Date of Award
M.S. in Engineering Science
Robert M Holt
University of Mississippi
The purpose of this study is to confirm the ability to inject groundwater directly into a Permeable Reactive Barrier (PRB) and achieve a significant reduction of chlorinated volatile organic compounds (CVOCs) as a result of zero-valent iron (ZVI) assisted reductive dechlorination. Theil-Sen estimation and Mann Kendall testing reveals that directly injecting impacted groundwater to zero-valent iron available to facilitate reductive dechlorination can reduce existing CVOC levels by nearly 70%. Analytical results suggest that trichloroethene (TCE) and cis-1, 2 dichloroethene (cDCE) levels decrease over a remediation testing period. The use of denatured alcohol well treatment mitigated permeability loss throughout the injection to process to ensure viability of the proposed injection methods and subsequent remediation.
Carnes, Taylor, "Enhancing The Reductive Dechlorination Treatment Capability Of A Zero-Valent Iron Permeable Reactive Barrier" (2020). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1883.