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|Main Title||Emerging technology report : bench-scale testing of photolysis, chemical oxidation and biodegradation of PCB contaminated soils, and photolysis of TCDD contaminated soil.|
|Author||Alperin, E. ; Root, D. K.|
|CORP Author||IT Corp., Knoxville, TN.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.|
|Publisher||Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,|
|Report Number||EPA 540/R-94/531; EPA-R-816817-02-0|
|Additional Subjects||Superfund Innovative Technology Evaluation Program (US) ; Soil pollution ; Chlorinated aromatic hydrocarbons ; Biodegradation ; Dioxin ; Photolysis ; Oxidation ; Surfactants ; Toxic substances ; Hazardous materials ; Technology innovation ; Performance testing ; Heterocyclic compounds ; Ultraviolet radiation ; PCBs(Polychlorinated biphenyls) ; TCDD(Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin) ; Bioremediation|
|Collation||212 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm|
Bench-scale tests were conducted to investigate the feasibility of a two phase detoxification process that would have application to the treatment of soils contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) abd 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD). The first of the process was to degrade the contaminants by using Ultraviolet (UV) radiation facilitated by the addition of a surfactant to mobilize contaminants. Biological degradation, the second step, was then used to further detoxify the soil. Results from UV testing indicated that there was no apparent destruction of the dioxin on the soil. PCB reductions ranged from less than 15% to 69%.
"Oct. 1994." Cover title. Includes bibliographical references. Microfiche.