By William C. Anderson P.E., DEE (auth.), William C. Anderson P.E., DEE (eds.)
This monograph on chemical remedy is certainly one of a sequence of 8 on cutting edge web site and waste remediation applied sciences which are the end result of a multi association attempt concerning greater than a hundred specialists over a 12 months interval. It offers the skilled, working towards specialist information at the program of leading edge methods thought of prepared for full-scale software. different monographs during this sequence tackle bioremediation, soil washing/soil flushing, solvent chemical extraction, stabilization/ solidifica tion, thermal desorption, thermal destruction, and vacuum vapor extraction. 7. 7 Chemical therapy The time period chemical therapy, as utilized in this monograph, refers back to the use of reagents to spoil or chemically alter goal contaminants via capacity except pyrolysis or combustion. The monograph addresses strategies that chemically deal with infected soils, groundwaters, floor waters, and, to a constrained volume, centred contaminants. Chemical therapy is a method of changing detrimental components into much less environmentally ob jectionable kinds so that it will meet therapy goals. This monograph addresses substitution, oxidation, and chemical precipi tation strategies. It addresses strategies inside those sessions which are suffi ciently complicated for full-scale software. there are various rising applied sciences inside of those sessions which are within the examine or an early devel opment level, now not but prepared for full-scale program, that seem to be very promising technologically. Six such applied sciences are in short addressed in Appendix A.
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It is important to note that the stability constants reported in the technical literature can vary by several orders of magnitude. 32). Patterson (1988) points out that the shape of the cadmium hydroxide solubility curve (as a function of pH) can vary significantly, depending on the particular stability constants chosen. Chemical precipitation processes offer significant potential for removing soluble ionic species from solution, particularly heavy metals. The technique is not generally applicable in treatment of contaminated soils.
Oxidation processes have been used exclusively to degrade organic compounds in aqueous media and some soils; however, it would appear possible to use the technique also to change the oxidation state of metals and convert them to less toxic or less soluble forms that will precipitate. I See the monograph in this series, Innovative Site Remediation: Thermal Desorption, wherein the ATP Process is addressed as a thermal desorption process. 1 Chemical Oxidation Processes Chemical oxidation processes use merely a chemical oxidizing agent to react with the contaminant.
Chemical Treatment by William C. Anderson P.E., DEE (auth.), William C. Anderson P.E., DEE (eds.)