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Title: Heating of solid earthen material, measuring moisture and resistivity

Abstract

The present invention includes a method of treating solid earthen material having volatile, semi-volatile, and non-volatile contaminants that utilizes electrical energy. A plurality of electrodes are inserted into a region of earthen material to be treated in a selected geometric pattern. Varying phase and voltages configurations are applied to corresponding electrodes to achieve heating, physical phase changes, and the placement of substances within the treatment region. Additionally, treatment mediums can be added to either treat the contamination within the soil or to restrict their mobility. 29 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, OH (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
288017
Patent Number(s):
5,545,803
Application Number:
PAN: 8-268,490
Assignee:
Battelle Memorial Inst., Richland, WA (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 13 Aug 1996
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; SOILS; ELECTRIC HEATING; REMEDIAL ACTION; ELECTRODES; INSTALLATION; VOLATILE MATTER; REMOVAL; POLLUTANTS

Citation Formats

Heath, W O, Gauglitz, P A, Pillay, G, Bergsman, T M, Eschbach, E A, Goheen, S C, Richardson, R L, Roberts, J S, and Schalla, R. Heating of solid earthen material, measuring moisture and resistivity. United States: N. p., 1996. Web.
Heath, W O, Gauglitz, P A, Pillay, G, Bergsman, T M, Eschbach, E A, Goheen, S C, Richardson, R L, Roberts, J S, & Schalla, R. Heating of solid earthen material, measuring moisture and resistivity. United States.
Heath, W O, Gauglitz, P A, Pillay, G, Bergsman, T M, Eschbach, E A, Goheen, S C, Richardson, R L, Roberts, J S, and Schalla, R. Tue . "Heating of solid earthen material, measuring moisture and resistivity". United States.
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