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Title: Using a dense oxidizing agent to remediate a DNAPL
Authors: Stanforth, Robert 
McCartney, M.Carol
Issue Date: 1995
Citation: Stanforth, Robert,McCartney, M.Carol (1995). Using a dense oxidizing agent to remediate a DNAPL. Proceedings of the Annual Madison Waste Conference : 14-21. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Fenton's reagent (hydrogen peroxide and ferrous iron) was evaluated for its use in remediating trichloroethene (TCE) in a loess soil over a fractured limestone in Missouri. Fenton's reagent, a dense liquid, has the potential to follow similar pathways as product TCE, a dense non-aqueous phase liquid (DNAPL). Bench-scale testing was carried out to assess the performance of Fenton's reagent in oxidizing TCE both in water and as a non-aqueous phase. The investigation evaluated the rate of the reaction, the quantity of Fenton's reagent required for treatment, and the by-products of the reaction. Fenton's reagent effectively oxidized non-aqueous phase and dissolved TCE, rapidly reducing the concentration from saturation (1,100 mg/L) to less than 2 μg/L TCE concentrations decreased to below detection within 1 day of reagent addition. By-products of the incomplete reaction included tetrachloroethane, trichloroethane, dichloropropene, chloroform, and carbon tetrachloride. The treatment effectiveness was directly related to the concentration of Fenton's reagent; 100 mL of Fenton's reagent (at 3%) destroyed 0.38 mL of the TCE solvent. Given this ratio, to completely convert 500 gallons of TCE would require over 10,000 gallons of the reagent.
Source Title: Proceedings of the Annual Madison Waste Conference
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