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Solidification and Stabilization of Contaminated Soil
University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations
  • Amitdyuti Sengupta, University of New Orleans
Date of Award
5-18-2007
Degree Type
Thesis
Degree Name
M.S.
Degree Program
Environmental Engineering
Department
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Major Professor
Kura, Bhaskar
Second Advisor
Barbe, Donald
Third Advisor
La Motta, Enrique
Abstract
In-situ remediation by Solidification and Stabilization (S/S) has shown huge promise in dealing with the clean up of soils contaminated with pollutants listed as Hazardous Substances under Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The site discussed in this paper was contaminated with Naphthalene, heavy metals and other VOCs. In order to find an effective remediation solution it was decided to explore the feasibility of using S/S. Research conducted included exploring Portland cement in combination with organo-clay (bentonite). Admixtures were chosen based on their advantages such as availability, previous experiences, costs and quality assurances. S/S has been found to be an effective method of remediation according to the various past and present Superfund projects. The study plan for this thesis involved bulk analysis and leachability tests to determine the initial and final level of contaminants in the soil and their potential leachability from the soil. The treated soil also underwent weight loss and air emissions (TO-3) tests.
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Citation Information
Amitdyuti Sengupta. "Solidification and Stabilization of Contaminated Soil" (2007)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/amitdyuti_sengupta/1/