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

Guidance

Adobe PDF LogoApplication Guide for Thermal Desorption Systems
Dharam Pal, Steve Fann, and Scott Wight, Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center. TR-2090-ENV, 256 pp, 1998.

Adobe PDF LogoConsiderations for Conducting Treatability Studies to Evaluate the Impact of Metals Partitioning During the Incineration of Contaminated Soils from Superfund Sites (RREL): Superfund Engineering Issue
EPA 540-S-92-014, 16 pp, 1992

Remediation Technology Health and Safety Hazards: Thermal Desorption
OSHA Safety and Health Information Bulletin SHIB 02-03-03, 12 pp, 2003.

Adobe PDF LogoRemediation of Contaminated Soils by Thermal Desorption: Guide Specification for Construction
USACE, et al. Unified Facilities Guide Specifications, UFGS-025316, 28 pp, 2007.

Technical Guidelines for On-Site Thermal Desorption of Solid Media and Low Level Mixed Waste Contaminated with Mercury and/or Hazardous Chlorinated Organics
Interstate Technology and Regulatory Cooperation (ITRC) Low Temperature Thermal Desorption Task Group. TD-3, 68 pp, 1998.

Technical Requirements for On-Site Low Temperature Thermal Treatment of Non-Hazardous Soils Contaminated with Petroleum/ Coal Tar/ Gas Plant Wastes
Interstate Technology and Regulatory Cooperation (ITRC) Low Temperature Thermal Desorption Task Group. TD-1, 21 pp, 1996.

Technical Requirements for On-Site Thermal Desorption of Solid Media Contaminated with Hazardous Chlorinated Organics
Interstate Technology and Regulatory Cooperation (ITRC) Low Temperature Thermal Desorption Task Group. TD-2, 52 pp, 1997.

Adobe PDF LogoThermal Desorption Implementation Issues: Engineering Forum Issue Paper
John Blanchard and Robert Stamnes.
EPA 540-F-95-031, 8 pp, 1995.

This issue paper identifies issues and summarizes experiences with thermal desorption as a remedy for volatile organic compounds in soils. The issues presented reflect discussions with over 15 project managers and technical experts.

Adobe PDF LogoThermal Plasma Waste Remediation Technology: Historical Perspective and Current Trends
D.A. Counts, B.D. Sartwell, S.H. Peterson, R. Kirkland, and N.P. Kolak, Naval Research Laboratory. NRL/MR/6170-99-8335, NTIS: ADA360056, 34 pp, 1999.

This report describes characteristics of plasmas, methods for generating sustained thermal plasmas, types of thermal plasma sources for waste processing, the development of thermal plasma waste treatment systems, and several DoD thermal plasma waste treatment projects.