Permeable reactive barriers allow passive treatment of contaminated groundwater. Barriers, filled with reactive media, are able to treat a wide range of contaminants including dissolved nutrients and metals, petroleum hydrocarbons and chlorinated organic compounds. Advantages for areas of frozen ground include low energy requirements, the ability to function unattended, and a low cost of operation. Although freeze-thaw cycling poses additional challenges to their successful operation, barriers are now helping to remediate contaminated sites in Antarctica and the Arctic.
|Title of host publication||Permafrost soils|
|Place of Publication||Berlin|
|Publisher||Springer, Springer Nature|
|Number of pages||18|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|
Gore, D. B. (2009). Application of reactive barriers operated in frozen ground. In R. Margesin (Ed.), Permafrost soils (pp. 303-320). (Soil biology; Vol. 16). Berlin: Springer, Springer Nature. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-69371-0_20