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Main Title On-site engineering report for the low-temperature thermal desorption pilot-scale test on contaminated soil /
Author Smith, M. L. ; Groen, A. ; Hessling, J. ; Alperin, E.
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Smith, Michael L.
CORP Author IT Environmental Programs, Inc., Cincinnati, OH. ;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,
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA/600/R-92/142; EPA-68-C9-0036
Stock Number PB92-216936
Subjects Soils--Analysis. ; Soils--Organic compound content--Environmental aspects. ; Soils--Effect of temperature on.
Additional Subjects Soil treatment ; Land pollution control ; Thermal degradation ; Desorption ; Separation ; Aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons ; Low temperature tests ; Soil contamination ; Superfund ; Pollution regulations ; Creosote ; Air pollution control equipment ; Performance evaluation ; Quality assurance ; Quality control ; Soil analysis ; Land disposal restrictions ; Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
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NTIS  PB92-216936 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 134 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Performance of the thermal desorption process for removal of organic contaminants, mostly polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), from soils was evaluated. The Superfund Site soil tested was a fine sandy soil contaminated with creosote. An optimum operating temperature of 550 C and an optimum operating residence time of 10 min, determined from bench studies, were used in the pilot-scale desorber. Contaminants removed from the soil were captured or destroyed in the associated air pollution control equipment. Test results showed that greater than 99% of the PAHs were removed from the soil. The concentration of total PAHs averaged 4629 mg/Kg in the pretreated soils and were below detection in the posttreated soils.
"Authors, Michael L. Smith [and others]"--Technical report data. "July 1992." Microfiche.