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Main Title Application of buoyant mass transfer media to hazardous material spills /
Author Dawson, Gaynor W. ; McNeese, J. A. ; Coates, J. A.
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Author Title of a Work
McNeese, J. A.
Coates, J. A.
CORP Author Battelle Pacific Northwest Labs., Richland, WA.;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 1980
Report Number EPA-600/2-80-078; EPA-68-03-2204
Stock Number PB80-198427
OCLC Number 13608205
Subjects Carbon, Activated. ; Hazardous substances. ; Water--Purification.
Additional Subjects Hazardous materials ; Activated carbon ; Water pollution control ; Adsorption ; Pesticides ; Cost analysis ; Injection ; Field tests ; Buoyant activated carbon ; Hazardous materials spills ; Chemical spills
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  TD172.E46 EPA-600/2-80-078 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-80-078 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 09/12/2011
EJBD  EPA 600-2-80-078 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/05/2016
EKBD  EPA-600/2-80-078 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 07/04/2003
ERAD  EPA 600/2-80-078 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 10/09/2012
NTIS  PB80-198427 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation viii, 37 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
A prototype system was designed and developed to slurry buoyant activated carbon into a static body of water. The process was developed to remove spilled soluable hazardous compounds from a watercourse. In a simulated spill, up to 98% removal of Diazinon, an organophosphorus pesticide, was achieved by adsorption on activated carbon and by dispersion of the spilled material. The basic system was barge-mounted with an intake pump, a jet-slurrier, a surge tank, and a slurry pump. The buoyant carbon was fed into the slurrier by gravity from a floating, hopper-bottom tote bin. Since no acceptable buoyant activated carbon is commercially produced in the United States at this time, a method of making buoyant activated carbon by using microballoons and a carbon coating mix was developed. Estimated cost per pound of media was $3.50 on a small-batch basis.
Prepared for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory, Cincinnati, Ohio, under contract no. 68-03-2204. Includes bibliographical references (page 36).