Faculty Advisor

Clark, Constance

Faculty Advisor

DiBiasio, David

Faculty Advisor

Mello, Natalie A.

Project Center

Washington, DC


Research is required to remediate the oil contamination left by Texaco in Ecuador and its effects. These effects and potential methods of their remediation are analyzed with respect to water, soil, and the affected indigenous peoples. We propose a five-part approach to the contamination, the Five Components of Remediation, which is divided into the Primary Component, Site Assessment, and the Four Ancillary Components: Water Treatment, Source Removal, Soil Treatment, and Minimization of Psychological and Sociological Impacts.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2009

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs