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Main Title Catalytic oxidation of groundwater stripping emissions /
Author Kosuko, M. ; Kosusko, M. ; Mullins, M. E. ; Ramanathan, K. ; Rogers, T. N.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Mullins, M. E.
Ramananthan, K.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab. ;Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher [U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Air and Energy Engineering Research Laboratory],
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/600/J-88/288
Stock Number PB89-198022
Subjects Air--Pollution
Additional Subjects Ground water ; Oxidation ; Catalysts ; Stripping(Distillation) ; Water pollution control ; Air pollution control ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Solvents ; Thermodynamics ; Performance evaluation ; Fuels ; Incinerators ; Adsorption ; Chemical reactions ; Design criteria ; Reprints ; Volatile organic compounds ; Soil gases ; Air stripping ; Environmental transport
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NTIS  PB89-198022 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 10 pages ; 28 cm
The paper reviews the applicability of catalytic oxidation to control ground-water air stripping gaseous effluents, with special attention to system designs and case histories. The variety of contaminants and catalyst poisons encountered in stripping operations are also reviewed. Air stripping is an efficient and cost effective way to remove volatile organic contaminants from groundwater and soil. Unfortunately, these contaminants are transferred to the air where they may continue to pose environmental and health threats. Few options are available for their control. Vapor-phase carbon adsorption and thermal incineration are the two treatment methods which have been applied most often; however, both have some disadvantages. Adsorption merely transfers the contaminant to a solid phase which, in turn, requires disposal or regeneration. Thermal incineration may be expensive, since it requires a substantial energy input to destroy dilute gas-phase contaminants. A new alternative is catalytic oxidation. Like thermal incineration, it is an ultimate disposal method but, since it operates at much lower temperatures, the energy costs are also lower.
"Michael Kosusko, project officer." Reprint of an article appearing in Environmental Progress, 7:2, pp.136-142, May 1988." Includes bibliographical references. Journal article. Prepared by Research Triangle Institute for the Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Air and Energy Engineering Research Laboratory. Microfiche.