Engineering and Development Support of General Decon Technology for the DARCOM Installation Restoration Program. Task 4. General Technology Literature Searches (II) Solidification Techniques for Lagoon Waters
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The purpose of this study was to evaluate processes for solidification of lagoon water and sediments. The solidification methods evaluated in this study included Cement-based techniques Lime-based techniques and Organic polymer techniques. Most methods require the processing of the lagoon water by pumping it to the processing site and then disposing of the solidified waste. Before any solidification can be accomplished, the lagoon water must be solidified on lab scale to determine the proper mix of solidification chemicals for that particular waste. Solidification technology is very dependent upon the nature of the waste to be solidified. In addition to the major solidification chemicals, small amounts of various other chemicals are also utilized to insure rapid, set and good curing characteristics for the solidified material. To determine the type and quantity of these chemicals needed, the lab tests are essential. The material after solidification in the laboratory undergoes tests to determine the leachability of the wastes from the solid and the compressive strength and friability of the material.
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