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Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s) such as gasoline are contaminating our country's groundwater. From leaky underground tanks to hazardous spills, which put our groundwater at risk and will potentially contaminate our drinking water. Air sparging is used to clean up these harmful chemicals. However, air sparging is a slow process taking months or even years to reach acceptable contaminate levels. Air sparging uses an air injection well to pump air into the contaminated ground water. The harmful chemicals are volatilized as the air rises to the surface and removed with soil vapor extraction wells.

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Dr. Arvin Farid and Dr. Jim Browning