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Main Title Technologies for the Recovery of Solvents from Hazardous Wastes.
Author Olexsey, R. A. ; Blaney, B. L. ; Turner, R. J. ; Brown, L. M. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Hazardous Waste Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher c1988
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/600/J-88/365;
Stock Number PB89-237366
Additional Subjects Materials recovery ; Solvents ; Hazardous materials ; Performance evaluation ; Substitutes ; Evaporation ; Distillation ; Solvent extraction ; Stripping ; Critical flow ; Adsorption ; Reprints ; Technology utilization ; Land disposal ; Pollution regulations ; Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments of 1984
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB89-237366 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 15p
About 1.5 billion gallon of hazardous waste solvents were disposed of to the land in 1985. The Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments (HSWA) of 1984 required that EPA prohibit the direct land disposal of these materials after November 8, 1986. Alternatives to direct land disposal include source reduction, destruction, treatment, and recovery. The paper describes several technologies that can be used to recover solvent materials from hazardous wastes. Such technologies include evaporation, distillation, solvent extraction, critical fluids processing, steam and air stripping, and carbon adsorption. Data from USEPA studies are presented on recovery efficiencies for several of the unit processes.