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Main Title System for applying powdered gelling agents to spilled hazardous materials /
Author Michalovic, J. G. ; Akers, C. K. ; King, R. W. ; Pilie, R. J.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Michalovic, J. G.
CORP Author Calspan Corp., Buffalo, NY.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory ; For sale by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA/600/2-78/145; EPA-68-03-2093
Stock Number PB-286 308
Subjects Hazardous substances.
Additional Subjects Hazardous materials ; Gelling agents ; Polymers ; Inorganic compounds ; Design criteria ; Performance evaluation ; Absorbers(Materials) ; Chemical spills ; Mobile dispensing systems ; MGA program
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-286 308 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation vii, 21 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Research has been conducted to develop a blended material that would optimally immobilize a wide range of liquid chemicals detrimental to the environment. The product of this research was Multipurpose Gelling Agent (MGA), a blend of four polymers and an inorganic powder. When applied to a chemical spill, MGA turns the hazardous liquid into a gelatinous mass which can be easily removed by shovel or other mechanical means. The MGA research program has also included design, fabrication, testing, and demonstration of a mobile, self-powered, mechanical system for dispensing powdered MGA to spill target areas in a safe and effective manner. A prototype of the Mobile Dispensing System (MDS) was constructed and tested. The MDS unit incorporates an auger-fed pneumatic conveyor system and a trailer that can be towed to remote spill sites. After initial testing to determine the MGA range and dispersal pattern, the MDS unit was tested against both small- and large-scale simulated spills. On 4 November 1976, the MDS unit was demonstrated for a group of USEPA officials at a Calspan test facility in Bethany, New York. It was subsequently delivered to the USEPA Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory, Edison, New Jersey.
Contract no. 68-03-2093. Issued July 1978. Includes bibliographical references (page 20). Microfiche.