Quote of the Day - We can be absolutely certain only about things we do not understand.
But you have to get the wine out before someone sees it. What do you do now?
Options range from using a stronger cleaner to just cutting the stain out and replacing the carpet.
Same thing for toxic contamination in the ground. There's a theory called the Dual Equilibrium Desorption Model, which was derived from a unique premise: only a fraction of contaminants in soil desorb, while the remaining fraction remains tightly bound. By assuming two different desorption terms, the DED model is the only mathematical model that realistically quantifies the release of organic compounds from soils.
The DED model was developed from more than 10 years of research at Rice University. It requires only simple and readily available parameters and has been proven to be much more accurate in quantifying desorption, according to Steve Figgins at Brown & Caldwell. Currently adopted desorption models significantly overestimate desorption of organic compounds such as BTEX and chlorinated solvents. This new method allows for better planning and decision making to avoid more extensive/costly remediation. Here's the chart that explains it graphically.
Now you can know when to stop trying to remove toxic contaminants from the soil, and switch cleanup options.
Want a pinot noir with that white carpet?