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 Desorption, please contact:

Jim Cummings
Technology Assessment Branch

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

Thermal Treatment: Ex Situ

Additional Resources

Adobe PDF LogoA Citizen's Guide to Incineration
EPA 542-F-12-010, 2012

The Citizen's Guide series summarize cleanup methods used at Superfund and other sites. Each two-page fact sheet answers six questions about the cleanup 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? and 6) Why use it?

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

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, Fifteenth Edition
EPA 542-R-17-001, 2017

The Superfund Remedy Report (SRR), Fifteenth Edition, was published by the EPA Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation (OSRTI) in August 2017. The report focuses on Superfund remedial actions selected in fiscal years 2012, 2013 and 2014, and on remedy trends since 1982. The report includes remedies selected in 308 decision documents (Records of Decision [RODs], ROD amendments, and Explanations of Significant Differences with changes to remedy components) signed in this three-year period. The SRR compiles data on overall remedy selection and remedies for source materials (such as soil and sediments), groundwater, surface water and air related to vapor intrusion. The report also analyzes media and contaminants for sites with remedies. The appendices summarize all of the remedy components selected for sources and groundwater in each decision document signed in 2012, 2013, and 2014.

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.