The VOC in soil gas extracted from the suction well is purified by ultraviolet oxidation and absorption. The treatment process is then complete. However, VOC is emitted into the air through activated carbon as by-product to be utilized for further decontamination. A certain amount of suction liquid from the absorption train was obtained. Then, the liquid is decomposed and detoxified through the action of biological activated carbon. Finally, it is discharged into a sewer. The disposal capacity of soil gas is 5m3/min at maximum.
On the other hand, if the pumped-up polluted groundwater contains many turbid substances, it is decomposed and detoxified with advanced oxidization and biological activated carbon after removing the turbid substances through coagulating sedimentation and sand filter. Finally, the purified groundwater is discharged to a sewer. The system is performed systematically. The disposal capacity of groundwater is 1?3m3/hr.
In this treatment system, when the VOC concentration in groundwater is high, the load in advanced oxidization is reduced by vaporizing VOC in water through aeration. Furthermore, it is through the complex system of the unstable VOC that it is decomposed and detoxified by ultraviolet rays oxidization with soil gas.
3.2 Past records
The PCE concentration of contaminated groundwater was detected to be high at 43mg/L during the early stages of suction. In addition, TCE, which is a decomposition product of PCE, and cis-1,2-dichloroethylene (cis-1,2-DCE) were also discovered from raw water at a maximum of 4mg/L. Whereas, 1-1- dichloroethylene (1,1-DCE) was hardly detected. This groundwater was decomposed and detoxified by AOPLUS system. Consequently, the VOC concentration of treated water was achieved below the targeted value for treatment (PCE<0.1mg/L, TCE<0.3mg/L, cis-1,2-DCE<0.2mg/L, 1,1-DCE<0.4mg/L) during the operation period. A stable purification could be performed below a detection threshold.
Moreover, the PCE concentration in the soil gas is as high as that found in groundwater. During the early stages of suction, the concentration skyrocketed at 1720 mg/m3. Similarly, both TCE and cis-1,2-DCE were detected, whereas 1,1-DCE was hardly noted. This soil gas was decomposed and detoxified by UVPLUS system. Consequently, the VOC concentration of treated gas was achieved below the targeted value for treatment (PCE<300mg/m3, TCE<300mg/m3, cis-1,2-DCE<300mg/m3, 1,1-DCE<300mg/m3) during the operation period. Likewise, a stable purification could be performed below a detection threshold.