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Title: Pilot test of a vacuum extraction system for environmental remediation of chlorinated solvents at the Savannah River Site

Abstract

Vacuum extraction is an environmental restoration technique that is currently being applied to the remediation of soils and shallow segments that are contaminated with volatile constituents. In 1987, a h study was performed to evaluate the performance and potential applicability of this technology at the Savannah River Site (SRS). Vacuum extraction is useful when volatile constituents are present in the vadose zone. The technology has been used to remediate a number of sites across the country, including leading underground storage tanks, spill sites, landfill, and production facilities. The primary objective of the pilot study was to test the performance of the technology under the conditions specific to many of the potential areas of application at SRS. There is only a limited body of literature documenting field studiesin similar environments with in sands and clayey zones and a relatively thick vadose zone. Careful studies of this type are needed to develop full scale designs at SRS. The vacuum extraction pilot study at SRS was performed by a mm consisting of technical representatives of the Environmental Sciences Section in the Savannah River Laboratory (SRL), the Raw Materials Engineering and Technology Section of SRS, and TerraVac Inc., a subcontractor with experience in thismore » field.« less

Authors:
;  [1];  [2]
  1. Westinghouse Savannah River Co., Aiken, SC (United States)
  2. Terra Vac Inc., San Juan (Puerto Rico)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Westinghouse Savannah River Co., Aiken, SC (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
10121761
Report Number(s):
WSRC-RD-91-19
ON: DE93006165
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-76SR00001; AC09-89SR18035
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 29 Dec 1991
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; CONTAMINATION; VACUUM EVAPORATION; GROUND WATER; SOILS; REMEDIAL ACTION; BOREHOLES; SAVANNAH RIVER PLANT; VOLATILITY; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; WATER TABLES; GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY; AQUIFERS; DIAGRAMS; WELL LOGGING; 540220; CHEMICALS MONITORING AND TRANSPORT

Citation Formats

Looney, B B, Pickett, J B, and Malot, J J. Pilot test of a vacuum extraction system for environmental remediation of chlorinated solvents at the Savannah River Site. United States: N. p., 1991. Web. doi:10.2172/10121761.
Looney, B B, Pickett, J B, & Malot, J J. Pilot test of a vacuum extraction system for environmental remediation of chlorinated solvents at the Savannah River Site. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/10121761
Looney, B B, Pickett, J B, and Malot, J J. Sun . "Pilot test of a vacuum extraction system for environmental remediation of chlorinated solvents at the Savannah River Site". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/10121761. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10121761.
@article{osti_10121761,
title = {Pilot test of a vacuum extraction system for environmental remediation of chlorinated solvents at the Savannah River Site},
author = {Looney, B B and Pickett, J B and Malot, J J},
abstractNote = {Vacuum extraction is an environmental restoration technique that is currently being applied to the remediation of soils and shallow segments that are contaminated with volatile constituents. In 1987, a h study was performed to evaluate the performance and potential applicability of this technology at the Savannah River Site (SRS). Vacuum extraction is useful when volatile constituents are present in the vadose zone. The technology has been used to remediate a number of sites across the country, including leading underground storage tanks, spill sites, landfill, and production facilities. The primary objective of the pilot study was to test the performance of the technology under the conditions specific to many of the potential areas of application at SRS. There is only a limited body of literature documenting field studiesin similar environments with in sands and clayey zones and a relatively thick vadose zone. Careful studies of this type are needed to develop full scale designs at SRS. The vacuum extraction pilot study at SRS was performed by a mm consisting of technical representatives of the Environmental Sciences Section in the Savannah River Laboratory (SRL), the Raw Materials Engineering and Technology Section of SRS, and TerraVac Inc., a subcontractor with experience in this field.},
doi = {10.2172/10121761},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/10121761}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1991},
month = {12}
}