07/01/1994 - 06/30/1995
- William Sonzogni, Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene
- John Strauss, Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene
- Jon Standbridge, Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene
Herbicides leaching from contaminated soil are a significant source of groundwater contamination. The remediation process for contaminated sites usually includes extensive laboratory testing which tends to slow the process and add costs. Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay technology (ELISA) has the potential to significantly reduce the cost and time needed for remediation of herbicide-contaminated sites.
Soil samples collected from various herbicide-contaminated sites, such as mixing and loading facilities, were analyzed to evaluate ELISA in comparison with gas chromatography to determine the suitability of this technology for site assessment and remediation planning.