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    Above-ground Treatment of Contaminated Groundwater

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    If groundwater from a contaminated plume is pumped out using strategically placed wells to contain the contamination. What options do you have to dispose of the pumped groundwater?

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    Most often you do not "cart the water off" to dispose - it is treated (hence the name "above ground treatment")

    How it is treated depends on what's in it. Volatiles (like hydrocarbons) can often be driven off with heat and/or low pressure ...

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    The expert discusses briefly, ex-situ treatment technologies for contaminated groundwater. The options of dispose of the pumped groundwater is determined.