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Main Title Environmental assessment of steelmaking furnace dust disposal methods /
Author Weant, George E. ; Overcash., M. R.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Overcash, Michael R.,
CORP Author Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, N.C.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, N.C.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Industrial Environmental Laboratory ; For sale by the National Technical Information Service.,
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA-600/2-77-044; EPA-68-02-1325
Stock Number PB-264 924
OCLC Number 03792499
Subjects Steel industry and trade ; Furnaces ; Kilns
Additional Subjects Air pollution control ; Iron and steel industry ; Dust collection ; Residues ; Solid waste disposal ; Site surveys ; Industrial plants ; Water pollution abatement ; Materials recovery ; Particles ; Sampling ; Microscopy ; Electron microscopy ; X ray diffraction ; Chemical analysis ; Density(Mass/volume) ; Furnaces ; Solubility ; Sanitary landfills ; Lagoons(Ponds) ; Transport properties ; Composition(Property) ; Tables(Data) ; Statistical analysis ; Lubricating oils ; Metal recycling ; Path of pollutants
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKBD  EPA-600/2-77-044 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 09/07/2001
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-77-044 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ESAD  EPA 600-2-77-044 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-264 924 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation x, 122 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
The report gives results of a study to examine the nature of steelmaking furnace residues and disposal techniques, and to assess potential problems associated with residue disposal, a potential multimedia environmental problem. Solubilization tests of 18 furnace residue samples showed that the amount of metals extracted from the solids is a small percentage (less than 10 percent) of the total amount available in the residues, except for antimony and (in some cases) cobalt and zinc. Organic analysis of the solute showed low total organic carbon, except in four electric furnace samples. Further analysis of these four samples showed the types of products normally associated with the distillation of mineral- or petroleum-based lubricating oils. The study concludes that potential exists for environmental degradation from the disposal of these furnace residues. Due to variations in residue characteristics, climatic and topographic conditions, and disposal site configurations, a site by site investigation is necessary to further evaluate these environmental problems. The study also concludes that, although residue recycling is not economically feasible on a plant by plant basis, regional recycle plants can be operated profitably in some areas.
"February 1977." Prepared by Research Triangle Institute under Contract No. 68-02-1325, Task 6l, Program Element No. lAB604. "EPA Task Officer: Robert V. Hendriks." Includes bibliographical references (pages 111-113).