Publisher description for In situ thermal technologies for site remediation / Lawrence A. Smith, Robert E. Hinchee.


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In Situ Thermal Technologies for Site Remediation is a comprehensive volume covering the state-of-the-art in the field. The book begins with a basic review of the thermodynamics of heat transfer and contaminant behavior in soils and is followed by summaries of data on various soil heating technologies. Technologies covered include steam injection, radio frequency (RF), Joule resistance, passive and active solar heating, and hot gas injection. For each technology, actual applications, costs, discussions of advantages and disadvantages, and a thorough literature review are provided. In Situ Thermal Technologies for Site Remediation can help engineers in selecting and implementing the appropriate technologies for specific situations. The book will assist managers in their review and evaluation of technologies. Regulators will gain a better understanding of the applicability of available technologies after reading this volume.




Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Soil remediation.
In situ remediation.