The principle of thermal soil decontamination is simple. A contaminated soil is heated to temperatures of 400-700 °C, which is sufficient to evaporate or to pyrolyse the organic contaminants. The gaseous products are removed by convection and the residual soil is ready for reuse after cooling and moistening.
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- Progress in the Treatment of Soils Contaminated with Organochlorine Compounds. A Comparison between the Netherlands and the USA
E. W. B. De Leer
- Springer Netherlands
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