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Past operations at Savannah River Site (SRS) have resulted in significant amount of groundwater contamination with trichloroethylene. Natural attenuation of chlorinated solvents via reductive dechlorination is one of the most important processes occurring at SRS, which requires monitoring. Many traditional monitoring techniques require manual sampling and analysis at an onsite or offsite laboratory, which is costly and time consuming. Therefore the need for a system, which can accurately and cost-effectively conduct real-time analysis using automated sensors, is important. There are several characteristics of groundwater like pH, ORP, conductivity and chloride that may be monitored to assess the TCE degradation. To evaluate the effectiveness of the sensors to measure the required parameters, a series of tests were conducted by varying the parameters that can affect the performance of the sensors. Interference by the other ions is neither strong nor permanent but can cause interference during measurement. So a thorough testing of the ISE is necessary to obtain reliable data.
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Gudavalli, Ravi Krishna Prasanth, "Long term monitoring of trichloroethylene degradation indicator parameters using sensors" (2005). FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 4083.
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