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Main Title Background study on the development of a standard leaching test /
Author Ham, Robert K., ; Anderson, Marc A. ; Stegmann, Rainer ; Stanforth, Robert
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Author Title of a Work
Ham, Robert K.
CORP Author Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab.-Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Available through the National Technical Information Service.
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA-600/2-79-109; EPA-R-804773
Stock Number PB-298 280
OCLC Number 05382634
Subjects Leaching ; Factory and trade waste
Additional Subjects Solid waste disposal ; Leaching ; Water pollution ; Industrial wastes ; Earth fills ; Standards ; Ground water ; Samples ; Tests ; Separation ; Solid waste management ; Procedures
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 600-2-79-109 c.1-2 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 08/31/2011
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-79-109 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD  EPA 600-2-79-109 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 04/09/1999
ESAD  EPA 600-2-79-109 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-298 280 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xxiii, 249 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
The principal objective of the research summarized in this report was to develop a leaching test which could be used widely to assess the leaching characteristics of industrial wastes. Detailed investigations were made regarding the best general type of test, and the test variables and operating conditions which must be standardized if the test is to be used by many laboratories and on different wastes. The recommended procedure is a batch or flask test, using distilled water plus other leaching media according to the characteristics of the landfill(s) of concern. One leaching medium simulates the leaching characteristics of leachate derived from actively decomposing municipal refuse landfills, for example. Test procedures were designed to provide information regarding the materials likely to be leached from a waste, an estimate of the maximum concentrations of these materials, an estimate of the amount of material likely to be released per unit weight of waste, and an indication of the effect of codisposal of the waste in question with mixed municipal refuse or other specific wastes.
Grant no. R-804773. Includes bibliographical references (pages 129-130).