The scale up of the catalyzed hydrogen peroxide treatment of petroleum contaminated soils was investigated with emphasis on the optimum catalyst, a risk-based treatment protocol, transport of reagents through the soil, and scale up requirements. The results showed that iron (III) sulfate was the most effective catalyst, that a risk based endpoint for total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPH) removal was significantly more cost effective, and that reagent requirements were independent of soil mass.
November 19, 2007
Richard J. Watts, Samuel E. Dilly, Daniel Haller.
Washington State Transportation Center (TRAC)
- # of Pages: 112 p., 4,348 KB (PDF)
- Subject: Catalysts, Cost effectiveness, Hydrocarbons, Hydrogen peroxide, Iron compounds, Measures of effectiveness, Petroleum, Pilot studies, Soil pollution, Soil remediation, Sulfates.
- Keywords: Petroleum, diesel, soil treatment, remediation, Fenton's Reagent, iron sulfate.
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