Carbon adsorption onsite for remedial actions
Environmental remediation options range from various offsite disposal methods to onsite concentration, treatment or storage. Onsite treatment using mobile carbon adsorption treatment systems has long been a favored option for remedial actions because of its proven performance in the clean-up of transportation spills, waste sites, runoff from chemical warehouse fires and many types of groundwater pollution. Carbon adsorption is fundamentally a concentration technology. It will, for example, preferentially concentrate organics. Following its use, the carbon is usually transported offsite for thermal regeneration (mobile regeneration is not generally available) or landfilled if certain contaminants such as PCBs are on the carbon. Most remediation projects are temporary in nature and involve removing contamination from finite areas to attain specific pollutant limits. The best way to approach these circumstances is to utilize mobile, rapidly deployed, modular units. With mobile pretreatment equipment, the field engineer can solve problems with control over cost and system performance.
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- Resource Type:
- Journal Article
- Resource Relation:
- Journal Name: Pollut. Eng.; (United States); Journal Volume: XVI:1
- Research Org:
- O.H. Materials, Inc, Findley, O.H.
- Country of Publication:
- United States
- 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; HAZARDOUS MATERIALS; WASTE PROCESSING; POLLUTANTS; ADSORPTION; TECHNOLOGY UTILIZATION; CARBON; CONTROL; COST; IN-SITU PROCESSING; PERFORMANCE; PORTABLE EQUIPMENT; WASTE DISPOSAL; ELEMENTS; EQUIPMENT; MANAGEMENT; MATERIALS; NONMETALS; PROCESSING; SORPTION; WASTE MANAGEMENT 320305* -- Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization-- Industrial & Agricultural Processes-- Industrial Waste Management