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This case study reviews a former retail fueling center in Virginia where Sovereign Consulting was hired to demolish the site and remove a 25,000 gallon underground storage tank (UST) which was also the source of the LNAPL contamination.  Working with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VADEQ) Sovereign conducted a Site Characterization Assessment and following monitoring was then retained by their client to demolish the fueling center and remove the 25,000-gallon gasoline UST and the associated fueling system which represented the source of the contamination.

Once the source of contamination (UST) and the free-product was addressed, Sovereign worked with REGENESIS to formulate and execute a groundwater remediation plan that used PetroFix. Unlike other groundwater treatment materials, PetroFix was utilized due to its dual function – it quickly removes hydrocarbons from the dissolved phase by absorbing them onto the activated micro-carbon particles and the electron acceptors promote hydrocarbon biodegradation in situ to encourage continued remediation. This combination resulted in a rapid decreases in contamination in weeks as opposed to months as determined through monitoring well groundwater sampling and the corresponding concentration curves for each chemical of concern.

Case study highlights:

  • PetroFix quickly reduced BTEX, Naphthalene, and THP-GRO Concentrations to reach site goals
  • Pollution Complaint Case Closure granted by the VADEQ in less than one year post-application
  • Single application of PetroFix addressed contaminants of concern to help site reach closure