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Frequently Asked Questions

Understanding contrasts in delivery technology pertaining to in-situ delivery can make huge impacts on the success of your eRD, ISCO or BIO project. There is a lot of information being directed at subsurface delivery technologies these days and Badger (KAPSDIDS) is helping to unlock and redefine in-situ delivery strategies. Because we do have an extensive, ongoing development dialogue with many Badger technical partners, we will limit this FAQ section to what is deemed critical by the active community of users...information exchanges to understand the differences in a Badger injection delivery.      



Q: Will Badger Injection Technology work at every site?
    A: Does anyone really have a "silver bullet"? But it has worked at every site where it has been deployed and continued to record suceesses in many types of lithologies across the country.


Q: How come I am just now hearing about KAPSDIDS or Badger?
    A: There really is a very good reason. First off the discovery of KAPSDIDS did not occur until 2006, we were asked to hold off on KAPSDIDS technology promotion until Spring of 2009, so I am clear, we were asked, not told, we honored the request. Information about the Badger project has been slipping out since 2007, primarily at conferences tied to AFCEE project sites and industry media. In 2009, AFCEE prepared an official conference paper and presentation at Battelle, they were waiting on results from projects completed using the KAPSDIDS technology. KAPSDIDS did not start being actively promoted until mid 2009. Companies who viewed us as possible competition heard about us early. Since then, we have worked beside many companies who viewed us as possible competition, only for them to work with us and discover for themselves that we are here to provide a promote a better subsurface delivery platform. We would have loved to have taken this to the industry as soon as we discovered, however, that time between truly worked on the industry's behalf due to the knowledge gained with the technology implementation.


Q: How can Badger claim Radius of Influence (ROI's) > 15'?
    A: Badger nor its providers have ever claimed any radius, we are just sharing the results of over 3 years of intense testing and verification - users of the system and projects have provided the results. During initial development of the system in virgin saturated subsurface conditions,15' ROI's were consistently seen in radius verification sampling results with dye stained injectates. Since then (2006), Badger has experienced ROI's in excess of 20' in virgin saturated subsurface environments (30-40' in vadose applications). We are now able to aid Engineers in estimating ROCP's (radius of contact potentials) during the project design phase at pore space contact (occupancy) and injection material dilution percentages in the ROCP. There are more than a few PE's now mentioning the ability to create pore space reactors with currently utilized injection materials and Badger distribution properties.   


Q: Does Badger injection technology create subsurface preferential path issues during injection delivery events?
    A: No...in fact, one of the primary discovered properties of the Badger technology indicated the system actually has the ability to directly effect usually diffusion limited pore spaces (see SAME article) in the subsurface (these are obviously not preferential pathways). Badger, unlike LP/Flood Fill technologies does not rely on preferrential pathways in the subsurface for distribution.    


Q: How does Badger differ from standard Lance Permeation/Flood Fill or Probe type technology?
    A: Badger is not a Flood/Fill methodology. Lance permeation Flood/Fill (LP/FF IDS) mechanics and Badger subsurface mechanics are completely different. The approach taken by Badger has baffled a few (including us at first) in the industry, however, project results where Badger has been utilized has turned more than a few skeptics. Badger does not operate on modified intake device delivery principles. 


Q: How does Badger differ from Hydraulic or Pneumatic Fracturing?
    A: Badger does not (because it can't) create unsolicited preferential fractures (paths) in the subsurface during delivery events, nor does it hold these pathways open to deliver materials . Where these fracturing technologies are truly viable, Badger does not have the ability to perform.


Q: The Badger system looks like injection "overkill" with all the technology that surrounds it, is it necessary?
    A: Yes, the Badger system has taken on its own persona, however, every design feature and technological implementation has been at the request of Badger Development and Technical partners who have utilized it (ie: DoD, Engineering and Regulatory oversight groups). The technology packages surrounding Badger deliver real time data which allows immediate field adjustments during delivery events.


Q: How can I find out if Badger technology is right for my site?
    A: Contact any Delivery Service Provider (DSP) listed on this website. They are knowledgeable and can work with you to determine if Badger is a good fit for your site. You might also check internally with your company, someone may have utilized Badger from another office or state. 


Q: How compatible is Badger to the myriad of remedial in-situ chemical configurations?
    A: Badger equipment is chemically compatible with every type of oxidizer and peroxygen solutions on the market. Badger equipment can withstand PH swings from 2 to 12 and temperatures to 175 degrees F.


Q: Is Badger competing with Chemical Science suppliers?
    A: Absolutely not - It is Badger mission to provide a better subsurface contact delivery technology for their products. Badger has and will exponentially increase their products ability to provide enhanced reults or not. No more blame game where Flood/Fill methodologies or "squirt gun" subcontractors are involved. We are not chemists and therefore we will never recommend or endorse any product from any chemical science supplier to any engineering group. We know that chemistry works and there are a lot of really good products in the marketplace. Badger has chosen to work on the primary issues related to injecting these product in the subsurface, delivery and contact. See our purpose in the Tech Ring link.


Q: Why is Badger technology not considered flood fill technology?
    A: Hydraulic polarity differentials in the subsurface are controlled by Badger. This variability allows Badger to create billions of vortices during a single injection event and control distribution patterns. The vortices create rapid distribution of the remedial chemical in the subsurface while protecting adjacent pore spaces. Flood Fill methodologies create a 1:1 pore space replacement scenario and rely on preferential path for injectate distribution. 


Q: What types of remedial injection chemicals and sciences does Badger represent?
    A: Badger does not represent or endorse any in-situ remedial chemical product or science. Choosing the right in-situ chemical science is critical to a project success, Badger's mission is to deliver the chosen remedial material and place in the subsurface in contact with the contaminant. Badger does work closely with CSV's and Engineers to provide the critical delivery technology support.  


Q: What is the Badger CUB and CUB Exp?
    A: Badger now provides a micro scale KAPSDIDS attachment system that can be utilized on smaller in situ injection delivery projects. The idea with this system was simple, smaller, faster, cheaper. These industrial strength units are smaller and will attach to most DPT SAE equipment in the industry and allows easy transport to a project site. Faster in the respect that you get the same subsurface distribution mechanics as the DP-SST-HD systems and deliver injection materials up to 45gpm. Cheaper because they cost less to produce and maintain. In case you missed it, click this link!     


  Q: I have looked through the Badger website, what is it with all the acronyms?
    A: IDK - makes sense to us!


  Q: What is the purpose of DSP program?
    A: DSP is one of those acronyms that stands for Delivery Service Provider. Badger is engaged with other companies in the industry to provide KAPSDIDS services throughtout the country. It is sort of like a service franchise with technology and teaming agreements in place. Badger is not a product, so DSP's are trained on Badger systems to be able to provde competent site services with the technology. View the Tech Ring region map for a DSP in your area. If you wish to participate in the DSP program send request here


Q: Who does Badger compete with?
    A: Thank you for that question, it seems to come up often. We basically compete in the education arena where current LP/FF IDS systems have been in place for years. Badger being a bit of a surprise discovery, left many of us to scratch our heads, it became immediatley different because what we saw we could readily explain. Since what we saw was not the brainchild of any pre-planned modern day engineering marvel, it was not immediatley pushed into any marketing arena to generate revenue. In fact, it is just the opposite, multiple failures engaging LP/FF IDS methodologies (which were discarded), led to this surprising discovery, discovery led to intense work trying to answer questions, work led to more understanding and understanding led to educated and understandable results. This education (expereince) is where we are today. If we are competing (and we are), we compete with the industry mindsets where current LP/FF IDS methodologies are applied (in the environmental marketplace). It has been said, Badger will make you think outside the box.

 "(Regarding Badger Injection Distribution)...we are asking questions now we couldn't ask 6 months ago.." - C Adkison, Jacobs Engineering Group (May 2006)

We have many people throughout the industry who have surrounded and contributed to the Badger project to thank and we would especially like to thank our favorite Dutch-Swiss mathematician...Hope this answers your question.  


Q: Can I purchase a Badger system?
    A: No...Badger technology is a service technology that is being placed in the hands of competent service providers throughout the country. Under licensing agreements, Badger DSP's are not required to purchase any equipment, tooling or data packages.

 

 

 

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