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In situ chemical oxidation for remediation of tropical soils contaminated by DNAPLs

Grant number: 15/09980-3
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2015
Effective date (End): January 31, 2016
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Chemical Engineering
Principal Investigator:Juliana Gardenalli de Freitas
Grantee:Isabela Pinheiro Leme
Home Institution: Instituto de Ciências Ambientais, Químicas e Farmacêuticas (ICAQF). Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP). Campus Diadema. Diadema , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:11/12158-2 - In-situ chemical oxidation of soil and groundwater impacted by NAPLs, AP.JP


In-situ chemical oxidation is a technology increasingly being used for remediation of contaminated sited with DNAPLs in Brazil. However, remediation efficiency depends on the behavior and reactions of the oxidant solution in the soil, which controls the time and extension of oxidant contact with the contaminant. In this study, the behavior of oxidizing solutions in typical Brazilian tropical soils contaminated by DNAPLs will be evaluated in two-dimensional tests, and will be sought alternatives to maximize remediation efficiency.