Ex-situ remediation of a metal-contaminated superfund soil using selective extractants

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dc.contributor.advisor Pichtel, John, 1957- en_US
dc.contributor.author Steele, Mark C. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:37:52Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:37:52Z
dc.date.created 1997 en_US
dc.date.issued 1997
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 1997 .S74 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/185880
dc.description.abstract Extractive processes can permanently and significantly reduce the volume, toxicity and mobility of contaminated materials at affected sites. Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA), N-2 (acetamido)iminodiacetic acid (ADA), pyridine2,6-dicarboxylic acid (PDA), and hydrochloric acid (HC1) were evaluated in batch studies for their ability to remove lead (Pb) and cadmium (Cd) from a Superfund soil. The extraction of Pb as a function of time was limited and the order of Pb removal was EDTA > ADA > PDA > HC1. Repeated extractions did not treat the soil below the Pb regulatory limit (1,000 mg/kg); however, the Pb remaining occurs in an immobile form. All extractants treated the soil below the proposed Cd regulatory limit (40 mg/kg) within 1 h. Lead recovery from solution was accomplished by hydroxide precipitation in the presence of excess calcium, and recovery at pH 11 was 70%, 98%, and 97% from the EDTA, ADA, and PDA complexes, respectively.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management
dc.format.extent v, 95 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Hazardous waste site remediation. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Soil remediation. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Soils -- Cadmium content. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Soils -- Lead content. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Metal wastes. en_US
dc.title Ex-situ remediation of a metal-contaminated superfund soil using selective extractants en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.S.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1048379 en_US


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