MELTER-ISV SIMULATOR FOR IN-SITU VITRIFICATION PROCESSES

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$64,995.00
Award Year:
1994
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
27558
Agency Tracking Number:
27558
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Utsi Research Pk, Po Box 1854, Tullahoma, TN, 37388
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Arsev H Eraslan
(615) 454-2400
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
MELTER-ISV SIMULATOR IS BEING DEVELOPED AS THE INDUSTRY-STANDARD COMPUTATIONAL MODEL FOR SIMULATING IN-SITU VITRIFICATION (ISV) PROCESSES THAT ARE CURRENTLY BEING CONSIDERED AS ALTERNATIVE REMEDIATION TECHNOLOGIES FOR HAZARDOUS-WASTE SITES. THE ADVANCED STATE-OF-THE-ART COMPUTATIONAL MODEL IS ABLE TO SIMULATE THE TRANSIENT, THREE-DIMENSIONAL, CHEMICALLY REACTING, MULTI-CONSTITUENT-MATERIAL, MULTI-PHASE SOLID, LIQUID, GAS (VAPOR) CONVECTION-FLOW AND HEAT-TRANSFER CONDITIONS IN THE MELT AND IN THE SURROUNDING GROUND, DURING ISV PROCESSES. THEREFORE, IT WILL BE ABLE TO PREDICT, ACCURATELY, THE DETAILED GEOMETRY OF THE MOLTEN GROUND-MATERIALS THAT CAN BE GENERATED DURING A SITE-SPECIFIC ISV PROCESS AND, CONSEQUENTLY, WHETHER OR NOT THE PLANNED SITE-SPECIFIC REMEDIAL ACTION PROGRAM CAN ACTUALLY STABILIZE AND IMMOBILIZE BY ENCAPSULATION, THE CONTAMINANTS AT THE HAZARDOUS-WASTE SITE. MELTER-ISV SIMULATOR ESTABLISHES THE URGENTLY NEEDED COMPUTATIONAL ANALYSIS CAPABILITY FOR THE EMERGING ISV TECHNOLOGY WHICH CAN BE USED BY THE REGULATORY AGENCIES; IN FEASIBILITY STUDIES; BY THE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT (R&D) ORGANIZATIONS; AND THE INDUSTRY IN THE ENGINEERING-DESIGN AND PLANNING OF SITE-SPECIFIC ISV SYSTEMS THAT CAN BE IMPLEMENTED, COST-EFFECTIVELY, AS REMEDIAL ACTION PROGRAMS FOR HAZARDOUS-WASTE SITES IN THE UNITED STATES AND AROUND THE WORLD.

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