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Main Title Preliminary Feasibility Study for an Offshore Hazardous Waste Incineration Facility.
Author Johnson, R. J. ; Flynn, F. E. ; Weller, P. J. ;
CORP Author TRW, Inc., Redondo Beach, CA.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA-68-02-3174; EPA-600/2-81-044A ; IERL-RTP-1101A
Stock Number PB81-178303
Additional Subjects Solid waste disposal ; Incinerators ; Hazardous materials ; Offshore structures ; Cost analysis ; Air pollution control ; Capitalized costs ; Operating costs ; Design ; Toxic substances
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB81-178303 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 34p
The report summarizes a feasibility study of using an existing offshore oil platform, being offered to the Government, as a site for incineration of hazardous wastes and related research. The platform, located in the Gulf of Mexico about 100 km south of Mobile, AL, has potential as an environmentally safe site for operational and research oriented incineration. The study indicates that an incinerator, capable of destroying a wide range of waste types at up to 3 metric tons/hour, can be installed on the platform along with the necessary support facilities. An environmental assessment of worst-case air and water quality impacts from waste incineration revealed insignificant air quality effects at the nearest land point and on the platform. Water quality effects will not be significant for most wastes. For highly toxic and persistent substances, an activated carbon scrubber water treatment system can be provided. Estimated capital costs, labor, offshore personnel subsistence, fuel, transportation, maintenance, depreciation, and land lease costs were estimated.