BP Oil Company remediates contaminated groundwater at its 130-acre Paulsboro petrochemical storage and distribution terminal under the terms of a New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Administrative Consent Order. Groundwater that leaves the property boundary must be drinking quality due to its location above a sole source aquifer.
Burgess & Niple (B&N) designed a groundwater treatment plant with a capacity of 0.5 million gallons per day (mgd) that is expandable to 1.0 mgd to treat influent contaminants such as petroleum hydrocarbons and chlorinated organics.
A PACT® system that includes conventional activated sludge treatment with powdered activated carbon was selected following an evaluation of treatment process alternatives. Pilot scale testing using groundwater from the site was conducted by a PACT® system licensee. Based on the pilot scale test results, B&N provided:
- Complete process flow sheets
- Equipment specifications
- Detailed plans and specifications for the full-scale groundwater treatment facility
- Services during construction
- Applications for 14 environmental permits