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Main Title Technical/Economic Assessment of Selected PCB (Polychlorinated Biphenyl) Decontamination Processes.
Author Carpenter, B. H. ; Wilson, D. L. ;
CORP Author Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Hazardous Waste Engineering Research Lab.
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA-68-02-3992; EPA/600/J-88/038;
Stock Number PB88-223300
Additional Subjects Economic analysis ; Sediments ; Water pollution control ; Decontamination ; Aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Oxidation ; Pyrolysis ; Vitrification ; Biodeterioration ; Engineering costs ; Reprints ; Polychlorinated biphenyls ; Hazardous wastes ; Toxic substances ; Environmental research ; Remedial actions
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB88-223300 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 12/29/1988
Collation 27p
Eleven emerging alternative treatments for polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) contaminated sediments have been compared and ranked using technical performance, status of development, test and evaluation data needs, and cost as factors. In ranking the processes, weights were assigned the factors to emphasize the extent of decontamination, the estimated cost of treatment, and the versatility of the process. On the basis of the comparisons made, the treatment processes were ranked in the following order from highest to lowest: KPEG, LARC, Acurex, Bio-Clean, Supercritical Water, Advanced Electric Reactor, Vitrification, OHM Extraction, Soilex, Composting, and Dybron Bi-Chem 1006. The first eight processes show potential for reduction of PCB concentrations to the desired background levels (1-5 ppm) or less, with minimum environmental impacts and low to moderate cost. All the technologies except the advanced electric reactor required further development and testing.