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GLRPPR Sector Resource: X*TRAX Laboratory Treatability Study of Jet Fuel Contaminated Soil from Chanute Air Force Base Near Rantoul, Illinois

Title:
X*TRAX Laboratory Treatability Study of Jet Fuel Contaminated Soil from Chanute Air Force Base Near Rantoul, Illinois

Abstract:
Chemical Waste Management, Inc. (CWM) conducted a laboratory X*TRAX treatability study on a fire training area jet fuel contaminated soil from Chanute Air Force Base (AFB) near Rantoul, IL. The CWM X*TRAX patented process is an innovative thermal desorption technology which volatizes organic compounds by indirectly heating the feed material in an inert atmosphere rotary dryer and condenses the organics separate from the remaining solids. The feed material chemical concentrations were significantly reduced by the X*TRAX process, and the treated soil did not exhibit the federal toxicity characteristic for benzene. Removal of oil, grease, and all volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds detected exceeded 99 percent. The cost to treat soils on site with the X*TRAX process for this type of project is significantly less than the cost for on site incineration. Written by Peter G. Romzick and Carl Swanstrom of CWM. (PDF Format; Length: 51 pages)

URL:
http://www.wmrc.uiuc.edu/main_sections/info_services/library_docs/tr/tr03.pdf

Source:
IL Waste Management and Research Center

Resource Type:
Article/report

Date of Publication:
November 1991

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