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Main Title A study of pesticide disposal in a sewage sludge incinerator.
Author Whitmore., Frank C. ;
CORP Author United States. Office of Solid Waste Management Programs.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency : Available from the National Technical Information Service, U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Springfield, Va.,
Year Published 1975
Report Number SW-116c; EPA-68-01-1587; EPA/530/SW-116c
Stock Number PB-253 485
OCLC Number 02156224
Subjects Pesticides ; Pesticides--Environmental aspects ; Pesticides and the environment
Additional Subjects Pesticides ; Sewage disposal ; Sludge disposal ; Incinerators ; Air pollution control ; Hazardous materials ; DDT ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Industrial waste treatment ; Herbicides ; Gas sampling ; Scrubbers ; Gas chromatography ; Liquid waste disposal ; T 2-4-5 herbicide ; Acetic acid/trichlorophenoxy ; Multiple hearth furnaces
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 530-SW-116c Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/12/2015
EJBD  EPA 530-SW-116c Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/19/2017
ELBD RPS EPA 530-SW-116c repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 05/08/2019
ESAD  EPA SW116c Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/28/2018
NTIS  PB-253 485 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation viii, 186 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
The objective of this contract was to demonstrate that a modern sewage sludge incinerator with the appropriate pollution control equipment could be used to safely destroy typical organic pesticides. Accordingly, DDT and 2,4,5-T were mixed with sewage sludge and burned first in a pilot scale multiple hearth furnace and then in a full scale municipal sewage sludge incinerator. Destruction efficiencies were 99.97 percent or higher for DDT and 99.99 percent or higher for 2,4,5-T. The major conclusion is that DDT and 2,4,5-T can be safely destroyed by coincineration with sewage sludge in a multiple hearth furnace.
Includes bibliographical references.