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