U.S. EPA Contaminated Site Cleanup Information (CLU-IN)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. EPA Technology Innovation and Field Services Division

For more information on Thermal Treatment - In Situ, please contact:

Jim Cummings
Technology Assessment Branch

PH: (703) 603-7197 | Email: cummings.james@epa.gov

In Situ Thermal Treatment Site Profile Database


Developed by

US Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Land and Emergency Management
Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation
Washington, D. C.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed this website to summarize timely information about field demonstrations and full-scale applications of in situ thermal (IST) technologies. IST technologies — such as steam injection, electrical resistive heating, conductive heating, radio-frequency heating, and hot air injection — heat the subsurface to destroy or enhance the removal of various organic contaminants, including nonaqueous phase liquids that have been difficult to treat using conventional technologies. IST technologies have been used to treat chlorinated solvents, oils and petroleum products, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and wood preserving compounds in groundwater and soil. Projects for this website are collected using information from technical journals and conference proceedings, as well as information obtained from technology vendors and site managers. The project profiles contain information about the site, contaminants, and media, technology design and operation, and cost and performance results, as well as points of contact and references. This Web site can be used as a networking tool (each profile lists a contact) to identify past solutions and lessons learned that would apply to new sites with similar contaminants and climate.

As of December 2013, the website includes information on 181 IST treatment projects. As further information is obtained, EPA plans to update and expand this Web site with new IST technology project profiles and updated information about existing project profiles. EPA is continuing its efforts to examine current trends in the use of in situ thermal technologies.

For more information or to update or add a new profile, please contact:

Jim Cummings, US EPA
(703) 603-7197

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