contaminated soil thermal treatment Articles

  • In-Pile thermal desorption for treatment of Dioxin-Contaminated soil in Japan

    Abstract A demonstration of thermal treatment of dioxin-contaminated soil was completed in Japan, under the sponsorship of the Japan Ministry of the Environment. TerraTherm’s proprietary In-Pile Thermal Desorption process was demonstrated to successfully treat the soil to the required standard of 1,000 picograms of 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzodioxin (TCDD) toxic equivalents (TEQ) per ...


    By TerraTherm, Inc.

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

    The main advantage of in situ thermal treatment is that it allows soil to be treated without being excavated and transported, resulting in significant cost savings. However, in situ treatment generally requires longer time periods, and there is less certainty about the uniformity of treatment because of the variability in soil and aquifer characteristics and because the efficacy of the process is ...

  • Treatment of Oil-Contaminated Soils for Identification and Classification

    An experimental investigation was performed to evaluate the effects of oil contamination on soils and to establish a methodology to identify and classify contaminated soils. Identification and classification tests were performed before treatment, cleaning, stabilization, or disposal of contaminated soils.There are no standards for identification and classification of contaminated soils. ...


    By ASTM International

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Thermally Enhanced Soil Vapor Extraction

    Introduction Thermally enhanced SVE is a full-scale technology that uses electrical resistance/electromagnetic/fiber optic/radio frequency heating or hot-air/steam injection to increase the volatilization rate of semi-volatiles and facilitate extraction. Thermally enhanced SVE is normally a short- to medium-term technology. Electrical Resistance Heating Electrical resistance heating uses ...

  • On-Site Thermal Desorption of PCP- and Dioxin-Contaminated Soil at the Coleman-Evans Wood Preserving Site, Whitehouse, Florida, USA

    ABSTRACT Roy F. Weston, Inc. (WESTON®) has designed an indirect thermal desorption process (known as the LT3-HT) to treat solids and sludges contaminated with hazardous and toxic materials. The LT3-HT is a high-temperature, high-capacity thermal desorption system designed for treatment of semivolatile and volatile organic contaminants that require high treatment temperatures. The LT3-HT ...


    By Weston Solutions, Inc

  • Thermal Desorption

    Untitled Document Introduction: ...

  • In-Situ thermal treatment of MGP waste and creosote

    Abstract: Remediation of coal tar at former Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP) sites, and creosote associated with wood preservative sites is challenging due to the viscous nature of the dense non-aqueous phase liquid (DNAPL) and the modest solubility and vapor pressure of the contaminants of concern (COCs). DNAPL seepage into surface water bodies, as well as groundwater plumes formed by the most ...


    By TerraTherm, Inc.

  • Combining thermal treatment with MNA at a brownfield DNAPL site

    Abstract A heavily contaminated Brownfields site in New York was remediated and redeveloped using a combination of In-Situ Thermal Desorption and Monitored Natural Attenuation. Four source areas were addressed by the thermal technology, and groundwater beneath the site is undergoing natural attenuation. Approximately 86,000 lbs of volatile organics were extracted and treated on-site. The ...


    By TerraTherm, Inc.

  • Common Treatment Technologies for Fuels in Soil, Sediment, and Sludge

    Common treatment technologies for fuels in soil, sediment, and sludge include biodegradation, incineration, SVE, and low temperature thermal desorption. Incineration is typically used when chlorinated SVOCs are also present with fuel, and not specified for fuel-only contaminated soil, sediment, or sludge. All types of biodegradation, both in situ or ex situ, can be used to remediate soils: ...

  • Thermal Desorption - A Viable Solution

    Untitled Document As regulations continue to tighten, the need for expedient and accurate remediation technology is of great importance. When faced with the demand or need to reach ...


  • Thermal treatment of thick peat layers – DNAPL removal and shrinkage

    Abstract A PCE DNAPL source zone was treated using thermal conduction heating combined with multi-phase extraction. Thick peat layers, even when contaminated with PCE DNAPL, were remediated to average soil PCE concentrations of 0.17 mg/kg (99.6% reduction compared to starting levels). This was accomplished in 83 days of heating, by elevating the temperature to the boiling point of water, and ...


    By TerraTherm, Inc.

  • Off-Gas Treatment Technologies for Soil Vapor Extraction Systems: State of the Practice

    Untitled Document EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This document provides state-of-the-practice information on off-gas treatment technologies for soil vapor extraction ...

  • Common Treatment Technologies for Halogenated VOCs in Soil, Sediment and Sludge

    Soil vapor extraction (SVE), thermal desorption, and incineration are the presumptive remedies for Superfund sites with halogenated VOC-contaminated soil. Because a presumptive remedy is a technology that EPA believes, based upon its past experience, generally will be the most appropriate remedy for a specified type of site, the presumptive remedy approach will accelerate site-specific analysis ...

  • Common Treatment Technologies for Nonhalogenated VOCs in Soil, Sediment and Sludge

    Soil vapor extraction (SVE), thermal desorption, and incineration are the presumptive remedies for Superfund sites with nonhalogenated VOC-contaminated soil. Because a presumptive remedy is a technology that EPA believes, based upon its past experience, generally will be the most appropriate remedy for a specified type of site, the presumptive remedy approach will accelerate site-specific ...

  • Remediation of refinery waste, oil sludge from lagoons and contaminated soils - case study

    The first VacuDry plant installed at a refinery is designed to treat waste which has accumulated over the last decades, as well as waste that will be generated inside the refinery in the future. The semi-mobile system has a capacity of 1.5 to 2 tons per hour. The plant is designed for maximum flexibility and can treat different types of refinery wastes ranging from dry soil to wet centrifuge ...


    By econ industries GmbH

  • One of Europe’s most contaminated sites

    VSD Avenue, a joint venture partnership between VolkerStevin, DEC and Sita Remediation, started work at the beginning of September on the remediation of the former Avenue Coking Works in Chesterfield; one of the most heavily contaminated sites in Europe. Guy Pomphrey, chairman of VSD Avenue, explains The £82m contract, signed in July, was commissioned by the client and site owner the East ...


    By Newzeye Ltd

  • What’s the Temperature? Thermal Modeling and its Importance in Thermal Remediation

    What is a model? A beautiful person who struts down a run way, a scaled down sculpture of the Empire State Building, or a series of equations that describe some phenomenon? Did you guess all of the above? Gold star! Models come in many different shapes and sizes. In the environmental consulting and remediation industry, the word “model” often refers to a numerical model. Numerical ...


    By TerraTherm, Inc.

  • Thermal Desorption Unit - Overview, Types and Applications

    Thermal desorption is basically a remediation technique heavily used to clean contaminated soils, sludge’s etc. This technique uses heat to vaporize the contaminants, and works only for volatile contaminants. These include typically organic wastes composed of hydrocarbons, such as coal tar wastes, chlorinated solvents, oil refining wastes, fuels, pesticides, and a lot other. In the process, ...


    By IWA Publishing

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