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Main Title Soil Washing Treatability Tests for Pesticide-Contaminated Soil.
Author Frederick, R. M. ; Krishnamurthy, S. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher 2 Feb 94
Year Published 1994
Report Number EPA/600/J-94/427;
Stock Number PB95-122610
Additional Subjects Soil pollution ; Pesticides ; Superfund ; Reprints ; Technology utilization ; Performance tests ; Remedial action ; Costs ; Field tests ; Herbicides ; Surfactants ; Metals ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Soil chemistry ; Soil washing technology ; Treatability test ; Volume reduction unit ; Sand Creek Operable Unit 5
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NTIS  PB95-122610 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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The 1987 Record of Decision for Sand Creek Operable Unit 5 identified soil washing as the selected technology to remediate soils contaminated with high levels of organochlorine pesticides, herbicides and metals. To further evaluate the applicability of soil washing at this industrial site, a second more comprehensive pilot-scale treatability test was conducted. Twenty-three experimental runs were conducted over a two week period in late September 1992, using a pilot-scale soil washing device called the Volume Reduction Unit (VRU). Site soils from three depth classifications were used in the study. Results from the pilot-scale treatability test indicated that the VRU could achieve contaminant reduction efficiencies of 97% for heptachlor and >91% for dieldrin in the upper soil layer (surface to 1 ft. depth).