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Main Title Removal of creosote from soil by thermal desorption /
Author Lauch, Richard P. ; Herrmann, J. G. ; Smith, M. L. ; Alperin, E. ; Groen, A.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Herrmann, Jonathan G.
Smith, Michael L.
Alperin, Edward.
Hessling, Judy.
CORP Author International Technology 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 ; Reproduced by U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NTIS,
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA/600/D-91/276; EPA-86-C9-0036
Stock Number PB92-126838
Additional Subjects Soil treatment ; Hazardous materials ; Creosote ; Thermal environments ; Desorption ; Remedial action ; Waste treatment ; Aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons ; Performance evaluation ; Superfund ; Tables(Data) ; Air pollution control ; Flue gases ; Furnaces ; Technology utilization ; Reprints
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB92-126838 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 9 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Performance of the thermal desorption process for removal of organic contaminants, mostly polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), from soils was evaluated. A Superfund Site Soil that was contaminated with creosote was tested. An operating temperature of 550 C and an operating residence time of 10 minutes at temperature, determined from bench studies, were used in the pilot scale desorber. Test results showed that greater than 99% of the PAHs were removed from the test soil. The concentrations of total PAHs in the soil before and after treatment averaged 4629 mg/kg and below detection limits respectively.
Includes bibliographical references. "EPA/600/D-91/276." "PB92-126838." "Presented at the HMCRI's 12 Annual National Conference and Exhibition, Washington, DC, 12/3-5/91, p:362-368." Microfiche.
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