Technology Application Analysis: Physical Separation and Acid Leaching (A Demonstration of Small Arms Range Remediation at Fort Polk, Louisiana)
Technology demonstration Nov 95-/Sep 97
BATTELLE MEMORIAL INST COLUMBUS OH
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The U.S. Army Environmental Center in partnership with the Naval Facilities Engineering Services Center and the U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station demonstrated Physical Separation Leaching methods for the remediation of small arms range soils. The demonstration occurred at Fort Polk, Louisiana. After conducting a world wide search, two vendors were selected to demonstrate two variations of the physical separation leaching technologies. The first wing a process based on acetic weak acid chemistry and the second based on hydrochloric strong acid chemistry. Following completion of the bench treatability studies, each vendor performed a full scale 5-10 tons per hour, 1000 tons total demonstration of their respective technologies. This report documents the independent evaluation of the physical separation acid leaching technology and its application at Fort Polk. The report provides a summary of the performance objectives, site intrastructure and logistics of the demonstration. The report also provides a description of the equipment and processes necessary to accomplish physical separation acid leaching, the methodology wed to evaluate the technologies during the demonstration, lessons learned and the demonstration results to include effectiveness, applicability, and cost.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Solid Wastes and Pollution and Control