Trap & Treat® BOS 200® was used to remediate petroleum hydrocarbon impacted groundwater in shallow overburdened soil at a former retail gasoline site in southern California. After a thorough remedial design characterization was completed, BOS 200® was surgically injected to successfully achieve the site cleanup goals. A No Further Action was issued in April 2018.
The site is a former retail gasoline station and current convenience store. The primary challenge was maintaining a safe work environment at a highly trafficked project site. The objective of the remedial action was to meet the criteria of California’s Low Threat Underground Storage Tank closure policy. NAPL has not been reported to be present at the site since 2004.
Treatment Area = 2,000 ft²
Lithology = Variable, silty sand to weathered granite
Depth to Water = 8 to 10 ft below ground surface (bgs)
Contaminants = Gasoline Range Hydrocarbons
TVPH and Benzene concentrations in the five compliance wells were reduced 66.3 to 100% and 97.7-100% respectively. It is important to note that for most wells the concentrations decreased immediately (due to carbon adsorption), then gradually trended down to their current values (Figure 1). This gradual decrease is due to the biological degradation mechanism associated with BOS 200®. Pre and Post-injection Benzene isoconcentration plots are provided as Figures 2 and 3.
Elevated terminal electron acceptor concentrations persist 12 months post injection and will continue to fuel the degradation processes.
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