The Citizen's Guide series is a set of 22 fact sheets that summarizes cleanup methods used at Superfund and other sites. Thermal desorption removes organic contaminants from soil, sludge or sediment by heating them in a machine called a "thermal desorber" to evaporate the contaminants. This document can also be accessed at http://semspub.epa.gov/src/document/HQ/158720.You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.
- A Citizen's Guide to Thermal Desorption (PDF)(2 pp, 718 K, 2012, 542-F-12-020)