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Main Title Radiation treatment of high strength chlorinated hydrocarbon wastes /
Author Craft, T. F.
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Kimbrough, R. D.
Brown, C. T.
CORP Author Georgia Inst. of Tech., Atlanta. Engineering Experiment Station.;Environmental Protection Agency, Athens, Ga. Southeast Environmental Research Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1975
Report Number EPA 660-2-75-017; EPA-R-800312; EPA-ROAP-21AZR-00/9
Stock Number PB-244 388
OCLC Number 07677125
Additional Subjects Pesticides ; Water pollution control ; Gamma irradiation ; Industrial waste treatment ; Chlorohydrocarbons ; Barium ; Cost estimates ; Decomposition ; Phenol/pentachloro ; Acetic acid/trichlorophenoxy ; Acetic acid/dichlorophenoxy ; T 2-4-5 herbicide ; D 2-4 herbicide
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 660-2-75-017 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 06/11/2013
EJED  EPA 660-2-75-017 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 01/01/1988
ELBD RPS EPA 660-2-75-017 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 11/04/2019
NTIS  PB-244 388 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 39 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
The possible use of gamma radiation for the treatment of waste effluents containing chlorinated hydrocarbons, particularly pesticides, has been investigated. Significant destruction was obtained of representative compounds such as pentachlorophenol, 2,4,5-trichlorophenoxyacetic acid, and 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid. Radiation treatment had little effect on polychlorinated biphenyls or mixtures of compounds, including actual manufacturing effluents. It was found that the addition of a material of high atomic weight, such as barium, increased the efficiency of radiation utilization. No other materials were found which increased the desired destruction. G-values were calculated for pentachlorophenol, 2,4,5-trichlorophenoxyacetic acid, and 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid. It is concluded from the magnitude of these values that radiation treatment of chlorinated hydrocarbons is not economically feasible at the present level of radiation costs.
Includes bibliographical references.