Ricker Plume Stability Method®

When dealing with groundwater contaminant plumes the central question is whether the plume is moving, stable or decreasing in size. Premier’s proven Ricker Stability Method looks at this question from a different perspective, providing a defensible basis for evaluating remediation and closure strategies.

Is my groundwater contaminant plume growing, shrinking, or stable? This is the question clients ask when they are seeking ways to determine if sites are candidates for closure. The Ricker Plume Stability Method is a proven tool to evaluate monitored natural attenuation (MNA) sites, and remediation system effectiveness.

The Difference

While other methods of plume stability analysis exist, the Ricker Plume Stability Method takes it a step further to understand the nature of the entire plume in terms of its stability, versus providing a trend analyses for individual wells. The difference is a focus on the dynamics of the entire plume.

The Benefits

The Ricker Plume Stability Method is a faster and more cost effective tool to manage escalating remediation costs. While other more complex methods require the use of additional subjective data, the Ricker Plume Stability Method only requires analytical data supplied by a laboratory to perform the assessment.

By using this method, a picture of the effect of natural processes and remedial systems on contaminant mass is developed. In turn, the scientific data provided with this method often leads to reductions in monitoring, remedial system shutdown, or the promotion of MNA as a viable remedy.

Contact Us today to learn more about how the Ricker Plume Stability Method® can help you determine if your site is conducive to closure.