DOE established the ESL in Grand Junction, Colorado, in 1991 to support its programs. ESL scientists perform applied research and laboratory-scale demonstrations of soil and groundwater remediation and treatment technologies.
- Installation, monitoring, and operation of permeable reactive barriers.
- Research of permeable reactive barriers and treatment cells.
- Performance assessment and optimization of groundwater remediation systems.
- Groundwater characterization.
- Coupled hydrogeochemical modeling for groundwater remediation.
- Soil and groundwater phytoremediation.
- Design and monitor landfill covers.
- Analogs of long-term performance of waste disposal cells.
- Water balance studies, lysimetry, and vadose zone monitoring.
- Contaminant transport laboratory.
- Segmented test columns.
- Plant ecophysiology equipment.
- Mobile laboratory.
- Analytical equipment.
- Petrographic analysis.
- Soil classification and hydraulic properties.