How real-time, remote sensor delineation avoids delayination

real-time remote soil sensor installation

The textbook approach to new or legacy spills is to ensure that you have a vertical and horizontal delineation of the pollutants.   This understanding of how deep and wide your pollutant has travelled is essential before you can begin any remediation, restoration, or reclamation process.   The rationale for this approach is that we should not […]

The emergent insights of high-density data replacing low sampling frequency

Data quality.  Data accuracy.  Technology differences. In the era of data-driven insights, what is the role of high density data for soil and groundwater monitoring?  High density data is far from a mere surge in information volume.  It delivers the opportunity for more precision in your modeling and decision making. High Density Data High density […]

The unrealized potential of managing groundwater risk and soil remediation together

Optimal groundwater and soil testing sensor recommendations

Groundwater is a key risk vector for hydrocarbon plumes.   Yet, the majority of hydrocarbons reside in the soil.   Thus, site managers typically use groundwater for risk management and use soil information for remediation modelling.  Here, we will discuss how soil and water sensors can provide insight into risk and liability, providing site owners with a […]

Weighing Local Costs of Soil Remediation with the Global Benefit

Summary Remediation imposes significant local costs to a company but generates only nebulous global benefits. Local costs increase staff stress and turnover and hinder organizations from proactively managing future risks. IoT sensors can reveal global benefits of remediation and reduce local costs by easing the workflow around managing contaminated sites. AI enabled sensor analysis increases […]

Decreasing Environmental Liability for Smart Capital

Summary Environmental pollution above Tier 1 guidelines makes asset transfers nearly impossible. IoT sensors like SoilSense help create retroactive and proactive solutions to pollution. Continuous, robust pollution monitoring is another tool in the financier’s toolkit to make assessing, pricing, and incorporating risk into contracts easier and the planet safer. Environmental Risks Too Often Ignored by […]

Conceptual Site Models (CSMs) in the Age of Environmental Data Management and IoT

Summary Conceptual Site Models (CSMs) answer key management questions on site risk and whether a site should be cleaned or not. Conceptual Site Models are a depreciating asset. Like a car, a CSM rapidly loses value as a planning tool once the CSM report is published. Environmental Data Management (EDM) systems have taken over a […]

Underground Storage Tank Study Case Study

The Problem In 2003, a third-party contractor conducted a phase II Environmental Site Assessment (“ESA”) due to light non-aqueous phase liquid (LNAPL) observed in one of the Underground Storage Tanks (“USTs”) nest piezometers. Soil and groundwater impacts exceeded the applicable criteria on and off-site (Figure 1). Follow-up groundwater monitoring events recorded concentrations of petroleum hydrocarbons […]

Natural Source Zone Depletion Study Case Study

The Problem As part of the decommissioning process, an initial Phase II Environmental Site Assessment was conducted on a former Bulk Fuel Facility that operated from the early 1960s to 2002. The assessment identified the following: Petroleum hydrocarbon contamination in soil ranging from 10 to 17 metres below ground surface (mbgs).  Depth to groundwater has […]

Above Storage Tank Study Case Study

The Problem An Above Storage Tank (“AST”) fuel spill occurred at the site on July 19, 2010, of which 3,581 litres of 10% blended ethanol gasoline leaked into a containment dyke. Over the course of 2015 and 2016, 32 boreholes were drilled to evaluate the extent of contamination establishing the following: 20 locations – Excess […]

Sustainable Benzene Degradation – A Community Affair

The summary Benzene is toxic, mobile, and does not degrade easily, which is why we are so concerned with it. Many microbes are thought to degrade benzene. In the real world, benzene does not degrade easily. Recent research explains that out of 111 different bacteria, only 2 directly degrade benzene and the rest live on […]