Superfund Research Program
Improving the Treatment of Contaminated Aquifers by Developing Direct-Push Oxidant Candles with Pneumatic Circulators
Project Leader: Mark Christenson
Grant Number: R42ES022530
Funding Period: Phase II: September 2015 - September 2017
- 315 - Modeling and Field Tests Yield Promising Results for Aquifer Clean Up -- Christenson, Comfort
Release Date: 03/03/2021
NIEHS Superfund Research Program (SRP) grantees have developed novel, slow-release oxidant-paraffin candles that dissolve and degrade chlorinated contaminants in underground aquifers. The grant recipient, small business AirLift Environmental, worked with partners at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) to optimize this groundwater clean-up method and demonstrated its effectiveness in a field study.