Remedial Work and Environmental Consulting

New technologies are making it possible to collect and manage increasing amounts of information. More detailed information allows for more accurate site models and customized monitoring and remediation systems. The design of site a specific system requires, among other traits, the ability to utilize and develop new technologies. The benefits are increased performance and cost-savings for the client.

It was Eon scientists who developed and demonstrated site-specific well construction and test designs for Kelly Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas (Some of the referenced project experience in this document may have been performed by Eon professionals previous to their employment with Eon.). These new wells produced flows of up to two orders of magnitude higher than previously installed wells. This allows design engineers to reduce the number of recovery units by more than sixty percent.

The invention of the Multiple Well Contaminant Recovery Apparatus by one of our scientists provided significant cost savings to the Kendall oil refinery in Bradford, Pennsylvania. While allowing for uninterrupted refinery operations, this system substitutes for up to fifteen conventional systems and significantly increases contaminant/water recovery ratios over conventional techniques.

Eon is well experienced in the design, use, and implementation of various measuring instruments and monitoring systems. Such instruments include single point multilevel monitoring and sampling instruments (such as Westbay MP® systems) or multi-parameter water and wastewater measuring instruments (such as the Wissenschaftlich-Technische Werkstäten Gmbh (WTW) Combibox CB-570). We are familiar with remote monitoring systems for process automation, horizontal wells and trenches, soil venting, air sparging and other standard soil and aquifer monitoring and cleanup technologies.

Typical Aquifer Restoration and Environmental Consulting Projects:

Name of Project: "Kelly Air Force Base"
Client: SAIC, San Antonio, TX

Project work required full scale professional engineering and scientific services for investigation of a CERCLA and RECRA contaminated site. Individual tasks involved base-wide groundwater and soil data review, data assessment and validation, site inspections, development of a base-wide 3-D conceptual model and its visualization, evaluation of the existing aquifer restoration and remediation system performance, identification of data gaps, remedial investigation, feasibility study, design and management of the additional tests and evaluations, design and development of geographic information system (GIS) analytical applications, development and presentation of the conceptual remedial design and specification of parameters for upgrade of the existing system, design of its integration into the final groundwater remedial system, engineering design of the final system and preparation of the O&M manual.


Name of the Project: "Phase III Remedial Activities at the Kendall Amalie Bradford Refinery"
Client: WITCO Corporation, Bradford, PA

Project work was associated with aquifer testing and technical and engineering design of remedial systems. It involved the evaluation of the Phase II investigation results, the design, implementation and evaluation of an extensive aquifer testing and monitoring program; the development of conceptual and numerical two-dimensional (2D) and three dimensional (3D) models; and the invention, design and implementation of a new generation of remedial systems that is suitable for the remediation of busy industrial sites (patented Multiple Well Contaminant Recovery Apparatus). Part of the project was to implement and monitor a pilot system, calibrate various models and design a cost-effective remedial system solution for the entire refinery. This was last accomplished via computer simulation on 2D and 3D models. Work also involved the development of a GIS database of existing and historical planimetric, analytical and interpretative data.


Name of the Project: "River Orlice"
Client: Agropodnik, Usti nad Orlici, Czech Republic

Mitigation of an accidental spill of oil from a storage tank in the first sanitary protection zone of River Orlice - source of a drinking water supply for a population of about 350,000. The project work involved environmental risk assessment, contaminated zone delineation via gasometry and UV monitoring in the field, removal and decontamination of upper soil layers via biodegradation and pyrolysis, design and implementation of a protective hydraulic barrier, design and implementation of air-sparging and pump and treat systems, in-situ aquifer bioremediation, and design and implementation of monitoring systems.