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Main Title Management of arsenical wood preserving residuals by recovery and immobilization /
Author Turner, Ronald J. ; Turner, R. J. ; Foerst, M. B.
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Author Title of a Work
Foerst, Mary Beth.
CORP Author IT Corp., Cincinnati, OH.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA/600/A-93/160; EPA-68-C9-0036
Stock Number PB93-212801
OCLC Number 727367105
Subjects Wood--Preservation--Waste disposal ; Arsenic wastes ; Wood preservatives--Law and legislation ; Arsenic--Law and legislation
Additional Subjects Waste management ; Wood preservatives ; Materials recovery ; Waste treatment ; Waste utilization ; Metals ; Extraction ; Solidification ; Feasibility studies ; Arsenic ; Chromium ; Performance evaluation ; Stabilization ; Chromated copper arsenate
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ESAD  EPA 600-A-93-160 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 06/01/2011
NTIS  PB93-212801 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 6, [6] p. : charts ; 28 cm.
Chromated copper arsenate (CCA) is the predominant wood preservative used in the U.S. (67% by volume of wood treated). The residuals from pressure treatment of lumber consist of washdown waters, drippage, treating cylinder sediment, spent formulations and filter screenings. Analyses of these materials indicate arsenic, copper, and chromium concentrations of 1-3 percent each. The solid residues are currently land disposed in RCRA permitted facilities after stabilization and meeting a leachate standard of 5.0 mg/L for arsenic and chromium characteristic wastes. Bench-scale research studies were conducted by the EPA and the private sector to investigate the extractability of the arsenic and metals for reuse by the wood preserving facilities and to determine whether the solid residues are rendered nonhazardous by extraction. Stabilization techniques were also evaluated for immobilization of the arsenic and other metals. The feasibility for recovery of CCA from treatment residues has been demonstrated. Conventional stabilization did not effectively immobilize the arsenic or chromium.
"EPA/600/A-93/160." "PB93-212801." "93-RP-131B.05." Cover title. "Air and Waste Management Association." "For Presentation at the 86th Annual Meeting & Exhibition, Denver, Colorado, June 13-18, 1993." Includes bibliographical references (p. 6).