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Main Title Factors Affecting the Applicability of Plasma Systems to the Cleanup of Superfund Sites.
Author Staley, L. J. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher 1991
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA/600/D-91/014;
Stock Number PB91-162784
Additional Subjects Superfund ; Remedial action ; Hazardous materials ; Waste treatment ; Plasma heating ; On-site investigations ; US EPA ; Plasma devices ; High temperature tests ; Site characterization ; Technology utilization ; Operating ; Soil contamination ; Water pollution ; Pollution regulations ; Standards compliance ; Reprints ; Cleanup
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB91-162784 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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For the past ten years, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been evaluating plasma-based thermal treatment systems for hazardous waste. Although many attempts have been made to evaluate these devices, very little performance data have been gathered. EPA is still interested in evaluating the usefulness of plasma based hazardous waste treatment and routinely receives proposals for testing new and different plasma systems. Unfortunately, however, elements of many of these proposals suggest that these studies would be a little more successful than previous ones. Part of the reason for this may be that the developers of plasma systems do not clearly understand what is required of a hazardous waste treatment system, especially one which will be used to treat hazardous wastes onsite. The paper discusses factors that, based on EPA's experience, are key to the successful implementation of a plasma-based waste treatment process.