Development of a New Lead Fixation Technology

EPA Contract Number: 68D30117
Title: Development of a New Lead Fixation Technology
Investigators: Wang, Rong
Small Business: Wamax Inc.
EPA Contact: Manager, SBIR Program
Phase: I
Project Period: September 1, 1993 through March 1, 1994
Project Amount: $49,941
RFA: Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) - Phase I (1993) RFA Text |  Recipients Lists
Research Category: Hazardous Waste/Remediation , SBIR - Waste , Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)


Lead in soil must be treated in order to reduce the exposure risk associated with lead migration and lead bioavailability. Since the level of lead in contaminated soil is usually very low, a cost- effective and safe lead fixation technology is needed. This research will investigate a novel lead fixation technology based on natural soil chemical reactions with environmentally safe materials. Phase I will demonstrate the effect of soil impregnation and lead fixation. Phase II will develop commercial materials and engineering practices for fixation of contaminated soils and reduce lead leachability in these soils.

Supplemental Keywords:

Economic, Social, & Behavioral Science Research Program, Scientific Discipline, Toxics, Waste, Water, Ecosystem Protection/Environmental Exposure & Risk, Sustainable Industry/Business, National Recommended Water Quality, cleaner production/pollution prevention, Contaminated Sediments, Environmental Chemistry, Chemistry, Fate & Transport, Technology for Sustainable Environment, New/Innovative technologies, Hazardous, 33/50, Environmental Engineering, Market mechanisms, fate and transport, hazardous waste disposal, hazardous waste treatment, soil sediment, lead & lead compounds, lead, bioavailability, contaminated sediment, hazardous waste, soils, contaminated soil, soil, treatment, innovative technology, hazardous waste sites, lead fixation technology, cost effective

Progress and Final Reports:

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