EVALUATION OF PETROLEUM HYDROCARBONS ELUTION FROM SOIL
 
 
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Bialystok University of Technology, 45A Wiejska Str., 15-351 Bialystok, Poland
Publish date: 2015-06-16
 
J. Ecol. Eng. 2015; 16(3):14–19
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The paper presents studies on oil removal from soil by means of water elution with a help of shaking out the contaminants from the soil. The tests were performed on simulated soil samples contaminated with a mixture of petroleum hydrocarbons. The study consisted in recording the time influence and the number of elution cycles to remove contaminants from the soil. The samples were then subject to the determination of petroleum hydrocarbons, aliphatic hydrocarbons, and BTEX compounds (benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, xylene). Due to adding various concentrations of petroleum into particular soil samples and applying different shaking times, it was possible to find out the impact of petroleum content and sample shaking duration on the course and possibility of petroleum substances removal by means of elution process.