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Project ID: 2002AL5B

Title: Use of Sonication/Acoustic Cavitation with Advanced Oxidants to Treat Petroleum Hydrocarbons Contaminated Surface Waters and Groundwaters

Project Type: Research

Focus Categories: Treatment, Surface Water, Groundwater

Keywords: Sonication, Acoustic Cavitation, Advanced Oxidation, Groundwater, Surface Water, Petroleum Hydrocarbons

Start Date: 03/01/2002

End Date: 02/28/2003

Federal Funds: $25,000

Non-Federal Matching Funds: $62,875

Congressional District: Sixth

Principal Investigators:
Robert W. Peters
University of Alabama, Birmingham

Joseph J. Gauthier
University of Alabama, Birmingham


Past research performed by one of the PIs [Peters et al., 2001; 2000a,b; 1999a,b,c; 1998a,b; 1997; Peters, 2000] has shown that sonication coupled with vapor stripping effectively destroys clorinated solvents present as contaminants in groundwater. This project would extend that work to treat petroleum-hydrocarbon contaminated groundwater, and is consistent with EPA goals of using alternative technologies in groundwater cleanups, by enhancing the performance of air sparging.

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