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An investigation into the ultrasonic treatment of polluted solids

Authors
Journal
Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
1350-4177
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
4
Issue
2
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s1350-4177(97)00020-5
Keywords
  • Ultrasound
  • Soil Washing
  • Decontamination

Abstract

Abstract Granular pieces of brick impregnated with copper oxide were used as a model for contaminated soil. Washing this model substrate by passing water across the substrate on an ultrasonically shaken tray irradiation afforded a 40% reduction in copper content. This was compared with only a 6% reduction when the sample was treated under otherwise identical conditions but using a tray shaken conventionally. The majority of the copper was removed as a result of the removal of surface materials which were more heavily contaminated with the copper oxide.

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