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Hazardous and Toxic Waste Treatment of Soils & Sludges

John Poullain, P.E.

This three-hour online course provides general guidelines for the treatment of hazardous and toxic waste (HTW) at uncontrolled hazardous waste sites. The guidelines are intended for 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 and sludges by biological treatment, thermal desorption, solidification/stabilization, incineration and evaporation methods are discussed in this course. Treatments of liquid wastes are not discussed here. Several methods such as, biological and stabilization/solidification however are applicable for treating contaminated liquid wastes. Remedial actions performed at a contaminated site must comply with federal and state regulations.

The student will become familiar with several methods used for treating contaminated soils and sludges at hazardous and toxic waste sites. The basic guidelines for O&M of a treatment method, their advantages and disadvantages and guidance in the selection of the most appropriate method for treatment are discussed. Potential environmental risks caused by treatment, measures for minimizing risks and beneficial uses for a treatment’s final product are also discussed.

You are requested to study Chapter 4, sections II and III of the US Army Corps of Engineers Manual, “Technical Guidelines for Hazardous and Toxic Waste Treatment and Cleanup Activities”, EM 1110-1- 502 (1994 Edition, 43 pages).

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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