Pilot Scale Field Implementation of Surfactant Flushing of Hydrophobic Refractory Organic Compounds

EPA Contract Number: 68D00047
Title: Pilot Scale Field Implementation of Surfactant Flushing of Hydrophobic Refractory Organic Compounds
Investigators: Clarke, Ann N. , Mutch, Robert D.
Small Business: Eckenfelder Inc.
EPA Contact: Manager, SBIR Program
Phase: II
Project Period: September 1, 1990 through November 1, 1992
Project Amount: $149,909
RFA: Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) - Phase II (1990) Recipients Lists
Research Category: Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)

Description:

This research is targeted towards the field scale feasibility testing of in situ surfactant flushing (ISSF). Field data for the very promising remedial technologies essentially do not exist. This lack is frequently cited in the literature. Not only will this proposed research provide this much needed infor- mation, but it will also test a surfactant recycle/reuse system which further enhances the technology (capable of treating a broad menu of chemical constituents at hazardous waste sites) from an economical perspective. The proposed re- search also includes the development of preliminary (1 well) field feasibility of ISSF prior to the more costly multiple well (injection, extraction, monitoring) pilot-scale testing; development of rapid reliable analytical techniques for field monitoring; development of improved suspended solids handling; and verification of the field scale math- ematical model.

Supplemental Keywords:

RFA, Scientific Discipline, Waste, Ecosystem Protection/Environmental Exposure & Risk, Sustainable Industry/Business, Chemical Engineering, Remediation, Sustainable Environment, Environmental Chemistry, Chemistry, Technology for Sustainable Environment, Monitoring/Modeling, Engineering, Environmental Engineering, in situ remediation, field monitoring, surfactant flushing, in situ surfactant flushing (ISSF), surfactant recycle/reuse system, suspended solids handling, surfactant recycle/reuse

Progress and Final Reports:

  • Final