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Your Environment. Your Health.

Project Publications: Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Fundamental Studies of Thermal Decontamination of Soils

Superfund Research Program

Fundamental Studies of Thermal Decontamination of Soils

Project Leader: Jack B. Howard
Grant Number: P42ES004675
Funding Period: 1995 - 2000



  • Risoul V, Pichon C, Trouve G, Peters WA, Gilot P, Prado G. 1999. Thermogravimetric study of thermal decontamination of soils polluted by hexachlorobenzene, 4-chlorobiphenyl, naphthalene, or n-decane. J Hazard Mater 64(3):295-311. PMID:10337399
  • Risoul V, Trouve G, Peters WA, Gilot P. 1999. Effect of oxidizing gas pressure on laboratory-scale decontamination of soils polluted by hydrocarbons. Thermochimica Acta 325(1):77-87.


  • Saito HH, Bucala V, Howard JB, Peters WA. 1998. Thermal removal of pyrene contamination from soil: basic studies and environmental health implications. Environ Health Perspect 106(supp.4):1097-1107. PMID:9703498
  • Saito HH, Howard JB, Peters WA, Bucala V. 1998. Soil Thermal Decontamination: Fundamentals. In: Encyclopedia of environmental analysis and remediation. Wiley-Interscience, pp.4554-4589.


  • Gilot P, Howard JB, Peters WA. 1997. Evaporation phenomena during thermal decontamination of soils. Environ Sci Technol 31(2):461-466.
  • Pichon C, Risoul V, Trouve G, Peters WA, Gilot P, Prado G. 1997. Study of evaporation of organic pollutants by thermogravimetric analysis: experiments and modelling. Thermochimica Acta 306:143-151.


  • Bucala V, Saito HH, Howard JB, Peters WA. 1996. Products compositions and release rates from thermal treatment of soil. Ind Eng Chem Res 35:2725-2734.


  • Bucala V, Saito HH, Howard JB, Peters WA. 1995. Thermal Treatment of Contaminated and Neat Soil. In: Proceedings of the Workshop on Geo-Environmental Issues Facing the Americas, Univeristy of Puerto Rico Mayaguez Campus, Sept. 21-23, 1994. American Socieity of Civil Engineers. Washington, DC.
  • Saito HH. 1995. Effects of Temperature and Heating Rate on Off-Gas Composition and Pyrene Removal from an Artificially-Contaminated Soil. Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Chemical Engineering, MIT.
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