Remedial Success Continues with Coupled Excavation and ISCR Soil Blending

In Situ Chemical Reduction Soil Blending + Excavation Provides Effective Remedial Solution

A former print shop and dry cleaner located in a residential Ocean City, New Jersey neighborhood was contaminated due to previous business activities. The primary contaminants of concern included tetrachloroethylene (PCE), trichloroethylene (TCE), cis-1,2-dichloroethene (cis-1,2 DCE), and vinyl chloride (VC). A limited source excavation was previously completed within the building, though chlorinated volatile organic compounds (CVOCs) remained in both soil and groundwater. To complete site remediation, a second, larger source excavation coupled with the addition of an in situ chemical reduction (ISCR) technology, specifically Provect-IR®, was utilized to remediate residual sorbed and dissolved phase CVOC contamination.

The Provect-IR® was blended into the base of the excavation to ensure contact with the impacted soil and groundwater for a robust application. Site geology consisted of sands to a depth of 5 feet below ground surface (ft bgs) with a peat layer ranging from 5 to 8 ft bgs. Groundwater was tidally influenced and encountered at an average depth of 4 ft bgs. Following excavation and Provect-IR® soil mixing activities, significant contaminant reductions and predictable changes in the geochemistry were observed, including greater than 96% total CVOC reductions at both target monitoring wells. Furthermore, the post-application geochemistry (e.g., negative ORPs, neutral pH, low DO) indicates that additional CVOC reductions will continue to occur. Additional project details including both pre- and post-treatment geochemical and CVOC data can be found by clicking on the read more button below.


This case study was developed by Provectus in collaboration with Enfuse Environmental LLC.

Enfuse Environmental LLC. is a multi-discipline environmental company specializing in site assessment, investigation, and remediation of environmentally impacted properties. Their office is located in Toms River, NJ.

Provectus Environmental Products, Inc. is a performance technology provider to the soil and groundwater remediation industry. We specialize in developing next-generation, synergistic in situ chemical reduction (ISCR), in situ chemical oxidation (ISCO), and bioremediation technologies.


Please contact Will Moody at (908) 581-6291 or via email for additional information regarding this project or our technologies. Furthermore, Troy Lizer can be reached at (330) 284-7428 or via email and Andy Lowy can be reached at (480) 670-7278 or via email.

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