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Main Title PCB sediment decontamination : technical/economic assessment of selected alternative treatments /
Author Carpenter, Ben H.
CORP Author Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Hazardous Waste Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher Hazardous Waste Engineering Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1986
Report Number EPA/600/2-86/112; EPA-68-02-3992; RTI-471U-3065-26; PB87133112
Stock Number PB87-133112
OCLC Number 16017724
Subjects Polychlorinated biphenyls--Environmental aspects. ; Soils--Purification.
Additional Subjects Decontamination ; Sediments ; Economic analysis ; Hazardous materials ; Cost estimates ; Waste treatment ; Soils ; Concentration(Composition) ; Efficiency ; Polychlorinated biphenyls
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  TD879.P64C37 1986 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
EJAD  EPA 600/2-86-112 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 05/30/2012 DISPERSAL
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-86-112 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 04/01/2022
NTIS  PB87-133112 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xii, 121 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Eleven emerging alternative treatments for PCB-contaminated sediments have been compared and ranked using technical performance, status of development, test and evaluation data needs, and cost as factors. In ranking the processes, weights were assigned the factors to emphasize the extent of decontamination, the estimated cost of treatment, and the versatility of the process. The emerging treatment processes represent six of the nine potentially applicable types of technologies: low-temperature oxidation, chlorine removal, pyrolysis, removing and concentration, vitrification, and microorganisms. On the basis of the comparisons made, the treatment processes were ranked in the following order from highest to lowest: KPEG, LARC, Acurex, Bio-Clean, Supercritical Water, Advanced Electric Reactor, Vitrification, OHM Extraction, Soilex, Composting, and Sybron Bi-Chem 1006. All the technologies except the advanced electric reactor require further development and testing.
"December 1986." "Contract No. 68-02-3992." "RTI [Research Triangle Institute] Project No. 471U-3065-26." Includes bibliographical references (pages 107-121).