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Catalyzed Peroxide Soil Pilot Study


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.

  • Date Published: July, 1997
  • Publication Number: WA-RD 419.1
  • Last Modified: November 19, 2007
  • Authors: Richard J. Watts, Samuel E. Dilly, Daniel Haller.
  • Originator: 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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