Full Content is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >

Numerical Analysis of Heated Soil Vapor Extraction System

[+] Author Affiliations
R. S. Jadhav, R. S. Amano

University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

J. Jatkar, R. J. Lind

Advanced Remedial Technology, Inc., Hartland, WI

Paper No. IMECE2002-32092, pp. 387-392; 6 pages
  • ASME 2002 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Heat Transfer, Volume 7
  • New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, November 17–22, 2002
  • Conference Sponsors: Heat Transfer Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-3638-X | eISBN: 0-7918-1691-5, 0-7918-1692-3, 0-7918-1693-1
  • Copyright © 2002 by ASME


An innovative and highly effective technique for remediation of soil has been developed—Heated Soil Vapor Extraction (HSVE), which is one of essential technologies that quickly and effectively remediates soil that is contaminated with organic compounds. The system efficiently uses the principles of heat transfer and diffusion to eliminate organic compounds from the soil. It basically consists of a high temperature heat source and a sink to take away the vaporized compounds in the presence of high temperature in the soil. A numerical study has been conducted to further strengthen the fact that the system is very effective, by actually modeling soil with system. Finite Element Analysis software ANSYS® has been used for the purpose of analysis. Such analysis will help environmental science and give new dimensions to soil remediation processes to clean soil off volatile organic compounds so that they can be carried out quickly, efficiently and economically.

Copyright © 2002 by ASME



Interactive Graphics


Country-Specific Mortality and Growth Failure in Infancy and Yound Children and Association With Material Stature

Use interactive graphics and maps to view and sort country-specific infant and early dhildhood mortality and growth failure data and their association with maternal

Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In