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DOI 10.1002/ceat.201300129
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Title (Primary) Demonstration of in situ radio-frequency heating at a former industrial site
Author Holzer, F.; Buchenhorst, D.; Köhler, R.; Gaffron, A.; Weiß, H.; Kopinke, F.-D.; Roland, U.
Journal Chemical Engineering & Technology
Year 2013
Department TUCHEM; GWS
Volume 36
Issue 7
Page From 1108
Page To 1116
Language englisch
Keywords Biodegradation; Hydrocarbons; In situ soil remediation; Radio-frequency heating; Soil vapor extraction
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Abstract In situ radio-frequency heating (ISRFH) combined with soil vapor extraction was demonstrated at a contaminated field site of a former hydrotreatment plant in Zeitz near Leipzig. The project was carried out in several phases including cold soil vapor extraction for comparison. During the test, a soil volume of about 300 m3 was heated to an average temperature of 54 °C. As expected, the extraction rate for hydrocarbons (especially the main contaminant benzene) was markedly enhanced by soil heating. Furthermore, microbial degradation of organic compounds was supported. Although a total amount of approximately 1.4 t of hydrocarbons was removed from the soil, the demonstration project was not aimed at complete remediation of the site. Conditions limiting the extent of cleanup are discussed in detail and conclusions for an efficient application of ISRFH in soil remediation are derived whereas experiences from other sites are also implied.
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Holzer, F., Buchenhorst, D., Köhler, R., Gaffron, A., Weiß, H., Kopinke, F.-D., Roland, U. (2013):
Demonstration of in situ radio-frequency heating at a former industrial site
Chem. Eng. Technol. 36 (7), 1108 - 1116