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  • 1. GROUND WATER SAMPLING • WATER LEVEL & PRESSURE • WATER SAMPLE FILTRATION • GROUND WATER REMEDIATION • GEOPHYSICAL MEASUREMENTS The Nielsen Environmental Field School, Inc. 2012 North American Environmental Field Conference & Exposition EFFICIENT REMEDIATION THROUGH GREEN ENERGY AND REMOTE MONITORING OF MULTIPLE RECOVERY POINTS 2650 East 40th Avenue • Denver, Colorado 80205 • www.geotechenv.com
  • 2. GROUND WATER SAMPLING • WATER LEVEL & PRESSURE • WATER SAMPLE FILTRATION • GROUND WATER REMEDIATION • GEOPHYSICAL MEASUREMENTS Agenda • Introductions • Principles of Green Energy • Availability of Green Energy (Solar) • Benefits of Green Energy Remediation • Technical Details • Example Deployments 2650 East 40th Avenue • Denver, Colorado 80205 • www.geotechenv.com
  • 3. GROUND WATER SAMPLING • WATER LEVEL & PRESSURE • WATER SAMPLE FILTRATION • GROUND WATER REMEDIATION • GEOPHYSICAL MEASUREMENTS Jeff Popiel President and CEO JeffP@GeotechEnv.com 303.320.4764 2650 East 40th Avenue • Denver, Colorado 80205 • www.geotechenv.com
  • 4. GROUND WATER SAMPLING • WATER LEVEL & PRESSURE • WATER SAMPLE FILTRATION • GROUND WATER REMEDIATION • GEOPHYSICAL MEASUREMENTS Geotech Corporate Headquarters Denver, Colorado USA …a world leader in environmental technology, manufacturing and product training since 1978. www.GeotechEnv.com 2650 East 40th Avenue • Denver, Colorado 80205 • www.geotechenv.com
  • 5. GROUND WATER SAMPLING • WATER LEVEL & PRESSURE • WATER SAMPLE FILTRATION • GROUND WATER REMEDIATION • GEOPHYSICAL MEASUREMENTS an environmental industry products leader since 1978 partners with federal, state, local and international government agencies over 20,000 private sector clients worldwide distribution in 72 countries provides products and product training to colleges, universities and technical schools around the globe 2650 East 40th Avenue • Denver, Colorado 80205 • www.geotechenv.com
  • 6. GROUND WATER SAMPLING • WATER LEVEL & PRESSURE • WATER SAMPLE FILTRATION • GROUND WATER REMEDIATION • GEOPHYSICAL MEASUREMENTS Audience Introductions • Name • Company name • Experience with green remediation 2650 East 40th Avenue • Denver, Colorado 80205 • www.geotechenv.com
  • 7. GROUND WATER SAMPLING • WATER LEVEL & PRESSURE • WATER SAMPLE FILTRATION • GROUND WATER REMEDIATION • GEOPHYSICAL MEASUREMENTS Sun Cultures Most life on earth depends on the sun. Outside of the tropics you must either hibernate; living off internally stored energy, or Learn how to preserve and store energy from the sun. Food for eating, wood for burning, etc... Storage is the biggest problem to solve. 2650 East 40th Avenue • Denver, Colorado 80205 • www.geotechenv.com
  • 8. GROUND WATER SAMPLING • WATER LEVEL & PRESSURE • WATER SAMPLE FILTRATION • GROUND WATER REMEDIATION • GEOPHYSICAL MEASUREMENTS Solar Power Rules of Thumb • Rule of thumb 1/8th HP (<100W) per square yard of solar panel. • 35 AH battery gives < 5 hours of runtime per 1/8 HP load. • 5 square yards of solar panel and 4, 35 AH batteries to run 1/8 HP load continuously. 2650 East 40th Avenue • Denver, Colorado 80205 • www.geotechenv.com
  • 9. GROUND WATER SAMPLING • WATER LEVEL & PRESSURE • WATER SAMPLE FILTRATION • GROUND WATER REMEDIATION • GEOPHYSICAL MEASUREMENTS What Is Your Solar Availability? 2650 East 40th Avenue • Denver, Colorado 80205 • www.geotechenv.com
  • 10. GROUND WATER SAMPLING • WATER LEVEL & PRESSURE • WATER SAMPLE FILTRATION • GROUND WATER REMEDIATION • GEOPHYSICAL MEASUREMENTS 2650 East 40th Avenue • Denver, Colorado 80205 • www.geotechenv.com
  • 11. GROUND WATER SAMPLING • WATER LEVEL & PRESSURE • WATER SAMPLE FILTRATION • GROUND WATER REMEDIATION • GEOPHYSICAL MEASUREMENTS Available Energy Based on Average • Recovery rate forecasting must be based on yearly time scale. • Once go/no go is determined a second round of more detailed analysis must be performed based on where you are located. This information is available for most of the Earth. 2650 East 40th Avenue • Denver, Colorado 80205 • www.geotechenv.com
  • 12. GROUND WATER SAMPLING • WATER LEVEL & PRESSURE • WATER SAMPLE FILTRATION • GROUND WATER REMEDIATION • GEOPHYSICAL MEASUREMENTS Green Washing • Lacking documentation to back “green” or “sustainable” claims • Misuse of terms may hamper acceptance by environmental industry • Mitigate risk by certifying (USGBC, LEED) 2650 East 40th Avenue • Denver, Colorado 80205 • www.geotechenv.com
  • 13. GROUND WATER SAMPLING • WATER LEVEL & PRESSURE • WATER SAMPLE FILTRATION • GROUND WATER REMEDIATION • GEOPHYSICAL MEASUREMENTS Certification Programs • U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) 2650 East 40th Avenue • Denver, Colorado 80205 • www.geotechenv.com
  • 14. GROUND WATER SAMPLING • WATER LEVEL & PRESSURE • WATER SAMPLE FILTRATION • GROUND WATER REMEDIATION • GEOPHYSICAL MEASUREMENTS Speed of Deployment • No need to wait for public utility to run power. • No need to schedule licensed electrician. • Systems can be modularized. • If site characterization is wrong and system has to move, just pick up and move. Not tethered to conduit or transformer equipment. • If plume is transient, system can be moved. 2650 East 40th Avenue • Denver, Colorado 80205 • www.geotechenv.com
  • 15. GROUND WATER SAMPLING • WATER LEVEL & PRESSURE • WATER SAMPLE FILTRATION • GROUND WATER REMEDIATION • GEOPHYSICAL MEASUREMENTS Safety • Low voltage systems can be installed safely by anyone comfortable installing a car battery. • Very little training required. • Reverse polarity protection prevents overheating the battery and electronics. • No moving belts or hot generator parts. 2650 East 40th Avenue • Denver, Colorado 80205 • www.geotechenv.com
  • 16. GROUND WATER SAMPLING • WATER LEVEL & PRESSURE • WATER SAMPLE FILTRATION • GROUND WATER REMEDIATION • GEOPHYSICAL MEASUREMENTS Cost Advantages • Time = fines. • New grid power runs cost thousands and take months. • No expensive electricians • Remote area deployment without liquid fuel generator requiring regular refills. • Remote monitoring can indicate a problem without making a trip to the site. 2650 East 40th Avenue • Denver, Colorado 80205 • www.geotechenv.com
  • 17. GROUND WATER SAMPLING • WATER LEVEL & PRESSURE • WATER SAMPLE FILTRATION • GROUND WATER REMEDIATION • GEOPHYSICAL MEASUREMENTS Efficiency • DC line loss/inverter conversion loss • The right sized equipment • Accurate site characterization up front to select correct sized system. • Sensors and auto intelligence • Remote monitoring 2650 East 40th Avenue • Denver, Colorado 80205 • www.geotechenv.com
  • 18. GROUND WATER SAMPLING • WATER LEVEL & PRESSURE • WATER SAMPLE FILTRATION • GROUND WATER REMEDIATION • GEOPHYSICAL MEASUREMENTS Free Phase NAPL Recovery Using Geotech Solar Sipper • Ground water table fluctuation. Seasonal, tidal. • Product layer recharge rate. Very important to know recharge rate of fluids in the well. • Removing small amounts more often is best. • Annual average solar resource data. • LNAPL moving floating intake recovery. • DNAPL fixed intake with water sensor recovery. 2650 East 40th Avenue • Denver, Colorado 80205 • www.geotechenv.com
  • 19. GROUND WATER SAMPLING • WATER LEVEL & PRESSURE • WATER SAMPLE FILTRATION • GROUND WATER REMEDIATION • GEOPHYSICAL MEASUREMENTS Pneumatic Pump Intake Type • Product fluid density must be known for hydrophobic/oleophilic screened intake mesh size. • The blue screen is 100 mesh good for gasoline, kerosene, diesel, JP-4 and #2 Fuel Oil viscosities. • The green screen, 60 mesh is usually good for hydrocarbons that fall between #2 and #4 fuel oil viscosities. 2650 East 40th Avenue • Denver, Colorado 80205 • www.geotechenv.com
  • 20. GROUND WATER SAMPLING • WATER LEVEL & PRESSURE • WATER SAMPLE FILTRATION • GROUND WATER REMEDIATION • GEOPHYSICAL MEASUREMENTS Pneumatic Pump Intake Type • The specific gravity of the product to be recovered must be less than 1.0 and its viscosity is less than 100 SSU for use with the "light" oil filter (100 mesh), and 400 SSU for use with the "heavy" oil filter cartridge (60 mesh) • The presence of surfactants or detergents in the product can also affect the screen’s ability to differentiate between water and hydrocarbons. • Heavy oil intake has adjustable open intake without a screened membrane for viscosity over 400 SSU. 2650 East 40th Avenue • Denver, Colorado 80205 • www.geotechenv.com
  • 21. GROUND WATER SAMPLING • WATER LEVEL & PRESSURE • WATER SAMPLE FILTRATION • GROUND WATER REMEDIATION • GEOPHYSICAL MEASUREMENTS 2650 East 40th Avenue • Denver, Colorado 80205 • www.geotechenv.com
  • 22. GROUND WATER SAMPLING • WATER LEVEL & PRESSURE • WATER SAMPLE FILTRATION • GROUND WATER REMEDIATION • GEOPHYSICAL MEASUREMENTSDepth to Airline Product Vacuum Pressure Delay Expected Daily 8 8 Hours 65W Panel 8 Hours 130W Fluid Length Recharge Time Time Time(hh:mm hours Recovery 75 AH Combo % Panel(s) 75 AH (feet) (feet) Product Weight Rate (GPH) (mm:ss) (mm:ss) :ss) (US Gallons) KWH Capacity Combo % Capacity 10 25 Light 1 0:00:15 0:00:30 0:11:00 8 0.006 10% 5% 10 25 Light 2 0:00:15 0:00:30 0:05:00 16 0.013 20% 10% 10 25 Light 4 0:00:15 0:00:30 0:02:30 30 0.023 35% 18% 10 25 Light 8 0:00:15 0:00:30 0:01:15 48 0.038 58% 29% 10 25 Light 16 0:00:15 0:00:30 0:00:37 70 0.055 84% 42% 10 25 Light 32 0:00:15 0:00:30 0:00:20 88 0.069 106% 53% 10 25 Medium 1 0:00:30 0:01:00 0:11:00 8 0.012 18% 9% 10 25 Medium 2 0:00:30 0:01:00 0:05:00 15 0.023 35% 18% 10 25 Medium 4 0:00:30 0:01:00 0:02:30 24 0.038 58% 29% 10 25 Medium 8 0:00:30 0:01:00 0:01:15 34 0.055 84% 42% 10 25 Medium 16 0:00:30 0:01:00 0:00:37 45 0.071 109% 54% 10 25 Heavy 1 0:01:30 0:03:00 0:11:00 6 0.029 45% 22% 10 25 Heavy 2 0:01:30 0:03:00 0:05:00 10 0.047 72% 36% 10 25 Heavy 4 2650 East 40th Avenue •0:03:00Colorado 80205 • www.geotechenv.com 0.064 0:01:30 Denver, 0:02:30 14 99% 49%
  • 23. GROUND WATER SAMPLING • WATER LEVEL & PRESSURE • WATER SAMPLE FILTRATION • GROUND WATER REMEDIATION • GEOPHYSICAL MEASUREMENTS 2650 East 40th Avenue • Denver, Colorado 80205 • www.geotechenv.com
  • 24. GROUND WATER SAMPLING • WATER LEVEL & PRESSURE • WATER SAMPLE FILTRATION • GROUND WATER REMEDIATION • GEOPHYSICAL MEASUREMENTS Checklist • Recharge rate of product layer in the well and expected recovery rate (gallons per day) • Seasonal ground water level fluctuation. • Type of product to determine chemical compatibility. • Number of wells within 500 foot radius. • Latitude longitude of site. 2650 East 40th Avenue • Denver, Colorado 80205 • www.geotechenv.com
  • 25. GROUND WATER SAMPLING • WATER LEVEL & PRESSURE • WATER SAMPLE FILTRATION • GROUND WATER REMEDIATION • GEOPHYSICAL MEASUREMENTS The Original 2650 East 40th Avenue • Denver, Colorado 80205 • www.geotechenv.com
  • 26. GROUND WATER SAMPLING • WATER LEVEL & PRESSURE • WATER SAMPLE FILTRATION • GROUND WATER REMEDIATION • GEOPHYSICAL MEASUREMENTS New Mexico Site 2650 East 40th Avenue • Denver, Colorado 80205 • www.geotechenv.com
  • 27. GROUND WATER SAMPLING • WATER LEVEL & PRESSURE • WATER SAMPLE FILTRATION • GROUND WATER REMEDIATION • GEOPHYSICAL MEASUREMENTS Lake City Army Ammunition Plant Problem Result • 15 years after becoming a • Successful within 4 Years Superfund Site • Very little reclamation • 33 AOC’s • Contaminants • Fixed-Cost – Chlorinated solvents • On Schedule – Metals – Petroleum Hydrocarbons • Sustainable – Explosive Chemicals • Low Net Environmental Impact • Impacts to soil, groundwater and sediments • Military and Environment Co- • Aquifer impacted by NAPL Exist Harmoniously 2650 East 40th Avenue • Denver, Colorado 80205 • www.geotechenv.com
  • 28. GROUND WATER SAMPLING • WATER LEVEL & PRESSURE • WATER SAMPLE FILTRATION • GROUND WATER REMEDIATION • GEOPHYSICAL MEASUREMENTS Combination of Remedial Strategies • In-situreactive zone (IRZ) • Phytoremediation systems • Pump and Treat • Zero-valent iron (ZVI)-clay • Permeable Reactive soil mixing Barrier • Vegetative cover • In situ lead stabilization placement soil streatment • Non-aqueous phase liquid • Soil excavation/off-site (NAPL) recovery treatment • Monitored natural • Land use controls attenuation 2650 East 40th Avenue • Denver, Colorado 80205 • www.geotechenv.com
  • 29. GROUND WATER SAMPLING • WATER LEVEL & PRESSURE • WATER SAMPLE FILTRATION • GROUND WATER REMEDIATION • GEOPHYSICAL MEASUREMENTS Solar Sipper • 7 Mobile Solar-Powered Systems – Recover DNAPL and LNAPL – Passive energy – Low maintenance – Low cost – Maximizes early mass removal – No external utility power – Limited net environmental impact • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions • Reuse extracted groundwater • Manage wastes onsite 2650 East 40th Avenue • Denver, Colorado 80205 • www.geotechenv.com
  • 30. GROUND WATER SAMPLING • WATER LEVEL & PRESSURE • WATER SAMPLE FILTRATION • GROUND WATER REMEDIATION • GEOPHYSICAL MEASUREMENTS Leppert Site Specifications • 1-Modified Solar Sipper Control Panel • 1-Solar Panel Assembly • 7-Down well canisters and floating intake assemblies • 7-4” Slip Cap assemblies with compression fittings 2650 East 40th Avenue • Denver, Colorado 80205 • www.geotechenv.com
  • 31. GROUND WATER SAMPLING • WATER LEVEL & PRESSURE • WATER SAMPLE FILTRATION • GROUND WATER REMEDIATION • GEOPHYSICAL MEASUREMENTS Leppert Site 2650 East 40th Avenue • Denver, Colorado 80205 • www.geotechenv.com
  • 32. GROUND WATER SAMPLING • WATER LEVEL & PRESSURE • WATER SAMPLE FILTRATION • GROUND WATER REMEDIATION • GEOPHYSICAL MEASUREMENTS Remote Monitoring • Data for each well • 7 day snapshot • Current status • Convenient for monitoring project remotely 2650 East 40th Avenue • Denver, Colorado 80205 • www.geotechenv.com
  • 33. GROUND WATER SAMPLING • WATER LEVEL & PRESSURE • WATER SAMPLE FILTRATION • GROUND WATER REMEDIATION • GEOPHYSICAL MEASUREMENTS Remote Status of Remediation Wells 2650 East 40th Avenue • Denver, Colorado 80205 • www.geotechenv.com
  • 34. GROUND WATER SAMPLING • WATER LEVEL & PRESSURE • WATER SAMPLE FILTRATION • GROUND WATER REMEDIATION • GEOPHYSICAL MEASUREMENTS Well Comparison Not Communicating Most Extractions 2650 East 40th Avenue • Denver, Colorado 80205 • www.geotechenv.com
  • 35. GROUND WATER SAMPLING • WATER LEVEL & PRESSURE • WATER SAMPLE FILTRATION • GROUND WATER REMEDIATION • GEOPHYSICAL MEASUREMENTS Western Colorado Site • Recovered 11,000 gallons over 4 years. • Converted to air sparge now monitoring DO. • Compressor station. 2650 East 40th Avenue • Denver, Colorado 80205 • www.geotechenv.com
  • 36. GROUND WATER SAMPLING • WATER LEVEL & PRESSURE • WATER SAMPLE FILTRATION • GROUND WATER REMEDIATION • GEOPHYSICAL MEASUREMENTS Benefits of Remote Monitoring • Strategic vs. routine site visits • Prepared for site visits when you arrive – Tools – Parts – Personnel • Cost efficiency 2650 East 40th Avenue • Denver, Colorado 80205 • www.geotechenv.com
  • 37. GROUND WATER SAMPLING • WATER LEVEL & PRESSURE • WATER SAMPLE FILTRATION • GROUND WATER REMEDIATION • GEOPHYSICAL MEASUREMENTS Interesting bits • In 20 days the earth receives the equivalent amount of energy from the sun as contained in all of the fossil fuels available on the earth combined. • The second law of thermal dynamics eliminates the possibility of renewable energy. All we can do is increase efficiency to prolong the inevitable. 2650 East 40th Avenue • Denver, Colorado 80205 • www.geotechenv.com
  • 38. GROUND WATER SAMPLING • WATER LEVEL & PRESSURE • WATER SAMPLE FILTRATION • GROUND WATER REMEDIATION • GEOPHYSICAL MEASUREMENTS Benefits of Green Energy Remediation • Speed • Safety • Plentiful energy • Inexpensive to implement and modify • Green; no fuels, no emissions • Cost efficient • Simple implementation 2650 East 40th Avenue • Denver, Colorado 80205 • www.geotechenv.com
  • 39. GROUND WATER SAMPLING • WATER LEVEL & PRESSURE • WATER SAMPLE FILTRATION • GROUND WATER REMEDIATION • GEOPHYSICAL MEASUREMENTS Jeff Popiel President and CEO JeffP@GeotechEnv.com 303.320.4764 2650 East 40th Avenue • Denver, Colorado 80205 • www.geotechenv.com

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