Bench-scale laboratory treatability studies are a cost effective tool to assess and optimize remediation technology options prior to field implementation. These studies efficiently provide comparisons of various treatment technologies, test multiple conditions concurrently and provide the flexibility to assess changes to the remediation strategy that would be impractical at field scale.
SiREM’s treatability laboratory is equipped with the expertise and instrumentation required to perform aerobic and anaerobic bench-scale studies for sediment remediation. SiREM conducts the studies using site sediment cores and anaerobic chambers to preserve in situ redox conditions. This allows the evaluation of biodegradation or sequestration of contaminants under the range of geochemical conditions commonly observed in existing sediment profiles and engineered horizons (e.g., sediment caps).
SiREM has expertise in the design, execution and interpretation of treatability studies for common sediment contaminants including:
SiREM sediment studies can be used to assess:
Our comprehensive study reports provide the information required for design of effective pilot and full-scale systems for sediment sites.