Tool to map contaminated sites developed

Tool to map contaminated sites developed


Australia: Numac has launched a new tool, Membrane Interface Probe (MIP), which can conduct high resolution vertical mapping for contaminated site assessments. The MIP is a multi-purpose tool that utilises high resolution, real time, data collection of subsurface contamination. Many more data points (65 per meter) can be collected very quickly across a site to delineate horizontal and vertical contamination, and in turn rapidly develop conceptual site models. With high resolution data, a much more precise picture of natural preferential pathways and contaminant distribution can be revealed.

Data collected from MIP technology are then presented in real time 2D and 3D visualisations that allow for an auditor to watch a contaminant plume “take shape” as work proceeds at the site. Armed with this data, plume volumes can be calculated and much more focused and cost effective remedial strategies can be implemented.

Other technologies that Numac will soon offer is Laser Induced Fluorescence (LIF) which is used for mapping of LNAPL plumes, as well as the Hydraulic Profiling Tool (HPT) a tool used for obtaining lithologic and hydraulic properties of the subsurface. By utilising all three of these technologies at a site, and then paired with real-time 2D and 3D graphics, delineation and subsequent remediation of a contaminated site can proceed much more quickly than that of the traditional cycle of well installation, sample analysis, report writing, and site re-visits.

Source: PR Wire