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Treatment Technologies for Contaminated Soils

John Huang, Ph.D., PE and John Poullain, PE

This three-hour online course serves as a general guide for the treatment of contaminated soils. The course documents are intended to aid in the selection of remedial actions and treatment of hazardous waste contaminants by various biological, chemical, physical or thermal methods or combinations of them. Treatment of contaminated soils by biological treatment, thermal desorption, solidification/stabilization, composting, and slurry bioreactor methods are discussed. Treatment methods for liquid wastes are briefly discussed. Several methods such as, biological and stabilization/solidification may be applicable for treating contaminated liquid wastes. Remedial actions performed at a contaminated site must comply with federal and state regulations. The text provides web links and references for additional information.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

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