Sustainability Helps Tip the Balance for Selecting Novel Technologies: A Case Study Selecting STAR for a Coal Tar DNAPL Site

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  • Practice Areas: Brownfields Redevelopment Planning and Design
  • Event or Publication: Battelle Ninth International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds
  • Title: Sustainability Helps Tip the Balance for Selecting Novel Technologies: A Case Study Selecting STAR for a Coal Tar DNAPL Site
  • All Authors: Matt Vanderkooy, Michaye McMaster, Gary Wealthall, John Vidumsky
  • Geosyntec Authors: Matt Vanderkooy, Michaye McMaster, Gary Wealthall
  • Date: 2014
  • Location: Monterey, California
  • Type: Presentation

Sustainability evaluations can help make decisions to implement novel technologies simpler. Novel technologies for treating contamination can offer substantial cost savings in addition to sustainability advantages.

But, novel technologies are often viewed as being riskier: they are less well known and demonstrated. We will present a case study where a sustainability evaluation helped to select a novel remedial technology, STAR, and helped to minimize the cost and negative sustainability impacts of the overall remedy.

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