Faculty Advisor

Mathisen, Paul P.


Residual coal tar contamination exists at a former manufactured gas plant (MGP) site in Laconia, New Hampshire, as both free-phase coal tar in the ground and dissolved contaminant plumes in the groundwater. Remedial action began at the site in 1999. This project assesses the need for additional remediation at the site for the protection of human health and the environment. Ground water modeling was performed using visual MODFLOW and an enhanced bioremediation system was designed to treat the ground water contaminant plume.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2000


Civil Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Advisor Program

Civil and Environmental Engineering