Hana Engineers publishes research on remediating contaminated groundwater

Carbonates and Evaporites, a geology research journal, has selected a research paper co-authored by three engineers from Hana Engineers and Consultants, LLC, including an engineer from the company's office in North Charleston.

The paper, which appears in the September edition of the journal, is authored by Hamid Rafiee, of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Hana Hydrogeologist Wanfang Zhou, Hana Vice President Jeff Zoeckler, and Hana Senior Environmental Engineer Christina Jettie.

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During groundwater remediation work at a former defense site in Pennsylvania, Hana Engineers joined in a project delivery team that discovered submerged springs while conducting dye tests at 40 monitoring wells and 16 monitoring points near a stream. The discovery of the springs helped refine treatment models at the site and provided an opportunity to remediate and manage the contaminated groundwater more effectively, the paper said.

In addition to providing data and presenting maps, and the paper detailed how they tested and evaluated the significance of the discovery of the three submerged springs to help refine groundwater treatment. As the case study notes, groundwater remediation can be difficult in the complex hydrogeologic environments where karst and fractured rock are present.

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Hana Engineers and Consultants is an engineering and consulting firm based in Richmond, Virginia, with offices in North Charleston, S.C., and operations in several states. The company specializes in Geotechnical, Environmental, Operations Support, Construction Management, and other services for a variety of clients. For more information about Hana Engineers and Consultants, LLC, including a list of capabilities go to https://hanaengineers.com.

The journal provides a forum for the exchanges of ideas on all aspects of carbonate and evaporite geology. In addition to professional papers, Carbonates and Evaporites features reports from meetings, news from societies, letters to the editor, and a regular book review section. Click for more information about Carbonates and Evaporites journal.

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