability.  Communities want that because it restores a clean environment.

The unfortunate reality, however, is that most subsurface remediation actions result in only partial cleanup.  This is due to a variety of factors including the complexity of contaminant movement and the propensity for many types of chemicals to get stuck in soil and aquifer materials.

So, what can we do?  We can optimize.  At AVI, we have developed several quantitative evaluation techniques to assess when cleanups have reached their practical endpoints and where it is time to let Mother Nature do the rest.  Check out a few of the concepts & approaches for each remediation example listed on the right.

At the end of the day, targeting remediation to contaminant impacts requires a strong conceptual site model.  In turn, that requires maximizing available data, and making sound judgments based on the physics of contaminant fate & transport.  At AVI, our ability to combine these facets is exceptional.

Pump & Treat




Oxygen Fertilizers (bioenhancement)

High-End Technologies