Ultrasonically enhanced diesel removal from soil

K. I.M. Younguk, Ji Ho Park, Sun Mee Kim, Jeehyeong Khim

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In this study, we investigated the effect of ultrasound on diesel removal from soils. Lab-scale soil flushing experiments were conducted for various conditions involving ultrasonic power, particle size, and diesel concentration, using specially designed and fabricated equipment. The test results indicated that the rate of contaminant extraction increased significantly with increasing ultrasonic power. The degree of enhancement varies with test conditions. Physical imaging of the specimens during tests was realized using a microscope. The images showed the disintegration of soil grains and oil drops resulting in a variation in contaminant removal efficiency.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4912-4914
Number of pages3
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers
Issue number7 B
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jul 26


  • Diesel
  • Removal
  • Soil
  • Soil flushing
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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