Location

London

Event Website

http://www.csce2016.ca/

Description

This research describes the full scale evaluation and testing of an integrated PCBs treatment system. Experiments were conducted on organic soil contaminated with PCBs. The result showed that a removal efficiency of 95% can be achieved using a three cycle isopropyl alcohol (IPA) extraction. It also showed that at least 80% of IPA can be recycled and reused for further extraction of PCBs. The concentrated PCB extracts can be photodechlorinated in an alkaline condition. The successful testing of this integrated PCB treatment system demonstrates this technology to be a promising solution to a very difficult problem.


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Jun 1st, 12:00 AM Jun 4th, 12:00 AM

ENV-609: TREATMENT OF PCBS CONTAMINATED SOIL USING AN INTEGRATED SYSTEM

London

This research describes the full scale evaluation and testing of an integrated PCBs treatment system. Experiments were conducted on organic soil contaminated with PCBs. The result showed that a removal efficiency of 95% can be achieved using a three cycle isopropyl alcohol (IPA) extraction. It also showed that at least 80% of IPA can be recycled and reused for further extraction of PCBs. The concentrated PCB extracts can be photodechlorinated in an alkaline condition. The successful testing of this integrated PCB treatment system demonstrates this technology to be a promising solution to a very difficult problem.

http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/csce2016/London/Environmental/6