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Main Title EPA's Mobile Volume Reduction Unit for Soil Washing.
Author Masters, H. ; Rubin., B. ;
CORP Author Foster Wheeler Enviresponse, Inc., Livingston, NJ.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher 1991
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA-68-C9-0033; EPA/600/D-91/202;
Stock Number PB91-231209
Additional Subjects Mobile equipment ; Soil treatment ; Land pollution control ; Hazardous materials ; Remedial action ; Soil contamination ; Field tests ; State of the art ; Heavy metals ; Extraction ; Waste disposal ; Chemical spills ; Hazardous materials spills ; Reprints ; Soil washing
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB91-231209 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 11/26/1991
Collation 18p
The paper discusses the design and initial operation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Mobile Volume Reduction Unit (VRU) for soil washing. Soil washing removes contaminants from soils by dissolving or suspending them in the wash solutions (which can be later treated by conventional waste water treatment methods) or by volume reduction through simple particle size separation techniques. Contaminants are primarily concentrated in the fine-grained (<0.063 mm, 0.0025) inch soil fraction. The VRU is a pilot-scale mobile system for washing soil contaminated with a wide variety of heavy metal and organic contaminants. The unit includes state-of-the-art washing equipment for field applications.