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Main Title Hazardous Waste Decontamination with Plasma Reactors.
Author Staley, L. J. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher c1990
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA/600/J-90/500;
Stock Number PB91-196394
Additional Subjects Hazardous materials ; Decontamination ; Waste treatment ; Plasma devices ; Solid wastes ; Plasma temperature ; Heat treatment ; Technology utilization ; Design criteria ; Performance evaluation ; Reprints ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB91-196394 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 7p
The use of electrical energy in the form of plasma has been considered as a potentially efficient means of decontaminating hazardous waste. Only a few attempts have been made to actually treat hazardous waste with plasma, however. The paper discusses both direct and indirect waste heating with plasma. Direct heating involves the direct injection of liquid waste into the plasma plume. Indirect heating involves using the plasma to create a bath of molten solid material which is used to heat and decontaminate solid hazardous waste. The paper summarizes the experience to date with plasma based on hazardous waste treatment and discusses the implications of the limited data available.