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Main Title Technology evaluation report : design and development of a pilot-scale debris decontamination system.
Author Taylor, M. L. ; Dosani., M.
CORP Author IT Environmental Programs, Inc., Cincinnati, OH.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA/540/5-91/006 a; EPA-68-03-3413
Stock Number PB91-231456
OCLC Number 24645754
Subjects Hazardous wastes. ; Contamination (Technology)
Additional Subjects Hazardous materials ; Waste treatment ; Decontamination ; Debris ; Technology utilization ; Cleaning ; Waste utilization ; On-site investigations ; Washing ; Spraying ; Materials recovery ; Polychlorinated biphenyls ; Pesticides ; Lead(Metal) ; Metals ; Pilot studies ; Surfactants ; Cleanup operations
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  TD1050.T43D47 1991 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 540-5-91-006a Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/12/2014
EJBD  EPA 540-5-91-006a Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 08/29/2014
EMBD  EPA/540/5-91/006A NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 11/16/1991
ESAD  EPA 540-5-91-006A Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB91-231456 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation volumes : illustrations ; 28 cm
Metallic, masonry, and other solid debris that may be contaminated with hazardous chemicals litter numerous hazardous waste sites in the United States. Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB's), pesticides, lead or other metals are some of the contaminants of concern. In some cases cleanup standards have been established (e.g., 10 micrograms PCB's/100 sq cm for surfaces to which humans may be frequently exposed). Decontaminated debris could be either returned to the site as 'clean' fill, or, in the case of the metallic debris, sold to a metal smelter. The project involves the development and demonstration of a technology specifically for performing on-site decontamination of debris. Both bench-scale and pilot-scale versions of a debris washing system (DWS) have been designed, constructed and demonstrated. The DWS entails the application of an aqueous solution during a high-pressure spray cycle, followed by turbulent wash and rinse cycles. The aqueous cleaning solution is recovered and reconditioned for reuse concurrently with the debris-cleaning process, which minimizes the quantity of process water required to clean the debris.
Shipping list no.: 91-0690-P (v. 1). "August 1991"--Vol. 1. "Volume I of this Technology Evaluation Report describes the development, demonstration, and evaluation of the debris decontamination system. Volume II contains copies of the analytical data submitted by the various laboratories involved in this project"--Vol. 1, foreword. Includes bibliographical references (v. 1, page 71). "EPA/540/5-91/006a"--Vol. 1.