voc contaminated soil Articles

  • Indoor Air as a Source of VOC Contamination in Shallow Soils Below Buildings

    US EPA and many state regulatory agency guidance documents recommend below foundation vapor sampling as a key element of site investigations to determine if vapor migration from underlying soil into buildings is a completed exposure pathway (USEPA, 2002; WIDHFS, 2003; San Diego County, 2004; PADEP, 2004). If volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are detected below the building foundation, then VOC ...


  • Cleanup of Contaminated Soils at Municipal Park

    A municipal garden in Mandarituba, soil was contaminated with transformer oil and COPEL, the utility company was responsible for the cleanup and restoration of the contaminated soils. The company decided to use AgroRemed BR CTBA specially customized for applications in Brazil. The site was excavated and treated as biopile with AgroRemed BR CTBA. Both TPH values and VOC’s were acceptable and ...


    By Sarva Bio Remed, LLC

  • Properties and Behavior of Halogenated VOCs

    An important consideration when evaluating a remedy is whether the compound is halogenated or nonhalogenated. A halogenated compound is one onto which a halogen (e.g., fluorine, chlorine, bromine, or iodine) has been attached. The nature of the halogen bond and the halogen itself can significantly affect performance of a technology or require more extensive treatment than for nonhalogenated ...

  • Installation of EHC for VOCs

    Project Installation of EHCT for Treatment of Chlorinated Volatile Organic Compounds Summary Adventus installed 1 ton of EHC® into a trench and 3 tons of EHC® into an open excavation at a site that has groundwater contaminated with a mixture of chlorinated solvents. The Challenge Two areas of contamination were targeted for ...


  • 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 ...

  • 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 Train for Nonhalogenated VOCs

    A treatment train is the combination of different treatment technologies. A system diagram of a common treatment train for nonhalogenated VOCs is illustrated below. A soil vapor extraction system is used to pull VOC vapor from the contaminated soil. An air sparging system delivers air below the water table to enhance bioremediation. After passing through a liquid/vapor separator, the VOC ...

  • Properties and Behavior of Nonhalogenated VOC`s

    An important consideration when evaluating a remedy is whether the compound is nonhalogenated or halogenated. A nonhalogenated compound is one which does not have a halogen (e.g., fluorine, chlorine, bromine, or iodine) attached to it. The vendor of the technology being evaluated must be informed whether the compounds to be treated are nonhalogenated or halogenated. In most instances, the vendor ...

  • Common Treatment Technologies for Nonhalogenated VOCs

    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 ...

  • Detection of petroleum-contaminated soils using Equilibrium Headspace and Methanol Extraction

    Petroleum spills and leaking underground storage tanks comprise a significant portion of remediation projects. Soil removal and disposal determined based on the contaminants and concentrations present. Specific target analytes are associated with this type of contamination. A number of these compounds are classified as volatile organics and are used to assess the severity of the contamination, ...


    By PerkinElmer, Inc.

  • Cryogenic Treatment Unit (TU-51) Technology for Recovery of VOCs from Highly Contaminated Environment

    A Cryogenic Treatment Unit or TU-51 Technology was developed to apply a cryogenic air treatment process to recover persistent vapor phase volatile organic compounds (VPVOCs) having extremely low boiling points.  These would include explosive compounds present in the vapor ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Manufactured Gas Plant - Odor and VOC Control

    Products & Equipment Used: AC-645 Long Duration Foam AC-904 Long Duration Foam Pneumatic Foam Unit 400/25 Application Summary: Rusmar Long Duration Foam products have been used at numerous manufactured gas plant facilities. Often, tanks containing coal tar were filled with soil and other debris from the site before being ...


    By Rusmar Inc.

  • A Comparison Between EPA Compendium TO-15 and EPA MEthod 8260B for VOC Determination of Soil Gas

    ABSTRACT Evaluations of vapor intrusion pathways of chemical contaminants often include soil gas measurements to assess the potential for indoor inhalation. No longer just a screening tool, soil gas measurements are requiring a level of quality and defensibility which should be incorporated in soil gas analytical protocols. While both EPA Compendium Method TO-15 and EPA SW-S46 Method 8260B ...


    By Eurofins Air Toxics Inc

  • VOCs Reduces Below Federal MCLs using HRC

    Summary Subsurface investigations at a dry cleaning facility revealed elevated levels of PCE and other regulated daughter products. HRC injection was chosen to accelerate the degradation of the entire range of VOCs. HRC slowly releases hydrogen, enhancing reductive dechlorination in an anaerobic environment. Additionally, HRC Primer, a less viscous version of HRC, was also used to reduce ...


    By REGENESIS

  • Distribution of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in surface water, soil, and groundwater within a chemical industry park in Eastern China

    This paper focuses on the distribution of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the surface water, soil, and groundwater within a chemical industry park in Eastern China. At least one VOC was detected in each of the 20 sampling sites, and the maximum number of VOCs detected in the surface water, groundwater, and soil were 13, 16, and 14, respectively. Two of the 10 VOCs with elevated ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • VOC Remediation Using HRC at Navy Base

    Site Summary Site investigations at a Naval Base in Long Beach, California revealed high contaminant levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from a dry cleaning operation. In well MW-14-S4, the contamination levels of DCE, TCE and PCE reached 4,100 μg/L, 4,000μg/L, and 6,500 μg/L, respectively. The land use in this vicinity was primarily industrial and operations ceased by ...


    By REGENESIS

  • Soil Flushing

    Introduction In situ soil flushing is the extraction of contaminants from the soil with water or other suitable aqueous solutions. Soil flushing is accomplished by passing the extraction fluid through in-place soils using an injection or infiltration process. Extraction fluids must be recovered from the underlying aquifer and, when possible, they are recycled. Cosolvent Enhancement Cosolvent ...

  • Soil Washing

    Introduction: Soil washing is a water-based process for scrubbing soils ex situ to remove contaminants. The process removes contaminants from soils in one of two ways: By dissolving or suspending them in the wash solution (which can be sustained by chemical manipulation of pH for a period of time). By concentrating them into a smaller volume of soil through particle size ...

  • TIGG Activated Carbon Box Adsorbers Contain VOCs at MGP Site

    Tasked with the excavation, removal and solidification of soil containing coal-tar by-products generated by a former manufactured gas plant in New York, an experienced environmental remediation firm decided to use a method that proved successful in previous projects. TIGG activated carbon box adsorbers were used to contain VOCs at the former MGP site undergoing environmental remediation. By ...


    By TIGG, LLC

  • Vapor-Phase Biofilters Show Promise for Treating High VOC Emissions

    Evaluating the Feasibility of Natural AttenuationUsing natural attenuation to remediate organic compounds in groundwater has gained popularity. In some cases, this process can reduce contaminant levels to below risk-based corrective action criteria or regulatory standards without implementing additional remedial action alternatives. However, it is often difficult to prove that natural ...


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