In Situ Treatment of Hazardous Waste Contaminated Soils, Second Edition


  • Catherine D. Chambers

State of the art information on in situ treatment technologies for hazardous waste-contaminated soils is presented. Describes for each technology: wastes amenable to treatment, ease of application, potential level of treatment available, reliability, secondary impacts and equipment and reagents required.
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Individuals responsible for cleaning sites in which hazardous waste contaminated soils exist.


Book information

  • Published: December 1991
  • ISBN: 978-0-8155-1263-9

Table of Contents

Part I: Technology DescriptionsExecutive Summary Purpose and Scope Legislative and Regulatory Overview Time Frame1. Introduction 1.1 Purpose 1.2 Background 1.3 Special Considerations for In Situ Treatment 1.4 Overview of the Handbook2. Legislative and Regulatory Overview 2.1 Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act 2.2 Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act 2.3 National Contingency Act3. Technologies for In Situ Treatment 3.1 Soil Flushing 3.2 Solidification and Stabilization 3.3 Degradation 3.4 Control of Volatile Materials 3.5 Chemical and Physical Separation Techniques4. Delivery and Recovery Systems 4.1 Hydraulic Fracturing 4.2 Radial Well Drilling 4.3 Ultrasonic Methods 4.4 Kerfing 4.5 Jet-Induced Slurry Method 4.6 Carbon Dioxide Injection 4.7 Hot Brine Injection 4.8 Cyclic PumpingReferencesAppendix A: Modification of Soil PropertiesPart II: Background Information1. Introduction2. Monitoring Introduction Statistical Considerations Soil Sampling in the Treatment Zone and in the Underlying Unsaturated Zone Soil Pore Liquid Sampling in the Unsaturated Zone Water Samples from the Saturated Zone Runoff Water Monitoring Air Monitoring3. Characterization and Evaluation of Fundamental Processes in Soil/Waste Systems Site and Soil Facotrs Related to In Situ Treatment Waste Characterization related to In Situ Soil Treatment Immobilization of Chemical Constituents as Related to In Situ Treatment Soil Sorption - Organics Soil Microbiological Factors Related to In Situ Treatment Quantitative Description of Organic Decomposition Chemical Reactions in the Soil Matrix Modeling the Behavior of Waste Constituents in Soil Systems Atmospheric Aspects of In Situ Treatment: Volatilization and PhotodegradationReferencesAppendix A: Parameters for Assessing Soil/Waste Interaction