Remediation of diesel-contaminated soil using supercritical carbon dioxide and ultrasound

Ik Beom Park, Younggyu Son, Il Seok Song, Jongchan Kim, Jeehyeong Khim

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The purpose of this study was to identify and evaluate the efficiency of the supercritical fluid extraction (SFE) method for removing diesel from an artificially contaminated soil using a supercritical carbon dioxide and an ultrasound. Compared with SFE, ultrasound-enhanced/assisted SFE (USFE) was able to provide a 14.8% increase in the diesel removal rate from dieselcontaminated soil at the SFE conditions of 40 °C, 16 MPa, 2 mL/min CO2 flow rate and 40 min dynamic extraction time, and the ultrasound conditions of 316W/cm2 and 20 kHz. These results showed that an ultrasound reduce the extraction time, the extraction pressure, the CO2 flow rate and the extraction temperature during the SFE process by enhancing the mass transfer from the soil to the supercritical CO2.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4314-4316
Number of pages3
JournalJapanese journal of applied physics
Issue number5 PART 2
Publication statusPublished - 2008 May 23


  • Diesel-contaminated soil
  • SFE
  • Supercritical carbon dioxide
  • USFE
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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