Effect of temperature and particle size on the thermal desorption of PCBs from contaminated soil

@article{Qi2013EffectOT,
  title={Effect of temperature and particle size on the thermal desorption of PCBs from contaminated soil},
  author={Zhifu Qi and Tong Chen and Si Hong Bai and Mi Yan and Shengyong Lu and Alfons G. Buekens and Jian-hua Yan and Cora Bulmău and Xiaodong Li},
  journal={Environmental Science and Pollution Research},
  year={2013},
  volume={21},
  pages={4697-4704}
}
Thermal desorption is widely used for remediation of soil contaminated with volatiles, such as solvents and distillates. In this study, a soil contaminated with semivolatile polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) was sampled at an interim storage point for waste PCB transformers and heated to temperatures from 300 to 600 °C in a flow of nitrogen to investigate the effect of temperature and particle size on thermal desorption. Two size fractions were tested: coarse soil of 420–841 μm and fine soil… 

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