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Superfund Innovative Technology Evaluation (SITE)

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ElectroChemical Remediation Technologies (ECRTs) SITE Demonstration Bulletin
October 2004

The ElectroChemical Remediation Technologies (ECRTs) process was developed by P2-Soil Remediation, Inc. P-2 Soil Remediation, Inc. formed a partnership with Weiss Associates and ElectroPetroleum, Inc. to apply the technology to contaminated sites. The ECRTs process was evaluated for the treatment of marine sediments contaminated with mercury, PAHs, and phenolic compounds. The demonstration of the ECRTs was con-ducted at the Georgia Pacific, Inc. (G-P) Log Pond located along the Whatcom Waterway in Bellingham Bay, Belling-ham, Washington. The G-P Log Pond pilot project consisted of a demonstration of ECRTs, which utilizes a DC/AC cur-rent passed between an electrode pair (anode and cath-ode) placed in sediment. Remediation of the sediment was to be accomplished by either the mineralization of organic contaminants through the ElectroChemicalGeoOxidation (ECGO) process, or by use of the Induced Complexation (IC) process to complex, mobilize, and remove metal con-taminants plated to the electrodes. The pilot study was designed to assess and evaluate the ability of the ECRTs process to reduce concentrations of mercury, polyaro-matic hydrocarbons (PAHs), and phenolic compounds in a marine sediment.

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