3D Mapping and GIS Technology for Soil Characterization of Hydrocarbon Contaminated Sites


To understand the decision framework for hydrocarbon contaminated soil remediation technology selection, it is important to understand the general principles of applicable technologies for 3D soil characterization and soil mapping of petroleum hydrocarbon contaminated sites. One of the distinctive attributes of environmental technology and soil characterization is that the state-of-the-art continually changes. In this paper we are illuminating that (Site characterization and investigation) are the major elements in the technology selection process for hydrocarbon contaminated sites. The treatment technologies have been segregated into two major groups, which have also been sub-segregated in to three minor groups, and that of which have also have been segregated into various numbers of treatment technologies. This paper assists the remediation project managers in the following; 1- To develop and support their remediation strategies decisions. 2- To evaluate the technologies on the base of the contaminants and soil characterization. 3- 3D mapping for Soil characterization technology and technology screening process. 4- The use of GIS, and 3D mapping for hydrocarbon contaminated sites and soil characterization. 5- To develop the functional contaminated site project management process and frame work. The 3D mapping and soil characterization technologies of soil contaminated by hydrocarbon and heavy metals, including physical remediation, chemical remediation and biological remediation were introduced and focused. Applicability based on contaminants and site characteristics, general limitations, of the technology’s application discussed and presented.

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Hamad Almebayedh, University of Salford, UK
Chuxia Lin, University of Salford, UK

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Conference: ECSEE2016
Stream: Environmental Sustainability & Human Consumption: Waste

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