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Main Title Interim guidelines for the disposal/destruction of PCBs and PCB items by non-thermal methods /
Author Sworzyn, E. M.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Ackerman, D. G.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1982
Report Number EPA/600-S2-82-069
OCLC Number 457929968
Subjects Polychlorinated biphenyls. ; Organochlorine compounds.
Internet Access
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-S2-82-069 In Binder Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 12/04/2017
EJBD  EPA 600-S2-82-069 In Binder Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 08/08/2018
EJBD  EPA 600-S2-83-069 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 08/14/2018
Collation 7, [1] pages ; 28 cm
Caption title. "July 1982." At head of title: Project summary. Includes bibliographical references. "EPA/600-S2-82-069."
Contents Notes
This report summarizes an interim resource and guideline document intended to aid USEPA regional offices in implementing the PCB Regulations (40 CFR 761) with regard to the use of non-thermal methods for the destruction/disposal of PCBs. The interim report describes and evaluates various alternative chemical, physical, and biological PCB removal and/or destruction technologies, including carbon adsorption, catalytic dehydrochlorination, chlorinolysis. sodium based dechlorination, photolytic and microwave plasma destruction, catalyzed wet-air oxidation, and activated sludge, trickling filter, and special bacterial methods. Alternative destruction/disposal technologies were evaluated using technical, regulatory, environmental impact, economic, and energy requirements criteria. Because the technologies investigated are at various stages of development (only the sodium based dechlorination processes are now commercially available), data deficiencies exist, and good engineering judgment was used to supplement available quantitative information. Of the technologies evaluated, many show the potential for greater than 90 percent PCB destruction with minimum environmental impacts and low to moderate economic costs. These technologies are catalytic dehydrochlorination, sodium based dechlorination, microwave plasma, and photolytic processes.