A thermochemical approach to conditioning ash residue that involves the use of exothermic metallic compositions (EMC) has been previously reported. EMC intermixed with ash residue at the appropriate ratios can sustain a glass forming reaction wave that produces monolith glass-like blocks. Herein, the thermochemical conditioning process is extended for conditioning contaminated clay soils. The results are reported for a study of the conditioning process and product materials to determine the optimal processing parameters and to characterize the product materials.
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Karlina, O.K., Varlackova, G.A., Ojovan, M.I. et al. Ash and Soil Conditioning Using Exothermic Metallic Compositions. MRS Online Proceedings Library 663, 65 (2000). https://doi.org/10.1557/PROC-663-65