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Main Title Soil washing treatment /
CORP Author Science Applications International Corp., Cincinnati, OH.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Emergency and Remedial Response.
Publisher Science Applications International Corp.,
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA/540/2-90/017; EPA-68-C8-0062
Stock Number PB91-228056
OCLC Number 28695743
Subjects Hazardous wastes--United States--Management. ; Hazardous wastes--Management--United States
Additional Subjects Soil treatment ; Washing ; Waste management ; Land pollution control ; Remedial action ; Soil contamination ; Separation techniques ; Superfund ; Performance evaluation ; Technology utilization ; Soil washing
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 540-2-90-017 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/23/2011
EJBD  EPA 540-2-90-017 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/18/2014
ELBD RPS EPA 540-2-90-017 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/17/2014
ESAD  EPA 540-2-90-017 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB91-228056 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 10 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm.
Soil washing is a water-based process for mechanically scrubbing soils ex-situ to remove undesirable contaminants. The process removes contaminants from soils in one of two ways: by dissolving or suspending them in the wash solution (which is later treated by conventional wastewater treatment methods) or by concentrating them into a smaller volume of soil through simple particle size separation techniques (similar to those used in sand and gravel operations). Soil washing systems incorporating both removal techniques offer the greatest promise for application to soils contaminated with a wide variety of heavy metal and organic contaminants. The concept of reducing soil contamination through the use of particle size separation is based on the finding that most organic and inorganic contaminants tend to bind, either chemically or physically, to clay and silt soil particles. At the present time, soil washing is used extensively in Europe and has had limited use in the United States. During 1986-1989, the technology was one of the selected source control remedies at eight Superfund sites. The bulletin provides information on the technology applicability, the types of residuals resulting from the use of the technology, the latest performance data, site requirements, the status of the technology, and where to go for further information.
Cover title. "September 1990." PB91-228056. Contract/Grant no. 68-C8-0062. EPA/600/14. Photocopy.