Test plan, the Czechowice Oil Refinery bioremediation demonstration of a process waste lagoon. Revision 1

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The overall objective of the bioremediation project is to provide a cost effective bioremediation demonstration of petroleum contaminated soil at the Czechowice Oil Refinery. Additional objectives include training of personnel, and transfer of this technology by example to Poland, and the Risk Abatement Center for Central and Eastern Europe (RACE). The goal of the remediation is to reduce the risk of PAH compounds in soil and provide a green zone (grassy area) adjacent to the site boundary. Initial project discussions with the Czechowice Oil Refinery resulted in helping the refinery find an immediate cost effective solution for the dense organic ... continued below

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Altman, D.J.; Hazen, T.C.; Tien, A.J.; Worsztynowicz, A. & Ulfig, K. May 10, 1997.

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The overall objective of the bioremediation project is to provide a cost effective bioremediation demonstration of petroleum contaminated soil at the Czechowice Oil Refinery. Additional objectives include training of personnel, and transfer of this technology by example to Poland, and the Risk Abatement Center for Central and Eastern Europe (RACE). The goal of the remediation is to reduce the risk of PAH compounds in soil and provide a green zone (grassy area) adjacent to the site boundary. Initial project discussions with the Czechowice Oil Refinery resulted in helping the refinery find an immediate cost effective solution for the dense organic sludge in the lagoons. They found that when mixed with other waste materials, the sludge could be sold as a fuel source to local cement kilns. Thus the waste was incinerated and provided a revenue stream for the refinery to cleanup the lagoon. This allowed the bioremediation project to focus on remediation of contaminated soil that unusable as fuel, less recalcitrant and easier to handle and remediate. The assessment identified 19 compounds at the refinery that represented significant risk and would require remediation. These compounds consisted of metals, PAH`s, and BTEX. The contaminated soil to be remediated in the bioremediation demonstration contains only PAH (BTEX and metals are not significantly above background concentrations). The final biopile design consists of (1) dewatering and clearing lagoon A to clean clay, (2) adding a 20 cm layer of dolomite with pipes for drainage, leachate collection, air injection, and pH adjustment, (3) adding a 1.1 m layer of contaminated soil mixed with wood chips to improve permeability, and (4) completing the surface with 20 cm of top soil planted with grass.

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INIS; OSTI as DE97053996

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  • Other: DE97053996
  • Report No.: WSRC-RP--97-214-Rev.1
  • Grant Number: AC09-89SR18035
  • DOI: 10.2172/569057 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 569057
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc690685

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Altman, D.J.; Hazen, T.C.; Tien, A.J.; Worsztynowicz, A. & Ulfig, K. Test plan, the Czechowice Oil Refinery bioremediation demonstration of a process waste lagoon. Revision 1, report, May 10, 1997; Aiken, South Carolina. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc690685/: accessed December 15, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.