What's New from the

                              Technology  Innovation  Office

The Technology Innovation Office (TIO), a component of EPA's Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, was created
in 1990 to advocate new technologies for the characterization and treatment of contaminated waste sites, soils, and groundwater.
TlO's newest products and services and those of partner organizations are listed below.  All documents can be viewed or
downloaded at http://clu-in.org/techpubs.htm. For hard copies, call 800-490-9198/513-489-8190 or fax to 513-489-8695.

Web Resources

Live Internet Seminars
TIO and our partners continue to host free two-hour Internet Seminars on technical topics related to waste site
remediation. In previous seminars, we have had participants from around the world. Never before has it been
this easy to stay abreast of emerging technical clean-up issues without leaving  your desk.  Three to  four
seminars occur every month, and are announced on the CLU-IN Studio site at http://clu-in.org/studio.

Innovative Remediation Technologies: Field-Scale Demonstration Project Database and Report.
EPA has expanded and revised the interface of  its  online, searchable  database of completed  and ongoing field-scale
demonstrations of innovative hazardous waste remediation technologies. Through the database, information on 663 projects
can be searched by media, technology type, contaminant type, and demonstration date to help users find reference and contact
information for projects that match their cleanup needs. Also,  the interface now allows users to submit information on projects
for inclusion in the database (after EPA review). See http://clu-in.org/products/nairt.

This system provides site-specific information about the use of innovative remediation and characterization technologies at
Superfund sites and vendor-supplied information on commercial technologies. It contains data on 595 remediation technology
vendors and 124 characterization technology vendors, as well as data on 1,426 sites using innovative treatment and 199 sites
using new characterization methods. TIO is updating the data on the system, and invites companies who offer cleanup and
characterization technologies to submit information online. See http://www.epareachit.org.

MtBE Treatment Profiles Database
This database contains 282 profiles of drinking water and remediation projects for treating methyl tert-butyl ether (MtBE) in soil,
groundwater, or drinking water.  MtBE is an oxygenate and octane booster in gasoline, and has contaminated sites and drinking
water supplies. The profiles provide site-specific information to site managers to help select treatment approaches. The profiles
document the cost and performance of completed and ongoing treatment applications such as in situ and ex situ bioremediation,
air sparging, soil vapor extraction, chemical oxidation, phytoremediation, and pump-and-treat.  The database is searchable by
contaminant, media, technology, scale, status, state, and site name, as well as keyword. Users may also add additional profiles
on-line.  See http://www.cluin.org/products/mtbe.

In Situ Thermal Treatment Site Profile Database (Beta Version)
This database provides information on 67 projects involving in situ thermal treatment methods. Recent developments in this area
offer the potential to significantly increase the ability to address subsurface contamination. Approaches include steam, hot air,
or hot water injection, conductive heating, electrical resistive heating, and radio-frequency heating. These methods are in various
stages of development and deployment.  The database is an initial attempt to capture information on  projects  using or
considering the use of these methods. See http://clu-in.org/products/thermal.

Permeable Reactive Barriers Installation Profiles
These profiles describe over 40 installations of permeable reactive barriers (PRBs) for groundwater. The projects documented
include ongoing and completed pilot- and full-scale PRB demonstrations and full-scale cleanups.  Profiles are grouped by the
type of contaminants treated: chlorinated solvents, metals and inorganics,  fuel hydrocarbons, nutrients, radionuclides, other
organic contaminants. The data presented includes site name, location, contaminants treated, characteristics of the site, reactive
materials) used, type of construction, installation date, design cost, installation cost (construction, materials, and the reactive
media), results achieved, and point-of-contact.  See http://www.rtdf.org/public/permbarr/prbsumms/.
                                                                             Solid Waste and       EPA 542-F-02-001
                                                                             Emergency Response        August 2002
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        Innovative Remediation and Site Characterization Technologies Resources CD-ROM (542-C-02-002). This
        is an update to the previous version (spring 2001). It contains 120 documents related to characterization and
        remediation technologies. (August 2002)

FRTR Cost and Performance Remediation Case Studies and Related Information (EPA 542-C-02-004).
This CD produced by the Federal Remediation Technologies Roundtable, contains 313 cost and performance reports about
full-scale remediation projects and large scale demonstrations,  110 case study reports about site characterization and
monitoring technologies, and seven reports about optimization of long-term monitoring. The remediation case studies are
in a searchable database at http://www.frtr.gov.
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n    Technology Trends and News (EPA 542-N-02-003).
     This is the first issue of TIO's Technology News and Trends, a technology newsletter for environmental
     professionals.  Technology News and Trends is replacing Tech Trends and Ground Water Currents-TIO's
     technology newsletters for the past 10 years.  The new newsletter features a combination of articles on
     innovative, in-situ technologies for the characterization 'and treatment of soil, sediment, and groundwater.
     (July 2002, 6 pages).

n    Proven Alternatives for Aboveground Treatment of Arsenic in Groundwater (EPA 542-S-02-002).
     This paper identifies  and summarizes  experiences with proven aboveground treatment alternatives for arsenic in
     groundwater, and provides information on their relative effectiveness and cost. The four technologies included in the report
     are precipitation/coprecipitation, adsorption, ion exchange, and membrane filtration. The report describes the theory and
     operation of  each technique, available project-specific performance  and  cost  data, and  limitations, and special
     considerations for retrofitting systems to meet the lower arsenic drinking water standard (maximum contaminant level or
     MCL) of 10 ug/l (June 2002, 63 pages).

a   Groundwater Remedies Selected at Superfund Sites (EPA 542-R-01-022)
     This report documents the selection of groundwater treatment and monitored  natural attenuation (MNA) remedies at
     Superfund remedial action sites. It presents data on groundwater treatment and MNA remedy decisions and analyzes
     trends in these decisions over time. The focus of this report is on groundwater treatment and  MNA remedies that are
     intended to reduce contaminant concentrations or mobility. (January 2002, 35 pages)

a    Groundwater Pump  and  Treat Systems:  Summary of Selected Cost  and   Performance Information  at
      Superfund-financedSites(EPA542-R-01-021a)                                                    .
     This report summarizes Phase 1 (the data collection phase) of the Nationwide Fund-lead Pump and Treat Optimization
      Project Each EPA Region was contacted to identify their Fund-lead pump-and-treat (P&T) systems. Twenty Fund-lead
      systems were selected to undergo Remedial System Evaluations (RSEs). This report identifies the 88 Fund-lead P&T
      systems, summarizes  the information submitted by the EPA Regions, and presents the screening and selection of those
      systems'to receive RSEs  (December 2001, 76 pages)	
 Brownfields Publications and Resources - TIO's publications and resources to support Brownfields redevelopment can be
 found at: http://brownfieldstsc.org.

 P    Road Map to Understanding Innovative Technology Options for Brownfields Investigation and Clean, Third Edition

      (EPA542-B-01-001)                                                                                .
      The third edition of the Road Map has been expanded significantly to include new and updated resources.  The Road Map
      is not a guidance document. Rather, each section describes the steps involved  in the characterization  and cleanup of
      brownfields sites and connects those steps with available resources. (September 2001, 68 pages)

 D    Brownfields Technology Primers. The first two installments in a series focusing on technology issues and topics related
      to site  redevelopment and reuse.  "Selecting and Using Phytoremediation for Site Cleanup" (542-R-01-006) provides
      information on the use of this technology in a Brownfields setting in a manner understandable to nontechnical audiences.
      "Requesting and Evaluating Proposals that Encourage Innovative Technologies for Investigation and Cleanup"
      (542-R-01-005) provides information to  help localities ensure  that procurement efforts are  receptive to innovative
      approaches.                                   .,  ,