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|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|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,|
|Report Number||EPA/600/2-86/112; EPA-68-02-3992; RTI-471U-3065-26; PB87133112|
|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|
|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).