Accession Number:

ADA282903

Title:

Evaluation of Processes for Remediating Explosives-Contaminated Debris

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Sep 1993-5 May 1994

Corporate Author:

BATTELLE COLUMBUS DIV OH

Report Date:

1994-05-05

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

The U.S. Army is demonstrating compositing as a remediation technology for explosives-contaminated soil. Debris in the soil rocks over 12- inch diameter interfere with the operation of equipment used to turn the soil as part of the compositing operation. A study, described in this report, evaluated potential remedial alternatives for mitigating the explosives- contaminated debris mixed in the soil. The specific objective was to gather information sufficient to support an informed risk management decision regarding the most appropriate remedy for the debris in explosives-contaminated soil. Four treatment process options were considered in the technology screening step, including thermal treatment, composting crushed debris, soil washing, and chemical degradation. Chemical degradation was eliminated the remaining three were further evaluated and compared 1 Thermalhot-gas decontamination of debris 2 Composting debris crushed to less than 12-inch diameter and 3 Enhanced soil washing of debris with surfactants or other solubility enhancers

Subject Categories:

  • Soil Mechanics
  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Solid Wastes and Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE