Accession Number : ADA324059

Title :   A Performance and Cost Evaluation of Purus PADRE(trade name) Regenerative Resin System for the Treatment of Hydrocarbon Vapors from Fuel-Contaminated Soils,

Corporate Author : PARSONS ENGINEERING SCIENCE INC DENVER CO

Personal Author(s) : Downey, Douglas C. ; Pluhar, Christopher J. ; Archabal, Steven R.

PDF Url : ADA324059

Report Date : APR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : This document describes the performance and costs associated with the Purus PADRE(registered) vapor treatment system manufactured by the Purus Corporation of San Jose, California (Purus Inc. 2713 N First Street, San Jose, CA 95134-2000). During the period of 11 February to 1 June 1994, a Purus PADRE(registered) Model 1.6 was tested at the Vandenberg Air Force Base (AFB) Base Exchange (BX) service station near Lompoc, California. In many states, VOCs must be treated before being discharged into the atmosphere. In the Santa Barbara Air Pollution Control District, discharges of both total VOCs and benzene are regulated. The Purus PADRE(registered) system was selected to provide treatment of these compounds until vapor concentrations were reduced to acceptable levels. The test was completed in conjunction with an ongoing bioventing pilot test conducted by Parsons Engineering Science, Inc. (Parsons ES) under the direction of the Air Force Center For Environmental Excellence (AFCEE), Technology Transfer Division (ERT). The purpose of this test was to independently measure both the performance and the cost of Purus PADRE(registered) operation, and to determine how this technology can be most effectively used to complement the bioventing technology.

Descriptors :   *SOIL REMEDIATION, BENZENE, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), VAPORS, COSTS, FUELS, HYDROCARBONS, AIR FORCE FACILITIES.

Subject Categories : Air Pollution and Control
      Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE