Groundwater Remediation

by Andy on July 18, 2014

groundwater treatment

Equipment for removing hydrocarbons from groundwater

When dealing with groundwater remediation as with most things in life there are various options. Do you want to treat in situ? Do you want to extract the water and dispose off site? Or extract and treat on site?

Choosing the right treatment technique can require a lot of site investigation and data collection to decide upon the correct treatment. Once a treatment has been decided upon, approval and licences from local authorities may need to be obtained. Site management and monitoring/sampling regimes will need to be organised. Continual data collection, reporting, a final validation and a final summary report completed.

Soilution’s most used remediation techniques include :-

  • Pump and treat
  • Extraction and disposal
  • Chemical oxidation
  • Air Sparging
  • Vapour extraction

Common practice can be to install an Impermeable barrier to contain or restrict contaminant migration. Ultimately this will not remove the contaminant so a treatment system may need to be installed along with the barrier.

Whether you’re just getting an idea of groundwater remediation, or you’re looking for ‘The Works’, if you have any questions then please feel free to contact us on 0800 0209 307 or email us

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What is Land Remediation?

by Sam on July 10, 2014


Soil Windrows undergoing Bioremediation.

There are a lot of remedies out there, and more and more people using Remediation as a term specific to their field.

Land remediation and its most dedicated employee the Remediation Engineer are both in the business of resolving (or remedying) problems caused by contamination in soil and water.

Whether contamination poses a risk depends on the scenario, safe levels of a potential contaminant can be much higher under car parks than underneath orchards.  The main difference being that people work on the soils in orchards and eat the fruit grown from the soils, are therefore more exposed to the contamination, while soils beneath car parks typically don’t come in to contact with anyone.

Land remediation can include any or all of the following-

  • removal of contamination;
  • removal of the pathway between contamination and a recpetor, much like the car park analogy above;
  • removal of the receptor – e.g. fence the area off; or;
  • treatment of the contamination to safe levels;

Each of the above bullet points can be approached in several ways or in combination in even more ways.  A remediation contractor / consultant should help you find the right approach.

College remediation in the US of A is unfortunately the biggest hit on my Google Alerts, something we can’t help with, other than telling you to study harder.

If you have any questions then please feel free to contact us on 0800 0209 307 or e-mail us.

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Environmentally speaking, Ignorance is not bliss

July 7, 2014

As with many things in life we are always searching for the quick fix. Unfortunately when dealing with contamination one doesn’t really exist. Gone are the days of being able to sweep problems under the rug. Many of today’s remediation jobs are a result of the ‘leave it to someone else’ attitude, along with more [...]

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FIFA and the environment

July 2, 2014

With much of the world swept up in football/soccer fever enjoying this huge sporting spectacular. We do forget the environmental impact of holding such an event. FIFA are planning to implement projects to offset the environmental impact of the World Cup such as solar paneling and the replanting of trees, but of the reported billions [...]

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Giant Hogweed or Cow Parsnip?

July 1, 2014

How do I tell the difference between the two? This can ultimately be a bit of a head-scratcher, the less green fingered amongst us may struggle. From afar both plants look incredibly similar……tall, thick stems, large leaves, white flowers…..but the differences are there if you know what to look for. If you do happen upon [...]

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Impermeable Barriers: Contamination Containment

June 25, 2014

Cleaning up contamination is not necessarily the best option to remove the risks posed by it.  Removing a problem seems to be a common sense approach in life, however in the contaminated land industry it can be sensible and better for the environment to manage the problem by isolating the contamination. Impermeable barriers by definition will not allow fluids [...]

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The Dangers of Slurry Mixing

June 19, 2014

Slurry has been in the news a lot recently, under tragic circumstances. Why is it so dangerous? The main culprit is the sudden release of gases during slurry mixing- Hydrogen Sulphide, Ammonia, Carbon Dioxide and Methane can create an explosive and sometimes deadly cocktail. These are the exact same gases you would encounter when working [...]

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Chancellor says 200,000 homes could be built on brownfield land by 2020

June 17, 2014

Firstly, Georgie is only talking about Londinium, where I’m told the world starts and finishes.  So if you were getting your hopes up that at last the Lord Rogers report of 1999, Towards an Urban Renaissance,  would actually be acted upon you’ll be immensely saddened, though if like me not at all surprised. Rogers’ report [...]

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Sludge Management Solutions

June 16, 2014

Sludge disposal can be simple but expensive, sludge isn’t acceptable at landfill and therefore should be dealt with like water which usually comes with a significant increase in disposal cost compared to landfill. If you want to save money and minimise waste then there are several solutions for turning sludge into a solid suitable for landfill (or [...]

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How do you solve a problem like Fukushima?

June 11, 2014

The catastrophic events of the 11th of March 2011 may seem like a distant memory to us here in the UK but at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station work continues to make the plant safe. The plant was hit by a tsunami triggered by the Tōhoku earthquake, the tsunami which caused widespread devastation across Japan [...]

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