Date of Award

5-18-2007

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.S.

Degree Program

Environmental Engineering

Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Major Professor

Kura, Bhaskar

Second Advisor

Barbe, Donald

Third Advisor

La Motta, Enrique

Abstract

In-situ remediation by Solidification and Stabilization (S/S) has shown huge promise in dealing with the clean up of soils contaminated with pollutants listed as Hazardous Substances under Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The site discussed in this paper was contaminated with Naphthalene, heavy metals and other VOCs. In order to find an effective remediation solution it was decided to explore the feasibility of using S/S. Research conducted included exploring Portland cement in combination with organo-clay (bentonite). Admixtures were chosen based on their advantages such as availability, previous experiences, costs and quality assurances. S/S has been found to be an effective method of remediation according to the various past and present Superfund projects. The study plan for this thesis involved bulk analysis and leachability tests to determine the initial and final level of contaminants in the soil and their potential leachability from the soil. The treated soil also underwent weight loss and air emissions (TO-3) tests.

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The University of New Orleans and its agents retain the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible this dissertation or thesis in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. The author retains all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis or dissertation.

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