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Main Title Methods/materials matrix of ultimate disposal techniques for spilled hazardous materials
Author Mercer, B. W. ; Dawson, G. W. ; McNeese, J. A. ; Baker, E. G.
CORP Author Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory.
Publisher Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA-600/2-84-170; EPA-68-03-2494
Stock Number PB85-116853
OCLC Number 14630723
Additional Subjects Hazardous substances--Accidents ; Hazardous materials ; Waste disposal ; Incinerators ; Pyrolysis ; Earth fills ; Fixation ; Physical properties ; Chemical properties ; Cost analysis ; Assessments ; Performance evaluation ; Hazardous materials spills ; Resource conservation and recovery act ; Polychlorinated biphenyls ; Chemical treatment ; Biological industrial waste treatment
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ERAD  EPA 600/2-84-170 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 10/04/2012
NTIS  PB85-116853 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
A study was undertaken to evaluate conventional and novel methods for the ultimate disposal of spilled or released hazardous substances. Disposal methods studied include incineration, pyrolysis, landfilling, fixation, biological treatment, and chemical treatment. Applications of and problems associated with each of these disposal methods are discussed. Special emphasis is given to spills of highly toxic and persistent hazardous materials. An annotated matrix was prepared to provide a full assessment of conventional disposal options for each class of hazardous material and for mixtures thereof. The hazardous materials are grouped according to physical/chemical properties and placed in juxtaposition with the form (liquid, sludge) or composition of the spill residue containing the hazardous material (e.g., mixtures with water, grass, sand, debris, etc.). The disposal options are priority-ranked for each given set of conditions. The annotation describes each disposal option and evaluates the influence of spill-situation parameters on the disposal method with regard to effectiveness, cost, safety, availability of equipment and materials, and short and long-term hazards. Deficiencies in conventional disposal methods, such as secured landfills, are identified. An amended matrix, which supplements the matrix based solely on conventional methods, includes novel disposal methods that show strong potential for filling some of the gaps in existing disposal technology.
"October 1984" "Contract No. 68-03-2494" References: p. 118.