Accession Number:

ADA459440

Title:

Low Temperature Thermal Desorption Processes for the Remediation of Soils Contaminated with Solvents, Hydrocarbons, and Petroleum Products

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Nov 1992-Feb 1993

Corporate Author:

RASCO INC WOODBRIDGE VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

66.0

Abstract:

In December, 1991 the United States Army undertook a full-scale effort to remove Volatile Organic Compounds VOCs from contaminated soils at the Industrial Waste Treatment Plant IWTP Lagoon at Letterkenny Army Depot LEAD near Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. The Low Temperature Thermal Treatment process used had previously undergone successful pilot studies in the K-area. It is the objective of this report to review data from both the studies and the full-scale operation at LEAD for the purpose of evaluating those factors that ay influence the selection of this technology for the remediation of soils elsewhere. Included in this report is scale-up efficiencies, costs, physical parameters and comparisons of low temperature thermal stripping technologies used in soil remediation. This report is designed to disseminate practical, implementation-related information to minimize, selection, design, costing, and construction problems associated with Low Temperature Volatile Systems LTVS.

Subject Categories:

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Miscellaneous Materials
  • Solid Wastes and Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE