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

Personal Author(s) : Blanchard, Clifton F. ; Lyon, Chesley R. ; Whitt, Laura H.

PDF Url : ADA327889

Report Date : OCT 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 265

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.

Descriptors :   *DECONTAMINATION, *AIR FORCE FACILITIES, *RADIOFREQUENCY, *SOIL REMEDIATION, BOREHOLES, ELECTRODES, SURFACE WATERS, SOLVENTS, WASTES, STORAGE, OILS, LUBRICANTS, RUNOFF, PETROLEUM PRODUCTS.

Subject Categories : Soil Mechanics
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE