Cost-Effective Design of a Treatment System for Cleaning Up Soils and Ground Water Contaminated with Petroleum HydrocarbonsReport as inadecuate


Cost-Effective Design of a Treatment System for Cleaning Up Soils and Ground Water Contaminated with Petroleum Hydrocarbons


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Today, it is not uncommon to drive around your neighborhood and notice that the comer gasoline station is out of service for several days for replacement ofunderground tanks. In fact, leaking underground tanks are responsible for contaminating the ground watersupplies of many communities in the United States. What was a common practice in previous decades - burying a single wall steel tank that is exposed to corrosion - isbecoming a major liability to an industry that depends on the use and underground storage of petroleum hydrocarbons.This paper presents general soil remediationtechnologies and includes a case study of a cost-effective design of a remediation project in Georgia.The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency EPA estimates that three to five million underground storage tanks UST are used in the nation for storing petroleum hydrocarbons and chemical substances. Estimates indicate that a large quantity of these tanks, 100,000 to 400,000,may be leaking petroleum hydrocarbons U.S. EPA -0530 -UST-88-001. Releases from UST can result in the contamination of subsurface soils, migration of toxic andexplosive vapors, and pollution of surface and ground waters. The degree of contamination and human healthand environmental exposure depends on: 1 the amount of fuel released; 2 the chemical and physical properties of the material; 3 the hydrogeologic conditions of the site and resulting migration patterns; and 4 the levels of exposure to potential receptors.



1991 Georgia Water Resources Conference -



Author: Arniella, Elio F. - -

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