Accession Number : ADA328402

Title :   In situ Stabilization/Solidification.

Descriptive Note : Remedial action tech data sheet.

Corporate Author : NAVAL ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY PORT HUENEME CA

PDF Url : ADA328402

Report Date : FEB 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : Stabilization and solidification waste treatment processes involve the mixing of specialized additives or reagents with waste materials to reduce physically or chemically the solubility or mobility of contaminants in the environmental matrix. The term 'stabilization' is used to describe techniques that chemically modify the contaminant to form a less soluble. mobile, or toxic form without necessarily changing the physical characteristics of the waste. Solidification refers to a technique for changing the physical form of the waste to produce a solid structure in which the contaminant is mechanically trapped. Many stabilization and solidification processes overlap, and the common terminology to describe either or both processes is stabilization/solidification (S/S). Goals of the application of /s techniques include improving the physical and handling characteristics of liquid or semi-liquid contaminated materials, reducing contaminant solubility, and decreasing the rate of transfer of the contaminant. It is important to emphasize that typically S/S does not provide for contaminant destruction and therefore may not be classified as a permanent solution.

Descriptors :   *STABILIZATION, *SOLIDIFICATION, METALS, SOILS, ADDITIVES, RADIOACTIVE WASTES, CONTAMINATION, ASBESTOS, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, WASTE TREATMENT, HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, WASTES(INDUSTRIAL), OIL WASTES.

Subject Categories : Solid Wastes Pollution and Control
      Radiation Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE