Electrokinetic remediation of organic contamination

Thuy Duong Pham, Mika Sillanpää

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Electrokinetics (EK) has emerged as a potential in situ soil remediation, particularly effective in low-permeability soils which are often difficult to treat by other treatment techniques. Although EK has been successfully applied in metal removal, for organic decontamination, it is still a new approach in developing stage. In this review, EK principles applied in the remediation of organic contaminated soils, the strong points as well as limitations, and the influential factors will be presented. Key parameters and performances of recent studies on different enhanced electrokinetic remediation of various organic contaminants are summarized for comparison. The paper also gives an overview on the state-of-art as well as future direction of electrokinetic organic decontamination.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-117
Number of pages15
JournalEnvironmental Technology Reviews
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • electrochemical soil remediation
  • electrokinetics
  • electroosmosis
  • enhanced electrokinetics
  • organic removal
  • soil remediation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Pollution


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