JBR conducted the initial performance testing, and subsequent annual testing of the largest biologically-enhanced soil vapor extraction (BSVE) unit in the United States. The BSVE system is connected to a network of injection/extraction wells and is designed to remove methane, petroleum hydrocarbons, and chlorinated hydrocarbons from the subsurface.
The purpose of the testing was to determine emission rates of total and speciated volatile organic compounds (VOCs), hydrogen chloride (HCl), hydrogen fluoride (HF), polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDD), and polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDF). Testing was also conducted at the inlet and outlet of the thermal oxidizer/scrubber portion of the BSVE in order to determine VOC destruction and reduction efficiency (DRE). Test methods included EPA Methods 1, 2, 3A, 3C, 4, 23, 25A, 26A, TO-3, and TO-15.
JBR prepared test protocols, contracted analytical laboratory services in order to meet tight reporting deadlines, prepared all sampling equipment to meet or exceed method specifications, simultaneously collected samples at three sample locations, collected method field blanks, analyzed all field data for inclusion in test reports, and prepared technical test reports indicating the findings of the performance test programs for submittal to the appropriate regulatory agency.Project Contact