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  • Main Title Development of HUMASORB{trademark}, a lignite derived humic acid for removal of metals and organic contaminants from groundwater


  • Author: Sanjay, H.G.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Srivastava, K.C.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Walia, D.S.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)


  • Name: ARCTECH, Inc., Chantilly, VA (United States)
    Place of Publication: United States


  • Creation: 1995-12-31


  • English


  • Content Description: Heavy metal and organic contamination of surface and groundwater systems is a major environmental concern. The contamination is primarily due to improperly disposed industrial wastes. The presence of toxic heavy metal ions, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and pesticides in water is of great concern and could affect the safety of drinking water. Decontamination of surface and groundwater can be achieved using a broad spectrum of treatment options such as precipitation, ion-exchange, microbial digestion, membrane separation, activated carbon adsorption, etc. The state of the art technologies for treatment of contaminated water however, can in one pass remediate only one class of contaminants, i.e., either VOCs (activated carbon) or heavy metals (ion exchange). This would require the use of at a minimum, two different stepwise processes to remediate a site. The groundwater contamination at different Department of Energy (DOE) sites (e.g., Hanford) is due to the presence of both VOCs and heavy metals. The two-step approach increases the cost of remediation. To overcome the sequential treatment of contaminated streams to remove both organics and metals, a novel material having properties to remove both classes of contaminants in one step is being developed as part of this project.
  • Physical Description: 14 p.


  • Keyword: Removal
  • Keyword: Surface Waters
  • Keyword: Decontamination
  • Keyword: Ground Water
  • Keyword: Organic Compounds
  • Keyword: Feasibility Studies
  • Keyword: Adsorption
  • Keyword: Metals
  • Keyword: Industrial Wastes
  • STI Subject Categories: 54 Environmental Sciences
  • Keyword: Lignite
  • Keyword: Ion Exchange


  • Conference: Environmental technology development through industry partnership, Morgantown, WV (United States), 3-5 Oct 1995


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Article


  • Text


  • Other: DE96003741
  • Report No.: DOE/MC/32114--96/CO625
  • Report No.: CONF-9510108--40
  • Grant Number: AR21-95MC32114
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 167167
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc619242


  • Display Note: INIS; OSTI as DE96003741