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Main Title Treatment of Nonhazardous Petroleum-Contaminated Soils by Thermal Desorption Technologies.
Author Troxler, W. L. ; Cudahy, J. J. ; Zink, R. P. ; Yezzi, J. J. ; Rosenthal, S. I. ;
CORP Author Focus Environmental, Inc., Knoxville, TN. ;Foster Wheeler Enviresponse, Inc., Edison, NJ.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher Nov 93
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA-68-C9-0033; EPA/600/J-93/512;
Stock Number PB94-135118
Additional Subjects Petroleum products ; Chemical spills ; Superfund ; Soils ; Oil spills ; Contamination ; Technology innovation ; Heat treatment ; Desorption ; Cost analysis ; Reprints ; Soil remediation ; Ex situ processes ; Volatile organic compounds
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB94-135118 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 14p
Spills, leaks, and accidental discharges of petroleum products have contaminated soil at thousands of sites in the United States. One remedial action technique for treating petroleum contaminated soil is the use of thermal desorption technologies. The paper describes the types, mechanical and operating characteristics of thermal desorption technologies that are commercially available to treat petroleum-contaminated soils. It also provides step-by-step procedures to rate the critical success factors influencing the general applicability of thermal desorption at a particular site. Key factors that determine process economics are identified, and estimated cost ranges for treating petroleum-contaminated soils are presented. Spreadsheets are provided that can be used for performing cost analyses for specific applications.