State Water Resources Research Institute Program

Project ID: 2007MD150B
Title: Developing Permeable Sorptive Barriers for Petroleum Contaminant Removal from Groundwater Using High Carbon Content Fly Ash
Project Type: Research
Start Date: 5/01/2007
End Date: 10/01/2007
Congressional District:
Focus Categories: Toxic Substances, Hydrology, Groundwater
Principal Investigators: Davis, Allen (U. Maryland); Davis, Allen (U. Maryland)
Federal Funds: $ 4,600
Non-Federal Matching Funds: $ 9,211
Abstract: The proposed research focuses on developing a reuse for a waste material, i.e. HCC fly ash that is currently landfilled or impounded. It is believed that beneficial reuse of fly ash will reduce landfilling and will provide tremendous potential for conserving the environment. Concurrently, successful implementation of this research will offer a new and unique integrated approach for remediation of Maryland waters that are contaminated with petroleum hydrocarbons. The integrated approach utilizes sorption and biodegradation, the two well-studied environmental remediation technologies. Furthermore, the research study will be conducted in cooperation with Maryland business as handling of the fly ash is managed by various Maryland power plants and the Department of Natural Resources.

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