In-Situ Monitoring of Iodine-129 in Grounwater Using an Equilibrium Minicolumn

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$97,830.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DE-FG02-09ER86383
Agency Tracking Number:
91222
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Burge Environmental, Inc.
6100 South Maple Avenue, Suite 114, Tempe, AZ, 85283
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Scott Burge
Dr
(480) 968-5141
burge@burgenv.com
Business Contact:
Scott Burge
Dr
(480) 968-5141
burge@burgenv.com
Research Institution:
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Al Garcia
902 Battelle Blvd
Richland, WA, 99352
(509) 375-4312
Federally funded R&D center (FFRDC)
Abstract
The long-term monitoring of groundwater contamination plumes, for determining the fate of contaminants in the environment, is expensive and labor intensive. Current baseline methods have resulted in monitoring programs that collect less data than is required to fully understand the fate and transport mechanisms of the contaminants. This project will develop an automated field-deployable system for the monitoring of iodine concentrations using a reversible, mini-column sensor. The system will be capable of being deployed and operated in the field for several months, measuring iodine concentrations below the regulatory limits. The system will provide more frequent data with less reporting delay at a lower cost than the baseline methods. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: The system would have application at DOE sites with radiological contaminants. The system should decrease the costs of site remediation and enhance the understanding of the fate of radiologicals in the environment.

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