Title: Thermal Treatment of Hydrocarbon-Impacted Soils: A Review of Technology Innovation for Sustainable Remediation 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> journal article 
Country: China 
Language(s): English
 
Year: 2017 
Author 1/Producer: Vidonish, J.E.,  
Other Authors/Producers: K. Zygourakis, C.A. Masiello, G. Sabadell, and P.J.J. Alvarez  
Author / Producer Type: University research group / research institute 
Journal: Engineering 
Journal Web Link: http://  
Start Page: 426 
End Page: 437 
Volume: 2 
Part: 4 
Publisher Country: Netherlands 
Publisher web link (root): https://doi.org/10.1016/J.ENG.2016.04.005
ISSN: doi.org/10.1016/J.ENG.2016.04.005 
Article Weblink (=direct link): http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2095809917 ...  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Contaminants-->BTEX
Contaminated land-->Contaminants-->Others
 
Short description: The authors review several common thermal treatment technologies for hydrocarbon-contaminated soils, assess their potential environmental impacts, and propose frameworks for sustainable and low-impact deployment based on a holistic consideration of energy and water requirements, ecosystem ecology, and soil science. The review covers thermal desorption in situ and ex situ, smoldering, incineration, pyrolysis, vitrification, radio-frequency heating/microwave heating, hot air injection, and steam injection. Selecting an appropriate thermal treatment depends on the contamination scenario (including the type of hydrocarbons present) and on site-specific considerations such as soil properties, water availability, and the heat sensitivity of contaminated soils.  
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