An Overview on Microwave Heating Application for Hydrocarboncontaminated Soil and Groundwater Remediation
Falciglia PP*, Bonifacio A, Federico GA and Vagliasindi
Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture - University of Catania, Catania, Italy
- *Corresponding Author:
- Pietro PF
Department of Civil Engineering and
Architecture-University of Catania
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: January 04, 2016; Accepted date: January 27, 2016; Published date: February 27, 2016
Citation: Falciglia PP, Bonifacio A, Federico GA, Vagliasindi (2016) An Overview on Microwave Heating Application for Hydrocarboncontaminated Soil and Groundwater Remediation. Oil Gas Res 2:110. doi: 10.4172/2472-0518.1000110
Copyright: © 2016 Pietro PF, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
In the last decades, the world’s dependence on oil and the growing demand for its final products have been caused a massive amounts of soils and water contaminated with hydrocarbon compounds, including fuel and petrochemical products. This resulted in the search of cost-effective techniques for remediation applications. Several chemicalphysical or biologic treatments have been proposed to decontaminate hydrocarbon-polluted articles, however these alternatives may be ineffective, expensive or too lengthy. Recently, microwave (MW) heating has been identified as a potential tool for hydrocarbon-polluted soil and groundwater remediation due to several advantages including simplicity, safety, flexibility, short treatment times and low risk. The present work reports MW heating theoretical background and the related techno-economic features.