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WRRCSR No. 1.10:83 Decontamination of Chromium-Contaminated Soil and Water: Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, Peart Harbor, Hawai'i, Phase 2

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Title: WRRCSR No. 1.10:83 Decontamination of Chromium-Contaminated Soil and Water: Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, Peart Harbor, Hawai'i, Phase 2
Authors: Dugan, Gordon L.
Gee, Henry K.
Lau, L. Stephen
LC Subject Headings: Chromium -- Environmental aspects.
Soil pollution -- Hawaii.
Soils -- Hawaii -- Leaching.
Issue Date: Jan 1983
Publisher: Water Resources Research Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Citation: Dugan GL, Gee HK, Lau LS. Decontamination of Chromium-Contaminated Soil and Water: Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Phase 2. Honolulu (HI): Water Resources Research Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa. WRRC special report, 1.10:83.
Series/Report no.: WRRC Special Report
1:10:83
Abstract: Phase 2 of this project represents the analytical monitoring of an estimated 64,800 ft3 (1 835 m3) of chromium-contaminated soil, classified as a hazardous waste (>5 mg/ℓ chromium extract concentration as measured by the standard EP toxicity test), that was treated at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard during a two-month period in late 1982. Although the treatment process details (wash-water-detention times, number of wash-water-flow-through times, and type and amount of chemicals) were the contractor's proprietary information, the analytical monitoring treatment process essentially followed the general treatment methods developed in Phase 1 (laboratory and pilot plant studies). The treatment performed by Advanced Environmental Consultants, Inc., of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania consisted of utilizing 2 yd3 (1.53 m3) modified dumpsters as the soil receptacles, using upflow/downflow washing to leach the chromium from the soil, adding a reducing agent to chemically reduce chromium Cr+6 to Cr+3, raising the pH to approximately 8.5 to precipitate the chromium from solution and to dewater the chromium laden sludge. Each processed soil batch (nearly all 2 yd3 dumpster units) were monitored for chromium extract. Only 35 of approximately[sic] 1200 dumpster loads were above the 5-mg/ℓ limit, and these were reprocessed.
Sponsor: Contract No. N62742-82-C-000I, U.S. Department of the Navy, Pacific Division, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
Pages/Duration: iv + 37 pages
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/18120
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