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Leaching of mercury from carbonated and non-carbonated cement-solidified dredged sediments

Leaching of mercury from carbonated and non-carbonated cement-solidified dredged sediments

Guha, Bhaswati, Hills, Colin, Carey, Paula and Macleod, Cecilia L (2006) Leaching of mercury from carbonated and non-carbonated cement-solidified dredged sediments. Soil and Sediment Contamination: An International Journal, 15 (6). pp. 621-635. ISSN 1532-0383 (Print), 1549-7887 (Online) (doi:10.1080/15320380600959131)

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Abstract

This study investigated traditional cement-based and non-conventional (using accelerated carbonation) solidification/stabilization to treat 2 dredged sediments contaminated with mercury from two different locations in UK. Canal and estuarine-derived sediments were mixed with blended binders and powdered activated carbon. Fresh mixtures of sediment and cement were exposed to gaseous carbon dioxide and were allowed to carbonate for fixed time periods, after which they were cured for 28 days. Following curing, samples were leach tested to evaluate the fixation of mercury in the treated products. The results obtained indicated that both conventional and accelerated carbonated treatments were capable of reducing the concentration of mercury in the eluates to acceptable limits.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sediment, Mercury, Solidification/Stabilization, Carbonation
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Science > Centre for Contaminated Land Remediation Research Group
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2016 13:01
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/13562

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