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By N. Al-Awadhi

Those complaints comprise technical papers offered on the Kuwait-Japan Symposium on recovery and Rehabilitation of the desolate tract setting, which used to be held in Kuwait on 3-4 March, 1996. Kuwait was once chosen because the website for this fourth symposium due to its huge, immense want for restoring and rehabilitating its barren region surroundings, and thanks to the development which Kuwait and Japan were making jointly in those efforts at either pilot and field-scale degrees. Kuwait's desolate tract land has lately suffered from one of many worst man-made mess ups of all time, having been polluted with titanic quantities of oil from the approximately 7000 oil wells that have been destroyed throughout the Gulf warfare. the 3 subject matters for the symposium have been: remediation of the polluted soil; enhancement of the visible effect of greenery; and recycling of wastewater for rehabilitation reasons. the 1st subject used to be highlighted with displays at the KISR/PEC Oil-Lake Beds Remediation undertaking. the second one topic used to be introduced with a broad-based dialogue on new recommendations and choices for greening the wasteland and a precis of the Kuwait nationwide Greenery Plan that's now being ready. The 3rd topic featured displays on water source administration in Japan and in KISR's opposite Osmosis venture to make municipal wastewater recyclable for greenery use in densely populated parts. The last consultation culminated in views and proposals from either Kuwait and Japan and with a historic precis of the long-standing Kuwait/Japan Collaborative application.

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Microbial inoculation will be then provide a further polishing step to optimize the effectiveness of the soil remediation process. 2 Landfarmin g metho d The soil mixture was spread to a thickness of approximately 30 cm in four squared land farming plots, each landfarming plot has 40 m ÷ 40 m dimensions. One land farming plot is designated for the treatment of lightly contaminated soil and the remaining three plots are used for the treatment of the moderately contaminated soils (3-4% TPH). The plots are irrigated with fresh water, using a pivot irrigation system (Fig 10).

2-2 Superfun d remedia l action s Treatmen t train s wit h innovativ e treatmen t technologie s Fig. 2-3 and subsequent figures provide an overview of various cleaning technologies by showing typical flow charts for technologies which are presently being applied. 3. A t t e m p t s t o Clea n O i l - C o n t a m i n a t e d Soi l i n K u w a i t Iraqi troops invaded Kuwait in August 1990, and over 700 oil wells were destroyed as they retreated. Crude oil flowed from these wells to the Gulf where it greatly affected sea birds and other forms of marine life.

Organic compound fuels Fuel oil, Gasoline, BTEX, etc. Dioxin, PCB, DDT, etc. ® Synthetic organic chlorinated compounds Trichloroethylene, © Volatile organic chlorinated compounds Tetrachloroethylene, etc. In particular, volatile organic chlorinated compounds © possess superior grease removal and cleansing power and are widely used to pre-treat general metals, as paint solvents, to clean IC parts, and in dry cleaning, etc. As a result, the state of contamination resulting from leaks of these compounds could be considered extremely serious.

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