Blossom Nzeribe co-authors 2 articles published in Groundwater Monitoring and Remediation

Blossom Nzeribe is the lead author on a recently published peer-reviewed titled “Hydraulic Performance of the Horizontal Reactive Media Treatment Well: Pilot and Numerical Study” in Groundwater Monitoring and Remediation. The authors conducted a field pilot‐scale study using a 17- ft long, 8-inch diameter well filled with granular activated carbon (GAC) and numerical simulations using a finite element method (FEM) to test the hydraulics of the horizontal reactive treatment well (HRX Well®) in a simplified setting and verify the HRX Well concept including the validity of the simplified equations. The hydraulic performance results from both studies indicated that the simple equations were valid for the conceptual design of a field study. The average hydraulic capture width from the PSS and FEM study were approximately five times greater than the well diameter. Key parameters affecting capture included the aquifer thickness, well diameter, and permeability ratio of the HRX Well treatment media and aquifer material. Data from this study indicated that the simplified equations are valid for the conceptual design of a field study. A full‐scale HRX Well was installed at Site SS003 at Vanderberg Air Force Base, California, in July/August 2018 based on outcomes from this study

Link to article: https://ngwa.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/gwmr.12406

 
Blossom Nzeribe is also a co-author on another new article titled “Field Demonstration of the Horizontal Treatment Well (HRX Well®) for Passive In Situ Remediation” in Groundwater Monitoring and Remediation. The project team performed the first full‐scale demonstration of the HRX Well at Installation Restoration Program Site 003 (SS003) at Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB) in Central California using a 550-foot long, 12-inch diameter well containing zero-valent-iron (ZVI) media cartridges to treat chlorinated ethenes. Total TCE mass discharge reduction was maintained through the duration of the performance monitoring period and exceeded 99.99% (%). The field demonstration confirmed the HRX Well technology is best suited for long‐term mass discharge control, can be installed under active infrastructure, requires limited ongoing operation and maintenance, and has low life cycle energy and water requirements

Link to article: https://ngwa.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/gwmr.12407

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