An innovative and highly effective technique for remediation of soil has been developed—Heated Soil Vapor Extraction (HSVE), which is one of essential technologies that quickly and effectively remediates soil that is contaminated with organic compounds. The system efficiently uses the principles of heat transfer and diffusion to eliminate organic compounds from the soil. It basically consists of a high temperature heat source and a sink to take away the vaporized compounds in the presence of high temperature in the soil. A numerical study has been conducted to further strengthen the fact that the system is very effective, by actually modeling soil with system. Finite Element Analysis software ANSYS® has been used for the purpose of analysis. Such analysis will help environmental science and give new dimensions to soil remediation processes to clean soil off volatile organic compounds so that they can be carried out quickly, efficiently and economically.

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