Accession Number:

ADA327889

Title:

Demonstration of Radiofrequency Soil Decontamination: Volume I.

Descriptive Note:

Final Rept. Jun 92-Dec 94,

Corporate Author:

HALLIBURTON NUS ENVIRONMENTAL CORP

Report Date:

1996-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

265.0

Abstract:

The Air Force Armstrong Laboratory, Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, has supported the research and development of Radio Frequency Soil Decontamination. Radio frequency soil decontamination is essentially a heat-assisted soil vapor extraction process. Site S-1 at Kelly Air Force Base, Texas, was selected for the demonstration of two patented techniques. The site is a former sump that collected spills and surface runoff from a waste petroleum, oils, and lubricants and solvent storage and transfer area. In 1993, a technique developed by the ITT Research Institute using an array of electrodes placed in the soil was demonstrated. In 1994, a technique developed by KAI Technologies, Inc. using a single applicator placed in a vertical borehole was demonstrated. Approximately 120 tons of soil were heated during each demonstration to a temperature of about 150 degrees Celsius.

Subject Categories:

  • Soil Mechanics
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE