Applied Studies and Technology (AS&T)

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ESL scientists perform applied research and laboratory-scale demonstrations of soil and groundwater remediation and treatment technologies.
ESL scientists perform applied research and laboratory-scale demonstrations of soil and groundwater remediation and treatment technologies.

DOE established the Environmental Sciences Laboratory (ESL) in Grand Junction, Colorado, in 1991 to support its programs. ESL scientists perform applied research and laboratory-scale demonstrations of soil and groundwater remediation and treatment technologies.

Capabilities

  • Installation, monitoring, and operation of permeable reactive barriers
  • Research of permeable reactive barriers and treatment cells
  • Performance assessment and optimization of groundwater remediation systems
  • Groundwater characterization
  • Coupled hydrogeochemical modeling for groundwater remediation
  • Soil and groundwater phytoremediation
  • Design and monitor landfill covers
  • Analogs of long-term performance of waste disposal cells
  • Water balance studies, lysimetry, and vadose zone monitoring

Facilities/Equipment

  • Contaminant transport laboratory
  • Segmented test columns
  • Groundwater modeling laboratory
  • Plant ecophysiology equipment
  • Mobile laboratory
  • Lysimeter test facility
  • Analytical equipment
  • Petrographic laboratory
  • Soil analysis

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