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NEW CLU-IN FOCUS AREA: ACTIVATED CARBON-BASED TECHNOLOGY FOR IN SITU REMEDIATION
U.S. EPA, Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation, CLU-IN Website, 2018

Activated carbon (AC)-based technology involves emplacement of AC-based amendments for in situ remediation of soil and groundwater. Besides AC, amendments typically include other reactive products commonly used with in situ chemical reduction, in situ chemical oxidation, and bioremediation. AC-based amendments remove contaminant via two processes: adsorption by AC and degradation by reactive amendments. The coupling of adsorption and degradation makes this technology a promising remedial option for addressing persistent plumes emanating from contaminants sorbed on soil, residual NAPL, or mass stored in low-permeability zones. The technology might also be applicable near or at the source area, especially when combined with other source treatment remedies, to limit contaminant mass flux out of source zones to downgradient plumes. https://clu-in.org/ac



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