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REMOVAL OF PCBS FROM A CONTAMINATED SOIL USING CF-SYSTEMS SOLVENT EXTRACTION PROCESS
Meckes*, M C., J. Tillman, L. Drees, AND E. Saylor. REMOVAL OF PCBS FROM A CONTAMINATED SOIL USING CF-SYSTEMS SOLVENT EXTRACTION PROCESS. JOURNAL OF AIR & WASTE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION. AWMA, Pittsburgh, PA, 47(10):1119-1124, (1997).
The US EPA's START team in cooperation with EPA's SITE program evaluated a pilot scale solvent extraction process developed by CF-Systems. This process uses liquified propane to extract organic contaminants from soils, sludges, and sediments. A pilot-scale evaluation was conducted in Golden, CO at Hazen Research, Inc., using CF-Systems' trailer-mounted organics extraction unit. Approximately 1,000 pounds of soil, with an average poly-chlorinated biphenyl (PCB) concentration of 260 mg/kg, was obtained from a remote Superfund site. Six 100-pound batches of the contaminated soil were extracted using multiple extraction sequences. Three of the six batch runs were submected to three extraction sequences, each, so that process variability cold be evaluated. Results showed that PCB removal efficiencies varied between 91.4 and 99.4%, with the propane-extracted soils retaining low concentrations of PCBs (19.0-1.8 mg/kg). Removal efficiencies of oil and grease (O&G) were found to be 96.0 to 99.6% with propane-extracted soils retaining O&G concentrations from279 to <20 mg/kg. Overall extraction efficiency ws found to be dependent upon the number of extraction cycles used.
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Organization:U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY
WATER SUPPLY AND WATER RESOURCES DIVISION
MICROBIAL CONTAMINANTS CONTROL BRANCH