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Main Title Methods to treat, control and monitor spilled hazardous materials /
Author Pilié, Roland J., ; Pilie, Roland J. ; Baier, Robert E. ; Ziegler, Robert C. ; Leonard, Richard P. ; Michalovic., John G.
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Author Title of a Work
Pilié, Roland J.
Piliâe, Roland J.
Pili e, Roland J.
CORP Author Calspan Corp., Buffalo, N.Y.;National Environmental Research Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Publisher National Environmental Research Center, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1975
Report Number EPA-670/2-75-042; EPA-68-01-0110; EPA-ROAP-21-AVN
Stock Number PB-243 386
OCLC Number 01679302
Subjects Hazardous substances ; Biological assay
Additional Subjects Chemical industry ; Water pollution ; Decontamination ; Activated carbon treatment ; Monitors ; Neutralization ; Precipitation(Chemistry) ; Gelling agents ; Removal ; Ion exchanging ; Metals ; Trace elements ; Water analysis ; Bioassay ; Computerized simulation ; Hazardous materials ; Spills ; Sinking agents ; Water pollution control ; Liquid wastes
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EJED  EPA 670-2-75-042 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 01/01/1988
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 670-2-75-042 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD RPS EPA 670-2-75-042 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 09/01/2020
ERAD  EPA 670/2-75-042 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 03/18/2013
NTIS  PB-243 386 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation ix, 138 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.
A program was instituted to study the feasibility of treating, controlling and monitoring spills of hazardous materials. Emphasis was placed on considering techniques and equipment which would be applicable to general classes of chemicals rather than to specific hazardous polluting substances. Several methods were investigated and found to be promising for removing or detoxifying spills of hazardous chemicals 'in situ'. These included: the use of sodium sulfide as a precipitating agent for spills of heavy metal ion solutions; the use of activated carbon packaged in porous fiber bags (carbon 'tea bags') for adsorbing a wide variety of soluble organic chemicals; and the use of various acids or bases to neutralize spill. Methods were studied to control spills on land and prevent their contaminating nearby surface or ground water. To this end, a four-component 'universal gelling agent' was developed to immobilize a spilled liquid. A 'cyclic colorimeter', a novel heavy metal ion detector, was perfected and laboratory tested, and a detection kit capable of sensing several chemicals was developed. A computer model was developed and refined to simulate the spread of a spill when certain stream parameters and material characteristics are known. Bioassay studies were conducted for several chemicals using at least three species of biota. In addition, bioassays were conducted to estimate the environmental effect of each of the various treatment methods developed.
Report prepared by Calapan Corporation, Buffalo, New York. Contract no. 68-01-0110; program element no. 1BB041. Includes bibliographical references (page 137).