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In situ retreival of contaminants or other substances using a barrier system and leaching solutions and components, processes and methods relating thereto

United States Patent

June 28, 2005
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Processes and methods relating to treating contaminants and collecting desired substances from a zone of interest using subterranean collection and containment barriers. Tubular casings having interlock structures are used to create subterranean barriers for containing and treating buried waste and its effluents. The subterranean barrier includes an effluent collection system. Treatment solutions provided to the zone of interest pass therethrough and are collected by the barrier and treated or recovered, allowing on-site remediation. Barrier components may be used to in the treatment by collecting or removing contaminants or other materials from the zone of interest.
Nickelson; Reva A. (Shelley, ID), Walsh; Stephanie (Idaho Falls, ID), Richardson; John G. (Idaho Falls, ID), Dick; John R. (Rigby, ID), Sloan; Paul A. (Rigby, ID)
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID)
10/ 358,633
February 4, 2003
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS The United States Government has certain rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC07-99ID13727, and Contract No. DE-AC07-05ID14517 between the United States Department of Energy and Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC.