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Title: Use of ground tire rubber in reactive permeable barriers to mitigate BTEX compounds

Abstract

The ability of ground tire rubber to sorb BTEX compounds from groundwater was examined. The current study consisted of running both batch and packed bed column tests to determine the sorption capacity, the flow through utilization efficiency and the reversibility of BTEX sorption to ground tire rubber. Sorption tests for an equilibrium concentration of the contaminant in solution of 10 mg/L showed that the adsorption capacity of ground tire rubber based on a percentage of the adsorption capacity of activated carbon is: 5% for benzene, 4% for toluene, 4% for ethylbenzene, and 8% for p-xylene. Column tests produced utilization efficiencies for ground tire rubber of 32% to 61% when in contact with the contaminant for 36 minutes. Sorption tests indicate no measurable reduction in sorption capacity after 8 consecutive sorption/desorption tests. Possible future uses of ground rubber as a sorption media could include the use of ground rubber as an aggregate in slurry cut-off walls, or as a sorption media in in-situ reactive permeable barriers.

Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Lehigh Univ., Bethlehem, PA (United States). Civil and Environmental Engineering Dept.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
564049
Report Number(s):
CONF-970195-
ISBN 0-8031-2470-8; TRN: IM9804%%138
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Symposium on testing soil mixed with waste or recycled materials, New Orleans, LA (United States), 16-17 Jan 1997; Other Information: PBD: 1997; Related Information: Is Part Of Testing soil mixed with waste or recycled materials; Wasemiller, M.A.; Hoddinott, K.B. [eds.]; PB: 349 p.; ASTM special technical publication, 1275
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; TIRES; WASTE PRODUCT UTILIZATION; REMEDIAL ACTION; SORPTIVE PROPERTIES; BENZENE; ALKYLATED AROMATICS; SORPTION; WASTE MANAGEMENT; INDUSTRIAL WASTES; IN-SITU PROCESSING; GROUND WATER

Citation Formats

Kershaw, D S, and Pamukcu, S. Use of ground tire rubber in reactive permeable barriers to mitigate BTEX compounds. United States: N. p., 1997. Web.
Kershaw, D S, & Pamukcu, S. Use of ground tire rubber in reactive permeable barriers to mitigate BTEX compounds. United States.
Kershaw, D S, and Pamukcu, S. Wed . "Use of ground tire rubber in reactive permeable barriers to mitigate BTEX compounds". United States.
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author = {Kershaw, D S and Pamukcu, S},
abstractNote = {The ability of ground tire rubber to sorb BTEX compounds from groundwater was examined. The current study consisted of running both batch and packed bed column tests to determine the sorption capacity, the flow through utilization efficiency and the reversibility of BTEX sorption to ground tire rubber. Sorption tests for an equilibrium concentration of the contaminant in solution of 10 mg/L showed that the adsorption capacity of ground tire rubber based on a percentage of the adsorption capacity of activated carbon is: 5% for benzene, 4% for toluene, 4% for ethylbenzene, and 8% for p-xylene. Column tests produced utilization efficiencies for ground tire rubber of 32% to 61% when in contact with the contaminant for 36 minutes. Sorption tests indicate no measurable reduction in sorption capacity after 8 consecutive sorption/desorption tests. Possible future uses of ground rubber as a sorption media could include the use of ground rubber as an aggregate in slurry cut-off walls, or as a sorption media in in-situ reactive permeable barriers.},
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url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/564049}, journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1997},
month = {12}
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