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Main Title Organic pesticides and pesticide containers : a study of their decontamination and combustion /
Author Putna, Robert C. ; Elliso, Frank ; Protzman, Robert ; Hilovsk, John
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Putnam, Robert C.
CORP Author Snell (Foster D.), Inc., Florham Park, N.J.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ; Reproduced by National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1971
Report Number SW-21c; EPA SW 21C 71; EPA-CPE-69-140
Stock Number PB-202 202
OCLC Number 54495973
Subjects Refuse and refuse disposal. ; Organic wastes. ; Pesticides.
Additional Subjects ( Pesticides ; Waste disposal) ; Decontamination ; Combustion ; Containers ; Oxidizers ; Binders(Materials) ; Pyrolysis ; Polyethylene ; Environments ; Pollution
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EMBD MF PB 202 202 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 06/04/2004
NTIS  PB-202 202 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 175 pages : graphs ; 28 cm
The problem of the disposal of waste pesticides is constantly increasing in acuteness with the diversification of their use and the growth of population. Their escape into the environment as a result of disposal practices must be controlled or prevented. Some waste pesticides are being stored until safe disposal methods are available; however, they cannot be accumulated indefinitely. The purpose of this project was to investigate methods of combustion applicable to disposal of pesticide residues and their containers and to devise a means for their destruction that would keep environmental pollution to a minimum. Oxidizing agents and binders generally aided the destruction of pesticides; the combination of oxidants and petroleum oil binders was no more effective than the oil binders alone. By using polyethylene, which under heating or combustion conditions softens or degrades to products of lower molecular weight, the advantages of a liner and a binder were obtained with one material. A practical system was devised that consisted of burning the pesticide in a flattened polyethylene bag on or surrounded by other combustible material. Suggestions were made concerning an improved design of polyethylene container or liner to aid in carrying out the purpose of this investigation.
Chiefly graphs. "PB 202 202." Includes bibliographical references. Microfiche.