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dc.contributor.authorMedina, Victor F.-
dc.contributor.authorWaisner, Scott A.-
dc.contributor.authorMattei-Sosa, Jose-
dc.contributor.authorMartinez-Guerra, Edith, 1989--
dc.contributor.authorGriggs, Christopher S.-
dc.contributor.authorLalley, Jacob M.-
dc.contributor.authorHenderson, David L.-
dc.contributor.authorMoores, Lee C.-
dc.contributor.authorPrager, Brenda H.-
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-12T19:43:15Z-
dc.date.available2019-07-12T19:43:15Z-
dc.date.issued2019-07-
dc.identifier.govdocERDC/EL TR-19-9-
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/11681/33411-
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.21079/11681/33411-
dc.descriptionTechnical Report-
dc.description.abstractA previous ERDC report described the effectiveness of the Decontamination Effluent Treatment System (DETS) for the treatment of wash water generated from simulated CBRN decontamination. This study compliments that previous one in that it focused on the treatment of a simulant from Mass Personnel Decontamination (MPD). Treatment of both cesium 133 (used as a surrogate for radioactive cesium 137) and Malathion (as a surrogate for organophosphate chemical warfare agent) equaled or exceeded 99.95%. The conclusion was that the system proved to be highly effective at treating wash water from MPD, which would allow discharge or even potential reuse for more decontamination. The ERDC team conducted studies that confirmed that the DETS could be integrated into CERFP activities with minimal disruption. In addition, the DETS underwent a long road test in which it was driven for over 1000 miles from Vicksburg MS to St Robert MO (Fort Leonard Wood) and back. The conclusion is that the DETS could be moved around the United States as needed to respond to decontamination events. The DETS was also used to treat PFOS, a perfluorinated compound found in legacy firefighting foams, and the DETS processes achieved 99.97% removal of ~30 μg/L PFOS.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipEnvironmental Quality/Installations Program (U.S.)en_US
dc.description.tableofcontentsAbstract ..................................................................................................................................................... ii Figures and Tables ........................................................................................................................................ v Preface....................................................................................................................................................... vi Acronyms and Abbreviations ........................................................................................................................ vii 1 Introduction ........................................................................................................................................ 1 1.1 Background ....................................................................................................................... 1 1.1.1 The DETS .................................................................................................................................. 1 1.1.2 Mass Personnel Decontamination (MPD) ..................................................................................... 2 1.1.3 Driver for MPD field evaluation ................................................................................................... 3 1.2 Perfluorinated Alkyl Substances (PFAS) ................................................................................ 3 1.3 Objectives .......................................................................................................................... 5 1.3.1 Objective 1. Demonstrate the DETS on simulated MPD water ......................................................... 5 1.3.2 Objective 2. Integration of the DETS into existing CERFP practice ................................................... 5 1.3.3 Objective 3. Demonstrate transportability of the DETS System ....................................................... 5 1.3.4 Objective 4, Demonstrate efficacy of the DETS for treatment of PFOS .............................................. 5 1.4 Approach ........................................................................................................................... 6 1.5 Scope ................................................................................................................................ 6 2 MPD Field Evaluation ........................................................................................................................... 7 2.1 Set-up ............................................................................................................................... 7 2.2 Simulant MPD water ........................................................................................................... 7 2.3 Operation and sampling ...................................................................................................... 8 2.3.1 Assessment of DETS integration into National Guard CERFP processes ........................................... 9 2.3.2 Road test ................................................................................................................................. 9 2.3.3 PFOS treatment ........................................................................................................................ 9 3 Results ............................................................................................................................................. 11 3.1 MPD demonstration .......................................................................................................... 11 3.2 Surfactant removal ........................................................................................................... 11 3.2.1 Cesium removal ...................................................................................................................... 12 3.2.1 Malathion removal .................................................................................................................. 13 3.3 Assessment of DETS integration to CERFP operation ............................................................ 14 3.3.1 Questions from the NGB........................................................................................................... 14 3.3.2 Field evaluation of Massachusetts National Guard CERFP training ............................................... 16 3.3.3 Louisiana National Guard integration exercise ........................................................................... 17 3.4 Road test ......................................................................................................................... 18 3.4.1 Preparation ............................................................................................................................ 18 3.4.2 Evaluation of DETS on road test ................................................................................................ 19 3.5 PFAS treatment ................................................................................................................ 19 3.5.1 RO only .................................................................................................................................. 19 3.5.1 Pretreatment processes and RO ................................................................................................ 20 4 Discussion ........................................................................................................................................ 22 4.1 Application of DETS to MPD ............................................................................................... 22 4.1.1 Treatment of the studied constituents ....................................................................................... 22 4.1.2 Relation of the study to people treated ...................................................................................... 22 4.1.3 Application to National Guard CERFP processes ......................................................................... 22 4.2 Treatment of PFOS and implication for PFAS sites ................................................................ 23 4.3 Concentrate associated with reverse osmosis ...................................................................... 24 5 Conclusions ...................................................................................................................................... 26 References ............................................................................................................................................... 27 Report Documentation Page (SF 298) ......................................................................................................... 30-
dc.format.extent40 pages / 3.154 Mb-
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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherEnvironmental Laboratory (U.S.)en_US
dc.publisherEngineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)-
dc.relation.ispartofseriesTechnical Report (Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)) ; no. ERDC/EL TR-19-9-
dc.rightsApproved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited-
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dc.subjectBiological decontaminationen_US
dc.subjectRadioactive decontaminationen_US
dc.subjectDecontamination (from gases, chemicals, etc.)en_US
dc.subjectSewage--Purificationen_US
dc.titleSimulated field evaluation of the Decontamination Effluent Treatment System (DETS) for wash water from Mass Personnel Decontamination (MPD), road test, and evaluation treating Perfluorinated Alkyl Substances (PFAS)en_US
dc.typeReporten_US
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