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Title: Acoustically enhanced remediation of contaminated soil and ground water

Abstract

This program systematically evaluates the use of acoustic excitation fields (AEFs) to increase fluid and contaminant extraction rates from a wide range of unconsolidated soils. Successful completion of this program will result in a commercially-viable, advanced in-situ remediation technology that will significantly reduce clean-up times and costs. This technology should have wide applicability since it is envisioned to augment existing remediation technologies, such as traditional pump and treat and soil vapor extraction, not replace them. The overall program has three phases: Phase 1--laboratory scale parametric investigation; Phase 2--technology scaling study; Phase 3--field demonstration. Phase 1 of the program, corresponding to this period of performance, has as its primary objectives to provide a laboratory-scale proof of concept, and to fully characterize the effects of AEFs on fluid and contaminant extraction rates in a wide variety of soil types. The laboratory measurements of the soil transport properties and process parameters will be used in a computer model of the enhanced remediation process. A Technology Merit and Trade Study will complete Phase 1.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Weiss Associates, Emeryville, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
28288
Report Number(s):
DOE/MC/30360-95/C0425; CONF-9411149-12
ON: DE95007721; TRN: AHC29510%%93
DOE Contract Number:  
AR21-94MC30360
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Conference: Opportunity 95: environmental technology through small business, Morgantown, WV (United States), 16-17 Nov 1994; Other Information: PBD: [1994]
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; SOILS; DECONTAMINATION; GROUND WATER; POLLUTANTS; ACOUSTIC MONITORING; REMOVAL; ENVIRONMENTAL TRANSPORT; REMEDIAL ACTION; COMPILED DATA; IN-SITU PROCESSING

Citation Formats

Iovenitti, J L, Rynne, T M, and Spencer, Jr, J W. Acoustically enhanced remediation of contaminated soil and ground water. United States: N. p., 1994. Web. doi:10.2172/28288.
Iovenitti, J L, Rynne, T M, & Spencer, Jr, J W. Acoustically enhanced remediation of contaminated soil and ground water. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/28288
Iovenitti, J L, Rynne, T M, and Spencer, Jr, J W. 1994. "Acoustically enhanced remediation of contaminated soil and ground water". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/28288. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/28288.
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title = {Acoustically enhanced remediation of contaminated soil and ground water},
author = {Iovenitti, J L and Rynne, T M and Spencer, Jr, J W},
abstractNote = {This program systematically evaluates the use of acoustic excitation fields (AEFs) to increase fluid and contaminant extraction rates from a wide range of unconsolidated soils. Successful completion of this program will result in a commercially-viable, advanced in-situ remediation technology that will significantly reduce clean-up times and costs. This technology should have wide applicability since it is envisioned to augment existing remediation technologies, such as traditional pump and treat and soil vapor extraction, not replace them. The overall program has three phases: Phase 1--laboratory scale parametric investigation; Phase 2--technology scaling study; Phase 3--field demonstration. Phase 1 of the program, corresponding to this period of performance, has as its primary objectives to provide a laboratory-scale proof of concept, and to fully characterize the effects of AEFs on fluid and contaminant extraction rates in a wide variety of soil types. The laboratory measurements of the soil transport properties and process parameters will be used in a computer model of the enhanced remediation process. A Technology Merit and Trade Study will complete Phase 1.},
doi = {10.2172/28288},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/28288}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1994},
month = {12}
}