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Main Title In situ Soil Decontamination by Radio Frequency Heating.
Author Sresty, G. ; Dev, H. ; Houthoofd, J. ;
CORP Author IIT Research Inst., Chicago, IL.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher 1993
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA-R-816796; EPA/600/A-93/273;
Stock Number PB94-122561
Additional Subjects Decontamination ; Land pollution ; Soil tests ; Radio frequency heating ; Electrodes ; Electromagnetic radiation ; Vaporizing ; Borehole heaters ; Thermal recovery methods ; Field tests ; Polychlorinated biphenyls ; Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons ; Air Force facilities ; Hazardous materials ; Fuel oils ; Cost analysis ; Graphic methods ; Sandy soils ; Wisconsin ; Jet fuel ; Reprints ; Volk Air National Guard Base ; Fuel spills ; In situ tests ; Aroclor 1242
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB94-122561 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 9p
In situ radio frequency heating is performed by applying electromagnetic energy in the radio frequency band to an array of electrodes placed in bore holes drilled through the contaminated soil. The process removes organic contaminants from large volumes of soil by volatilization, boiling or steam stripping. The feasibility of the process for the treatment of fuel spills was proven in a field test. The soil was heated to a temperature range of 150 degrees to 160 degrees C. The feasibility of removing Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) from soil was demonstrated in the laboratory. Soils spiked with 1000 ppm of Aroclor 1242 were heated.