CONTAMINATED SOIL

Award Information
Agency:
Environmental Protection Agency
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$35,419.00
Award Year:
1984
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
1307
Agency Tracking Number:
1307
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
International Hydronics Corp (Currently International Health Tech Inc)
5 Cresent Ave., Box 243, Rocky Hill, NJ, 08553
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
A.B. MINDLER
INVESTIGATOR
(609) 921-9216
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THERMAL DESTRUCTION OF HAZARDOUS WASTE IN CONTAMINATED SOIL IS THE ONLY KNOWN METHOD OF PERMANENTLY MANAGING THIS THREAT TO GROUNDWATER AND THE ENVIRONMENT. HOWEVER, THE COST ARE SO HIGH THAT TEMPORARY STORAGE HAS BEEN SELECTED FOR THOSE SITES WHERE CLEAN-UP HAS BEEN PERFORMED. THIS PROPOSAL IS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF PRETREATMENT TECHNIQUES TO MARKEDLY REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF CONTAMINATED SOIL WHICH REQUIRES TREATMENT BY THERMAL DESTRUCTION. THIS IS TO BE ACCOMPLISHED BY SEPARATION OF THE CLAY, FINE SILT, AND ORGANIC MATTER WHICH ARE THE SOIL CONSTITUENTS EXPECTED TO CONTAIN MOST OF THE HAZARDOUS WASTE CONTAMINATION. IN PHASE I, DETERMINATION WILL BE MADE OF THE PORTION OF HAZARDOUS WASTE CARRIED BY THE FINER CONSTITUENTS AND ORGANIC MATTER. TECHNIQUES WILL BE DEVELOPED FOR THE REMOVAL OF SOIL CONSTITUENTS WHICH ADHERE TO THE LARGER PARTICLE SIZE CONSTITUENTS BY "SCRUBBING" WITH FINE MESH ADSORBENTS. PRELIMINARY ENGINEERING APPROACHES AND COSTS FOR SEGREGATION WILL BE ESTABLISHED. IF THIS APPROACH PROVES PROMISING, PHASE II WILL BE AN ENGINEERING STUDY AND APPROPRIATE TRIALS OF MEANS TO EFFECT SEPARATION OF THE CONTAMINATED PORTION OF THE SOIL. THIS WILL BE FOLLOWED BY TRIAL BURNS OR THERMAL DESTRUCTION OF THE SEGREGATED PORTION OF THE SOIL.

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