1st Edition

Phytoremediation of Hydrocarbon-Contaminated Soils

    192 Pages
    by CRC Press

    192 Pages
    by CRC Press

    Interest in phytoremediation as a solution for contaminants in groundwater and soil has exploded. The project documented in Phytoremediation of Hydrocarbon Contaminated Soils presents innovative technology for environmental clean up using in situ treatment. It describes the results of a field study focusing on hydrocarbon contamination, especially polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons, in surface and near surface soils.
    The field demonstration used soils contaminated with aged diesel fuels. The random block design enabled the investigators to test the statistical difference in the effects of different vegetated and unvegetated treatments. They tested the degradation of diesel and polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbon components in plots containing three different vegetation treatments, two grasses and a legume, and a non-vegetated control.
    Part one of the monograph gives a complete and thorough account of the results of the field study. Part two covers the design and potential costs of a full-scale implementation of the demonstration system as well as the performance and potential application of the new technology.
    Phytoremediation of Hydrocarbon Contaminated Soils supplies quantitative results about the use of vegetation in soil remediation. The information given on the niches and limitations of the technologies allows for a more informed selection of remedial solutions for environmental cleanup.

    Technology Demonstration
    Introduction and Technology Overview
    Laboratory and Greenhouse Studies
    Field Study
    Demonstration Conclusions and Recommendations
    Demonstration References
    Technology Design and Evaluation
    Design Basis From Demonstration
    Engineering Design
    Measurement Procedures
    Costs and Economic Analyses
    Performance and Potential Application
    Design and Evaluation References and Bibliography.

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    Fiorenza, Stephanie; Oubre, Carroll L.; Ward, C. H.