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  • Bioremediating Explosives Contaminated Soil

    From the beginning of World War II until the 1970s, the site that is now the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Crane, Indiana (NSWC-Crane) was the home of a major bomb manufacturing operation. Explosive compounds such as TNT, Royal Demolition Explosives (RDX) and Her Majesty’s Explosive (HMX) were handled loose and drifted through air vents. Often, the material settled on the roofs of buildings, ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Open Burn/Open Detonation

    Introduction: Open burn (OB) and open detonation (OD) operations are conducted to destroy excess, obsolete, or unserviceable (EOU) munitions and energetic materials. In OB operations, energetics or munitions are destroyed by self-sustained combustion, which is ignited by an external source, such as flame, heat, or a detonation wave. In this case, an auxilliary fuel may be added to initiate and ...

  • An investigation and remediation of TNT contaminated soils.

    An investigation and remediation of TNT contaminated soils and wastes was conducted at the Apache Powder Superfund Site in Cochise County, Arizona during 1999 and 2000. TNT contamination was most likely the result of salvage operations of World War I munitions. Characterized by a steep hillside and arroyo cutting through the wastes, the site offered challenges of stability, access, health and ...


    By Hargis + Associates Inc

  • Full-Scale Bioremediation of Organic Explosive-Contaminated Soil

    Untitled Document In August 2001, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) initiated full-scale bioremediation of 6,000 yd3 of organic explosive-impacted soil at the Iowa ...


  • Dressing down groundwater contamination

    Unlike the late Paul Newman, who bottled his special-recipe salad dressing and sold it in supermarkets, Dr. Robert Borden simply mixes up his own 'dressing' and pumps it into the ground. That’s because the environmental engineering professor and his graduate students are more interested in feeding microbes to clean up contaminated groundwater than in making just another Ranch dressing. “It’s ...


    By EOS Remediation, LLC

  • Incineration of Explosives-Contaminated Soil and Reactive RCRA Waste at the Former Weldon Spring Ordnance Works

    ABSTRACT This paper presents the results of a Combustion Risk Assessment (CRA) and Trial Burn Testing Program for a transportable hazardous waste incinerator at the former Weldon Spring Ordnance Works (WSOW), Missouri, USA. From 1942 to 1945, the Ordnance Works was the largest TNT manufacturing plant in the world, producing approximately 1 million pounds of TNT per day. The Transportable ...


    By Weston Solutions, Inc

  • Soil & water remediation - Burntisland

    Caustic Soda Soil & Water Remediation & Demolition Works Client: Alcan Chemicals Ltd. Consultant; RPS Plc Challenge: Address contamination including elevated pH levels up to 14 pH arising from the use of caustic soda within the site processes for producing allumina, hydrocarbon contaminated material from ...


    By Soilutions Ltd

  • A look at some contaminants regulated in drinking water

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulates just over 90 contaminants in public drinking water systems. They include manmade chemicals as well as naturally occurring contaminants from rocks and soil. A look at some of the contaminants that fall under federal or state regulations: ARSENIC: Enters drinking water through eroding natural deposits in the ground or mining and other ...


    By Associated Press

  • Environmentally Friendly Elimination of the World`s Contaminants

    About UltraZymeUltraZyme is a highly concentrated, proprietary blend of selected natural micro-organisms, essential nutrients, and synergists which help degrade the high concentrations of fat, grease, oil, blood, floating matter, and organic matter found in processing wastes from a number of sources. Possible applications include meat plants, (poultry, fish, beef, pork, etc.) oil spills, ...


    By Cypher Environmental Ltd.

  • Soil Reclamation Through Chemical Oxidation

    Supplying ozone (chemical) oxidation equipment to clean soil and groundwater is Kerfoot Technologies' specialty. In the past, contaminated soil was dug and removed to a disposal location. Present-day engineering relies increasingly on smart in-situ technologies with minimal site disturbance. Chemical oxidation is at the forefront of those technologies. ...

  • Environmental contamination from electronic waste recycling at Guiyu, southeast China

    The disposal, recycling, and part salvaging of discarded electronic devices such as computers, printers, televisions, and toys are now creating a new set of waste problems. This study is aimed at identifying the sources and quantifying the pollution levels generated from electronic waste (e-waste) activities at Guiyu, Guangdong Province, China, and their potential impacts on the environment and ...


    By Springer

  • Ex Situ Thermal Treatment for Soil, Sediment, and Sludge

    The main advantage of ex situ treatments is that they generally require shorter time periods, and there is more certainty about the uniformity of treatment because of the ability to screen, homogenize, and continuously mix the soils. Ex situ processes, however, require excavation of soils leading to increased costs and engineering for equipment, possible permitting, and materials handling worker ...

  • Compost integral in new website in building soil

    A website called “BuildingSoil” has been launched by the Washington Organic Recycling Council to help builders preserve healthy soil on building sites. It's the latest Soils for Salmon project which aims to change standard site development practices. These new “soil best management practices” will soon be required by local governments around western Washington, as they update local codes to ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • A Tale of Two Sites - Enhanced Bioremediation of Explosives Impacted Soils

    The problem with OE compounds in soil A variety of organic explosive (OE) compounds have been used for military, geological and industrial applications throughout North America, and in most industrialized nations. During their manufacture, formulation and storage, these compounds have migrated to the soil. Compounds such as 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene (TNT), hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine ...


  • Characteristic and potential sources of polychlorinated dibenzo‐p‐dioxins and dibenzofurans in agriculture soils in Beijing, China

    Polychlorinated dibenzo‐p‐dioxins and dibenzofurans (PCDD/Fs) were analyzed in 25 background and 80 agriculture soil samples collected from 21 sites in Beijing, China. The levels of PCDD/Fs in the north agriculture soils were low (0.15–0.58 ng I‐TEQ/kg), which were compatible with those of the background soils (0.091–0.35 ng I‐TEQ/kg). However, in the south agriculture soils, there was an ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Springtown, Texas - excavation; open-hole chemical oxidation case study

    When a tanker truck overturned on this road near Springtown, Texas, approximately 8,000 gallons of gasoline was spilled. Some of the fuel burned, discoloring the pavement, but a large portion of the fuel seeped into the sandy soils. Immediately after the accident, local responders excavated some of the most severely contaminated soil, but excavation was discontinued when groundwater was ...

  • A dynamite job? Cleaning up trinitrotoluene waste at the Apache powder superfund site.

    The clean up of trinitrotoluene (TNT) wastes and contaminated soils from an abandoned TNT salvage operation is underway at the Apache Powder Superfund Site in Cochise County. Clean-up operations involved an unexploded ordnance (UXO) survey, on-site pre-burn of high-grade materials, excavation, and off-site disposal. Approximately 5,400 lb of high-grade TNT wastes (averaging approximately 33 ...


    By Hargis + Associates Inc

  • Thermal Treatment Technologies

    Hot gas decontamination: Hot gas decontamination is a technology still in the pilot-scale of development that can be used for decontamination of explosives-contaminated masonry or metallic structures. The method involves sealing and insulating the structures, heating with hot gas stream to 260 °C (500 °F) for a prescribed period of time, volatilizing the explosive contaminants, and destroying ...

  • RCRA Closure of Materials Disposal Area P, Los Alamos, New Mexico

    Material Disposal Area P (MDA-P) is undergoing clean closure under the Resources Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) as regulated by the New Mexico Environmental Department. The MDA is located on the north-facing slope of Canyon de Valle, an ephemeral drainage in Technical Area 16 of the Laboratory. It was operated from 1950 to 1984 and received materials from the burning of high explosives ...


    By Weston Solutions, Inc

  • Superfund Remediation: The Key to Land Reuse Case Study

    The technology is ready and, with state and federal tax credits waiting, the economics look better than ever: New Jersey, one of the first states to be industrialized, finds itself plagued with the contaminated aftermath of pre-EPA industries: soil contamination. From superfund sites to the gas station whose underground storage tank has been oozing for the last 20 years, every ...


    By CR Clean Air Group, LLC

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