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.

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, July 1, 1997
Publication Number: 
WA-RD 419.1
Last modified: 
10/12/2016 - 15:41
Authors: 
Richard J. Watts, Samuel E. Dilly, Daniel Haller.
Originator: 
Washington State Transportation Center (TRAC)
Number of Pages: 
112
Subject: 
Catalysts, Cost effectiveness, Hydrocarbons, Hydrogen peroxide, Iron compounds, Measures of effectiveness, Petroleum, Pilot studies, Soil pollution, Soil remediation, Sulfates.