Sunday, April 2, 2023

Soil chemical treatment

Good soil is rich in organic matter, excellent drainage, and rich in plant, animal and microbial communities, which usually can only be found in virgin or undeveloped forests. Soils and sediments contaminated with industrial organic chemicals represent one of the largest of the environmental remediation challenges globally.

Chemical properties of soil affect the chemical, physicochemical, biochemical, and biological activities in soil. People and animals can be exposed to soil contaminants in several ways: by ingesting soil; by breathing violates and dust; by absorbing contaminants through the skin; or by eating food grown in contaminated soil.

Soil treatment refers to the process of balancing soil acidity and baseness. It is also defined as a process of removing pollutants from the soil to protect both the environment and people’s health. Soil treatment technologies are classified into three types—biological treatment, chemical treatment, and thermal treatment.

Chemical treatment methods aim at addition of chemicals or solvents into the polluted soils so as to stabilize the pollutants and convert them int0 less toxic that are harmless in the waterbodies, plants and human beings. This decontamination methods generally focus on chemical oxidation; whereby reactive chemical oxidants are injected into the soil and groundwater for the purpose of rapid and complete contaminant destruction.

By stabilize the soil it will reduces the risks from contamination by effectively locking contaminants in the soil. Stabilization reduces the power of hazardous substances and contaminants in the environment.

Chemical treatment is typically cost effective and can be completed in short time periods (in comparison with biological treatment).
Soil chemical treatment

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