Internet of things monitoring of the oxidation reduction potential in an oleophilic bio-barrier
Petroleum hydrocarbons discharged to surface water at a groundwater-surface water interface (GSI) resulting in violations of the Clean Water Act often spark costly cleanup efforts. The oleophilic bio-barrier (OBB) has been shown to be effective in catching and retaining oils via an oleophilic (oil-loving) geocomposite and facilitating biodegradation through cyclic delivery of oxygen and nutrients via tidally driven water level fluctuations. Conventional resistive (e.g., geomembrane) or absorptive-only (e.g., organoclay) barriers for oil at GSIs limit oxygen diffusion into underlying sediments ...
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