soil decontamination Articles

  • Decontamination of soil contaminated with petroleum grease

    Contamination modifies the engineering properties of soil, thereby restricting its further use either as a construction material or as a supporting medium. Due to the scarcity of land, it becomes imperative to reuse the land for infrastructure developmental activities. Out of numerous soil contaminants, automobile grease is one of the most prominent. Considering the cumulative impact of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Evaluation of geomembrane, amended soil and composite liner system as lining materials for chromium decontamination in landfill site

    A comprehensive laboratory and field–scale study was performed to explore the efficacies of geomembrane, amended soil liner material and composite liner packs for using as containment liner systems for attenuating chromium transport emanating from a chrome laden solid waste disposal site. Soil samples were collected from the site and were admixed with different amended materials, such as rice ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Surface Decontamination of Halogenated Solvents (Tetrachloroethylene) by DeconGel 1101 and 1102

    Abstract Surface decontamination efficacy determination of DeconGelTM 1101 and 1102 on stainless steel, floor tile, and concrete surfaces contaminated with halogenated solvents (tetrachloroethylene (TCE)) was performed with LC/MS (Liquid Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry) according to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SW-846 Methods: 3500C (sampling) and 8321B (analysis). ...


    By METIS Scientific

  • 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

  • Pollution retention capabilities of roadside soils

    ABSTRACTRunoff from highways contains significant loads of heavy metals and hydrocarbons. According to German regulations, it should be infiltrated over embankments to support groundwater-recharge. To investigate the decontaminating effect of greened embankments, soil-monoliths from highways with high traffic densities were taken. Soils were analyzed to characterize the contamination in relation ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Asbestos contaminated soil case study

    An active gypsum manufacturing facility discovered they had a large area of gypsum waste containing asbestos mixed with soil at the back of their property. The waste had accumulated over the years before the dangers of asbestos were known and now required remediation due to communication wires buried in the waste. Excavators could not be used due to the presence of the communication wires that ...


    By Enviro-Vac Corp.

  • Wireless Real-Time Soil Data from Stevens Hydra Probe Soil Sensors Used In Contaminated Soil Cleanup Operation

    Up until the early 1970s when The US Congress passed The Clean Water Act, industrial chemicals and petroleum products were routinely dumped onto the ground or poured down wells. In those days, few people understood groundwater hydrology, and disposing of chemical waste underground seemed like a safe and easy solution. Depending on the chemistry, underground pollution can linger for centuries, ...

  • Surfactant–enhanced remediation of soils contaminated with petroleum hydrocarbons

    An experimental programme was undertaken to reclaim the soils contaminated with petroleum hydrocarbons. Two types of locally available soils, clay with low compressibility and poorly graded sand, were chosen for the study. Both the soils were contaminated with varying percentages of used engine oil and gasoline. Anionic surfactant Sodium Dodecyl Sulphate (SDS) was used to reclaim the contaminated ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Soils Radiological Characterization under a Nuclear Facility

    Abstract: Nowadays, nuclear industry is facing a crucial need in establishing radiological characterization for the appraisal and the monitoring of any remediation work. Regarding its experience in this domain, the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) of Fontenay-aux-Roses, established an important feedback and developed a sound methodology for radiological characterization. This ...


    By GEOVARIANCES

  • 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 ...

  • Using On-Site Biological Methods to Clean Up Soil

    Decontamination companies and researchers in France are working to restore polluted soil using treatments that range from biological methods to soil washing and incineration. The problem of polluted soil was dramatically illustrated prior to construction of the Stade de France soccer stadium built for the 1998 World Cup. The location of the site, on industrial wasteland just north of Paris, ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • 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: ...

  • Radiological Evaluation of contaminated sites and soils VEgAS: an expertise and investigating vehicle

    Summary 1- Fontenay-Aux-Roses CEA Clean-up methodology For the denuclearisation of the first French nuclear research centre (CEA), the centre of Fontenay-aux-Roses started developing in 1999 a clean-up methodology to rehabilitate places that have been contaminated by radioactive materials. The structure of this methodology is comparable to the one that the ...


    By GEOVARIANCES

  • Multifunctional Well Implemented for In Situ Remediation of Hydrocarbon Contaminations in Soil and Groundwater

    Abstract A recently developed Multifunctional Well has been implemented for the remediation of subsurface contamination caused by hydrocarbon spills. Four different remediation processes can be operated within the same well. At optimal efficiency of each remediation process, successive treatment of the capillary fringes, the vadose zone, and the aquifer can be accomplished. Each treatment ...


  • Empirical Theory of Vacuum-Assisted Steam Stripping of Organic Pollutants from Contaminated Soils

    A theoretical model was developed for the removal of organic chemicals from soil via vacuum-assisted steam stripping. The model considers a homogeneous, isotropic soil described by a single steam permeability coefficient. (The author realizes that this is an idealization of most field situations.) It is assumed that the entire soil mass has been steam heated to 100°C (or slightly above), so the ...


    By ASTM International

  • Demonstration of DeconGel at Oak Ridge National Laboratory building 2026

    Challenge In 2003 an area behind the hot cells in Building 2026 at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) was flooded with highly contaminated liquids when a liquid low level waste pipe became clogged. The main contaminants of concern are uranium and plutonium. Transferrable contamination levels are in the 1,000,000 disintegrations per minute range. The area is posted as an airborne ...


    By METIS Scientific

  • Radioactive waste management technologies used in rehabilitation of radioactively contaminated facilities and areas at the RRC 'Kurchatov Institute' site

    Activities on rehabilitation of eleven temporary radwaste repositories are currently underway at the RRC 'Kurchatov Institute'. Technologies used for exploratory drilling of repositories, their radiation survey, cleaning fill-up soil from the repository ceilings and opening the ceilings, RW extraction, sorting and packing in containers are presented. The radiation situation at the repository site ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Rapid Chemical Degradation Of Munitions Constituents

    PLANTECO Environmental Consultants, LLC is registered as an 8(a), Hubzone, SDB in the United States Central Contractor Registration (CCR). PLANTECO is recognized as a leader in providing sustainable technology consulting and engineered green remediation product applications. Dr. Valentine Nzengung, president of PLANTECO, has recently developed MUNOX®, a rapid in-situ chemical treatment process ...


    By Planteco, Inc

  • Former Raritan Arsenal

    Edison, New Jersey, USA Project Bioremediation of TNT & DNT in Homogenized Soil Summary DARAMEND® bioremediation technology was applied at pilot scale to approximately 100 tons of soil from the former Raritan Arsenal in Edison, New Jersey. Area 4 at the Raritan Arsenal was formerly used as a high explosives salvage and melt-out area from World War I ...


  • 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 ...


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