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Main Title Composition of leachates from actual hazardous waste sites /
Author Bramlett, J. ; Furman, C. ; Johnson, A. ; Ellis, W. D. ; Nelson, H.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Bramlett, J.
CORP Author IMR Corp., Washington, DC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Hazardous Waste Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Hazardous Waste Engineering Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA/600-S2-87-043; EPA/600/2-87/043; EPA-68-03-3113; PB87198743
Stock Number PB87-198743
OCLC Number 17404327
Subjects Hazardous waste sites--Leaching
Additional Subjects Chemical composition ; Earth fills ; Hazardous materials ; Linings ; Organic compounds ; Hydrocarbons ; Sampling ; Leachates
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 600-S2-87-043 In Binder Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/06/2018
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-S2-87-043 In Binder Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
EMBD  EPA/600/2-87/043 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 10/27/1995
NTIS  PB87-198743 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 2 pages ; 28 cm
The document lists the chemical composition of leachates from 13 hazardous waste sites located through the U.S. Based on this data, laboratory formulated 'leachates' were suggested to test liner compatibility. General observations made were: the leachates were approximately 99% aqueous and 1% organic by weight; only 4% of the total organic carbon (TOC) was characterized; of the characterized TOC, the most significant portions were organic acids and oxygenated/heteroatomic hydrocarbons. Halogenated hydrocarbons were less, but still a significant portion of the overall organics content.
Caption title. At head of title: Project summary. Distributed to depository libraries in microfiche. "July 1987." "EPA/600-S2-87-043."
Contents Notes
"Leachate from 13 hazardous waste sites in different parts of the country was analyzed for organic and inorganic chemical content to determine patterns and to assess the feasibility of formulating synthetic mixtures representative of actual leachates. Leachates were approximately 99% aqueous and 1% organic. Less than 5% of the total organic content (TOC) was accounted for in nearly all sites; consequently recommendations for synthetic mixtures were based on a number of assumptions and compromises. Organic acids and oxygenated/heteroatomic hydrocarbons comprised the bulk of the characterized TOC with halogenated hydrocarbons present in lesser but still significant quantities."