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1st Edition

Remediation of Firing Range Impact Berms

ISBN 9780367455514
Published December 2, 2019 by CRC Press
416 Pages

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Book Description

A part of the continuing effort to provide innovative in situ remediation techniques, Remediation of Firing-Range Impact Berms presents the results of a soil washing and leaching project. The demonstration set as its primary objective providing reliable, detailed performance data to evaluate the feasibility and cost of implementing a full-scale system. Its secondary objective was to demonstrate the effectiveness of the technology in producing a 'clean' soil based on analytical results.
The project included the following steps:

  • Bench scale treatability studies of prospective soils
  • Selection of a demonstration site
  • Pilot plant equipment design, installation, and shakedown
  • Execution of the demonstration at the selected DOD site
  • Preparation of the Final Technical Report (FTR) and the Technology Evaluation Report (TER)
    The monograph discusses the results of the pilot plant study and includes the technical information necessary to reproduce the study full-scale. It recommends procedures for successful soil washing at small arms ranges. Remediation of Firing-Range Impact Berms will save you time and money when using in situ technology for soil remediation.
  • Table of Contents

    Executive Summary
    Project Overview
    Site Identification
    General Description of Pilot Plant
    Full-Scale Plant Economics
    Soil Washing Treatability Studies
    Particle Sizing and Gravity Separation
    Attrition Scrubbing of Miramar Soil
    Hydrocyclone Tests
    Summary of Physical Treatment Studies
    Chemical Treatment-Leaching
    Leaching Treatability Studies
    Flowsheet Design
    Technology Demonstration
    Test Site Description
    Pilot Plant Description and Design
    Pilot System Fabrication
    Project Execution
    Design and Operation of Hypothetical System
    Remedial Objectives
    Engineering Design
    Economic Analysis
    Cost Analysis for a Hypothetical Site
    Maximizing Treatment Rate
    Potential Effects on Cost or Performance
    Performance and Potential Application
    Operability of the Technology
    Applicable Wastes
    Advantage of the Designed Soil Washing System
    Site Characteristics Suitable for the Technology
    Materials Handling Requirements
    Limitations of the Technology
    Objectives and Performance as Compared to ARAR
    Personnel Requirements
    Health and Safety
    Monograph References
    Related References
    Appendix A: Treatability Study Results
    Appendix B: Demonstration Process Flowsheet
    Appendix C: Operating Rates and Mass Balance for NAS Miramar Pilot Plant
    Appendix D: Supporting Calculations for Equipment Capacities
    Appendix E: Pilot Plant Photographs
    Daily Log and Results of Feed Rate Tests
    Appendix F: Analytical Discussion
    Appendix G: Process Control and Monitoring Data
    Appendix H: Process Flowsheet for Full-Scale Plant
    Appendix I: Equipment Calculations for Full-Scale Plant
    Appendix J: Design Figures for Full-Scale Plant
    Appendix K: Cost Analysis Backup Data

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    Douglas A. Hlousek, Douglas A. Hlousek is a senior project manager with Metcalf & Eddy, Inc. He has over 25 years of experience in construction management, project management, project controls, and estimating. His expertise is in design-build construction, hazardous waste site remediation, underground storage tank remediation, earthwork, site drainage, water distribution, and sewage disposal projects. He has a B.S. in general engineering from the United States Coast Guard Academy, and an A.S. in business management from Fisher College. He received a certification in environmental hazardous waste management at Northeastern University. He is a technical director for Metcalf & Eddy’s NoVOCs innovative technology, providing project control support for the design, pricing structure, and scheduling of NoVOCs in-well stripping projects nationwide. Mr. Hlousek was the program manager for the technology evaluation for Remediation of Lead Contaminated Soils at Small-Arms Firing Ranges Using Mining and Beneficiation Technologies. Mr. Hlousek has presented papers and published articles in the areas of remediation and innovative technologies., Thomas A. Phillips, Thomas A. Phillips is the President of Hydro GeoTech, Inc. where he is a consultant involved in applying technical solutions to environmental problems at industrial plants and military bases. He has a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Maryland. Since 1973, Mr. Phillips has worked in a variety of capacities while employed by the U.S. Bureau of Mines (BOM). In his most recent position, he was research supervisor for the environmental program at the Salt Lake Research Center. In this position, Mr. Phillips supervised 35 researchers who investigated mineralrelated environmental issues. He also led or was part of interagency teams involved in acid-mine drainage using water treatment technologies, mine closures, military base closures, and BOM realignment and environmental planning. Mr. Phillips’ experience includes serving as a staff engineer where he was responsible for several major programs for primary minerals and recycling and for long range planning, reviewing research plans, and assessing their progress. He has also served as a special assistant to the BOM Director of the Solidad Canyon Project. Mr. Phillips has published several articles and many internal documents involving mineral industry and remediation technologies., Donald F. Lowe, Donald F. Lowe is an Assistant Program Manager with AATDF at Rice University where he managed four projects involving the field demonstration of innovative technologies. Dr. Lowe has a Ph.D. in metallurgy-chemical engineering from the University of Arizona, a M.S. in metallurgical engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a B.S. in mining engineering from the University of North Dakota. In his capacity as project manager for AATDF, Dr. Lowe provided the necessary managerial guidance and technical expertise to bring each project through a successful demonstration. He has also been an active participant in the preparation of the reports for each project. Since 1986, Dr. Lowe has been involved as a technical manager, proposal manager, and senior engineer with several environmental firms. His management responsibilities included cost estimation of remediation projects and economic feasibility studies for numerous processes. He also has provided technical guidance for many remediation projects. Prior to 1986, Dr. Lowe was employed for 25 years as a research supervisor or research engineer with four primary mining or metals recycling companies. He has several patents and publications that are related to metals extraction and recycling processes., Karen L. Duston, Karen L. Duston is a Research Scientist in the Energy and Environmental Systems Institute (EESI) at Rice University. As a technical reviewer and editor, Dr. Duston has been active in the preparation of the reports for the AATDF projects. She has held the position of Coordinator of the Superfund University Training Institute (SUTI), a federally funded program offering environmental assessment and remediation training to state and federal employees, and as manager of the biological remediation laboratory at Rice University. She was responsible for the daily operation of SUTI and coordinated government, academic, and industrial efforts to offer and prepare instructional materials for the courses. Dr. Duston has a Ph.D. in environmental science and engineering from Rice University, a M.S. in microbiology from Texas A&M University, and a B.S. in chemistry and in metallurgical engineering from the University of Texas at El Paso., Carroll L. Oubre, Carroll L. Oubre is the Program Manager for the DOD/AATDF Program. As Program Manager he is responsible for the day-to-day management of the $19.3 million DOD/AATDF Program. This includes guidance of the AATDF staff, overview of the 12 demonstration projects, assuring project milestones are met within budget, and that complete reporting of the results are timely. Dr. Oubre has a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Southwestern Louisiana, a M.S. in chemical engineering from Ohio State University, and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Rice University. He worked for Shell Oil Company for 28 years, with his last job as Manager of Environmental Research and Development for Royal Dutch Shell in England. Prior to that, he was Director of Environmental Research and Development at Shell Development Company in Houston, Texas., C. H. (Herb) Ward, C. H. (Herb) Ward is the Foyt Family Chair of Engineering in the George R. Brown School of Engineering at Rice University. He is also Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology., Dr. Ward has undergraduate (B.S.) and graduate (M.S. and Ph.D.) degrees from New Mexico State University and Cornell University, respectively. He also earned the M.P.H. in environmental health from the University of Texas., Following 22 years as Chair of the Department of Environmental Science & Engineering at Rice University, Dr. Ward is now Director of the Energy and Environmental Systems Institute (EESI), a university-wide program designed to mobilize industry, government, and academia to focus on problems related to energy production and environmental protection., Dr. Ward is also Director of the Department of Defense Advanced Applied Technology Demonstration Facility (AATDF) Program, a distinguished consortium of university-based environmental research centers supported by consulting environmental engineering firms to guide selection, development, demonstration, and commercialization of advanced applied environmental restoration technologies for the DOD. For the past 18 years, he has directed the activities of the National Center for Ground Water Research (NCGWR), a consortium of universities charged with conducting long-range exploratory research to help anticipate and solve the nation’s emerging ground water problems. He is also Co-Director of the EPA-sponsored Hazardous Substances Research Center/South & Southwest (HSRC/S&SW), whose research focus is on contaminated sediments and dredged materials., Dr. Ward has served as President of both the American Institute of Biological Sciences and the Society for Industrial Microbiology. He is the founding and current Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.