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For more information on Thermal Desorption, please contact:

Jim Cummings
Technology Assessment Branch

PH: 202-566-0868 | Email: cummings.james@epa.gov



Thermal Treatment: Ex Situ

Additional Resources

Collected Papers on Solar Detoxification
Assembled by Dieter Meissner, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria.

Community Guide to Incineration
EPA 542-F-21-017, 2021

The Community Guide series (formerly Citizen's Guides) is a set of two-page fact sheets describing cleanup methods used at Superfund and other hazardous waste cleanup sites. Each guide answers six questions about the method: 1) What is it? 2) How does it work? 3) How long will it take? 4) Is it safe? 5) How might it affect me? 6) Why use it?

Cost and Performance Reports: On-Site Incineration at Superfund Sites

Incineration has been used as a remedy at more than 40 superfund sites. Information on cost and performance of incineration can be valuable to Remedial Project Managers (RPMs) and other decision makers responsible for future site cleanup projects. To date, reports on cost and performance for this technology have been limited. Fifteen case studies were prepared to obtain additional data on operating experience for completed projects. A report summarizing the case studies and providing technology descriptions makes general observations based on individual applications.

Superfund Remedy Report, Sixteenth Edition
EPA 542-R-20-001, 2020

EPA prepares the Superfund Remedy Report to provide information and analyses on remedies EPA selected to address contamination at Superfund National Priorities List and Superfund Alternative Approach sites. This report is the latest in a series, prepared since 1991, on Superfund remedy selection. The latest edition focuses on the analysis of Superfund remedial actions selected in fiscal years 2015, 2016 and 2017.

The data that forms the basis of the analyses contained in SRR 16th Edition can be found at Superfund Data and Reports by downloading Contaminant of Concern Data for Decision Documents by Media, FY 1982-2017 and Remedy Component Data for Decision Documents by Media, FY 1982-2017.

Technology Innovation News Survey (TINS)

The Technology Innovation News Survey contains market/commercialization information; reports on demonstrations, feasibility studies, and research; and other news relevant to the hazardous waste community interested in technology development. This report is updated every two weeks.

Forced Air Remediation Workshop, 16-17 June 2009, Taipei, Taiwan
U.S. EPA, Office of International Affairs, 2009

EPA's Office of International Affairs Organized the Forced Air Remediation Workshop in Taipei to deliver expert training based on slide presentations to the Environmental Protection Administration in Taiwan. The workshop focused on the correct and effective application of forced-air technologies for the removal of vapor-phase contaminants. The first three training modules discuss technology selection, sampling and monitoring considerations, and how to make the cleanup more environmentally friendly. Five technology-specific modules address applicability, configurations, design considerations and data needs, operating principles, operational strategies, limitations, cross-sections and schematics, and construction and startup/operation.