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Evaluation of Permeable Reactive Barrier Performance

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This report on the performance of permeable reactive barriers (PRB) for groundwater remediation was prepared under the auspices of the Federal Remediation Technologies Roundtable, a collaborative effort among federal agencies involved in hazardous waste site cleanup. Three United States (U.S.) government agencies, the Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Energy (DOE), and United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as well as the Interstate Technologies and Regulatory Council (ITRC) contributed to the report, which is a concise summary of the conclusions and recommendations of the three agencies' individual studies at different sites.

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Field Applications of In Situ Remediation Technologies: Permeable Reactive Barriers

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This document summarizes technical data and lessons learned from profiles of more than 40 installations of permeable reactive barriers (PRBs) for ground-water remediation in the United States, Canada, and selected locations abroad. Included are data from ongoing and completed pilot- and full-scale PRB demonstrations and full-scale cleanups. More in-depth information about each of the sites included in this summary document is available in "Permeable Reactive Barrier Installation Profiles" below.

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Permeable Reactive Barrier Installation Profiles

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These profiles are a status report on the use of permeable reactive barriers (PRBs) for ground-water remediation in the United States, Canada, and selected locations abroad. A permeable reactive barrier is a passive in situ treatment zone of reactive material that degrades or immobilizes contaminants as ground water flows through it. PRBs can be installed as permanent, semi-permanent, or replaceable units across the flow path of a contaminant plume.

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Bibliography of Field Applications of Permeable Reactive Barrier Technology

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This bibliography contains permeable reactive barrier-related articles and documents. Some, but not all, of the entries in the bibliography pertain to the sites profiled below. The bibliography is searchable by author, title, abstract, and the site to which the citation applies.

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Permeable Reactive Barrier Technologies for Contaminant Remediation
The goal of this Issue Paper is to provide the most recent information available on PRB technologies and to do so in a format that is useful to stakeholders such as implementors, state and federal regulators, Native American tribes, consultants, contractors, and all other interested parties.
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Remediation Technologies Development Forum
Sponsored by the Technology Innovation Program

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