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How Heat Can Enhance In-Situ Soil and Aquifer Remediation

The purpose of this Issue Paper and the three companion Issue Papers (Davis, 1997a, b, c) is to provide to those involved in  assessing remediation technologies some basic information on the thermal remediation techniques. In order to understand how heat can enhance a remediation process, it is essential to understand the properties of organic contaminants that affect their recovery. Thus, this Issue Paper contains in-depth information on the properties of some common organic contaminants which can affect their movement in and recovery from the subsurface, as well as information on how these properties are affected by temperature.

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