Terese Olson

Associate Professor Terese Olson and PhD student Monica Higgins have determined the environmental impact of two ground water remediation technologies: a traditional technology and a newer method currently being studied by several professors within the Department.

The traditional course of action consists of a “pump and treat” system to mitigate a contaminant such as lead or gasoline that infiltrates a groundwater source. In a more passive technology, Permeable Reactive Barriers (PRB) are designed to treat the ground water contamination in-situ, meaning in its natural state, rather than extracting the water for treatment. inadvertent release into the environment.”

Video produced by Tim C. Mekaru
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