Why In Situ Remediation?

When having to deal with soil or groundwater contamination, there is no shortage of remedial options. There are many factors to consider when selecting the appropriate technology, including but not limited to contaminant type, subsurface conditions, and of course cost.

One of the first decisions is whether or not to go with an ex situ or in situ approach. Ex situ techniques include excavation, dual and multi-phase extraction, and thermal desorption. In situ techniques include chemical oxidation, bioremediation, and adsorption. While some approaches can be effective if used in the correct situation and properly implemented, oftentimes, achieving site goals will require a combination of remedies in order to achieve the desired results. Historically, remediation practitioners have only considered ex situ methods, but more and more today’s environmental professionals are turning to an in situ approach. While ex situ approaches can be considered as part of any remediation plan, there are a variety of reasons why an in situ strategy can be a better option.

 Top 6 Reasons it is Worth Considering an In Situ Remediation Approach