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Main Title Land Treatability of Refinery and Petrochemical Sludges.
Author Brown, K. W. ; Deuel, Jr., L. E. ; Thomas, J. C. ;
CORP Author Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, College Station.;Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Year Published 1983
Report Number EPA-R-805474; EPA-600/2-83-074;
Stock Number PB83-247148
Additional Subjects Solid waste disposal ; Sludge disposal ; Petrochemistry ; Refineries ; Petroleum industry ; Decomposition ; Plants(Botany) ; Surface water ; Ground water ; Industrial wastes ; Toxicity ; Biodeterioration ; Transport properties ; Solubility ; Gas chromatography ; Sampling ; Land disposal ; Water quality
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NTIS  PB83-247148 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 206p
The land disposal of API separator sludges was investigated with regard to decomposition rates or organic constitutents 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. The water-soluble compounds in both sludges were low indegradability, potentially toxic, and extremely mobile in high concentrations. These results indicate a need for careful managmement of land treatment sites to avoid groundwater contamination. Gas-liquid chromatography (GLC) combined with column chromatography is recommended for effective monitoring of oily wastes applied to soils.