The characterization of the contaminated site is not limited to the soil matrix, but also extends to possibly present aquatic areas. Thanks to the use of environmental floating drones, we are able to perform and record instant measurements (Dissolved Oxygen, Conductivity, T, pH, REDOX Potential, TDS, Resistivity, Salinity, specific gravity of the salt water, etc. …), collect samples to be analyzed in the laboratory and measure each investigated point with depth sounder, georeferencing the data with GPS.
We are working to improve the implementation of HRSC tools to build conceptual site (CSM) models of contaminated sites in Italy and the rest of the EU. Collaborating with large companies in the environmental engineering sector, we are involved in the European project “Resolving the HCH and Lindane issues in the EU”, to provide a comprehensive roadmap for the sustainable management of six HCH contaminated sites selected in the EU.
We have already completed an investigation on the “Valle del Sacco” HCH-contaminated area and integrated multiple sampling campaigns performed in the past into a GIS-based database, to provide an updated characterization of the site and guide future sampling and remediation activities.
See our article on HCH and Lindano in the “Valle del Sacco” contaminated area on here