Accession Number:

ADA237373

Title:

An Evaluation of Solidification/Stabilization Technology for Buffalo River Sediment

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS ENVIRONMENTAL LAB

Report Date:

1991-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

58.0

Abstract:

The Buffalo River drains a 446-square-mile 1,155-sq-km watershed in western New York State and discharges into Lake Erie at the city of Buffalo. The Buffalo River has been classified by the State of New York as a fishing and fish survival stream, but municipal and industrial discharges have degraded the water quality and resulted in a fish advisory for the river. Under the Assessment and Remediation of Contaminated Sediment Program, the US Environmental Protection Agency asked the US Army Corps of Engineers to evaluate solidification stabilization SS for potential treatment of the contaminated sediments in the Buffalo River. An evaluation of SS technology was conducted on the bench-scale level on Buffalo River sediment to determine whether physical and chemical properties of the sediment would be improved. based on analyses of the untreated sediment, five metals were selected for evaluation chromium, copper, lead, nickel, and zinc. Initial screening tests ISTs were conducted on the sediments to narrow the range of binder-to-soil ratios BSRs to be prepared in the detailed evaluation.

Subject Categories:

  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE