Effect of thermal and washing methods on remediation of a clay soil contaminated with gasoline

Document Type : Research Paper


1 University of Tehran

2 Tehran university of agriculture and natural resources


In this work, remediation of a contaminated clay soil with gasoline was studied through experimental tests by thermal and washing methods. A natural clay soil was contaminated artificially by different percent of (5% and 10%) gasoline. The contaminated soil was remitted at different temperatures (50, 100 and 1500 C). In addition, washing method was conducted on contaminated samples by using two kinds of surfactants (SDS and Tween 80). Experimental tests were including gradation, Atterberg limits, compaction and uniaxial compression tests which were performed on samples of natural, contaminated and remediation soil. Experimental results showed that adding gasoline to natural soil cause changes in physical and mechanical properties of soil and these changes are functions of gasoline percent. The results also showed that both thermal and washing techniques are effective in remediation of soil particularly for soil contaminated with 5% gasoline but the effect of them, and particularly surfactants, is reduced by increasing the percent of gasoline.


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