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Title: Technology evaluation report: Biotrol Soil Washing System for treatment of a wood-preserving site. Volume 2, Part B

Abstract

The SITE Program demonstration of one configuration of the BioTrol Soil Washing System (BSWS) was conducted to obtain reliable performance and cost data that can be used to evaluate the potential applicability of the technology as a remediation alternative for sites contaminated with hazardous wastes. The BSWS treatment train used in the study consists of three technologies: a soil washer; an aqueous treatment system; and a slurry bio-reactor. The demonstration was carried out at the MacGillis and Gibbs Superfund site in New Brighton, MN. The report analyzes the results from the SITE demonstration. It includes discussion of the operation of the three separate treatment technologies (SW, SBR, and BATS) evaluated in the test and provides flow diagrams, a summary of the sampling and analytical programs, an economic analysis, and a quality assurance/quality control evaluation of the data. Conclusions were reached concerning the technology's suitability for use in remediations involving both similar and different materials at other sites.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Science Applications International Corp., McLean, VA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
6031734
Report Number(s):
PB-92-115336/XAB
CNN: EPA-68-03-3485; EPA-68-CO-0048
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: See also Volume 2, Part A, PB92-115328. Sponsored by Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; MINNESOTA; LAND POLLUTION; POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS; BIODEGRADATION; SOILS; DECONTAMINATION; HAZARDOUS MATERIALS; QUALITY ASSURANCE; QUALITY CONTROL; REMEDIAL ACTION; TECHNOLOGY UTILIZATION; US SUPERFUND; WASTE MANAGEMENT; AROMATICS; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; CLEANING; CONTROL; DECOMPOSITION; DEVELOPED COUNTRIES; FEDERAL REGION V; HYDROCARBONS; LAWS; MANAGEMENT; MATERIALS; NORTH AMERICA; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; POLLUTION; POLLUTION LAWS; USA 540250* -- Environment, Terrestrial-- Site Resource & Use Studies-- (1990-); 290300 -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Environment, Health, & Safety

Citation Formats

Skovronek, H.S., Ellis, W., Evans, J., Kitaplioglu, O., and McPherson, J. Technology evaluation report: Biotrol Soil Washing System for treatment of a wood-preserving site. Volume 2, Part B. United States: N. p., 1991. Web.
Skovronek, H.S., Ellis, W., Evans, J., Kitaplioglu, O., & McPherson, J. Technology evaluation report: Biotrol Soil Washing System for treatment of a wood-preserving site. Volume 2, Part B. United States.
Skovronek, H.S., Ellis, W., Evans, J., Kitaplioglu, O., and McPherson, J. 1991. "Technology evaluation report: Biotrol Soil Washing System for treatment of a wood-preserving site. Volume 2, Part B". United States. doi:.
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  • The SITE Program demonstration of one configuration of the BioTrol Soil Washing System (BSWS) was conducted to obtain reliable performance and cost data that can be used to evaluate the potential applicability of the technology as a remediation alternative for sites contaminated with hazardous wastes. The BSWS treatment train used in the study consists of three technologies: a soil washer; an aqueous treatment system; and a slurry bio-reactor. The demonstration was carried out at the MacGillis and Gibbs Superfund site in New Brighton, MN. The report analyzes the results from the SITE demonstration. It includes discussion of the operation ofmore » the three separate treatment technologies (SW, SBR, and BATS) evaluated in the test and provides flow diagrams, a summary of the sampling and analytical programs, an economic analysis, and a quality assurance/quality control evaluation of the data. The volume, consisting of several appendices, presents key analytical data and the quality control and quality assurance studies that were carried out as part of the demonstration evaluation. Additional supporting data is archieved in EPA's Edison, New Jersey laboratory.« less
  • The report presents and evaluates the extensive database from the SITE Program demonstration at the MacGillis and Gibbs wood treatment facility in New Brighton, MN. Soil washing and segregation, biotreatment of contaminated process water, and biodegradation of a slurry of the contaminated fines from the soil washing were evaluated over several weeks of operation. The contaminants of concern were pentachlorophenol (penta) and polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). The results indicate that the soil washer effectively segregates contaminated soil into coarse, relatively uncontaminated sand constituting the largest output fraction and a much smaller fraction of fine clay/silt particles retaining about 30% ofmore » the original contamination. Penta removal efficiency from the feed soil is 87%-89% (vendor's claim: 90%). Contaminated woody material is also segregated. Operational variations and their impact on output qualities and quantities are described. Biotreatment of process water from the soil washing successfully degraded 91-94% of the penta. The results for the slurry biological treatment of the contaminated fines indicated that >90% removal of penta and PAHs probably can be achieved with a fully acclimated system operating at steady state. Combined operating and capital equipment cost for an integrated system are estimated to be $168/ton of soil treated. Incineration of the woody debris is a major cost factor. Costs are also presented by process since specific applications may require different configurations of the three units.« less
  • A separate abstract is included for each of the 3 volumes of this set.
  • The report analyzes the results of the SITE Program demonstration of BioTrol's Soil Washing System at the MacGillis and Gibbs wood treatment facility in New Brighton, MN. The contaminants of primary interest are pentachlorophenol (penta) and polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). From tests with two soils (130 mg/kg and 680 mg/kg penta), it is concluded that the soil washer effectively segregates contaminated soil into a large fraction of relatively uncontaminated washed soil, a small fraction of fine clay and silt retaining about 30% of the original penta contamination, contaminated woody debris and contaminated process water. Biotreatment of the process water frommore » the two soil washing tests degraded 91-94% of the penta; removal of PAHs could not be determined. While steady state was not achieved, the biological treatment of the contaminated fines in a Slurry Bio-Reactor suggested that >90% removal of penta and PAHs could be achieved with a fully acclimated system. Combined operating and capital costs for an integrated, full-scale system are estimated to be $168/ton of soil treated; incineration of the woody debris is a major cost factor.« less
  • The Superfund Innovative Technology Evaluation (SITE) Program was instituted in 1986 to promote the development and application of innovative technologies to the remediation of Superfund and other sites contaminated with hazardous wastes. The Project Summary highlights the results of an evaluation of a specific arrangement of the three technologies of the BSWS. The system consists of multiple stages of physical abrasion, attrition, flotation, and washing of excavated soil in the BSW. The site selected for the evaluation is a wood preserving facility in New Brighton, MN, where creosote and pentachlorophenol were used for several decades.