Thermal Treatment of Hydrocarbon-Impacted Soils: A Review of Technology Innovation for Sustainable Remediation

dc.citation.firstpage426en_US
dc.citation.journalTitleEngineeringen_US
dc.citation.lastpage437en_US
dc.citation.volumeNumber2en_US
dc.contributor.authorVidonish, Julia E.en_US
dc.contributor.authorZygourakis, Kyriacosen_US
dc.contributor.authorMasiello, Caroline A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSabadell, Gabrielen_US
dc.contributor.authorAlvarez, Pedro J.J.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-30T22:36:08Z
dc.date.available2017-01-30T22:36:08Z
dc.date.issued2016en_US
dc.description.abstractThermal treatment technologies hold an important niche in the remediation of hydrocarbon-contaminated soils and sediments due to their ability to quickly and reliably meet cleanup standards. However, sustained high temperature can be energy intensive and can damage soil properties. Despite the broad applicability and prevalence of thermal remediation, little work has been done to improve the environmental compatibility and sustainability of these technologies. We 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. There is no universally appropriate thermal treatment technology. Rather, the appropriate choice 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. Overall, the convergence of treatment process engineering with soil science, ecosystem ecology, and plant biology research is essential to fill critical knowledge gaps and improve both the removal efficiency and sustainability of thermal technologies.en_US
dc.identifier.citationVidonish, Julia E., Zygourakis, Kyriacos, Masiello, Caroline A., et al.. "Thermal Treatment of Hydrocarbon-Impacted Soils: A Review of Technology Innovation for Sustainable Remediation." <i>Engineering,</i> 2, (2016) Elsevier: 426-437. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/J.ENG.2016.04.005.
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/J.ENG.2016.04.005en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/93828
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.rightsThis is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND licenseen_US
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en_US
dc.subject.keywordsoil decompositionen_US
dc.subject.keywordland reclamationen_US
dc.subject.keywordincinerationen_US
dc.subject.keywordpyrolysisen_US
dc.subject.keyworddesorptionen_US
dc.titleThermal Treatment of Hydrocarbon-Impacted Soils: A Review of Technology Innovation for Sustainable Remediationen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.dcmiTexten_US
dc.type.publicationpublisher versionen_US
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