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Title: Analysis and evaluation of VOC removal technologies demonstrated at Savannah River

Abstract

Volatile Organic Compounds, or VOCs, are ubiquitous subsurface contaminants at industrial as well as DOE sites. At the Savannah River Plant, the principles VOCs contaminating the subsurface below A-Area and M-Area are Trichloroethylene (C{sub 2}HCl{sub 3}, or TCE) and Tetrachloroethylene (C{sub 2}Cl{sub 4}, or PCE). These compounds were used extensively as degreasing solvents from 1952 until 1979, and the waste solvent which did not evaporate (on the order of 2{times}10{sup 6} pounds) was discharged to a process sewer line leading to the M-Area Seepage Basin (Figure I.2). These compounds infiltrated into the soil and underlying sediments from leaks in the sewer line and elsewhere thereby contaminating the vadose zone between the surface and the water table as well as the aquifer.

Authors:
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  1. Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)
  2. Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States)
  3. Clemson Univ., SC (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
10142341
Report Number(s):
UCRL-ID-111623
ON: DE94009974; TRN: 94:008549
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Sep 1993
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; SAVANNAH RIVER PLANT; REMEDIAL ACTION; CHLORINATED ALIPHATIC HYDROCARBONS; REMOVAL; SOILS; SEDIMENTS; HYDROLOGY; RADIOACTIVE WASTE PROCESSING; WASTE RETRIEVAL; BOREHOLES; 540220; 540250; CHEMICALS MONITORING AND TRANSPORT; SITE RESOURCE AND USE STUDIES

Citation Formats

Chesnut, D A, Wagoner, J, Nitao, J J, Boyd, S, Shaffer, R J, Kansa, E J, Buscheck, T A, Pruess, K, and Falta, R W. Analysis and evaluation of VOC removal technologies demonstrated at Savannah River. United States: N. p., 1993. Web. doi:10.2172/10142341.
Chesnut, D A, Wagoner, J, Nitao, J J, Boyd, S, Shaffer, R J, Kansa, E J, Buscheck, T A, Pruess, K, & Falta, R W. Analysis and evaluation of VOC removal technologies demonstrated at Savannah River. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/10142341
Chesnut, D A, Wagoner, J, Nitao, J J, Boyd, S, Shaffer, R J, Kansa, E J, Buscheck, T A, Pruess, K, and Falta, R W. Wed . "Analysis and evaluation of VOC removal technologies demonstrated at Savannah River". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/10142341. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10142341.
@article{osti_10142341,
title = {Analysis and evaluation of VOC removal technologies demonstrated at Savannah River},
author = {Chesnut, D A and Wagoner, J and Nitao, J J and Boyd, S and Shaffer, R J and Kansa, E J and Buscheck, T A and Pruess, K and Falta, R W},
abstractNote = {Volatile Organic Compounds, or VOCs, are ubiquitous subsurface contaminants at industrial as well as DOE sites. At the Savannah River Plant, the principles VOCs contaminating the subsurface below A-Area and M-Area are Trichloroethylene (C{sub 2}HCl{sub 3}, or TCE) and Tetrachloroethylene (C{sub 2}Cl{sub 4}, or PCE). These compounds were used extensively as degreasing solvents from 1952 until 1979, and the waste solvent which did not evaporate (on the order of 2{times}10{sup 6} pounds) was discharged to a process sewer line leading to the M-Area Seepage Basin (Figure I.2). These compounds infiltrated into the soil and underlying sediments from leaks in the sewer line and elsewhere thereby contaminating the vadose zone between the surface and the water table as well as the aquifer.},
doi = {10.2172/10142341},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/10142341}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1993},
month = {9}
}