Science Inventory

EMERGING TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY: VITRIFICATION OF SOILS CONTAMINATED BY HAZARDOUS AND/OR RADIOACTIVE WASTES

Citation:

Patten, J., et al., AND T Richardson*. EMERGING TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY: VITRIFICATION OF SOILS CONTAMINATED BY HAZARDOUS AND/OR RADIOACTIVE WASTES. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/540/S-97/501, 1997.

Impact/Purpose:

To present a performance summary of an advanced multifuel-capable combustion and melting system (CMS) for the vitrification of hazardous wastes,

Description:

A performance summary of an advanced multifuel-capable combustion and melting system (CMS) for the vitrification of hazardous wastes is presented. Vortex Corporation has evaluated its patented CMS for use in the remediation of soils contaminated with heavy metals and radionuclides under the EPA's SITE program and other waste treatment technology evaluation programs. The Vortec CMS has successfully demonstrated the ability to effectively treat hazardous and/or radioactive solis and produce a stable vitrified product with excellent leach resistance. The ability to process contaminated soils either as dry granular solids or in the form of a slurry has been demonstrated with a DRE of greater than 99.99% for organic compounds. All the glass produced passed the TCLP test with the concentration of contaminants the leachates significantly reduced from those of the corresponding feedbacks which did not pass TCLP. The vitrified product also demonstrated superior radionuclide leach resistance, as no detectable qauntities of the surrogate radionuclide were found by an ANSI/ANS-16.1 test.

URLs/Downloads:

EMERGING TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY: VITRIFICATION OF SOILS CONTAMINATED BY HAZARDOUS AND/OR RADIOACTIVE WASTES   (PDF,NA pp, 311 KB,  about PDF)

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (SITE DOCUMENT/SUMMARY)
Product Published Date: 08/30/1997
Record Last Revised: 12/29/2009
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 119320

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

LAND REMEDIATION AND POLLUTION CONTROL DIVISION

IMMEDIATE OFFICE