Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control - Groundwater Pump & Treat System

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Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control - Groundwater Pump & Treat System

Project Details
  • Application: Site Remediation and Dewatering
  • Location: Orlando, Florida
  • Client: Lockheed Martin
  • Installed: 2010

Located near Orlando,Florida, the Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control site had groundwater with moderate levels of contamination by chlorinated solvents. They required a customized system that would prevent migration of the contaminants and begin the remediation process. A key requirement of the project was that the system be powered completely by renewable energy – in this instance, solar power.

Missile Range Groundwater Remediation

Assessment of the contaminants led to the selection of air stripping as the most effective remediation technology. However, based on the moderately high flow rates and the heavy energy consumption of traditional air strippers, a customized system would need to be developed. Partnering with HSW Engineering, newterra developed a modified tower-type air stripper that incorporated a unique venturi effect to enhance air flow and minimize the electrical requirements of the DC fan.

Groundwater extraction was addressed with seven Grundfos 5 GPM electric pumps which, like the air stripper and controller, were solar powered. The control system featured battery backup and integrated alarms.

Another critical element of the system was the newterra-designed enclosure. The roof was angled to maximize energy capture of the integrated solar panels. Natural passive lighting and ventilation by convection were also instrumental in the design of the wind load certified enclosure.

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