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Main Title Land treatability of refinery and petrochemical sludges. /
Author Brown, K. W. ; Deuel, L. E. ; Thomas, J. C.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Municipal Environmental Research Lab.
Publisher United States Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Energy Engineering Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1983
Report Number EPA/600-S2-83-074
Stock Number PB95-158630
OCLC Number 52346648
Additional Subjects Sludge disposal ; Petrochemistry ; Industrial plants ; Refineries ; Water quality ; Land disposal ; Industrial wastes ; Petroleum industry ; Soil contamination effects ; Phytotoxicity ; Ground water ; Biodegradation ; Environmental transport ; Transport properties ; Solubility ; Yield ; Concentration(Composition) ; Land application
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EJBD  EPA 600-S2-83-074 In Binder Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 10/30/2018
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-S2-83-074 In Binder Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
NTIS  PB95-158630 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 5 pages
The land disposal of API separator sludges was investigated with regard to decomposition rates of organic constituents and the possible impact of these materials on plants and surface water or groundwater quality. Two oily sludges (one from a petroleum refinery and one from a petrochemical plant) were studied as to their phytotoxicity, biodegradability in soils, water-soluble constituents, and field mobility. Concentrations of refinery sludge of 5% v/v and above depressed ryegrass emergence and yield. The petrochemical sludge suppressed emergence and yield proportional to the amount of sludge applied, and the suppression lasted longer than that of the refinery sludge.
Caption title. At head of title: Project summary. Includes bibliographical references. "November. 1983." "EPA/600-S2-83-074."