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

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

Solvent Extraction


Chemical Extraction for Uranium Contaminated Soil at the RMI Titanium Company Extrusion Plant, Ashtabula, Ohio. Cost and Performance Report
1998. U.S. DOE, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM, 26 pp.

Resources Conservation Company B.E.S.T.® Solvent Extraction Technology: Applications Analysis Report
1993. EPA/540-AR-92/079, U.S. EPA SITE Program. 57 pp.

Solvent Extraction Technology, Terra-Kleen Response Group, Inc.: Innovative Technology Evaluation Report
1998. EPA/540-R-94/521, U.S. EPA SITE Program. 62 pp.

This solvent extraction technology uses a proprietary, water-soluble extraction solvent to transfer organic constituents from soil to a liquid phase in a batch process at ambient temperatures. The demonstration took place in 1997 at DOE's Fernald Environmental Restoration Management Project site in Ohio and involved removal of VOCs and SVOCs (ethylbenzene, total xylenes, 1,2,3 trichloropropane, methylene chloride, PCBs) from low-level radioactively contaminated cubic-yard batches of soil, sludge, or debris. The test materials were treated separately in six treatment vessels. Additional information: Rapid Commercialization Initiative Report (2009).

Solvent Extraction at Sparrevohn Long Range Radar Station, Alaska
1998. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. 14 pp.

Solvent Extraction/Dechlorination at the New Bedford Harbor Superfund Site, New Bedford, Massachusetts
2000. U.S. EPA. 17 pp.