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Main Title A guidance manual for selection and use of sorbents for liquid hazardous substance releases /
Author Melvold, Robert W.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Gibson, Steven C.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Hazardous Waste Engineering Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA/600-S2-87-047
OCLC Number 741759391
Subjects Hazardous waste site remediation--United States. ; Sorbents.
Internet Access
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-S2-87-047 In Binder Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/06/2018
EJBD  EPA 600-S2-87-047 In Binder Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/06/2018
Collation 4 pages ; 28 cm
Caption title. At head of the title: Project summary. "Nov. 1987." "EPA/600-S2-87-047."
Contents Notes
"The document described herein is a guidance manual developed to provide information for the selection and use of sorbents for cleanup or control of liquid hazardous substances. Literature reviews, sorbent manufacturer data and experiences of Federal On-Scene Coordinators were reviewed in conjunction with laboratory studies to determine the compatibility and sorption capacity of selected representative hazardous liquid-sorbent pairs. The combined experimental and literature data were used to prepare the manual. On-scene coordinators and their technical support personnel are the primary target audience for the manual. Before utilizing the manual, the user must first identify the spilled liquid. If it is one of the 212 liquid hazardous substances addressed in the manual, a reference is provided to one of 26 ' 'Sorbent Selection and Use Guides." Each of the guides enables the user to rapidly identify the generic sorbent classes, physical forms, and methods for application and collection that are most suitable for each of three different chemical release-control scenarios: (1) a spill onto land; (2) a floating release into water; and (3) immobilization for landfilling. The manual contains ' 'Sorbent Data Sheets" for 13 generic classes of sorbents other than activated carbon. These data sheets contain information on manufacturers, acquisition costs, bulk density and sorbent limitations. The sorption capacity of 190 sorbent-chemical pairs was determined and recorded in the manual. The manual also includes cost estimation procedures, test methods, hazardous liquid physical properties, and a description of the rationale for the relase-control scenarios."