Chemical Oxidation and Reduction for chlorinated Solvent Remediation

  • Richard A. Brown
Part of the SERDP/ESTCP Environmental Remediation Technology book series (SERDP/ESTCP)


In situ chemical oxidation (ISCO) is the intentional use of chemical oxidants to destroy or degrade chemical contaminants of concern, including chlorinated solvents. The typical end products for chlorinated solvents treated with ISCO are carbon dioxide and chloride ion. In situ chemical reduction (ISCR) is the intentional use of chemical reductants to transform or degrade chemical contaminants, including chlorinated solvents. The end products for ISCR treatment of chlorinated solvents vary from completely dechlorinated compounds (i.e., ethene from trichloroethene [TCE]) to carbon dioxide and chloride ion.


Reductive Dechlorination Peroxide Decomposition Chlorinate Solvent Sodium Persulfate Soil Vapor Extraction 
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