Edited by Christopher P.L. Barkan, Edward J. Calabrese, and Paul T. Kostecki
1995, 210 pp. ISBN 1-884940-03X
This volume is part of a 6-volume series (volumes 2-7) containing the Proceedings from the annual Symposium on Remediation of Diesel Fuel Contaminated Soils, sponsored by the Association for the American Railroads Research and Test Department. The topics covered have broad applicability. Articles are based on presentations at the symposia, and go well beyond railroad sites and issues. The series brings into focus issues relating to the remediation of diesel contaminated soils, with an emphasis on bioremediation. The six volumes span the nineties, tracing the rapid and significant developments in the field that have occurred in response to regulatory changes regarding underground storage tanks and the protection of groundwater.
The contents of volume 4 principally bear on two major issues in remediation today: the expanding use of bioremediation techniques, and the application of risk-based criteria to site cleanup. A number of the papers included in this volume provide additional information on the steps required to successfully apply the technique, including some novel applications and circumstances of particular relevance to railroad industry users. In the broader sense, the value of bioremediation is its role as an economical method in which the hydrocarbon contaminates are converted by microbial activity into harmless by products, often without even requiring the removal of the contaminated soil.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Characterization of Weathered Diesel and Bunker Oil in Soil and Groundwater (P. Kuhlmeier & M.J. Grant)
Delineation of Diesel Fuel Soil Contamination at a Former Railroad Facility (G.M. Zemansky & D.R. Boline)
Soil Recycling: From Problem to Product (B.D. Rice, W. Hise and B.D. Stewart)
Regulatory Permitting for In Situ Bioremediation Treatment: Case History (M. Martinson, J. Prieur and G. Jeffries)
Soil Respirometry Used for Biotreatability Testing of Petroleum Contaminated Soil (W.K. Gauger, M.M. Roy and J.A. Rehage)
Bioremediation of Diesel Fuel and Bunker C Fuel Oil at Multiple Railroad Sites (D. F. Stavaski, L.A. Korner, P. R. Guest and J. W. Meldrum)
Full-Scale Bioventing System Installed as Part of UST Closure Project Results in Rapid, Cost-Effective Remediation of Diesel Contaminated Soils (J.N. Baker, D.A. Nickerson and P. R. Guest)
Biostabilization of Petroleum Hydrocarbons: Case Studies in Support of Alternative Cleanup Standards for TPH (J. Lynch and M. Larsen)
Anticipating Risk Assessment When Designing a Surface Soil Sampling Plan for an Active Site with Petroleum Contamination (M. W. Weil)
Closure of a Diesel Fuel Contaminated Site Using the Synthetic Precipitation Leachate Procedure (R. J. Welsh, C.G. Hull and H.P. Patterson)
A Case Study: Union Pacific Railroad Emergency Response and Remedial Activities at the Alameda Creek Derailment Site (G.A. Grimes and M. M. Fitzgerald)